Rappers Killer Mike and El-P outdo themselves on their third collaborative album, Run the Jewels 3.
‘The Return of East Atlanta Santa’ marks the third album released by formerly incarcerated southern rapper, Gucci Mane.
Up-and-coming Texas pop heartthrob Austin Mahone returns respectably on fun, suggestive EP, ‘ForMe+You.’
Veteran metal band Metallica return ferociously only Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, their first new studio album in eight years (Death Magnetic, 2008).
Up-and-coming eclectic band The Skins show immense potential on their debut EP, Still Sleep.’
Canadian up-and-coming urban artist Roy Woods shows potential on his second EP, Nocturnal. Woods is still a work in progress.
Canadian R&B standout The Weeknd returns with a massive, urban-pop effort (Starboy) that offers something for a variety of listeners.
A Tribe Called Quest returns for one last hurrah with ‘We Got It from Here…Thank You 4 Your Service.’ Q-Tip and company are on autopilot.
Donald Clover – aka Childish Gambino – trades rhymes for singing on his ambitious third studio album, “Awaken, My Love!”
★★★★ Alternative, Left-field rapper Kid Cudi returns to form with an ambitious new album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’. At one time, Kid Cudi was “kind of a big deal.” In 2009, he captivated the world with odd-ball album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day. The album was driven by surprise, left-field hit,…