Hip Hop Albums & Mixtapes

Snoh Aalegra’s Debut Album ‘FEELS’ Bends Space and Time

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted October 20, 2017
A record to live and grow with, one that will continue to surprise you and connect with you from week one to week 52.

Future & Young Thug ‘SUPER SLIMEY’ 1 Listen Album Review

By Yoh | Posted October 20, 2017
Future and Thug’s 'SUPER SLIMEY' isn’t very super, but it is an event.

dvsn’s R&B Potential is Fully Realized on Multi-Layered ‘Morning After’

By Yoh | Posted October 13, 2017
Baby-making, lover-worshipping, quiet storm-musing—'Morning After' has a song for every matter of the heart.

Brent Faiyaz Boldly Marks His Arrival With Excellent Debut ‘Sonder Son’

By Yoh | Posted October 13, 2017
Sonder Son is the final notice: 2017 was the year that Brent Faiyaz proved the future was his for the taking.

IDK Dropped “Jay,” But ‘IWASVERYBAD’ Is the Gripping Story of Jason Mills

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted October 13, 2017
IDK may have dropped “Jay” from his name, but his new album is a formal introduction to the artist and man born Jason Mills.

Hustle & Flow: Lute’s ‘West 1996, Pt. 2’ Is a Gift to Patient Dreamers

By Yoh | Posted October 2, 2017
Dreamville's newest signee delivered a working class rapper mixtape with a happy ending.

Review: Rapsody’s ‘Laila’s Wisdom’ is a Gorgeous Panorama of the Modern-Day Black Woman

By Yoh | Posted September 21, 2017
The Roc Nation emcee's new album, 'Laila’s Wisdom' is the black soul sister that hip-hop has been missing.

Macklemore’s ‘Gemini’ is as Refreshing, Imperfect & Conflicted as the Artist Himself

By Matt Wilhite | Posted September 21, 2017
True to the album's title, Macklemore's newest full-length album sans Ryan Lewis heads down divergent paths.

Knox Fortune’s ‘Paradise’ Perfectly Captures the Final Days of Summer (Review)

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted September 21, 2017
The goal of the debut album: to distill your musical identity. In that sense, 'Paradise' might be perfect.

Review: Daniel Caesar’s Soulful Debut ‘Freudian’ Will Make You Melt

By Yoh | Posted August 29, 2017
"Daniel Caesar may not inspire a newfound faith in God, but 'Freudian' will make you believe in love."

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