HipHopDX Reviews

  • Ty Dolla $ign - Sign Language (Mixtape)

    Ty Dolla $ign - Sign Language (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 2 hours ago

    While not as solid as his "Beach House tapes," "Sign Language" is a persuasive indicator Ty Dolla $ign will eventually smooth out the kinks in his approach.

  • G-Unit - The Beauty Of Independence (EP)

    G-Unit - The Beauty Of Independence (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 4 days ago

    With a simple but winning formula of aggressive rhymes and production to match, "The Beauty Of Independence" revisits G-Unit's peak with an eye on the future.

  • Souls Of Mischief & Adrian Younge - There Is Only Now

    Souls Of Mischief & Adrian Younge - There Is Only Now

    Album Reviewsposted 8 days ago

    If filmmaker David Lynch made a Hip Hop album, it would probably sound like this one Adrian Younge and Souls of Mischief's "There Is Only Now."

  • Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]

    Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]

    Album Reviewsposted 11 days ago

    Mick Jenkins' "The Water[s]" is an incredibly challenging project that requires multiple listens to fully unpack its meaning.

  • FKA Twigs - LP1

    FKA Twigs - LP1

    Album Reviewsposted 12 days ago

    Sultry urban Brit' FKA Twigs has created a stunningly beautiful, genre-less debut that will haunt you for weeks after you've stopped listening.

  • Statik Selektah - What Goes Around...

    Statik Selektah - What Goes Around...

    Album Reviewsposted 13 days ago

    Statik Selektah enlists Hip Hop's best on "What Goes Around...," bringing a scratch-heavy, Jazz-tinged sound back into the spotlight.

  • Slaine - The King Of Everything Else

    Slaine - The King Of Everything Else

    Album Reviewsposted 14 days ago

    With "King Of Everything Else," Slaine sticks to his brash delivery, solid production, and understated wordplay adding another album to his growing catalogue.

  • Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood

    Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood

    Album Reviewsposted 15 days ago

    Inconsistency prevents "Blacc Hollywood" from greatness, but for better or worse, Wiz Khalifa's latest sounds like a project from someone with nothing to prove.

  • Has-Lo & Castle - Live Like You're Dead

    Has-Lo & Castle - Live Like You're Dead

    Album Reviewsposted 16 days ago

    "Live Like You're Dead" is surprisingly experimental, with Has-Lo & Castle revisiting familiar territory only after freely kicking down underground Rap tropes.

  • Joey Fatts - Chipper Jones Vol. 3

    Joey Fatts - Chipper Jones Vol. 3

    Album Reviewsposted 17 days ago

    Despite somewhat limited subject matter, Joey Fatts shines on "Chipper Jones Vol. 3" with heartfelt rhymes and diverse production.

  • The Underachievers - Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium

    The Underachievers - Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium

    Album Reviewsposted 20 days ago

    Challenging listeners on "Cellar Door," The Underachievers' strong flows both help them stand out and also require great (yet rewarding) effort to process.

  • Wara From the NBHD - Kidnapped

    Wara From the NBHD - Kidnapped

    Album Reviewsposted 21 days ago

    With a myriad of witty bars and relatable real-talk, Wara From The NBHD's "Kidnapped" is a compelling sonic undertaking from start to finish.

  • Dilated Peoples - Directors Of Photography

    Dilated Peoples - Directors Of Photography

    Album Reviewsposted 22 days ago

    Production and rhyme patterns can be representative of time and era. Dilated Peoples' "Directors Of Photography" transcends the notion in the best way possible.

  • Ces Cru - Codename: Ego Stripper

    Ces Cru - Codename: Ego Stripper

    Album Reviewsposted 23 days ago

    Ces Cru is still a band with a witty-lyrics heavy approach, but overall "Codename: Ego Stripper" excels at putting the entire package together.

  • Cam'ron - 1st of the Month, Vol. 2 (EP)

    Cam'ron - 1st of the Month, Vol. 2 (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 25 days ago

    With "1st Of The Month Vol.2," Cam'ron efficiently whips between glimpses of '90s Harlem, mid-aughts parties and what the rest of his career could look like.

  • Lil Durk - Signed To The Streets 2 (Mixtape)

    Lil Durk - Signed To The Streets 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    Lil Durk's "Signed To The Streets 2" offers enough quality production and humanizing moments to entertain in the short term.