HIP-HOP ON A HIGHER LEVEL
J Dilla’s Posthumous Album ‘The Diary’ Breathes New Life Into His Lyrics
The legacy that J Dilla left behind after his tragic death in 2006 is largely as a producer but his newest posthumous album, 'The Diary,' gives a boost to his power as an MC. Is the album worth your time? Find out in our review.
Royce da 5’9″ Embraces His Strongest Addiction on ‘Layers’ Album
Royce's lyrics hit harder than ever, proving he's still a sharp and poignant MC. He's ditched the alcohol to leave room for his strongest addiction yet: music.
Royce da 5’9″ Gets Personal on ‘Trust the Shooter’ Mixtape
Royce da 5'9" releases 'Trust the Shooter' mixtape. Is the project worth your time? Find out in the XXL review.
Joell Ortiz Goes for a Classic Feel on ‘That’s Hip-Hop’
Joell Ortiz drops a new album, 'That's Hip-Hop,' featuring production from Domingo. Are you feeling the vibe? Check out XXL's review of the project.
Boosie BadAzz Details Consequences of Street Life on ‘Thug Talk’
Booise Badazz drops his new album, 'Thug Talk.' Is the project worth your time? Check out XXL's review to find out.
Flatbush Zombies Ascend to New Heights on ‘3001: A Laced Odyssey’
Meechy Darko, Erick "The Architect" Elliott and Zombie Juice bring their lyrical and production forces together on '3001: A Laced Odyssey.' Does the project deserve a spin? Check our review.
Bas Brings Emotion and Depth to ‘Too High to Riot’
Bas gets emotional and shares the pain of losing and missing family members on his sophomore album, 'Too High to Riot.' Is the project worth your time? Check the review.
Kendrick Lamar Channels ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ on ‘untitled unmastered.’
Kendrick Lamar surprised the hip-hop world when he dropped his new project, 'untitled unmastered.' Does the effort live up to the expectations? Find out in XXL's review.