RapReviews.com's Scores

  • Music
For 584 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 584
584 music reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Well Done is a shining example of what collaborative albums should be.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    "Murray's Revenge" clocks in at a meager thirty-three minutes, which is simply too short for a full-length album.... Regardless, he is back, and better than ever.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With strong lyricism, impeccable production, and a consistent tracklist-only "Hydromatic" and "Poppin'" lack the rest of the LP's highlights-DJ Quik has turned in another gem sure to keep lowrider stereos and headphones alike busy throughout the summer and beyond.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is an extremely well produced album with good emceeing. It is a unique experience as it should be.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    However challenging or confusing his rhymes can be, the songs still work with their combination of banging beats, rich lyricism, and twisted humor.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it's good to see hip-hop stick up for Ross and his charismatic storytelling, their support sometimes gets in the way of hearing what Ross actually has to say, and at the end of 50 minutes you're left wanting more of Ross than you actually got.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While I don't feel this to be anywhere near the seminal work that I feel she is utterly capable of, this is still essential listening from a highly relevant emcee.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst this album is by no means a classic, and musically the latter parts perhaps not faring as well with repeat listens, it is lifted up by superb lyrics and effortless charisma from the rappers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Through soaking in various travails, and pouring them through the microphone, he has truly grabbed us. His beats have almost taken a backseat on this journey but it is worth it just to prove that his story, his journey and his life are much more interesting that a mere drum pattern and a sample.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whatever genre you want to label Dedication as, it is a remarkable album.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    "Subject: Matter" is a strong EP. Homeboy Sandman proves himself to be one of the most nimble, unique MCs out there.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This isn't their greatest album, but there's plenty to enjoy from Evidence, Alchemist, the carefully chosen guests and the mostly excellent instrumentals--Steppington isn't a fully realised character but a thin theme binding together a very good collection of eccentric hip hop.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Redman sounds every bit as strong in 2007 as he ever has. Unfortunately, he doesn't expand his range at all here.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Graduation is neat, tidy, formal, but lacking in personality.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There's immense lyrical potential, manifesting itself in lines like "Emotional luggage, nothin' of it, I don't check bags / I just carry on, leave that bullshit in the past," or "Master the flow, Alaska-cold / silent foot, assassin approach / high when I stroll / not even leavin' footprints in the snow," but it never quite carries over to the entire song. From that point of view this sequel is more of an afterthought to "Pilot Talk" than an afterburner.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While there are some good songs on Some Say it is often a frustrating listen, which is all the more disappointing given Ghostpoet's potential as an artist.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fans who ride for Ev won't be disappointed by Cats & Dogs. He continues to show that love for hip-hop on tracks.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Rugby Thompson is one of those hard albums to critique in that as hip-hop it is inoffensive, and yet when it comes to pushing the boundaries of what the art and music could be there's literally nothing you could point to as innovative or revolutionary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Boots is more than just a fiery orator, he's a powerful composer who adds the funk to the mix to make his words stick. While at times his style has been hit or miss, "Pick a Bigger Weapon" finds him at his most musically consistant and enjoyable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    He's clearly fought his corner admirably, because he's achieved it--it's an album that creates a particular mood, and vehemently sticks to it, even bending the will of the traditional rap joints in the process.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Antibalas' latest preserves the musical history of Fela Kuti, and is a hell of a good time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The best thing about listening to the Heiruspecs is that they sound like a rap group on the beginning of a long journey, as opposed to one who finally "made it" and feel content now that they're signed and distributed nationally.