Common – Nobody’s Smiling

Legendary Chicago rapper Common drops a hit-or-miss album.

Future – Honest

Between the basic flows, uninteresting lyricism, and ridiculous “singing” that’s barely masked by the auto-tune it’s slathered in, I’m honestly not finding much of anything to like about the new Future record. The beats are decent sometimes…

Migos – No Label II

When it comes to loud, visceral trap rap, there are plenty of songs worth recommending on this new Migos mixtape. The problem is it’s so packed with filler that finding the cartoony, eccentric, and occasionally hilarious gems on this thing can be a bit of a chore.

Rick Ross – Mastermind

Ross, what’s ur Skype? I need some1 2 count money 4 me, bb. ;_____;

Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron

Schoolboy Q might not be an amazing lyricist, and his new album might have a handful of filler hooks, but Oxymoron also shows him riding a variety of beats with an impressive level of precision. Not only that, but a number of tracks here bring back the grit and vulgarity of 90s gangsta rap, and give it a progressive instrumental backdrop.

After The Smoke – Microwaves

Download: After The Smoke – Microwaves

Alternative hip hop and R&B project After The Smoke drops a spacey new mixtape titled Microwaves via the link above. Download and enjoy!

Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2

It’s actually not that bad…

Pusha T – My Name Is My Name

Pusha T, Virginia rapper and one half of the famed hip hop duo Clipse, released some pretty potent singles before the drop of his new album here; however, the final product seems to be cut with a handful of weak tracks.

Drake – Nothing Was The Same

Toronto rapper Drake is back with his 3rd commercial release, Nothing Was The Same. Here, Drake continues with his lyrical obsession with the tattered relationships of his past, which is fine, but he hops on a gauntlet of nutty trap beats on this LP that are less than flattering to his clean-cut persona.

A$AP Ferg – Trap Lord

A$AP Ferg’s commercial debut takes the trap-flavored tough talking to a new level of absurdism that’s just too fun to deny.

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