HIP-HOP ON A HIGHER LEVEL
D.R.A.M. Proves His Staying Power on ‘Big Baby D.R.A.M.’
D.R.A.M.’s mellifluous voice and memorable melodies will keep you tuned in.
NxWorries’ Unity Works in Their Favor on ‘Yes Lawd!’
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge join forces as NxWorries to release 'Yes Lawd!,' one of the more satisfying albums of the year thus far.
Danny Brown’s ‘Atrocity Exhibition’ Is Both Brilliant and Bizzare
Danny Brown's 'Atrocity Exhibition' album is another off the wall offering from the Detroit native. Find out how the project fares in XXL's review.
Dave East Sets His Sights on the Throne With ‘Kairi Chanel’
2016 XXL Freshman Dave East drops his highly anticipated mixtape, 'Kairi Chanel,' following the news he signed with Def Jam Records. Is the project worth your time? Find out in our review.
Lloyd Banks Proves His Worth on ‘All or Nothing: Live It Up’
Queens representative Lloyd Banks returns with his new mixtape, 'All or Nothing: Live It Up.' Is the project worth your time? Find out in our review.
Ty Dolla Sign Scores a Victory Lap With ‘Campaign’
Ty Dolla $ign's 'Campaign' may not exceed the musical brilliance of 'Free TC' but it’s a close runner-up.
Jay IDK Explores New Territory on ‘The Empty Bank’
There is no doubt that Jay can rap, and he’s proved that here yet again with substance on 'The Empty Bank.'
Mac Miller Lusts for Love on ‘The Divine Feminine’
Mac Miller's 'The Divine Feminine' is an experiment well done. Find out why the album deserves a spin in XXL's review.