Eve retains her audacity on 'Lip Lock'.
It's tough to stand out in Chicago's crowded scene, but Chance the Rapper does it with Acid Rap.
El-P has the "Cancer 4 Cure."
The verdict on Tyler, the Creator's 'Wolf'.
J. Cole defies expectations on Cole World: The Sideline Story.
A$AP Rocky writes his own formula on Long Live ASAP.
Meek Mill makes the leap from mixtape rapper to major label star on Dreams & Nightmares.
The Game takes the back seat on virtually every song on his fifth album, Jesus Piece.
In which Big Boi ponders mortality, laments lost loves, and waves the OutKast flag.
A review of 2 Chainz's 'Based on a TRU Story.'
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city review.
A review of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'The Heist.'
What does 'Food & Liquor 2' have to do with light beer?
Cruel Summer binds up a feeling of grandness, wraps it in a pink macaroon and neatly stacks it in a gold-embossed chest, topped with a purple grosgrain ribbon.
Nas mines personal turmoil for gold on Life Is Good.
A review of Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music.
Rick Ross aspires to cinematic grandeur, eats diced pineapples on God Forgives, I Don't.
Wale comes out swinging on More About Nothing.
A 50-word review of Drake's Take Care.
Big K.R.I.T.'s 'Live from the Underground' is a delight. But it's not without flaws.
Kendrick Lamar dives into a pool full of drank.
ASAP Rocky exudes confidence on "Goldie."
Is Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded a modern masterpiece? You betcha.
If you're planning to buy B.o.B.'s Strange Clouds, save up extra change for a box of Kleenex.
Arriveth the glorious birth of a rap great. Hood Politics 3 is a DIY release of staggering achievement.