RapReviews.com's Scores

  • Music
For 570 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 1.3 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: 15 out of 570
570 music reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Everybody Down may try to tackle too much in its 48-minute run time, but even if the story isn't always coherent, the emotions of the characters shine through.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The production is ultimately enough of a spoonful of sugar to make it easy to swallow.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Lizzo is a level-headed rapper who besides rhyme and reason also balances endearing and terrifying qualities. But she wouldn't quite be the standout if it wasn't for her screwball moments, which are frequent.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A typical T.I. album is loaded with singles ready to blow and Paperwork is no exception.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even with Black Milk's limits as a rapper, If There's a Hell Below is a solid album. Black Milk nails the line between being retro and forward-thinking, between street and backpack, between nostalgia and honesty.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    BWET is a fascinating starting point, as she can spit complex rhyme patterns with ease. The hope is that this can progress into something deeper, but as things stand she's still a pleasure to listen to.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    He's been afforded a rare amount of artistic freedom on 2014 Forest Hills Drive and there aren't even any singles, so it's great that he's more or less delivered. But whilst this definitely misses out on classic territory, that doesn't mean it isn't a bloody good album for the most part.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While "White People" certainly shows no lack of adventure... one is ultimately left wishing that Dan and Paul toned the wackiness down a few knobs this time around.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Godfather Buried Alive is a worthy listen, showcasing Shyne's unfiltered honesty in its uncompromising form.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Musically the adventure is pleasant because no matter how bugged out things get the choice combinations of loops, samples, electronics and drums prove Madlib continues to be a maestro in his chosen field. The raps of his alter ego Quasimoto though can be hard to deal with.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I cautiously recommend "Distortion" to Run-D.M.C. fans as being a lot better than their unceremonious disaster of a final album "Crown Royal" while openly admitting anybody younger than 18 may not relate to it and pass right on by to something else.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A quality contemporary UK rap album with equal shares of bleepy, futuristic and poppy, everyday music and plenty of singing to support a rapper that clearly isn't just rapping because everyone else is. Still, there's room for improvement.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a noticeably muted tone to his delivery and a bit of his defiant "proud to be country" attitude has faded away.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    "Movie Scenes" is mystical, it is magical, and it's also prone to confuse some.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In terms of their long career of certified bangers it comes as a slight disappointment.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the presence of some must-hear rap tracks, it's hard to justify the purchase if you are paying for only about half an album.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    He still comes across much of the time like a less charismatic Nelly.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's far from the most important record in hip-hop in 2006, let alone in Diddy's career, it's one that does at least keep your interest the whole way through and is worth listening to more than once.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This one won't dissapoint Eminem, Shady or G-Unit fans, but it also won't blow them away.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jeezy has a competent flow, good breath control, plenty of hot beats and all-star guests, and yet this album really is a sequel to "101" in all but name because it picks up where the last one left off without even trying to differentiate between the two.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The beautiful mess of Mos Def makes for a bumpy listen.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    These may be simple tales, but Mims' flow is a smooth Manhattan flow clearly influenced by the likes of New York greats like Jay-Z while still vocally unique enough to entice a listener to pay attention.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Last 2 Walk is recommended for those who can get past their banal lyricism, because between the beats and the guest stars on this album they've got a winning combination anyway.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Graduation is neat, tidy, formal, but lacking in personality.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    He's a little bit Twista, a little bit Trick Daddy, and a whole lot Nelly. None of those things are negative, but the fact he can't distinguish himself from any of them isn't a positive.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Foxy's ability to be honest about her trials and tribulations is refreshing, and the album is mostly successful regardless of her extra-long absence from store shelves.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands, Definition of Real may not be an instant classic, but it isn't a sophomore slump either, and there are signs that there could be more to Plies beyond his drawl and his love of female reproductive organs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the tracks never reach and identity outside their own samples Greg does breath fresh new life into them and make things you've probably heard a thousand times, exciting again.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Getting a sequel to the first two volumes was an unexpected and pleasant surprise, but outside of his hardcore fan base of Wu-Tang Clan fans there's not much chance of this album succeeding.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problem here is that the near single-mindedness of his subject matter on Look What You Made Me shows EXACTLY what he's been made by one too many music videos with jiggling booty and coochie--a nymphomaniac.