DJ Khaled: Kiss The Ring Review (Cd Universe)

He’s a DJ, not a rapper or producer, and yet Kiss the Ring is another in a long line of exciting compilations from DJ Khaled, the man with the million-dollar contact list. Being that it is his second release for the Cash Money label, the best of the YMCMB staff is here save Drake, with [...]

Meek Mill Dreams & Nightmares: CD Universe Review

  Having torn it up on the first two volumes of Maybach Music’s Self Made compilations, Philadelphia rapper and former Grand Hustle artist Meek Mill finally busts out on his own on Dreams and Nightmares, an apt title for an album that haphazardly bounces between the two. Check how the hooky swagger anthem “Young & [...]

Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City CD Universe Review

Hip-hop debuts don’t come much more “highly anticipated” than Kendrick Lamar’s, as his first official joint had quite the exciting roll-up. A series of killer mixtapes displayed his talent for meaningful, thought-provoking, street lyrics delivered with an attention-grabbing, full-of-life flow, and then there was his membership in the Black Hippy crew with his brethren Ab-Soul, [...]

Nas- Life Is Good Review (CD Universe)

That’s Nas’ ex-wife Kelis’ wedding dress on the cover: she’s a fellow recording artist, the two have a kid together, and she wasn’t consulted about the album cover or the album itself. Life Is Good is that kind of album, and for the moment, Nas is that kind of guy. He may have recorded some [...]

Slaughterhouse- Welcome To Our House Review (Cd Universe)

Opening with a horror movie intro, where chainsaws roar and heads fly, Slaughterhouse’s major-label debut instantly feels like an Eminem album. Of course, it’s on his label Shady, he is the executive producer, and one track later, he’s on the cut “Our House” with his “Love the Way You Lie” co-star Skylar Grey providing the [...]

Xzibit- Napalm Review

After 6 long years, Mr X To The Z is back with a new album. How does it shape up? Check out our comprehensive review to find out.

Juvenile- Rejuvenation Review

It’s like a golden age Cash Money records reunion as producer Mannie Fresh takes over the controls for rapper Juvenile’s ninth official studio album. Rejuvenation features the Snap-sampling single “Power” with special guest Rick Ross. Also look for guest shots from Drake and Bun B.

Kreayshawn: Somethin Bout Kreay Review CD Universe

The graphic design of the album artwork, which expertly mixes imaginative photographs of Kreayshawn with colorful illustrations, shows Kreayshawn being pulled into an alternate spacey, fantasy world. “I wanted an album cover that would really help to represent me and who I am,” notes Kreayshawn, explaining how she came up with the design ideas. “Something [...]

DJ Drama: Quality Street Music Review (Amazon)

DJ Drama is back with his 4th album, Quality Street Music. Lets get into this review, I’ll give a quick breakdown…. 1. “Goin’ Down” (featuring Fabolous, T-Pain and Yo Gotti) The album starts off great where Fab spits a sick Wu metaphor like “Riding to some Wu Tang while I be lit/ Made me put [...]

Z-Ro: Angel Dust Review (Amazon)

The Realest Out! Great Album! From Pain to Success, In A New Turning Lane! Rotha Vandross; Nice Song Concepts & Definitely Love To Hear Him Sing! Keep Up The Great Work…King of Tha Ghetto!