Album Reviews

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Review: ‘In My Mind’ Proves That BJ The Chicago Kid Is Just As Luminous In His Own Spotlight

After four years of waiting in the wings, BJ The Chicago Kid truly shines on his sophomore album, 'In My Mind.'

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Review: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Scattered Emotions Make For An “Unruly Mess”

Although a noble endeavor, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'This Unruly Mess I Made' might be one they should have kept in their heads and hearts.

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Review: The Complicated Misogyny Of Kanye West’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’

'The Life of Pablo' could be perfect, there's just one thing.

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Pleasure Principle: 30 Years Of Loving Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’ Album

Here's to saluting the anniversary of Janet Jackson's classic career defining set.

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Review: Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Is Gold… If You’re Willing To Give It A Try

Rihanna debuts some of her most advanced vocals and range of genres on 'ANTI.'

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Review: How Anderson .Paak’s ‘Malibu’ Sent VIBE’s Staff Into A Dancing Fit After Just One Listen

VIBE shares their thoughts on Anderson .Paak's sophomore release.

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Slept-On Gems: 15 Incredible Albums That Might Not Make Most Year-End Lists

From Lupe to Ne-Yo, here are the projects that fell under the radar in a very music-heavy year.

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We Listened To (And Reviewed) The Long Rollout Of Thanksgiving Mixtapes So You Won’t Have To

We stayed put and reviewed (almost) every single mixtape released this Thanksgiving season. You're welcome.

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Going H.A.M.: A Track-By-Track Review Of The ‘Hamilton’ Soundtrack

Broadway's new cult favorite Hamilton switches up the script on American history from a hip-hop POV. Chronicling the life of former United States treasury secretary…

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Review: Tamar Braxton Tears Pages From Her Book Of Love For The ‘Calling All Lovers’ LP

The three-time Grammy-nominated R&B songstress passionately bears all on her third studio installment.

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Review: Jay Rock Comes For TDE’s Top Spot On ‘90059’

Jay Rock keeps his struggle real on 90059.