RapReviews.com's Scores

  • Music
For 648 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: 16 out of 648
648 music reviews
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Saigon has had the time to craft an epic hip-hop album that's a fitting testament to his skill and his sheer force of will.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's easily one of the best albums of the year so far, and has the sound and feel of a classic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Apart from these misgivings [middle-core sequencing issues and "Nasty" not making the grade], it must be said that Nas has truly delivered.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ill Manors, depressing, blunt and provocative, fulfills one of rap music's most noble tasks--to touch the sore spots.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a decade of depth to D. Swain that shows in every bar, note, and beat of this Payback, one which should hopefully give the music biz a big smack in the face.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Reloaded is a brilliant album but it is one that requires a certain mood.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While most of these songs probably can't stand out alone, the project on the whole is a great addition to an already great catalog of one of hip hop's finest artists.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Illmatic by Nas is a 10/10 classic hip hop album. It's essential, and that's undeniable. Illmatic XX when taken as a whole, isn't.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pharoahe Monch has always been among the most talented rappers in the game, and now with PTSD, he has an album that showcases not only his lyrical prowess, but also his ability to craft a fully focused and theme driven album.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only thing you really need to know is that no matter how you cop RTJ2, whether it's as a free digital download, a physical copy from Mass Appeal or the super-expensive "I'm On The Guestlist" supporter package you're getting more than your money's worth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When nostalgic old-timers lament the golden age of hip-hop, for those championing our current era, Under Pressure is the album to point to.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Many worry that the Cadillactica theme might go over the heads of some and alienate fans but rest assured, at the core of it all, there's still the 808 bang, jazzy, soulful music and the same Big K.R.I.T. that so many have come to know, respect and love--on second thought, he's better.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Messiah is an incredible album, and an essential addition to D'Angelo's discography.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There won't be another album in 2015 with so much of the artist invested in it: mind, body and soul.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is an album that pushes boundaries and yet is always listenable and relatable, even at its most intricate and complex.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    His lyrics are more considered; his flow is varied and on point pretty much throughout; the choice in music is superb; there are concepts that deserve your attention. The Game has delivered one of the greatest hip hop double albums in history.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Documentary 2 & 2.5 prove that he is back, and yes, better than ever. This isn't based on a cursory listen: the evidence is all there. His lyrics are more considered; his flow is varied and on point pretty much throughout; the choice in music is superb; there are concepts that deserve your attention.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We've come to expect nothing less than near-perfection from K.Dot and he comes pretty damn close on his most recent effort.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The order of the songs in the end seems carefully chosen, not unlike a play or movie where the emotional resonance from each piece is meant to build you up, bring you down, and build anticipation through each movement towards the climactic ending.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Kiss of Death is the Jadakiss album that everybody's been waiting for, 'Kiss fans and critics alike.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are songs on here so thorough and ill they'll send a chill down your spine and raise the hair on your neck.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Shorter than its predecessor, it is also a more cohesive and even effort, making Ace and Brooklyn the focal points of this hour plus narrative told in the now trademark laid-back manner.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The range on "The New Danger" is as broad and deep as the Brooklyn Renaissance itself.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Do NOT approach this as a rap album, or you will be perplexed to no end. This is cerebral, intricate and inventive electronically-based music that is certainly hip-hop in ethic and inspiration, but channelled through a uniquely British conduit, interpreted by one of the more intriguing urban poets of recent times.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sage Francis is obviously not for everyone. Though he is a gifted lyricist, he is hard to follow, and the entirety of "A Healthy Distrust" has a rough edge that makes it far from easy listening.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    "Beauty and the Beat" is a rare, valuable record that channels two markedly different types of music into a new one, a collage of sounds that hasn't been heard in a very long time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's an excellent album if you're in on the joke.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There isn't a weak track on "Father Divine," and though some of Ladd's lyrical styling can be uninspired... the album is packed with solid material.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is not RJD2's best work, but this record contains several stunning creations and very few disappointments. Aceyalone settles for too little, allowing his natural skill to carry him in the absence of true purpose, but his voice still weaves deftly throughout most of the album.