Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.
Sounds Like: Her third is packed with more energy, sass and variety than her previous two, including one badass collab with Black Thought and Talib Kweli.
Free Association: Steel cage bout with her, Jazmine, Keyshia and Keri—who’d win?
For Fans Of: Patti LaBelle, Lauryn, Billie, urban R&B.
Sounds Like: Oh, damn! The Ironman is back with a vengeance on this LP packed full of soul samples and angry, foaming-at-the-mouth spitting plus sick guests.
Free Association: That Busta joint is the bomb! Plus tracks with GZA, RZA, Red and Meth!
For Fans Of: Old-school Wu, Raekwon, street rap not about cars.
PW's Music Issue 2014