Rating: 7/10 Independently, you may have heard of both of the people responsible for Never Enough; Knowledge Medina is a battle rapper to the core and has several appearances on GrindTimeNow.net (videos of his handiwork are all over YouTube, if interested), while the Florida producer Numonics has silently crafted a name associated with quality Hip-Hop, working… Read more »
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THE REVIEW IS IN ON ROCKIE FRESH’S “DRIVING 88” – READ IT HERE!
Rating: 8/10 Looking to add to this month’s hottest releases, Chip Tha Ripper drops his latest tape entitled Tell Ya Friends. The smooth-flowing Cleveland rapper has brought forth another solid project, with features from Wale, Bun B, Krayzie Bone, Kid Cudi, and more. Tell Ya Friends also features high quality production from Lex Luger, Boi-1da,… Read more »
SAIGON IS BACK WITH “WARNING SHOTS 3” – READ THE REVIEW HERE!
MAINO INVITES ALLHIPHOP.COM TO A PRIVATE LISTENING SESSION FOR “THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW”
THE REVIEW IS IN ON KIRKO BANGZ “THE PROGRESSION 2” – READ IT HERE!
IS SCHOOLBOY Q THE “TOP DAWG” ON HIS OWN “HABITS & CONTRADICTIONS” ALBUM?! THE REVIEW IS IN!
CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL REVIEW OF RED CAFE’S “HELL’S KITCHEN” MIXTAPE!
ALTHOUGH HE’S IN A PRISON CELL, JA RULE CELEBRATES THE GOOD OL’ DAYS ON “ICON!”
AFTER A TWO-YEAR WAIT, YO GOTTI DELIVERS “LIVE FROM THE KITCHEN!” THE REVIEW IS IN!
THE REVIEW IS IN ON RICK ROSS’ “RICH FOREVER” MIXTAPE!!
DRIZZY, WEEZY AND YEEZY KICK OFF 2012 ON THE CHARTS!
YOUNG MONEY’S LIL’ TWIST CALLS HIMSELF “THE GOLDEN CHILD”…READ THE REVIEW!
THE VERDICT’S IN ON COMMON’S LATEST! READ UP ON “THE DREAMER, THE BELIEVER!”
JEEZY’S “TM:103” FINALLY TOUCHES DOWN! SO HOW DOES IT MEASURE UP? READ ON!
SNOOP & WIZ COMBINE FOR A SOUNDTRACK TO THEIR UPCOMING FILM…READ THE REVIEW!
HUH? A GUCCI & V-NASTY COLLABO ALBUM??? CHECK HERE FOR THE FULL “SMH” REVIEW!
Download “The Plane Is My Home: What Did You Expect” with DJ Whoo Kid, Trae Tha Truth, Rosa Acosta, VADO, Hoopz and Rocko
PHILADELPHIA’S LEGENDARY ROOTS CREW HAS A STORY TO TELL ON “UNDUN” – THE REVIEW IS IN!
MR. AUTO-TUNE HIMSELF IS BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM! READ UP ON T-PAIN’s “rEVOLVEr” HERE!
ACTION BRONSON, THE CHEF, COOKS UP RHYMES OVER STATIK SELEKTAH PRODUCTION. READ THE REVIEW HERE!
MOBB DEEP RELEASES THEIR LONG-AWAITED “BLACK COCAINE” AND ALLHIPHOP.COM’S OFFICIAL REVIEW IS HERE!
YELAWOLF IS PREPPING TO RELEASE A NEW ALBUM! BUT IS IT THE SAME OL’ “TRUNK MUZIK?”
CHILDISH GAMBINO’S ALBUM “CAMP” – READ THE BREAKDOWN HERE!
CHECK OUT A REVIEW OF MAC MILLER’S “BLUE SLIDE PARK!”
DID D.C.’S WALE BRING GO-GO-INSPIRED GOODNESS ON HIS “AMBITION” ALBUM? FIND OUT HERE!
STATIK SELEKTAH’S MC-PACKED PROJECT RELEASES TODAY!
Rating: 5.5/10 DJ Drama is too legit to quit. In a day in age where the DJs struggle to stay relevant and the art-form has been diluted, Drama refuses to stop making records. His first two albums were named after the Gangsta Grillz series that has made his name, but his third installment is appropriately… Read more »
CHECK OUT 50’S NEW HEADPHONE LINE!!
