Hip Hop Albums & Mixtapes

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.
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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.
Brent Faiyaz,

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.
IDK,

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.
Lute,

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.
Rapsody,

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.
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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.
Knox Fortune,

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."
Daniel Caesar,

Review: A$AP Mob’s ‘Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy’ is One Slipper Less Cozy Than the Original

By Brendan V | Posted August 25, 2017
A$AP Mob's new album is still a good time but tries to add too much to its predecessor.
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Lil Uzi Vert ‘Luv Is Rage 2’ 1 Listen Album Review

By Yoh | Posted August 25, 2017
I enjoyed that much more than expected.
Lil Uzi Vert,

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