20 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Listen to Right Now (Week of May 21)

This week’s collection of new albums includes joint projects from producers like Harry Fraud, 38 Spesh, and Millyz.

Here at Okayplayer, we know it can be tough to keep track of all the new albums dropping every week. Every Friday, there’s collaborative projects, deluxe editions of previously-released albums, a seemingly-endless amount of EPs, and even past projects being added to streaming libraries.

This week is no different: Curren$y and The Alchemist’s classic 2011 mixtape, Covert Coup, is finally available for streaming. In the same vein of one-producer albums, Benny the Butcher and 38 Spesh team up for Trust the Sopranos, Dave East and Millyz link for Pablo & Blanco, and Dark Lo recruits Harry Fraud for Borrowed Time. Rising Detroit stars Icewear Vezzo and 42 Dugg drop new tapes, Free Dem Boyz and Rich Off Pints. Young M.A.

Virtuosic Virginia native Masego finally returns with a new five-track EP titled Studying Abroad: Extended Stay. The project features guest appearances from Don Toliver, Shenseea, Shelea, and TeaMarrr. Masego also appears on Sinead Harnett’s sophomore effort Ready is Always Too Late, which also drops today.

Stream and download your favorites from the list below.

Young M.A – Off the Yak

Source: M.A Music/3D


42 Dugg – Free Dem Boyz

Source: 4PF/CMG

Patrick Paige II – If I Fail Are We Still Cool?

Source: Forward and Up Entertainment

YG & Mozzy – Kommunity Service

Source: Mozzy Records/4Hunnid Records

Benny the Butcher & 38 Spesh – Trust the Sopranos

Source: Trust Music


Icewear Vezzo – Rich Off Pints

Source: Iced Up Records

Mach-Hommy – Pray for Haiti

Source: Griselda Records

Audrey Nuna – a liquid breakfast

Source: Arista Records

Curren$y & The Alchemist – Covert Coup

Source: Jet Life Recordings/ALC

Young Nudy – DR. EV4L

Source: Young Nudy, LLC/RCA Records

Dave East & Millyz – Pablo & Blanco

Source: Worldstar Distribution

Dark Lo & Harry Fraud – Borrowed Time

Source: Next Records, LLC

FGC Heem – Neighborhood Poetry

Source: Republic Records

Sinead Harnett – Ready is Always Too Late

Source: Thairish Limited

Sa-Roc – The Sharecropper’s Daughter (Deluxe)

Source: Rhymesayers Entertainment

Masego – Studying Abroad: Extended Stay

Source: EQT Recordings/Capitol Records

Georgia Anne Muldrow – Vweto III

Source: FORESEEN Entertainment

Navy Blue – Navy’s Reprise

Source: Navy Blue

Download the new Navy Blue album for $20 on his official website.

SpotemGottem – Most Wanted

Source: Rebel/Geffen Records

Yung Baby Tate – After the Rain (Deluxe)

Source: Raedio, LLC

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