RapReviews.com's Scores

  • Music
For 602 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 28% 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 American Gangster
Lowest review score: 15 Excuse My French
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 602
602 music reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With so many albums in his volumnious catalogue, it's neither the best nor the worst, but a passable experience with intriguing beats and rhymes is all anybody can ask for from this eclectic eccentric of hip-hop.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Buy it, enjoy it, and forget it. It's a fun bit of fluff.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Any fans of mainstream hip hop, probably wouldn't touch this with a 20 foot pole. But fans of Def Jux, Anticon, even some Rhymesayers will definitely see the appeal of Geti's lyricism and storytelling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's about as weird and wonderful as you'd expect from a guy who looks like he's been living on a commune for the past ten years.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is most definitely worth your time, money and investment and whilst the Re-Up section isn't particularly mind-blowing, it is definitely an intelligent addition that rectifies certain initial errors
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Solution doesn't differ from the previous instalments at all. If you're a fan of either artist then it is certainly worth picking up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vadim manages to mix hip-hop, dancehall, dubstep, soul, and electronic dance music into a concoction that works.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While O.N.I.F.C. doesn't break new ground musically for Wiz, certainly not lyrically at least, his flight won't be grounded any time soon.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'm not even sure I like it, but I do respect that it's exactly the unusual artistic vision these collaborators conceived.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    13
    As much as I enjoy 13 and think it's probably his best solo work to date, I would like Havoc to floor me with a knockout album, rather than just leaving me feeling reasonably content.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not every track on Lip Lock is a home run, but she bats for the cycle here and only strikes out a few times.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent succeeds because it manages to balance Homeboy Sandman's unique delivery with fun, free-wheeling production.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not at Radiohead's level, simply because it's not as conceptually coherent; the lyrics may shock but they don't bite; the production (save for "On Sight" and a couple of others) is interesting but barely truly revolutionary within his own career arc, let alone when we count other contemporaries such as M.I.A. But while it might feel like an opportunity missed, at least Yeezus feels real.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The album has more laughs than groans, and does make some good points at times with songs like "Green Power" even if it does so with the higher vocal tones of Otis' alter ego's alter ego.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Evolution may not be a cutting edge advancement of hip-hop, but it's no embarrassment to Baatin and Dilla's legacy either. It's a solid album you wouldn't be ashamed to pledge a few dollars toward for a copy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Doris may not get the party started, but it's still an inspiring album.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a few more standout moments, and a bit less filler, the perception could well have matched the reality in a more positive manner.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing Was the Same is a good album, occasionally great, but sometimes you end up yearning for more of those epic Drake SONGS, of which there aren't nearly enough.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's fair to say he's not a Childish Gambino any more though--he's an Adult Gambino.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you felt Roc's previous albums were too Roc-heavy, this is the ideal album to ease you in to his brand of excess rap. Yet for somebody that held his previous two albums in such high regard, it's a little bit disjointed, unpolished and dare I say it, scruffy
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The production is too inconsistent to get him there, but it's certainly not due to a lack of intrinsic talent on his part. Keep your eyes on Q.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My Krazy Life is a successful debut album that achieves most of what it sets out to achieve.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Remember Me isn't a perfect album, but it has some great songs and a lot of promise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This album makes up for substance with slickness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's lines like [in "Flicker" that] keep me coming back to Atmosphere's music, and make Southsiders another solid entry into the Atmosphere catalogue, warts and all.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The songs feel more like eight variations on the same concept than eight distinct tracks. That's neither surprising nor unforgivable given the experimental bent of the band, but you can't help but notice the sameness when you listen to the album.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just Be Free is not hipster music, and it's not gay music. It's music for a good time, no matter what gender your partner is or what pronoun you use.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's the beats, the cameos and the sheer momentum of Maybach Music that propels Hood Billionaire forward.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sour Soul isn't the best album in Ghostface's discography, but it is a fine effort.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    1 and 2 and lack the incentive and inspiration even great rappers need to make great albums, but it's an impressive compendium of what Shallah Raekwon is capable of.