Hip Hop Album & Mixtape Reviews

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

Editor's Pick
Action Bronson - Mr. Wonderful Cover
Album: Mr. Wonderful
Since the day it popped up on my Twitter timeline, Kendrick’s To Pimp A Butterfly hasn’t left my ears. I’ve been unraveling the layers, getting lost in the groove, and filling my soul with the funk. I forgot... More
Posted one week ago
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Earl Sweatshirt - I Don’t Like S**t, I Don’t Go Outside Cover
Can you imagine the mindset of Nasir following up Illmatic? Wu-Tang after 36 Chambers? Snoop after Doggystyle? It has to a psychological battle against hype, one that Earl Sweatshirt has struggled with since returning... More
Posted one week ago
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Editor's Pick
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly Cover
Holy. Moses.  I'm not sure what's happening in life right now. It feels like my parents invited me over for Thanksgiving dinner, but when I showed up insted of serving turkey and mashed potatoes... More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise Cover
Artist: Big Sean
After a few months of writing at DJBooth, I finally got assigned to conduct my first ever "1 Listen Album Review" for Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise. On most days I like Sean, but... More
Posted one month ago
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Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Cover
Artist: Drake
A new Drake album mixtape is more than a album mixtape, it's an arrow pointing towards hip-hop's future. Whatever other titles we may or may not bestow on Aubrey Graham, he's indisputably hip-hop's most influential emcee.... More
Posted one month ago
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Editor's Pick
Joey Bada$$ - B4.DA.$$ Cover
Album: B4.DA.$$
The truly great, divine emcees - the Kendricks, Kanyes and Jays of the world - enter hip-hop's pearly gates without hesitation. Their reward is a lifetime of riches and adoration from rap heads. Others (who you can... More
Posted 2 months ago
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Editor's Pick
Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth Cover
It's rare for me to be so excited for an album the way I am for Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth. No, let me be more careful with my words. I'm...cautiously optimistic. I'm hopeful. I'm ready to be blown away, but bracing myself... More
Posted 2 months ago
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Editor's Pick
Kat Dahlia - My Garden Cover
Artist: Kat Dahlia
Album: My Garden
I'm borderline embarrassed with the amount of spins I've given "Gangsta" over the past two weeks. The gym, the mechanic, even my grandma's spot, no matter how many times I blast Kat... More
Posted 2 months ago
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Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife Cover
Album: SremmLife
Maybe it was the five Bud Lights, maybe it was the ambiance at Magic City, or maybe, just maybe, "No Type" is a great song. Either way, as glitter, the fumes of stripper sweat and broken dreams filled the air at... More
Posted about 3 months ago
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Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint Cover
Album: The Pinkprint
it's an interesting time for Nicki. As much as she went after Rosenberg and insisted that she was deaf to the critics, there's no denying that after the "Nicki Minaj isn't a rapper, she's a pop star"... More
Posted 3 months ago
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