RapReviews.com's Scores

  • Music
For 589 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 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Tetsuo & Youth
Lowest review score: 15 Excuse My French
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 589
589 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are plenty of unexpected surprises to be found.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Being bold and different for Lupe pays off right from the jump.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Game shows lyrical improvement over his major label debut, and even though some accused him of being a "name dropper" back then and still will today, the references seem more in keeping with his "soldier of the West" philosophy and less like a filler for lack of content.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One listen is all that is needed to convince you that the Clipse have dropped one of the best rap albums of the year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With "The Undisputed Truth," Brother Ali improves as a rapper, while sacrificing none of the unique, personal touch that made "Shadows on the Sun" so impressive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Francis is on a level where even next shit is two steps behind.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is more expansive and daring--resulting in more highs and lows than "Arular."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimate Victory is everything one could have hoped for as an official sophomore album follow-up to "The Sound of Revenge"--there's no slump here.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the most satisfying P.E. album in over fifteen years, both a throwback to their glory years and a hopeful sign of more great years to come.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who have slept on Wyclef Jean's catalogue may need to give it another look after listening to Carnival Vol. II.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In short, it is one of the best albums of the year, and could be one of the best albums of the decade.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's nothing boring about the tracks on Ego Trippin' though, from the hard hitting Neptunes produced "Sets Up" to the soft-spoken Polow Da Don produced "Why Did You Leave Me."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Odd Couple [is] thirteen songs chock full of honest, unabashed, experimental self-expression that isn't afraid to take chances.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stop wasting time and go to the store to get Rising Down right now.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With II Trill Bun B's ensured the legacy of U.G.K. will exist for decades to come, but more importantly he's created the album that every hip-hop head from North to South with have rattling out of their trunk all summer long.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, And I Love H.E.R. is as good of a conceptual album as hip-hop has ever seen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With very little filler and a strong selection of songs from start to finish, the hype that this is potentially "album of the year" according to Atlantic Records may ACTUALLY be true.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Ludacris may be professing loudly to do it for hip-hop on his latest album, it's refreshing to know he can do it for hip-hop and still do it for the mainstream who may not realize just how artful he really is.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    P.O.S. has created something that sounds vibrant and alive, and stretches the narrow limits of the genre.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you want to doubt it or not, there's just too much right about the self-titled Slaughterhouse for this album to be wrong.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an emotional and creative masterpiece in the genre of hip hop.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Us
    Us is uplifting, thought-provoking, funny, heartbreaking, and bootyshaking.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The songs that were already previously available on "So Far Gone" are a winner and the new songs don't bring Drake down off the high cloud he's already on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jake knows Freeway's strengths and plays to them with so much grace it's almost unfair to rappers who've got to piece records together with a hodgepodge of producers who craft their tracks with no one in particular in mind.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dr. No's Ethiopium combines two of the best things on Earth: Egyptian jazz and hip hop. This is a fantastic album, and one that improves upon "Dr. No's Oxperiment."
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The reason ArchAndroid is so good is because, from minute one, it is so apparent that its author loves music. And for those of us that love music, that's a real treat.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Roots aren't just cashing in from their newfound Jimmy Fallon fame, they're doing what they do best that nobody else in or outside the Illadeph-side can do.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's something magical about pairing Talib with Hi-Tek on production that transcends his already almost unlimited lyrical potential and creates an extraordinary experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Big Boi has exquisite taste in music, guests, lyrics and choruses--not to mention the knowledge and expertise of how to put a classic album together. And whoever bet against him just lost. Big time.