HipHopDx Reviews

Review: J. Cole’s “KOD” Is One Of The Most Important Rap Albums Ever

J. Cole has a gift for turning tears into teaching tools and his latest is a concise, leather-bound audiobook of invaluable life direction goals.

Review: EJ Carter Crafts Multiple Earworms On “5800”

A great intro to a hungry St. Louis rapper.

Review: Del The Funky Homosapien & Amp Live Humbly Hit Their Stride On "Gate 13"

Del lives up to his name in this bouncy collaboration with the Bay Area producer.

Review: Smokepurpp & Murda Beatz Mix Glitz-N-Grit On "Bless Yo Trap"

Thanks to his perfect balance of thundering drums and delicate melodies, Murda On The Beat is actually pretty damn nice.

Review: U-God's "Venom" Poisonous Darts Aim High But Miss The Bullseye

Wu Stans will be somewhat satisfied. Everyone else? Eh.

Review: SAINt JHN Marinated Debut “Collection One” To Quality Standards

A lot of promise for an album the Brooklyn artist says "took a lifetime to create."

Review: Dr. Octagon Returns To Alien Form On "Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Horripilation"

Kool Keith, Dan The Automator and DJ QBert give us predictable — yet unapologetically familiar — traditional boom-bap.

Review: Famous Dex's “Dex Meets Dexter” Introduces Listeners To Laziness

With swag being the most redeemable quality.

Review: Lil Xan’s “TOTAL XANARCHY” Is The Show, Afterparty & Hangover

Curfew keepers and lovers of sleep need not apply.

Review: E-40 & B-Legit Display Vet Stripes On "Connected & Respected"

The King of Slanguistics and Hash Brown Billo embrace their regional past and every evolving present by providing nothing more than game-filled slappers.

Review: DJ Esco’s "Kolorblind" Reignites Future's Trap Revival

The project may be a Future project in disguise but it truly shines when he takes a backseat and lets these guests steal the show.

Review: M A E S T R O Makes Promising Debut With "Wav God" EP

The actor-turnt-rapper composes some swaggy, high-energy records to showcase his diversity as an entertainer.

Review: Cardi B's "Invasion Of Privacy" Has Blockbuster Aspirations & Decent Results

With all eyez on her, the "Bodak Yellow" queen doesn't drop a dud despite some predictable moments.

Saba's "Care For Me" Is An Essential Listen In A Sea Of Disposable Music

Bursting out of the shadow of Chance The Rapper.

Review: Logic's "Bobby Tarantino II" Is A Subtle Return To Irreverence

A moderate mixtape that will speak stronger to his core fanbase.

Review: Famous Features & Rich The Kid’s Swag Make “The World Is Yours” A Fun Listen

Kendrick Lamar, Quavo, Rick Ross — you name it.

Review: YFN Lucci Makes Strong Intro With “Ray Ray From Summerhill"

Take a very personal journey through Lucci’s life in the streets to where he is today.

Review: Kooley High's "Never Come Down" Is Essential Headphone Rap Music

Score one for the Tar Heel State.

Review: Diplo's "California" Is A Depressing Display Of Rappers Not Rapping

Mad decent vibes. Mad boring verses.

Review: Trae Tha Truth Plays It Safe On "Hometown Hero"

The Houston vet gets help from T.I., Young Thug, Mozzy and Boosie Badazz for his first post-Hurricane Harvey project.

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