Hip Hop Album & Mixtape Reviews

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

Chris Brown - X Cover
Album: X
Everyone has an opinion on Chris Brown that goes beyond his music. And if your opinion is that people shouldn't have an opinion and judge him solely on his music, congratulations, you have an opinion that goes beyond just his... More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Big K.R.I.T. - See Me On Top 4 Cover
Long before the days of free albums, way back in the mid-2000s, I got most of my music from mixtapes full of DJs yelling and weird remixes featuring artists I never heard of and would never hear again. It was all worth it for... More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Jhené Aiko - Souled Out Cover
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 3 weeks ago
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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 3 weeks ago
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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 one month ago
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Editor's Pick
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 one month ago
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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 one month ago
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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 one month ago
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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 2 months ago
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Editor's Pick
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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
Lil Durk - Signed To The Streets 2 Cover
Artist: Lil Durk
Posted about 3 months ago
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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 about 3 months ago
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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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