Reviews / Music


TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE: Lupe Fiasco

AllHipHip caught up with the Lupe Fiasco and talked him about his present activities, including his upcoming project Lasers. But, in the midst of the interview, it was essential to get Lupe’s Top 5 Dead or Alive, since he’s one of the flag wavers for Hip-Hop’s Future. But, Lupe breaks protocol and ventures outside of… Read more »



AllHipHop ChartWatch: The Landscape Is Desolate! Gucci & Young Money Hold On!

ChartWatch for January 13, 2009               It’s the second week of 2010 and already we have a problem.  Apparently bad music is becoming contagious.  You see, first people bought enough of Flo Rida’s second album, R.O.O.T.S, to make the Florida rapper one Hip Hop’s top selling artist for 2009.  Flo Rida’s hit single, “Right… Read more »



ChartWatch: Gucci Mane, Snoop, Timbaland, Clipse – Sales are IN!

AllHipHop ChartWatch for December 16, 2009      I’ve spent the last few weeks pointing out the sales of reality TV star Susan Boyle which has raise a lot of questions amongst readers.  Mainly, Who the f— is Susan Boyle?  Well, I’ll tell you.  She’s a British, reality show star.  Now British music artist + Reality TV should… Read more »



ChartWatch: Boyle Bodies R.Kelly! Snoop, Timbo, Gucci Mane & Clipse Are Up!

AllHipHop ChartWatch for December 09, 2009    This week R. Kelly enters the charts at the fourth spot selling 115,000 copies of his latest album Untitled. Not even the pied piper could dethrone the unlikely pop superstar, Susan Boyle, who continues her dominance on the charts with her debut, I Dreamed a Dream.  The reality… Read more »



REVIEW: Rakim – The Seventh Seal

“Rappers cross-over. They dead.” Rakim returns to testify that he is a man alive with work to do on The Seventh Seal, his new album released on his own Ra Records label. Always a man of uncompromising vision, non-believers are presented with Ra’s modern Hip-Hop gospel soaked in Godspeak. Sometimes obscure but never unobtainable, this… Read more »



AllHipHop ChartWatch: Rakim Cometh! Jay-Z & BEP Hold It Down! MJ Makes SoundScan Change Up!

ChartWatch for November 18, 2009  Here is something interesting. Michael Jackson has caused SoundScan to make some changes in how they report album sales. With the renewed success of Thriller and his Greatest Hits album, older catalog release will be included in the new releases. So, as the highest selling artist of 2009, Taylor Swift… Read more »



AllHipHop ChartWatch: Jay-Z Is IT!! Wale & MF Doom Approach The Charts!

ChartWatch for November 11, 2009Let’s see here.  Top ten for the week.  There….is…no…Hip-Hop…in…the…top…ten.  Not one album.  The highest rated album is Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 which is ranked at the 13th position.  Sean Carter manages to move another 36,000 copies. That’s followed by The Black Eyed Peas and their chart topping album The E.N.D.  The group… Read more »



Play-N-Skillz 3rd Annual Halloween Bash Review

Over the weekend producers Play-N-Skillz hosted their 3rd annual Halloween Bash at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX.   The extravaganza was a “Superheros, Actors and Entertainers” themed party and featured several big name guests including rapper Slim Thug, video director Dr. Teeth, Angela Simmons, Play-N-Skillz new artist Inertia, rapper Tum Tum and Rich… Read more »



BET Hip-Hop Awards Recap: Gucci Dominates, Epic Cyphers, Hip-Hop Giving Back, Goodie Mob

After the BET Awards’ dedication to Michael Jackson, which was met with mixed reviews, the network went back to the drawing board for the 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards, held annually in Atlanta. In spite of the obvious skepticism, this year BET put together a surprisingly balanced event showcasing the underground, mainstream, and past stars of… Read more »



A3C Festival Review: From Rakim To Rap Reunions – ATL Gets Rocked

Do you love Hip-Hop, or just a particular style of the genre? Since human beings love to simplify, separate, and categorize things, Hip-Hop music has seen itself fragmented to catch phrases meant to signify the output of entire regions and/or movements. Dirty South. Gangsta rap. Hipster rap. Conscious rap. These are loaded terms in themselves,… Read more »