Hip Hop Album & Mixtape Reviews


DJBooth's editors review only the best and most noteworthy new hip hop albums and mixtapes.

Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood Cover

Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood

There is a legion of Wiz Khalifa supporters, somewhere in the neighborhood of 14.5 million strong, who will both bring years of history to listening to his new Blacc Hollywood album and are well versed in attacking critics... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 21021
Mick Jenkins - The Water[s] Cover

Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]

As much as I love the internet, TV, video games, my computer, Netflix, my iPod and everything else I totally don't need, the truth is that they're all dangerous. We get so wrapped up in our things, we often forget what life... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 54321
PARTYNEXTDOOR - PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO Cover

PARTYNEXTDOOR - PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO

For those who aren't already familiar with my intimate and often convoluted musical preferences, here's the background between myself and one Mr. PARTYNEXTDOOR. A little over a year ago I decided to hate him, although at the... Read Full Review

Common - Nobody’s Smiling Cover

Common - Nobody’s Smiling

Rap is young man’s game, always churning old waters for the next new thing, always feeding the bones of the previous generation to the next. So it’s no surprise that only a select few manage to build careers that last... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 21021
Bad Rabbits - Dusted (Acoustic EP) Cover

Bad Rabbits - Dusted (Acoustic EP)

When it comes to miracles, mysticism, and modern marvels, I am generally pretty realistic. For the most part I believe that everything can be explained using logical, critical thinking and science. However, sometimes, with... Read Full Review

B.o.B - No Genre 2 Cover

B.o.B - No Genre 2

This past December, B.o.B released Underground Luxury, his well-received third full-length studio album. Ask any of his fans, though, and they'll all tell you the same thing: they prefer "Mixtape B.o.B" to "Album B.o.B."... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
Lil Durk - Signed To The Streets 2 Cover

Lil Durk - Signed To The Streets 2

Last October, Lil Durk delivered Signed To The Streets, a mixtape that properly showcased Chicago's drill music scene. Less than a year later, the Def Jam signee has returned, blessing fans with a sequel to the free... Read More

Robin Thicke - Paula Cover

Robin Thicke - Paula

A few years back, a close friend told me that, ever since a woman he'd been dating had left him, he'd been writing love poems and slipping them into her mailbox. I was torn; part of me wanted to laugh at him, because that was... Read Full Review

Trey Songz - Trigga Cover

Trey Songz - Trigga

There are only two reasons a man will listen to a R&B album like Trey Songz’ new Trigga. One, he’s hoping that it’ll help get him laid, both by soaking in Songz’ apparent appeal with the ladies through auditory... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 32101
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GQ - Rated Oakland

I think I'm getting old. Three drinks automatically means a hangover, I can't eat McDonalds after 11 PM without getting heartburn, and I have no problem staying at home on a Friday to watch Netflix. It's carried over to my... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 54321
Ab-Soul - These Days… Cover

Ab-Soul - These Days…

These days, Russia makes land grabs like it’s the Cold War. These days, people eat gluten-free, or like the cavemen did, or like Mediterranean people do, or whoever else lives long and stays slim. These days, music is... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 32101
G-Eazy - These Things Happen Cover

G-Eazy - These Things Happen

Objectivity is the biggest myth in music. I always laugh when someone accuses me of writing subjectively, or of being biased. As if there's some other way to write. This isn't math, this is music. Every time you press play... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 21021
¡MAYDAY! & MURS - ¡MursDay! Cover

¡MAYDAY! & MURS - ¡MursDay!

I hate needles, blood makes me want to puke, and I can barely handle "Game Of Thrones"' violence, let alone, you know, real life injuries. So, naturally, the emergency room was the first place I went to check out the new... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 43210
50 Cent - Animal Ambition Cover

50 Cent - Animal Ambition

For this review, I’m doing things a bit differently. We’re going to take a tour through the animal kingdom, paralleling 50 Cent’s animal instinct as heard on his new album, Animal Instinct: An Untamed Desire to Win,... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 32101
Wiz Khalifa - 28 Grams Cover

Wiz Khalifa - 28 Grams

For the latest edition of "Album Reviews in Dope Places", Nathan Slavik reviews Wiz Khalifa's new 28 Grams mixtape in a Rite Aid parking lot with a bag of Doritos, an Arizona Ice Tea and some smoke; is there any better... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 43210
Michael Jackson - Xscape Cover

Michael Jackson - Xscape

For the inaugural edition of Album Reviews in Dope Places, Nathan Slavik travels to the home Michael Jackson passed away in to deliver his review of MJ's new posthumous Xscape album. Shout out to security for making a blogger... Read Full Review

BOOTS - WinterSpringSummerFall Cover

BOOTS - WinterSpringSummerFall

BOOTS, the singer/songwriter and producer who worked extensively behind-the-scenes on Beyoncé's self-titled album release last year, has released his debut project, WinterSpringSummerFall. Available for stream-only, the... Read More

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