HIP-HOP ON A HIGHER LEVEL
J Hus Makes a Memorable Introduction on ‘Common Sense’ Album
J Hus' 'Common Sense' is a solid collection of songs that serve as a memorable introduction, and should solidify the U.K. rapper's standing stateside and beyond.
Russ Builds a Solid Foundation With ‘There’s Really a Wolf’ Album
Carefully building the foundation for his career, Russ lands on solid ground with 'There's Really a Wolf,' the first chapter in the rapper's journey.
Talib Kweli and Styles P Speak for the Marginalized on ‘The Seven’ EP
'The Seven' is a no-frills exhibition of lyrical wizardry and an honest examination of government and society that cuts right into the thick of things.
YFN Lucci Turns Tragedy Into Triumph on ‘Long Live Nut’ EP
YFN Lucci's 'Long Live Nut' EP lives up to expectations and is sure to get the trap's nod of approval.
Brother Ali Carries on Tradition With ‘All the Beauty in This Whole Life’ Album
Brother Ali's ability to convey emotions that resonate with humans from any and all walks of life is what sets him apart and puts him in a rare class of rapper.
Kendrick Lamar Stamps Himself as Rap’s Preeminent Lyricist on ‘DAMN.’ Album
'DAMN.' finds the native son of Compton taking rival rappers, society and himself to task.
Young Dolph Fires Back With a Vengeance on ‘Bulletproof’ Project
Young Dolph's 'Bulletproof' project finds the rapper blurring art and reality and sounding as defiant and brash as ever. Check out the review.
Joey Badass Empowers the People on ‘All-Amerikkkan Badass’
Joey Badass uses his new album, 'All-Amerikkkan Bada$$,' as a wake up call to the masses.