RapReviews.com's Scores

  • Music
For 542 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 1988
Lowest review score: 15 Excuse My French
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 542
542 music reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Once you listen, you'll never be able to look at rap's landscape the same way again.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    They were just waiting for the right time to kick precisely the right rhyme, so that "The Grind Date" would go down not just as an important date in rap history but in the pantheon of all musical endeavours since the dawn of mankind. It's that damn good.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A true original not to the game, but to rap music at its best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The magic in "The Craft" is that whether you're a student of the craft of hip-hop or not, you'll always enjoy the experience. The magic in "The Craft" is that it doesn't get stale with time - the beats and rhymes only get fresher and fresher.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nas has made a passionate album to reawaken your love of the art and if your heart isn't thumping in your chest by the end then it's not hip-hop that's dead, it's you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is, really and truly, an experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Cool picks up right where "Food & Liquor" left off, once again using his Muslim background and Chi-Town sensibilities to inform his perspective without being rigidly bound by either.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Welcome to a new classic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There is very little that doesn't work, with both Marley (obviously) and Nas (surprisingly) meshing flawlessly into practically everything.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a historical artifact on an otherwise up-to-date album, one which is more important now that hip-hop needs a refresher on the essence of skills and the value of balancing the materialistic with the intellectual.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's easily among the best of his work in his entire career.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    'So Far to Go' embodies everything great about Common--his witty delivery, smooth flow, loquacious lyrics and perfect sense of timing --but then the same could be said for virtually any track on Finding Forever.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Talib Kweli has made the career-defining work that his fans have been expecting for nearly a decade.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even though some might miss Slug's angst-ridden diatribes (Lucy Ford is nowhere to be found on this album), he manages to toe the line between rapper and griot better than he ever has before on this new effort.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you want to know further why this album is a classic you'll have to check it out yourself, but know for a fact it's well worth your fifteen dollars.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Felt 3 is a work of art that unlike so many sequels in life exceeds what the originals had to offer, and indeed offers something everyone can appreciate.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Eleven tracks featuring Gift of Gab's superb rhyme writing, breath control and musical flow just don't seem like enough, but the amount of content he packs into that small space creates an energy density comparable to NOX, fueling this rocketship all the way to Mars and beyond to distant stars.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    So Far Gone is unquestionably one of the most cohesive, atmospheric hip hop records in recent memory--which is almost the antithesis of what one expects from a mixtape.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While no album may ever top his debut's brilliance, this one comes close enough to make even his most passionate haters happy to hear the raw essence of hip-hop revealed in all it's true glory.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, "No Said Date" is the collective combination of stellar performances across the board.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nelly's taste in beats for "Sweat" is almost impeccable, and it's easy to imagine three or four of these songs all being singles.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nelly pushes crossover so far on a few of these tracks a few of his more hardcore fans may be turned off, but frankly since this is a concept album songs like "N Dey Say" are what I expected from "Suit."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's just enough to be cut that this could have been one outstanding album instead of two discs that overall make a pretty damn good release.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Akrobatik and Lif are the ideal lyrical yin and yang.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Certified" treads a fine line between keeping it real and selling units, but Banner treads that line very well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first overwhelmingly happy Atmosphere record.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Years from now these "Donuts" will still be just as fresh as the day they first hit the store.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To say "Things Go Better with RJ and Al" is as great as some of their earlier work would be an overstatement, but to say it's a dissapointment in any way shape or form would be a colossal lie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might be too early to call Cut Chemist's "The Audience's Listening" a masterpiece in 2006, let alone in the pantheon of all-time great turntablist albums like "Wave Twisters," but Cut Chemist defintely proves here that branching out from Jurassic 5 to pursue a solo career was anything but a mistake.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only downside to "Feedback" is that by the time you reach the swinging latino rhythms of the instrumental finale "Canto de Ossanha" 52 minutes of hip-hop soul just won't seem like enough.