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Album Review: Ace Hood – “Trials & Tribulations”

By Preemo Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer To even begin to understand Trials & Tribulations, it takes a deep understanding of the man on the cover, Ace Hood. Without a doubt, he is a dope hip hop artist and there is no doubting his celebrity status, but he has never had a fair

Album Review: Jay-Z – “Magna Carta Holy Grail”

By Preemo Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer People throw around the word "classic" way too easily, people also review albums way too quickly, according to Jay-Z. Reviews for Magna Carta Holy Grail are already all over the internet. But, when the assignment came to review Jay-Z's first solo album in four years, it

Hip Hop Classic of the Month: Jay-Z – “Reasonable Doubt”

By Q The Question Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Everybody who follows the movement knows that SKE stands for Street Knowledge Entertainment. What Jay-Z spit on his Reasonable Doubt debut album was pure street knowledge and entertainment. Reasonable Doubt is the original hustler's music and this is music for the people trying to get

Album Review: Wale – “The Gifted”

By Hardcore Critic Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Earlier this year, Wale said he wanted the music on his new album to speak for itself and then he announced The Gifted. By the time March hit, Wale released his single, "Bad," featuring Tiara Thomas. Instead of leading up with a lot of singles,

Album Review: Mac Miller – “Watching Movies with the Sound Off”

By Hardcore Critic Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Stuck in the middle of two of the biggest album releases, Mac Miller could have been overlooked. A benefit of the way Mac Miller built his name and gained fame is that his fans know he is only one stroke of the keyboard away. Watching

Album Review: Jarren Benton – “My Grandma’s Basement”

By Hardcore Critic Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Today in hip hop was everything it was cracked up to be, but last week should not be overlooked for the lone reason that Jarren Benton dropped My Grandma's Basement. At a time when hip hop was all over the place, Jarren Benton released an