HipHopDx Reviews

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.

Review: Roc Marciano KO’s The Competition On “Rosebudd’s Revenge”

The quiet-storm menace of "Rosebudd’s Revenge" makes for a surreptitiously potent punch of heavyweight Hip Hop.

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