In what is sure to be an unforgettable and cherished moment for the North Carolina native, RocNation rapper J. Cole moved over 200,000 copies of his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story (RocNation), in the week since its release. The official SoundScan numbers put the album at 217,324 albums sold. Coming hot off the… Read more »
NYC-based marketing/PR firm the 135th Street Agency kicked off BET Hip Hop Awards Week with its 5th Annual BBQ, this year for the first time this took place in Atlanta. The aprty took place at Piedmont Park’s Magnolia Hall, including event co-hosts Fonzworth Bentley and Kelly G (BET’s EVP, Music Programming), along with featured DJs Drama,… Read more »
Michael Jackson has always been an inspiration musically for artists all over the world. If that compliment was given to any other person, it would be cliché and tired, but with Michael it will always ring true in our lifetime. All legal troubles aside, MJ always excelled at entertaining his fans and winning over… Read more »
Rick Ross isnt resting on his laurels. After his many accolades, the rapper now releases Ashes To Ashes as a holiday treat for his fans. At this point, Ross is in the zone and the energy in this mixtape album is almost effortless sounding. There is a unique mixture of trap beats and, soul soundscapes,… Read more »
ChartWatch for December 22, 2010Is the fat lady singing? Taylor Swift and Susan Boyle switch spots but still retain the first and second position. Michael Jacksons first (and sure not to be last) posthumous album, Michael, enters the charts at number three selling 224,910 copies. A couple of weeks ago R. Kelly appeared at the… Read more »
DJ Premier. The name alone evokes the sound of a generation of hip-hoppers in awe of the boom with the bap and the scratch. The last time we sat down with Preem, we established his Top 5 Dead or Alive Producers (click here for that), but the time for his favorite emcees has come. Here… Read more »
ChartWatch for December 15, 2010 Welcome back to ChartWatch. I feel like the title is pretty self explanatory so no need to go into what we do here. This week we have a new album entering the top of the Hip Hop charts and a couple of albums going gold. Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. better… Read more »
Rating: 8.5 / 10 10 years from now well still be on top – Fourteen years ago Puff Daddy, now named Diddy, spoke this over the classic track Mo Money Mo Problems. With his latest release, Last Train to Paris, he is reinventing himself yet again with his new group entitled, Diddy Dirty Money. The… Read more »
Rating: 9 / 10 Since Emilio Rojas impressive mixtape with DJ Green Lantern and his show-stealing flow on Laws Hold You Down Remix alongside Big K.R.I.T., hes been slowly trying to develop a buzz to make a name for himself. Although the aforementioned mixtape,The Natural, was solid, it left something to be desired as far… Read more »
ChartWatch for December 08, 2010 Last week Kanye West and Nicki Minaj held the first and second spots but this week they get dethroned by Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift. That means the number one Hip Hop (and I use the term Hip Hop loosely) album for the week is by none other than The… Read more »
Grammy nominations are not slowing B.o.B. up. The Atlanta rapper has released his highly anticipated mixtape, No Genre. The fruitful blessing offers appearances by Wiz Khalifa, Yung Dre, CyHi Da Pryce and Bun B and production by Quincy Jones, Kanye West, Jim Jonsin and others. This is a Christmas gift wrapped inside of a 16h… Read more »
Rating: 7.5 / 10 T.Is latest album, No Mercy, is his first studio release since his prison release. The album comes at and important period in his career since the ATL trap rapper found himself back behind bars shortly after getting out. T.I worked tirelessly to rebuild his image through his philanthropy, movies and other… Read more »
1982 (Statik Selektah and Termanology): FreEPRating: 7.5 / 10 After originally only being available after proof of purchase, Statik Selektah and Termanology have decided to let loose the 1982 Free EP for Hip-Hop fans to enjoy. Featuring nine original tracks, this additional project feels just as strong as the original 1982 album, with strong verses… Read more »
Rating: 7.5 / 10 Redman presents Reggie is the seventh solo album by Redman and the album is a departure from the hardcore, rugged and raw style of old and presumably is an album by Reggie Noble – the guy behind the rap persona. So, based on past interviews, this is the character Redman offering… Read more »
ChartWatch for December 01, 2010 As predicted last week the top two artists are Kanye West and Nicki Minaj. The two have given a pretty big sales boost for the slumping record industry. Kanye West and his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy enters the charts this week at number one. The Chicago… Read more »
Just Dizle is the French DJ that proclaims himself “Le Champion.” The moniker is fitting with a listen to his latest mixtape. “The Infamous Mobb Deep Mix” sounds simple, but it serves as a cold splash of water to a forgetful Hip-Hop Nation. This sobering reminder reacquaints fans with The Infamous Mobb Deep, comprised of… Read more »
Rating: 6/10 With the release of C.A.S.H. (Cass A Straight Hustla), this marks Cassidys fourth studio album and his first in his newfound record home with Krossover Entertainment, which is run by NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony. Under a new label, Cassidys hoping to finally break out with a solid album that can withstand the criticism… Read more »
Rating: 7.5 / 10 Gadsen, Alabama, isnt a place you would expect one of the next prominent rap artists to rise from, but Yelawolf isnt exactly what youd expect from a rap artist. Although his image gives off a rock-skater vibe that even infiltrates his musical style at times, theres no doubt when he opens… Read more »
Rating: 7.0 / 10 Lloyd Banks new album has been widely anticipated for some time since the release of his radio smash Beamer, Benz, or Bentley. Slowly but surely hes been building up hype by biting the Crooked I formula of releasing a new song every week. Now The Hunger For More 2 is ready… Read more »
The gloves are off. Lil Kim has dropped “Black Friday,” a diss against rival Nicki Minaj. Check the full length version below:
Check out the new EP from the CEO of Dipset West, Omar “Iceman” Sharif. Nine tracks of all original music featuring Dipset West artist Young Hu$tle, Gramz4Sale, Begetz and the Fly Boyz. Also includes U.N. members Felony Fame and Charlie Clips and Dipset/Top Gunna Hell Rell. Fueled by the single and video for “Longevity” feat. Young Hustle, shot… Read more »