HIP-HOP ON A HIGHER LEVEL
Macklemore Makes Formative Return With ‘Gemini’ Album
Macklemore's 'Gemini' might not have the colossal tracks that filled his previous albums but as a full body of work, he proves his worth as a rap dignitary.
G Herbo Speaks to the Heart of the Streets With ‘Humble Beast’ Album
'Humble Beast' is an exemplary debut that ranks among the best of the year and exceeds expectations.
Mozzy Makes a Lasting Impression on ‘1 Up Top Ahk’
'1 Up Top Ahk' is another collection from Mozzy that continues to prove he is as in tune with the streets as any West Coast rapper to debut this decade and one with the wherewithal to make a lasting impression.
Brockhampton Deliver a Diverse Effort With ‘Saturation II’ Album
Brockhampton flaunt their diversity on 'Saturation II,' the group's strongest project to date.
Action Bronson Satisfies With Absurdity on ‘Blue Chips 7000′ Album
'Blue Chips 7000' as a whole is more consistent than 'Mr. Wonderful' was.
Lil Uzi Vert Mixes Passion With Pain on ‘Luv Is Rage 2′ Album
The songs are catchy, the beats are hot and Uzi gives a vocal performance that redefines the term rap rock star.
ASAP Ferg Sticks to His Roots on ‘Still Striving’ Mixtape
ASAP Ferg makes a return to the trap sound that made him famous on his new mixtape, 'Still Striving.'
Madeintyo Takes a Step in the Right Direction With ‘True’s World’ EP
An explicit ode to his fiancée, references to his son and an increased sense of “let’s get this money” makes his story more relatable than most on 'True’s World.'
Dave East Keeps It Real on ‘Paranoia: A True Story’ EP
Dave East's approach on 'Paranoia: A True Story' differs from that of his previous project, 'Kairi Chanel,' in intention and scope.
Fashawn Opens His Eyes to America’s Ills on ‘Manna’ EP
With more than a decade in the rap game, most of which being tucked away from the spotlight, Fashawn finds himself as honest and comfortable as ever on 'Manna.'