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YMCMB – ‘Rich Gang’ Album Review

Cash Money's Birdman-helmed posse album Rich Gang finally hits stores this week after several delays from its original Spring release date, and with it comes an album full of synth beats and guest appearances...

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Kevin Gates – ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ Album Review

Baton Rouge native Kevin Gates has come out with his debut retail album, Stranger Than Fiction. After years of building regional acclaim with a slew of mixtape releases, Gates transcended to a national level thanks to his standout appearance on “Trust You” by Pusha T, off his Wrath Of Caine mixtape, and the critical acclaim of his 2013 mixtape, The Luca Brasi Story...

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Ace Hood – ‘Trials & Tribulations’ Album Review

Ace Hood is still trying to figure it out. After releasing three albums and a bevy of mixtapes, the Florida rapper has yet to find a winning formula for success, both in terms of the quality of his music and in album sales...

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Freddie Gibbs – ‘ESGN’ Album Review

What Freddie Gibbs has managed to do very well on ESGN is showcase his signature sound. Tales of Gary, IN. street life are peppered in an album of hard-hitting trap beats, making it clear that he hasn’t compromised his aesthetic in order to sell albums...

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Jay-Z – ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Album Review

As much as Kanye West might've wanted Yeezus to be the cultural high water mark of the summer, even he can't compete with the sheer magnitude that accompanies every Jay-Z release...

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Joey Bada$$ – ‘Summer Knights’ Mixtape Review

On the start of Summer Knights, Joey Bada$$ lets us know he’s the “reigning champ, hailing from Flatbush, Brooklyn...” This grandiose, yet soulful introduction leads you to believe that there will be similarities from his highly regarded project, 2012’s 1999...

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Wale – ‘The Gifted’ Album Review

"We ain’t supposed to never have nothing/We ain’t supposed to never have shit,” Wale raps on his third LP. The MMG rapper speaks about his come up as if he’s still living that experience...

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Young Dro – ‘Day Two’ Mixtape Review

In April 2006, before the start of T.I.’s legal troubles, DJ Drama introduced the world to Grand Hustle affiliate Young Dro with Day One. Dro, a wordsmith with a somewhat gargled country drawl, charmed listeners with witty wordplay and unmatched confidence...

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J. Cole – ‘Born Sinner’ Album Review

J. Cole could have called his sophomore set Confessions Of A Born Sinner. The hour-long offering plays like a recorded rip of a confessional box sit down with Jermaine, who pours out his signature “from-the-heart-shit” throughout the album’s 16-tracks...

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Album Review: Kanye West, Yeezus

From the May 1 announcement of Kanye West's sixth studio album Yeezus—via a subtle Tweet from West simply reading "June Eighteen"—fans and critics knew it was going to be a different album, reflecting Kanye's ascension to rap godliness...

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