HIP-HOP ON A HIGHER LEVEL
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.
Chinx Leaves a Lasting Impression on ‘Legends Never Die’
Where most posthumous albums miss the mark, Chinx's 'Legends Never Die' goes off without a hitch.
Isaiah Rashad Wears His Emotions on His Sleeve on ‘The Sun’s Tirade’
Isaiah Rashad lets his rhymes and observations do the talking on 'The Sun's Tirade' and the end result is one of the most refreshing rap records of the year.
Fabolous Shoots to Kill on ‘Summertime Shootout 2′
What better way to add to his legacy than with another free mixtape that showcases the Brooklyn MC's skills with 'Summertime Shootout 2.'
Travis Scott Steps Up as a Maestro on ‘Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight’
'Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight' makes it clear that Travis Scott is hip-hop's raging maestro of the trap.
K Camp Takes a Step in the Right Direction on ‘Lyric Ave’
K Camp comes through to deliver his latest body of work with the 'Lyric Ave' EP. Is the project worth your time? Find out in our review.
Banks and Steelz Make Musical Worlds Collide on ‘Anything But Words’
Though it may seem as Paul Banks and RZA (under his moniker Bobby Steelz) come from entirely separate musical worlds, they have more in common than you might think.