Inevitably going to be seen as a record for the heads, rather than for crossover success.
Playing up his backstory with smart rhymes and a showman's flourish.
Can the east coast rapper still find that perfect balance of contagious and cool?
The Ecstatic catches the former Black Star MC back on top of his game.
You'll love to hate it – but you'll still be listening.
Could serve as a retrospective of instrumental hip hop over the past ten years.
Top tunes from a stellar cast. How does Kanye keep doing it?
Yes, this is a slice of great German hip hop.
An ‘anti-hip hop’ hip hop album of cult-like pedigree.
Strong grime cuts battle with cheesy contenders.
An underground hip hop album riddled with ego.
Life-affirming concept album from the hip-hopper.
Typically uncompromising and full of characteristically spiky humour.
Just when hip hop was getting a little bland, up pops Homecut.
Sexy 21st century pseudo-R 'n' B that’s been sealed with a fizz.
Soul pop that could take Ciara to the next level.
Sovereign can still stand proud as one of Chalk Hill housing estate's best exports.
Two Fingers is a hugely impressive collaborative album.
Finale’s dreams are well worth hearing.
This cookie is full of potential.