By David Browne
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:53 AM EDT
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The Great Depression

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Eulogizing his late grandmother and spitting out genuinely poetic and introspective rhymes about his chaotic life, hip-hop’s most intense rapper exhibits growth and honesty on his fourth album. Alas, he’s undercut by an equal amount of what he calls ”still the same s—”: undistinguished beats, bank-account boasts, and R&B hooks that seem incongruously grafted on for hit potential. Next time, X, how about an a cappella disc?

The Great Depression

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