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Future – I NEVER LIKED YOU Album Review

Written by Craig MacDonald The best rapper alive, the best rapper in the past decade, the most consistent rapper of the decade; these are some of the titles used to describe Future and his current standing in the game. After over 23 projects spanning across a decade and dozens of broken records, Future has solidified […]

Alfredo Review

Alfredo by Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist A review by Craig MacDonald a.k.a Debating Hip-Hop On May 29th, 2020 Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist joined teams once again for a new collab album titled Alfredo. In 2018, the two teamed up with rapper Curren$y and created a critically acclaimed masterpiece with Fetti. Two years later […]

Pray For Paris Review

Pray For Paris by Westside Gunn A review by Craig MacDonald a.k.a Debating Hip-Hop On April 17th, 2020 Griselda rapper Westside Gunn released his third studio album and 25th project “Pray For Paris”. The Buffalo rapper started work on his new LP while visiting Paris for Fashion Week in January of 2020. What started as […]

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Kanye West attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Kanye West Discography Ranked & Rated

#9 Jesus Is King 5/10 #8 Ye 6/10 #7 – 808s & Heartbreaks 8/10 #6 – Yeezus 8/10 #5 – Graduation 8/10 #4 – The Life Of Pablo 8/10 #3 – The College Dropout 10/10 #2 – Late Registration 10/10 #1 – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 10/10

Jay-Z’s Discography Ranked & Rated

Posted by Craig MacDonald a.k.a Debating Hip-Hop #13 – The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse 6/10 #12 – Kingdom Come 6/10 #11 – Magna Carta… Holy Grail 7/10 #10 – The Blueprint 3 7.5/10 #9 – The Dynasty 8/10 #8 Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter 8.5/10 #7 Vol. 2… Hard […]

J. Cole’s Discography Ranked & Rated

Posted by Craig MacDonald a.k.a Debating Hip-Hop #10 – Truly Yours 7/10 #9 – Truly Yours 2 7/10 #8 – The Come Up 7.5/10 #7 – Cole World: The Sideline Story 7.5/10 #6 – KOD 8/10 #5 – Born Sinner 8.5/10 #4 – 4 Your Eyez Only 9/10 #3 – The Warm Up 9/10 #2 […]

Kendrick Lamars Discography Ranked & Rated

Posted by Craig MacDonald a.k.a Debating Hip-Hop #9 Training Day (2005) 6.5/10 #8 C4 (2009) 7/10 #7 Kendrick Lamar EP (2009) 7/10 #6 Overly Dedicated (2010) 7.5/10 #5 Section.80 (2011) 8/10 #4 untitled unmastered. (2016) 8.5/10 #3 DAMN. (2017) 9/10 #2 good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012) 9.5/10 #1 To Pimp A Butterfly (2015) 10/10

2020 Album of The Year list (so far)

This list is obviously based on my personal opinion and enjoyment so far this year. As we enter April this year has already been very good with many impressive releases. I’d like to start off my list by paying my respects to Mac Miller and Pop Smoke who have both tragically passed away recently. Circles […]

Top 10 Music Festivals in Canada & The World

Written by Craig MacDonald a.k.a Debating Hip-hop Top 10 Music Festivals in Canada Shambhala Music Festival is an annual electronic music festival held at the Salmo River Ranch in the first week of August. Location is in the West Kootenay mountains near Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. The festival runs all weekend with 6 different stages […]

A Written Testimony Review

A Written Testimony by Jay Electronica A review by Craig MacDonald a.k.a Debating Hip-Hop The long-awaited Jay Electronica debut album is finally here in A Written Testimony. When I said long-awaited, I meant long-awaited, this album has been overdue and anticipated for the past 10 years. Until Jay took to twitter 40 days ago announcing […]

The Price Of Tea In China Review

The Price of Tea In China by Boldy James & The Alchemist. Review by Craig MacDonald a.k.a Debating Hip-Hop Boldy James is a street rapper out of Detroit, Michigan whose been slept on since the start of the 2010s. Over the past decade Boldy has dropped 11 projects which includes a mixture of albums, mixtapes […]

Top 10 Albums of The 2010's

As the 2010s decade comes to an end we revisit the best albums in a growing time period for the genre. Hip-Hop has become the biggest genre in the United States for the first time ever and has dominated mainstream media. Different sub-genres have developed over the past ten years which has expanded the culture […]

The Plugs I Met Review

The Plugs I Met by Benny The Butcher Album Review by Craig MacDonald a.k.a Debating Hip-Hop As Griselda continues to make a name for themselves in 2019, Benny The Butcher is making a name for himself. On June 21st, 2019 Benny released The Plugs I Met, a 7 song EP featuring Pusha T, Black Thought, […]

Bandana Review

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Bandana Album Review by Craig MacDonald a.k.a Debating Hip-Hop (Album Art by Freddie Gibbs and Madib) Freddie Gibbs is becoming a household name in Hip-Hop as the decade comes to an end. Legendary producer Madlib and Freddie join forces again for their second collab album proceeding Piñata released in 2014. Acclaimed […]

Eternal Atake Review

Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert Album Review by Craig MacDonald a.k.a Debating Hip-Hop The long-awaited Eternal Atake is finally here and Lil Uzi Vert did not disappoint. The Philly rapper released his first album since the critically acclaimed Luv Is Rage 2 in 2017. Throughout the time in between albums he has teased Eternal […]



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