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Kodak Black Illustrates His Trials and Tribulations on ‘Painting Pictures’ Album
Kodak Black's 'Painting Pictures' album is an admirable effort and indicative of the path that the rapper is on.
Starlito and Don Trip Deliver a Dose of Reality Rap With ‘Step Brothers Three’
'Step Brothers Three' is another undeniable chapter in the book of Don Trip and Starlito that should only have fans anticipating the next one.
Devin The Dude Tackles Matters of the Heart on ‘Acoustic Levitation’ Album
'Acoustic Levitation' may be a classic example of an old dog relying on a few old tricks, but Devin executes them all with ease, making for yet another masterful effort from The Dude.
Raekwon’s Lyrical Darts Strike With Precision on ‘The Wild’
Raekwon releases his seventh studio album, 'The Wild.' Is the project worth your time? Find out in XXL's review.
Murs Vividly Illustrates His West Side Story on ‘Captain California’
Though he isn’t breaking totally new ground here, Murs still manages to make 'Captain California' one of his best projects to date.
Rick Ross Climbs Towards Legendary Status With ‘Rather You Than Me’
Nine albums removed from anonymity, 'Rather You Than Me' secures Rick Ross' slot within the list Top 5 of rap soloists to emerge from the South over the last 20 years.
They. Stand Out From the Pack With ‘Nu Religion: Hyena’
In a sea of laid-back R&B with hip-hop-infused new school sounds, They. manage to stand out from the rest on their debut album, 'Nu Religion: Hyena.'