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  • Hopsin quits Hip Hop
    Hopsin quits Hip Hop
    Los Angeles rapper, producer and actor known for his infamous eerie white colored eye contacts and his distinctive music style has made a public announcement calling it quits.Marcus Jamal Hopson, better know by his stage name as "Hopsin"...
  • 1st Of The Month Vol. 6 Album Cover Art
    Cam'ron's lyrical savvy saves '1st Of The Month Volume 6'
    Apparently for Cam'ron, sixth time is a charm; however, that is not to say his last five were unsatisfactory by any stretch of the imagination. Reportedly the final act to his 1st Of The Month EP series, Volume 6 sees Cam and company close the...
  • Shut Up And Rap Album Cover Art
    Termanology and guests spit solid bars on 'Shut Up And Rap'
    Advanced gangster lyricist Termanology (from Lawrence, Massachusetts) must have had a selfless attitude during the making of his Shut Up And Rap LP because his guests rap more than he does on the album. The compilation-like project contains no...
  • Pinkprint Album Cover Art
    Nicki Minaj realizes her hip hop sound and style in 'The Pinkprint'
    Nicki Minaj is lucky. Quite a few of her Cash Money labelmates have had issues getting their albums released, but go figure, Nicki's The Pinkprintjust dropped without a hitch, even though Cash Money has yet to release Lil Wayne's much...
  • Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 2 Album Cover Art
    E-40's 'Corner 2' is handsome but just a little crooked
    Vallejo, California rap-godfather E-40 is already one of the big greats of hip hop. His skills and most especially his animated rap flow have carried him and his career for over two decades, and with over twenty solid albums to his name, he...
  • Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 1 Album Cover Art
    E-40 begins his 'Sharp On All 4 Corners' series nicely
    If you've put out over twenty albums and none of them can be considered poor, odds are you're in pretty good shape as an artist. The ever-exuberant E-40 of Vallejo, California fits just this pattern, staying relevant and interesting with...
  • PRhyme Album Cover Art
    'PRhyme' by Royce Da 5'9'' & DJ Premier is sheer hip hop strength
    Since the release of his last solo LP, Success Is Certain, in 2011, Detroit emcee Royce Da 5'9'' has been so busy providing work for Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil and most recently for the Shady XV compilation album that time to make...
  • 2014 Forest Hills Drive J. Cole Album Cover Art
    J. Cole brings deep feelings and stories to '2014 Forest Hills Drive'
    At the end of 2014, there was short notice from the time J. Cole announced he would release his third LPto the actual drop-day, as Cole decided to introduce the album's coming late in the year, mere weeks before the release date. Based off the...
  • Young Rollin Stonerz Album Cover Art
    Prodigy & Boogz Boogetz hold a Queens party in 'Young Rollin Stonerz'
    With some mentorship from longtime rapper Prodigy on Young Rollin Stonerz, Boogz Boogetz is already on his way to rap stardom, flaunting his cool, urban style while letting his partner, the Mobb Deep veteran, man the helm just as often. Both...
  • Return Of The Super Villain Album Cover Art
    Trademark Da Skydiver is self-proficient in 'Return Of The Super Villain'
    Apparently Jet Life rapper and New Orleans native Trademark Da Skydiver, aka Flamingo Barnes, has parted ways (on good terms) with his Jet Life clique of emcees to pursue solo endeavors; however, since a number of the Jet artists appear on...
  • Po-Up Poet Album Cover Art
    Paul Wall sticks to his roots in 'The Po-Up Poet'
    Far removed is Houston, Texas rapper Paul Wall from his glory days of record label-promoting and genre-defining collaborations with fellow Houston rapper Chamillionaire, who teamed up with Wall in the late 1990s to form The Color Changin'...
  • A Better Tomorrow Wu-Tang Clan Album Cover Art
    Wu-Tang Clan envision a brighter future in 'A Better Tomorrow'
    Amid negative rumors that were circulating in the few years leading up to the Wu-Tang Clan's sixth studio LP, A Better Tomorrow, fans couldn't help but be a little discouraged, especially since the group's last album, 8 Diagrams, was...
  • Dark Comedy Open Mike Eagle Album Cover Art
    Open Mike Eagle stylishly goes over heads in 'Dark Comedy'
    A member of Project Blowed, Thirsty Fish and Swim Team, rapper/singer Open Mike Eagle might have originated amongst the stringent, traditional milieus of Chicago, Illinois, but the loose, sunny surroundings of Los Angeles, California sure have...
  • Hook Off Cappadonna Album Cover Art
    Cappadonna and friends focus on lyricism in 'Hook Off'
    With the release of Hook Offhaving landed six months before the Wu-Tang Clan's A Better Tomorrow LP, which is set to be officially released December 2, 2014, Wu emcee Cappadonna is obviously starting early and on a big note with this, his...
  • Live Like You're Dead Album Cover Art
    Has-Lo & Castle bring philosophy, swagger in the mellow 'Live Like You're Dead'
    They don't call themselves the Mello Music Group for nothing. While enterprising and always willing to put in work, the multitalented hip hop artists Has-Lo and Castle of that record label are in fact quite easygoing and insouciant in their...