Nobody's Smiling

“Rewind That”: Review of Common’s ‘Nobody’s Smiling’

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How does Com's tenth studio album stack up against his best work?

Torae

“Make You A Believer”: Review of Skyzoo & Torae’s ‘Barrel Brothers’

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The duo proves that all a good Hip-Hop album needs are dope beats and rhymes.

Tech N9ne

100-Word Review: Tech N9ne’s ‘Strangeulation’

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The Strange Music man's 14th studio album is a mixed bag.

Animal Ambition

“Irregular Heartbeat”: Review Of 50 Cent’s ‘Animal Ambition’

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Not quite as bad as it could've been, but falls short of proclaiming 50's back.

lykke li

“No Rest For The Wicked”: Lykke Li Comes Clean On Break-Ups On ‘I Never Learn’

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It’s the Swedish singer’s most vulnerable, intimate record to date.

Sincerely Yours

“What You ‘Bout”: Review of IamSu!’s ‘Sincerely Yours’

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The Bay Area emcee's debut album manages to be a minor success almost in spite of itself.

Troy Ave

100-Word Review: Troy Ave’s ‘BSB Vol. 4′

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Troy Ave's 'BSB Vol. 4' is the strongest entry yet in the 'BSB' series.

Honest

“Special”: Review of Future’s ‘Honest’

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Expect less Auto-Tone and more auto-biography from Future on his sophomore album.

RetroHash

“Dude”: Review of Asher Roth’s ‘RetroHash’

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The Pennsylvanian emcee has found his niche.

ptsd

“Losing My Mind”: Review of Pharoahe Monch’s ‘PTSD’

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'PTSD,' Pharoahe Monch's latest project, is an ambitious--if flawed--follow up to 2011's 'W.A.R.'

Testimony (August Alsina)

“Right There”: Review of August Alsina’s ‘Testimony’

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The New Orleans R&B star seems to be carving out his own niche.

Z (SZA EP)

“Childs Play”: Review of SZA’s ‘Z’

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Another great debut from a newly signed TDE talent


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