HIP-HOP ON A HIGHER LEVEL
Mixtape Review: Fiend, Lil Ghetto Boy
In the past couple years, Fiend has reemerged in hip-hop as the wise elder statesman of Curren$y’s Jet Life imprint. While Curren$y’s career is a long, storied one like his labelmate's, Spitta has been able to peak during the Internet era, whereas it’s probably safe to assume International Jones won…
Album Review: Papoose, <i>The Nacirema Dream</i>
There was a time when Papoose looked like the heir apparent to New York’s hip-hop throne. Over the course of a dozen or so street mixtapes, the Brooklyn-bred MC generated a huge buzz which led to his infamous $1.5 million deal at Jive Records in 2006...
Mixtape Review: Gucci Mane, <i>Trap Back 2</i>
Most Gucci fans have come to accept that at this stage in his career, the masterpieces are few and far between. The guy from 2009 may not be coming back, but given his rate of productivity, Gucci still has moments of greatness, whether it be in the form of full length releases or individual tracks..…
Mixtape Review: Yelawolf, <i>Trunk Muzik Returns</i>
Since the release of his major-label debut Radioactive, Yelawolf has slowly crept back into the underground hip-hop scene. The idea of crossing over for a larger commercial audience in hopes of scoring a hit weren’t met to his expectations...
Mixtape Review: Gucci Mane and Young Dolph, <i>East Atlanta Memphis</i>
Last Friday Gucci Mane released his fourth mixtape since February 12th, East Atlanta Memphis, a collaborative effort with Brick Squad 1017 signee/affiliate/whatever Young Dolph. Guwop’s output of late has been overwhelming, reminiscent of his legendary 2009 run, minus the commercial success he…
Mixtape Review: Hit Boy Presents HS87, <i>All I’ve Ever Dreamed Of</i>
Review: Hit Boy Presents HS87, "All I've Ever Dreamed Of"
Album Review: Durag Dynasty, <i>360 Waves</i>
Over the past several years, The Alchemist's California home has become affectionately referred to as "rap camp" by one of your favorite rappers. The Beverly Hills-born producer has already solidified his reputation as one of the most prolific and mobile artists the genre has to offer, and…
Mixtape Review: OJ Da Juiceman, <i>Juice World 2</i> & <i>6 Ringz 2</i>
Mixtape Review: OJ Da Juiceman "Juice World 2" and "6 Ringz 2"
Gensu Dean & Planet Asia, <em>Abrasions</em> Review
Gensu Dean & Planet Asia, Abrasions Review
CZARFACE (7L & Esoteric and Inspectah Deck), <em>CZARFACE</em> Review
7L & Esoteric and Inspectah Deck Brings CZARFACE