Hip Hop Reviews

Review: PnB Rock's "Trapstar Turnt Popstar" Has The Perfect Ingredients But Not The Perfect Recipe

The Philadelphia native gets creative on his sophomore effort so improvement is imminent.

Review: Lyric Jones & Nameless Create Relatable Gems On "GA$ MONEY"

You won't find any commercial fare here, but as you navigate this digestible gem, you won't miss it.

Review: Rico Nasty & Kenny Beats’ “Anger Management” Is Energetic But Lackluster

A step backward from last year's "Nasty.

Review: Shy Glizzy’s “Covered In Blood” Is Audio Proof Of His Growth

Musical maturity.

Review: Kevin Abstract’s Career Takes Another Exciting Turn On “Arizona baby”

America's boyfriend chronicles another complicated chapter.

Review: Quelle Chris Paints Modern America's Stained Portrait On "Guns"

Rarely is it pretty, but it’s always compelling.

Review: Kenautis Smith & Lyfestile Make Worthy Political Statements On “From Which I Came”

St. Louis, stand up.

Review: Beyonce's "Homecoming" Is A Force Of Nature

The modern icon's Coachella performance is a galvanizing force of nature.

Review: Lizzo's "Cuz I Love You" Album Proves Serious Skills

Whether you're here for it or not.

Review: Smokepurpp’s "Lost Planet" EP Is A Pleasant Surprise

SoundCloud rap is getting more refined.

Review: Katori Walker Stands Tall On "Stubborn"

He probably won’t go Platinum, but he’s impressive with no rapping features.

Review: Yelawolf's "Trunk Muzik 3" Is A Ghetto Cowboy Staple

Catfish Billy admirably stays real to himself but this last Shady offering is more of a catch and release.

Review: Choosey & Exile Fondly Remember The Good Times On "Black Beans"

The multi-cultural rapper and producer with the magic hands blend sweet sounds.

Review: TLE Cinco Brings More Of The Same On "Cinco 2.0"

The Birmingham-based rapper shows consistency, though nothing that's a stand-out.

Review: Supa Bwe Makes A Well-Rounded Effort On “Just Say Thank You”

Chicago Hip Hop FTW.

Review: NAV "Bad Habits" Is A Monotone Masterpiece

The bars are bland, the beats are basic but that seems to be the point.

Review: Anderson .Paak’s "Ventura" Is Another Enthralling Pit Stop

California loves making great music.

Review: Cee Kay Keeps A Smoking Gun On "Blood On My Hands"

Impressive flow armed with alarming lyricism.

Review: Khalid’s “Free Spirit” Is Too Hazy For Comfort

At 21, the famed crooner is showing us his studio growing pains.

Review: Conway The Machine’s Grimiest MC Campaign Continues With ”Everybody Is F.O.O.D. 3”

A quick (but surprisingly hearty) appetizer that should tide over his extremely loyal base.

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