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Eminem - 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'
Eminem refuses to grow up on 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2.'
Pusha T - 'My Name Is My Name'
My Name Is My Name is the pertinent work of Clipse rapper Pusha T.
Run the Jewels - 'Run the Jewels' (Fool's Gold)
A review of El-P and Killer Mike's 'Run the Jewels.'
Chief Keef - 'Bang 2'
Chicago rapper Chief Keef's 'Bang 2' mixtape lacks the magic that launched him onto the national map.
Earl Sweatshirt - 'Doris' (Tan Cressida/Columbia)
A review of Earl Sweatshirt's 'Doris.'
Ka - 'The Night's Gambit' (Iron Works)
A review of Ka's The Night's Gambit.
Jay-Z - 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
A review of Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
Wale - 'The Gifted'
Wale's third album, The Gifted, is a cocktail of tricks and tropes.
Talib Kweli - 'Gutter Rainbows' (Blacksmith Music)
Talib Kweli serves up a new dose of conscious rap on Gutter Rainbows.
Tyler, the Creator - 'Wolf'(OF/Sony)
A review of Tyler, the Creator's 'Wolf.'
Lupe Fiasco - 'Lasers'
Review of Lupe Fiasco's Lasers.
Kyle Rapps - Re-Edutainment
Kyle Rapps pays tribute to boom bap on Re-Edutainment.
Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers (Atlantic/Warner)
Wiz Khalifa smokes heroic amounts of marijuana on Rolling Papers.
Pharoahe Monch - 'W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)' (Duck Down)
Pharoahe Monch continues his brilliant solo run with W.A.R. (We Are Renegades).
Shabazz Palaces - 'Black Up' (Sub Pop)
Shabazz Palaces' Black Up is a wildly rewarding experiment in surrealism.
Wale - 'Ambition' (Maybach Music Group / Warner Bros.)
Ambition is the stuff of twinkle tones and cozy hooks.
Childish Gambino - 'Camp' (Glassnote)
Childish Gambino's 'Camp' tackles cultural alienation with a killer combination of whip-smart wit and stark honesty.
DeLorean - 'Hood Politics 3' (self-released)
Delo delivers a dose of reality rap on Hood Politics 3.
B.o.B. - 'Strange Clouds' (WBR)
If you're planning to buy B.o.B.'s 'Strange Clouds', budget extra change for a box of Kleenex.
A$AP Rocky - 'Long Live A$AP' (RCA)
A$AP Rocky writes his own formula on Long Live ASAP.
Big K.R.I.T. - Live from the Underground
Big K.R.I.T.'s 'Live from the Underground' is a delight. But it's not without flaws.
Yelawolf - 'Radioactive' (Shady/Interscope)
Yelawolf goes from the backwoods of Alabama to rap stardom.
J. Cole - 'Born Sinner'
Born Sinner details J. Cole's struggles with his identity.
Saigon - 'The Greatest Story Never Told' (Suburban Noize)
Just Blaze and Saigon make the perfect pair on Greatest Story Never Told.
Kanye West - 'Yeezus'
Yeezus is a wildly experimental mix of brilliance and confusion.
Eve - 'Lip Lock'
Eve retains her audacity on 'Lip Lock'.
Chance the Rapper - 'Acid Rap'
It's tough to stand out in Chicago's crowded scene, but Chance the Rapper does it with Acid Rap.
Drake - 'Take Care'
A 50-word review of Drake's Take Care.
Drake - 'Nothing Was the Same'
'Nothing Was the Same' is the third studio album by Canadian rapper Drake.
Review: Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo
Isaiah Rashad's Cilvia Demo is a marvel of studio sorcery and poetic prowess. Dig in for a review of Rashad's TDE debut.
Rick Ross - Mastermind
On his sixth album, Mastermind, Rick Ross gets serious and
Nas - Illmatic (Review)
Why Nas' Illmatic is the greatest rap album of all time.
Common - Nobody's Smiling Review
Common's Nobody’s Smiling captures the zeitgeist of a city nicknamed Chi-raq.