★★★★1/2: 2020 AOTY?
★★★★★: Best in show; pinnacle release from an all-time great artist.
The Black Album was Jay-Z’s 1st retirement album, which made room for other rappers, such as Lil Wayne, to claim the “Best Rapper Alive” title until Hov returned in 2006 with Kingdom Come!
★★★★★: Back when this album 1st dropped I always said I’d wait until I bought the CD to do a proper review. I finally found the CD at a record store a couple weeks ago, so here it is, as promised. My review of Nipsey Hu$$le’s long-awaited debut album, “Victory Lap”. RIP Nip.
Special edition of Vinyl of the Week features this rare 5-STAR album review★★★★★!
★★★★★: A true rapper-producer double threat, Big K.R.I.T. aligns the stars on Return of 4eva a testament to his craft, and the best rap album of 2011. Rise and shine.
Kendrick Lamar – Section.80 Released: 2 July 2011 It’s been a while since…