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Review: Tech N9ne's 33-Track "The Storm" Is Challenging To Weather

...But there are also plenty of explosive lightning moments to be had.

Review: J. Cole Illustrates Thug Paradise With "4 Your Eyez Only"

Without a shred of self-importance, J. Cole seeks empathy for those stuck in their own way now that he’s as close to the mountaintop as ever. The music is decent, too.

Review: Ab-Soul's “Do What Thou Wilt” Is The Year’s Best Mind Fuck

Soulo blurs the dangerous line between confusion and enlightenment and strengthens any arguments of him having the best pen game in Black Hippy.

Review: Lil Durk Still Isn’t a Lyrical Miracle But Steadily Improves On "They Forgot"

The project won't change your mind naysayers who think Drillnois Durk is dull but still leaves an impression with a few quotables.

Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda's "The Hamilton Mixtape" Is A Rap Opera Gem

Lin-Manuel Miranda brings his musical to wax for those who missed it on stage featuring countless Hip Hop and R&B stars.

Review: Pete Rock & Smoke DZA Cook Audio Crack On "Don’t Smoke Rock"

Even Tyrone Biggums can get down with this one...

Review: Tasha The Amazon Rages Without Clarity On "Die Another Day" EP

The 6ian makes more aggressive party music than Toronto cohorts Drake and The Weeknd but still needs a bit of fine-tuning.

Review: Of Course E-40's "D-Boy Diary" Has Too Many Songs But It Still Slaps

The ear fatigue is real after 15-16 tracks of the same sound but 40 is a legend so deal with it.

Review: Gucci Mane & Lil Uzi Vert Make Zero Impact On "1017 Vs. The World"

If there were any expectations with this one, they sure weren't hit.

Review: KXNG Crooked Is A Lyrical Exorcist On "Good Vs. Evil"

Despite delivering a few noteworthy projects over the year, this is Crooked I's best of 2016.

Review: G Herbo Pauses Drill Time On His "Strictly 4 My Fans" Mixtape

The artist formerly known as Lil Herb buys himself some time before the release of his debut LP with a more sophisticated side to his Chicago drill time spitter.

Review: Rapsody Is Woke & Determined To Shine With "Crown"

Determined to keep Hip Hop’s soul alive with her newfound platform, Sister Raps blends femininity and humanity often in the same breath.

Review: Termanology Wins The Independent Vote On "More Politics"

With a mix of personal, braggadocio and all-star guests, Term continues to take up the mantle for quality boom bap.

Review: The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Misses Admirably On Its Pop Godhood Intent

Abel keeps his edge and ambition amid the obvious commercial aspirations but doesn't walk away with any flat-out classics.

Review: Master P's "Louisiana Hot Sauce" Is Both Potent & Flavorful

The Colonel's latest mixtape is definitely hotter than Tabasco but won’t necessarily make your eyes water.

Review: YG Keeps His Name Warm In The Streets With "Red Friday"

The $100 valuation is a bit off, but Bompton's finest is still good money for a few heaters.

Review: Nipsey Hussle Poised For Victory On "Famous Lies & Untold Truths"

If this teaser is any indicator, Neighborhood Nip might charge a cool mil for his debut album.

Review: Belly Halfway Holds His Own On "InZombia"

With help from a few notable featured guests, some Xannies and Percs, Belly tries to describe his “vibe.”

Review: "Coke N Butter" Marks O.T. Genasis’ 1st Go-To Project

As the dealer behind some of the most incredibly catchy hooks one will hear this year, the Conglomerate hitmaker adds a layer of artistic evolution to the interior design of his dope house.

Review: Trapo Officially Arrives With "Shade Trees"

The multitalented Wisconsin artist plants his roots for future success.

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