13 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Listen to Right Now (Week of May 7)

This week’s crop of new albums features new material from Tony Allen, CZARFACE and MF DOOM, and many more.

In the age of streaming, finding new talent can be more and more challenging for the average music listener. Every week, there’s dozens of surprise releases, deluxe editions, and new EPs. That’s why every Friday, we here at Okayplayer round up a handful of new albums for your listening pleasures. Find new releases from old favorites and stream intriguing projects from newcomers below.

This week’s crop of new albums features work from the late legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. His posthumous album This is No End arrives a week after the first anniversary of his death at age 79. The album features guest appearances from Danny Brown, Skepta, and many more. Before his death, Allen reportedly sought to work with the “new generation of rappers,” to “give them a voice in a period of global turbulence where music has never been more important.”

Other releases include Oakland MC ALLBLACK’s debut album TY4FWM, as well as new albums from Tee Grizzley, Wiki, Quando Rondo, Melvoni, and many more. California singer-songwriter ROE (who’s written for artists like Chloe x Halle, Kash Doll, Sevyn Streeter) drops her debut EP, My Way. Find all these releases on your preferred digital streaming platform.

CZARFACE & MF DOOM – Super What?

Source: Silver Age

Tony Allen – There is No End

Source: Blue Note Records


Source: Play Runners Association/EMPIRE

Melvoni – Return to Sender

Source: Epic Records

Quando Rondo – Still Taking Risks

Source: Atlantic Records Group LLC

ROE – My Way

Source: Nature/Nurture

Tee Grizzley – Built For Whatever

Source: 300 Entertainment

Shaun Ross – SHIFT

Source: JEX Records

Jay Critch – Critch Tape

Source: Talk Money Ent.

Wiki & NAH – Telephonebooth

Source: Ryo Suketanzawa

Toosii – Thank You For Believing

Source: UMG Recordings

L’Orange & Nahmir Blade – Imaginary Everything

Source: Mello Music Group

Mara TK – Bad Meditation

Source: Extra Soul Perception

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