HipHopDX's Scores

  • Music
For 301 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Undun
Lowest review score: 20 Neon Icon
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 301
301 music reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elitist as it might seem, it's a Rap album that sounds better if you can name most of the Gang Starr Foundation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Curren$y's big league debut The Stoned Immaculate remains faithful to the spirit of his beloved witty arrogance, while bolstered by star power intended to propel his career at this pivotal stage.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His singular sound gives the project a wonderful sense of cohesiveness and gels Purpp's vision together with a maturity beyond his young years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The complete package displays an obvious maturation from the veteran that is effectively in tune with a focus many have considered missing for some time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album is a storyteller's album. In fact, it's an immensely inclusive R&B album.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bold and indulgent, God Forgives, I Don't embodies why Rick Ross has become a fixture that listeners can depend on, as well as an executive who can strategize success for not only himself but others around him.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This Time isn't Sigel's strongest endorsement as an emcee--that would be The B. Coming--but it is a testament to his impeccable ability to select production.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    StereoType finds both Statik and Strong Arm Steady breaking new ground that is free of expectations and limitations, proving themselves capable of making relatable music that can't be boxed in and assigned a personality.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color takes an inspiring and heartfelt stance, representing another triumph for the resilient and complex orator Brother Ali.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, Rap's resident Judo master of juxtaposition sounds inspired again, dishing out shifting dichotomies through a scattering of deliveries without encroaching on petulance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Murs and Fashawn forge an exceptional chemistry on This Generation that more importantly doesn't compromise their stylistic individuality.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    First Of A Living Breed is another powerful entry into the Good Sun's discography.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exemplary balance of serious and cheerful cuts alike, very seldom does The Heist reach beyond its means.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a matter of execution, and in that regard, fans will have little to complain about.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a Wu-Tang project it is one of the most complete and consistent in the post-Supreme Clientele canon.... Iron Fists is also a compilation that wears its love of Asian cinema on its sleeve.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The mixtapes remain practically untouched, giving any new The Weeknd fans a genuine look into what allowed an unknown artist to transform himself into someone who breathed new life into R&B.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marciano's outright refusal to relinquish his old school ways and broaden his reach results in enjoyable glorified crime fiction that could render him archaic sooner rather than later, but for right now it's perfect.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skyzoo's sincerity as a rapper is shot through A Dream Deferred, but the album has a seamless musical charm.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    General Patton walks a fine line between putting his troop of featured artists in their place, while still showcasing his own five star pedigree.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Through the first 11 tracks on Diamond In The Ruff, Freeway is near flawless, showcasing an array of styles and fresh patterns while refusing to peddle shallow perspective. And then, over the course of the final five songs, the album nearly falls off a cliff.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His sophomore solo set, God of the Serengeti, sticks to the script, and that's not a bad thing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a strong return to form for the self-proclaimed King of the South.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Debuts this good just don't come along very often, and it all comes down to the precocious Harlem rookie's vision.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The biggest success of The 20/20 Experience lies within Justin Timberlake being able to gracefully glide into Adult Contemporary Music without coming across as trite or cheesy. There is enough oomph for the youngins, yet a defined maturity that proves Timberlake’s overstanding of eventually aging out of the capricious sect of R&B.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric use '90s East Coast Hip Hop as a blueprint to innovate, and ultimately, that’s what made that era so special in the first place.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Using Wolf as a platform to let his imagination run wild while remaining accessible, Tyler, the Creator displays maturation on his own twisted terms.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Experimental is a tag few artists at his age would attempt, and yet Ghost does it with immeasurable confidence.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, it’s an album embedded with enough humor, knowledge, and obscure Hip Hop references that will force listeners to keep this one in rotation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The project succeeds in tying its theme of spiritual crisis amidst stardom to an analogy for the struggle to satisfy purists, but the overall results for this concept are fairly lackluster.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whatever adolescent deficiencies Mac Miller dealt with throughout his prodigious rise as Rostrum’s second brain child, Watching Movies With The Sound Off genuinely keeps him grounded for a calculated performance that will earn him the respect he’s craved since his Easy Mac days.