HipHopDx Reviews

Review: Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." Pads His Generational GOAT Status

Seizing the opportunity for commercial accessibility while staying true to himself, Kung Fu Kenny has channeled the ability to create songs that epitomize single powerful words.

Review: Playboi Carti's Self-Titled Debut Is Simply A Glorified Beat Tape With Ad-Libs

The album bedazzles with swag but not much else.

Review: The Faze Impresses With Cali Spin On GZA's "Liquid Swords" Album

Who's says there's no hope for today's Hip Hop youngsters?

Review: Tech N9ne's "Dominion" Is Too Much Of An O.K. Thing

The latest in the "Collabos" series will appease his core fanbase but fails conceptually.

Review: Homeboy Sandman's "Veins" Bleeds With A Nearly Comforting Monotony

While his delivery is strong and reliable, it's not as dynamic as one would hope.

Review: Freddie Gibbs' "You Only Live 2wice" Serves As An Excellent Warm-Up

A bit of an overly eager return to rap after escaping a nearly tragic 2016 prison sentence but there are bangers nonetheless.

Review: Joey Bada$$ Gets Political Without Preachiness On "ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$"

It's the fearlessness to tell it like it is that makes for compelling Hip Hop.

Review: With "The Wild," Raekwon Is Now Rap's Benjamin Button

Always "Striving for Perfection."

Review: GoldLink Honors D.C.'s Good, Bad & Ugly With "At What Cost"

An original brand of women-friendly rap that somehow caters to the streets in the same breath.

Review: Mod Sun's "Movie" Is Worth The Admission & Popcorn

The Rostrum rapper adds a winner to his label’s stack of celebratory sentiments.

Review: Page Kennedy Shows Promise & Rookie Mistakes On "Torn Pages"

Fans of early 00s rap releases apply here.

Review: Devin The Dude's "Acoustic Levitation" Soothes The Tension In Today’s Hip Hop

Light one up for the Coughee Brotha.

Review: Drake’s "More Life" Playlist Basically Makes The Skip Button Useless

More reggae, more grime, more trap, and more sad boy make “More Life” sound like a gathering of the rap game’s United Nations, which makes Drake the Attorney-General.

Review: Rick Ross Proves His Blueprint Is Teflon With "Rather You Than Me"

Nothing if not consistent, with "Rather You Than Me," Rick Ross shows little artistic growth while making a convincing argument for why he’s come to be ranked within today’s elite.

Review: Ill Camille Turns Pressure Into Diamonds With "Heirloom"

Following a time when personal turmoil had Ill Camille ready to quit making music, she returns stronger than ever to keeps shooting for the stars.

Review: Dreamville Rookie J.I.D Tells His Truth On "The Never Story"

With a little help from the tested “bars over bangers” formula, J. Cole’s’ newest signee shows he’s ready to star on the team.

Review: Your Old Droog Steps His Rap Game Up On "Packs"

"Packs" is a noteworthy set loaded with supremely smart twists that capture the continuing evolution of a ferociously talented MC.

Review: Murs Benefits From Intriguing Identity Crisis As "Captain California"

The 14-track album is brimming with brilliant production and a seemingly complex cast of characters.

Review: Grime Rapper Stormzy Earns Stripes On Solid Debut, "Gang Signs & Prayer"

The debut has made history as the first grime album to top the UK albums chart.

Review: “Nü Religion: Hyena” Will Boost THEY.'s #Wolfpac Membership Tenfold

Drew and Dante knock their debut album out of the park.

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