Despite some structural shortcomings, Guns is a great work of politically-charged jazz rap.
With sick flows and a versatile delivery, J.I.D's latest effort is one of the rawest and most lyrically refined rap albums of the year.
Dirty Computer is Janelle Monáe's poppiest album to date, as well as her most deeply sexual and political.
Vacation in Hell has its share of great songs, but many of the deep cuts find the Zombies punching below their weight.
The Mississippi quadruple threat is back with an epic double album that puts him at a new level.
New York rapper/producer Uncommon Nasa explores potently nocturnal and political themes on his 4th studio album, Written at Night.
Rapsody releases her most solid project to date with the smart, classy, and catchy Laila's Wisdom.
Brick Body Kids is Open Mike Eagle at his most low-key, but it's also his most cohesive and emotionally potent work so far.