HipHopDX's Scores

  • Music
For 336 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 To Pimp A Butterfly
Lowest review score: 20 Neon Icon
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 336
336 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The group's unpredicatability and totally unique style is grassroots Hip Hop at its best.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Family Sign is a heavy, moody album. There's not nearly as much humor here as with Atmosphere's previous two releases, but that doesn't make it any less of a quality addition to the group's catalogue.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In sum, Golden Era is an extremely tight, solid package, clocking in at less than 40 minutes through ten tracks.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Beasties feel permanently young again having crafted an album that is just as consistent, unhinged and enjoyable as Check Your Head.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All 6's and 7's doesn't disappoint as a well-balanced offering.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The album at times teeters on the point of greatness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" are perfectly capable of standing on their own, but it's clear that even after all these years, they inspire something special in each other.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    4
    4 doesn't necessarily stand so well by itself, but as part of the Beyoncé experience, there are enough vehicles here to keep her moving.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The final product is a solid debut that shows enough of Sean's skill and personality to keep listeners stay tuned, with the room for growth for higher expectations next time around.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While underground Hip Hop peers such as Cage and Zion I have struggled in their efforts to expand genres, one of Ohio's best widens his scope with a fiery intensity and a welcomed sound.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its free-wheeling feel, efficient sequencing and a lack of filler show that it's not as random as its title implies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Today's Hip Hop scene has a rotating cast of notable stars, yet Watch The Throne simply wouldn't have felt the same had it been two different rappers converging for something this monumental.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This 23-year-old may have been searching for answers, but that journey allowed him to find one of this year's most outstanding albums with Section.80.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Success Is Certain should certainly be viewed as successful if Royce Da 5'9's goal was to rap his ass off over knocking production from legends to create an album worthy of quite a few rewinds and replays.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its delay, it's by no means a swan song, contractually and musically. R.E.D. is a lot of many things, only adding to the anticipation already for Game's final offering to Interscope.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He succeeds in creating a soul revival with a refreshing modern day twist done so right.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By translating the reverence toward his idols into his own talents instead of living in the past, Apathy continues to earn his keep in a genre that he feels is losing its way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a Hip Hop album, complete with the wondrous elements consistent with a broader musical appreciation. And it just might be 9th Wonder's best yet.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unquestionably, this is one of the most complete works of music made this year, and absolutely speaks volumes about what cohesiveness and attention to detail can do for a project.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a tight-knit collection of features and palpable confidence exuded in his lyrics, Ambition is Wale's most cohesive and likewise enthralling project thus far in his brisk career.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My Life II… The Journey Continues (Part 1) is one of Mary's most memorable albums.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lioness: Hidden Treasures preserves the gift of a true diamond in the rough.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    L&R's shots of riskiness and emphasis on contextual relevance propel this project past it's humdrum offerings like "International" and "West Side Love," keeping replay value intact.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He gives a worthy addition to the series and continues his reign as one of rap's best.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The rhymes and the beats are correct on every song on The Earn, and whenever he speaks against something, he offers an alternative.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Underground Hip Hop in the right and literal sense of the term, Vodka & Ayahuasca is an uncompromising listen that dwells in the underbelly of an increasingly saccharine rap scene.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Habits & Contradictions may be no follow-up to fellow Kendrick Lamar's Section .80, but ScHoolboy Q definitively shines through as a formidable rapper with immense future potential.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More Beautiful Than Silence, is one of the year's most authentic rap collections.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not an understatement to call Carnivale Electricos one of the most fun, vibrant, and culturally-diverse albums in recent years.