14 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of July 16)

This week’s roundup of new albums includes standouts from Pop Smoke, Willow, Cakes da Killa, Phabo and more.

We’ve always got our ears to the ground, so without further ado, we’re pleased to share our latest New Music Friday selects. This week we’ve rounded up more than a few hip-hop options, and we also did a bit of digging to find some indie R&B acts you should definitely keep an eye on. 

First up, we fell deeply in love with Los Angeles singer Phabo’s brilliant debut album Soulquarius. Also out today is Willow’s highly anticipated album, Lately I Feel Everything. On this release which is deeply inspired by rock acts of the ‘00s, she’s joined by Tierra Whack, Avril Lavigne and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

Pop Smoke’s second posthumous album, Faith is also out today and it’s stacked with a bevy of features: Kanye West, Pusha T, 21 Savage, 42 Dugg, Future, Takeoff and more. A$AP Ant and DJ Nick also decided to bless their fans with a new mixtape titled Enter The Infantry Vol. 2. LVRN signee OMB Bloodbath also dropped a new project, Blood Sample.

Additional staples for the week include Cakes da Killa’s newest release Muvaland Vol. 2 which is a damn good listen, WesWill’s EP Open 24 Hours, and Your Grandparents’ debut album Thru My Window.

Stream this week’s staples below.

Phabo — Soulquarius

Photo Credit: Soulection Records

Pop Smoke — Faith

Photo Credit: Republic Records

Willow — Lately I Feel Everything

Photo Credit: Roc Nation Records

Cakes da Killa — Muvaland Vol. 2

Photo Credit: He.She.They/Warner Music

Bino Rideaux & Blxst — Sixtape 2

Photo Credit: Def Jam/Red Bull Records


OMB Bloodbath — Blood Sample

Photo Credit: LVRN/Interscope Records

FN DaDealer — Big Deal

Photo Credit: Young Stoner Life Records/300

DJ Nick & A$AP Ant — Enter The Infantry Vol. 2

Photo Credit: Marino Infantry Records

Slimesito — Rich Slime

Photo Credit: Artist

Your Grandparents — Thru My Window

Photo Credit: Artist

WesWill — Open 24 Hours

Photo Credit: Artist

Darkoo — 2 in 1

Photo Credit: Atlantic Records

MHD — Mansa

Photo Credit: Artist

Genesis Owusu — Missing Molars (Swnt Deluxe)

Photo Credit: House Anxiety/Ourness

Robyn Mowatt

Robyn Mowatt is a Staff Writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind on Twitter at @robyn_mowatt.

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