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The album artwork for Lil Wayne's "Dedication 5" (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer After his acclaimed album Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne became the figurehead for mainstream hip-hop, but soon started on a rapid critical decline ever since. He’s become the laughing stock of the hip-hop community. Every project he’s released since has been panned by critics and hip-hop fans alike. …

The album artwork for Big Sean's "Hall of Fame" (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer Big Sean’s 2011 debut Finally Famous was a perfect example on how not to make a hip-hop album. It was full of cheesy production, sugary hooks and mediocre lyricism. That being said, I was looking forward to this release.Sean has contributed several impressive guest verses on Meek Mill’s “Burn,” …

The album artwork for Earl Sweatshirt's "Doris" (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Contributing Writer Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt’s debut studio album, Doris, is a 44-minute display of technical ability, personal reflection and eerie production. It’s been three years since Earl’s debut mixtape Earl captivated the hip-hop scene with its blend of shock value and tongue twisting flows. Over this period, Earl’s life has …