HipHopDX's Scores

  • Music
For 309 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.4 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 309
309 music reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My Life II… The Journey Continues (Part 1) is one of Mary's most memorable albums.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a whole, the feel-good album’s set of eclectic beats doesn’t disappoint, but it lacks diversity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As its own EP, The Re-Up would help provide balance to the pop chart aspirations from last year. But as a tack-on for Roman Reloaded, it plays like a band-aid over a shotgun wound.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tyler, the Creator still achieves an engrossing dystopian vision of Hip Hop that refuses to compromise to what fans and industry critics demand of him.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    His sophomore solo set, God of the Serengeti, sticks to the script, and that's not a bad thing.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, A$AP Ferg’s Trap Lord, is a solid, if an sometimes-uninspired effort.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It maintains a musical energy intense enough to fuel a good party, yet throws in just enough of a dash of introspect to remind listeners that behind Jim Jones' exotic cars, empty bottles left behind at VIP tables, penchant for the drug business, and platoon of fly females, the man still has a heart.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Looking to make a convincing splash across the pond, Tempah offers up a hearty sample of talent and charisma with the aptly-titled debut album Disc-Overy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the production and detrimental hyper-lyricism place Eminem’s worst habits on display throughout the album, there is plenty of good here. Extremely compelling is the theme of Eminem’s growth.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    From a technical standpoint, they're still rough around the edges; a weakness that can be improved over time. More importantly, their hearts seem to be in the right place, which can't be said for many of Animal Farm's peers.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vibes succeeds in getting its listener to flourish in a world of champagne toasts, faceless women and impulsive dancing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Pinkprint runs a middle path between pop over exertion and real lyricism, creating an everything for someone aesthetic that Nicki doesn't allow to shift into wastefullness. As such, it is an ambitious undertaking Nicki has wrangled in highly entertaining fashion.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gift of Gab is a craftsman, and achieves goal to provide uplifting music.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gutter Rainbows is a fairly easy spin, and can go into the listener's steady rotation in a pinch. That being said, this feels a bit like a subdued version of Eardrum.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The 17 tracks that precede Oldie are a hodgepodge of styles and line-ups; they're random in an ineffective way, with crew members seemingly shoe-horned together and the songs rolled out with little thought as to how the mixtape-slash-album plays as a whole.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Saaab Stories is the meeting of two artists who push the old Hip Hop formulas to new places unlike other ‘90s era revivalist types who would rather cling on.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At its very best, Seen It All is a glimpse into how Jeezy can make his living on the back nine in a crowded subgenre with no use for him anymore: By recalling the most chilling details of his drug dealing past with a flashback-like crispness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Together/Apart is musical therapy for those who find themselves caught under the pressures of life.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More Beautiful Than Silence, is one of the year's most authentic rap collections.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Southsiders is a solid album. The production is consistent and there are moments of enlightenment from Slug. But due to Atmosphere’s already extensive catalog, it doesn’t easily separate itself from previous works.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He gives a worthy addition to the series and continues his reign as one of rap's best.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Self Made Vol. 2 is a noted improvement from its predecessor.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Infamous Mobb Deep is a return to the roots of their artistic consciousness, substantiated almost 20 years ago, and with fine precision.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the house and dance beats and Marc Anthony features, Pitbull is still a rapper, and a decent one at that. He has definite personality on the mic, a trained and well-executed flow and delivery, and an ear for a good club banger.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a curious turn, but one that finds them as oddly whimsical and satisfying as ever.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He’s let the high filter out more of the revelation, and it sounds like a more accessible piece of entertainment than his last. It’s not the call to arms some expected, but Ab-Soul is as convincingly conspicuous as he’s ever been.