RapReviews.com's Scores

  • Music
For 668 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 8 Million Stories
Lowest review score: 15 Excuse My French
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 668
668 music reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not that the album isn't good, it's that it pails in comparison to "Jackpot."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You'll keep looking for songs with more depth than "Ba Bump," only to find that they're basically all at that level.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's no secret the Twins get gully. Fortunately for listeners, it's very contagious. Unfortunately, it comes at the expense of lyrical content.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    He sounds positively dated.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately the drama turns out to be more interesting than the album itself, with Yayo offering little lyrically, Banks seemingly phoning in his performances, and 50 trying to hold the whole thing together on the strength of his star power alone
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like the core message of Everything Is Borrowed, this album will, unfortunately, come and go soon enough, little trace left behind.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the City offers good production, excellent melodies, and - of course - the same song, idea(s), and kinds of guest appearances many times over.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A third of the songs are about hooking up with ladies, a third are heartfelt ballads to lovers, and a third are break-up songs. It's the lifecycle of a relationship, over and over. I'm not convinced by it, but it's working for him.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rebelution will leave you shaken, but not stirred.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately the haste to produce and release the album shows when listening; the thing is clearly rushed and even feels a tad opportunistic after the surprise critical resurgence of the Wu after the Raekwon-directed "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II."
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    • 60 Critic Score
    If you can focus more on the beats and not so much on the words the overall experience improves, but even then it still tends to be monotonous.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is no doubt that the first half of the album is where the "money" is – a top-heavy reflection of pop-muscle tracks where Lupe is generally playing second fiddle to the beats/choruses. That would have fine if the Chicago native had been allowed to go all out and express himself on the other six tracks, more akin to "All Black Everything" so you may well find yourself stalling after "The Show Goes On."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At 10 songs and nearly an hour long the "Back to Reality" album packs a lot of bang for the buck, and if you're in the mood to go retro this is the perfect album to fire up when you put on your Michael Jackson glove, fire up the Coleco, play Donkey Kong 'til your hands get sore then go party at Studio 54.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Return of Mr. Zone 6 is the best and worst of Gucci Mane in almost equal measure, though it's enough of the best to pull up to an acceptable level.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Where a lack of rhymes fail them, the hip-rock-electronica music carries them forward into music that's passable even when it's not profound. So long as you get it, LMFAO may not change the world, but it's a fun way to kill time. Just don't drink like they do or you'll kill brain cells too.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They offer a positive, upbeat take on hip-hop with heavy doses of melody. While it didn't totally win me over, there are enough bright points, and it is done with enough skill and passion that I recommend it to anyone nostalgic for the days of b-boys and beatboxes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem for Wiley on 100% Publishing is that things just vary too wildly from song to song.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are some other strong tracks on this album, including Santigold's guest spot on "Car Song," and "Energy," which sounds like a lost Talking Heads song. There are also several that are either forgettable or downright bad.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately I have two complaints about Blue Slide Park which in the grand scheme of things may be minor.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Radioactive is a mixed bag that has some outstanding tracks, while others fail from a lack of execution particularly in the production and hook department.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The inspiring message that is clearly part of the appeal is still buried under too much empty rap rhetoric.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a decent but underwhelming album, and one that inspires apathy more than adoration or disgust.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    No Love Lost is too inconsistent to leave a lasting impression, and falls short of greatness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    York is an interesting and often times bizarre album.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As it stands, the album has some decent songs but doesn't hold together as an album.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite his years away acting, LL hasn't really lost his touch rapping. What he has lost is a sense of focus and direction.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is very little humour and some of the production is flat out boring.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The stakes were so high, the pressure was on and what makes him interesting was ironed out in favour of low risk, high percentage choruses. Couple that with a mixed bag of lyrics from the rapper himself, and you get a curiously crafted mess that contains a few great songs that you'll end up loving, and lot of numbers that just weren't bold enough or executed with confidence.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kid Ink hasn't so much found his own lane, but taken the well-worn stretch of road that's littered with empty beer bottles and discarded condoms; a road frequented by beautiful video-models and catchy hooks. Despite this, My Own Lane is tasteful, smooth and if taken at face value, an enjoyable example of radio-friendly hip hop.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the rhythm of the album is constantly interrupted by cacophonous dirges which makes it feel unsettled.