Hip Hop Album & Mixtape Reviews

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

Jhené Aiko - Souled Out Cover
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Album: Souled Out
Don't tell Beyonce this, but Jhene Aiko is slowly climbing up the ranks of my music crush list. Still, despite writing Mr. Lucas Aiko in glitter pen all over my Trapper Keeper, I needed something to send my love from... More
Posted on Sep 08, 2014
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Rittz - Next to Nothing Cover
Artist: Rittz
Rittz' "Next to Nothing" album just dropped, and now that it's hit the collective ear drums of the world, I'm sure there will be no shortage of words spilled about it: album reviews, think pieces about the state of white... More
Posted on Sep 08, 2014
Jeezy - Seen It All: The Autobiography Cover
Artist: Jeezy
A word like "under-rated" gets throw around so often now it doesn't mean much. Can you really be underrated when fifty sites have done a "100 Under-Rated Rappers" listicle, and the same rappers are on every one? What rating... More
Posted on Sep 01, 2014
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Raury - Indigo Child EP Cover
Artist: Raury
Music is more than just music. Music is a marker in time. I use songs and albums the way people use photos. I have memories and relationships with certain music based on who I was when it influenced me. For example, College... More
Posted on Aug 25, 2014
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Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood Cover
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... More
Posted on Aug 18, 2014
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Mick Jenkins - The Water[s] Cover
Album: 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... More
Posted on Aug 12, 2014
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PARTYNEXTDOOR - PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO Cover
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... More
Posted on Jul 28, 2014
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Common - Nobody’s Smiling Cover
Artist: Common
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... More
Posted on Jul 22, 2014
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Bad Rabbits - Dusted (Acoustic EP) Cover
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... More
Posted on Jul 17, 2014
B.o.B - No Genre 2 Cover
Artist: B.o.B
Album: 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."... More
Posted on Jul 09, 2014
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Lil Durk - Signed To The Streets 2 Cover
Artist: Lil Durk
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... More
Posted on Jul 07, 2014
Robin Thicke - Paula Cover
Album: 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... More
Posted on Jul 03, 2014
Trey Songz - Trigga Cover
Artist: Trey Songz
Album: 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... More
Posted on Jun 30, 2014
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GQ - Rated Oakland Cover
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Album: 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... More
Posted on Jun 23, 2014
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Ab-Soul - These Days… Cover
Artist: Ab-Soul
Album: 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... More
Posted on Jun 23, 2014
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