Dreamer Isioma
Dreamer Isioma
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6 New Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of April 21)

Zombie Juice, Dreamer Isioma, and redveil lead this week’s album roundup.

This week features a solid amount of new albums we’re into. First up is the uber-talented Dreamer Isioma who revealed their expansive album Princess Forever on Friday. Their latest which explores multiple genres doesn’t disappoint. It features appearances from BROCKHAMPTON’s Merlyn Wood, redveil, and Dante Swan.

Swizz Beatz releases Hip Hop 50: Vol. 2 with killer features from Nas, Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, Benny The Butcher, Scarface, and more. Lloyd Banks returns with The Course of the Inevitable 3: Pieces of My Pain. 

Flatbush Zombie’s Zombie Juice takes a dip into his softer side on Love Without Conditions. This release features Meechy Darko, Curren$y, Col3trane, Powers Pleasant, The Underachievers, and more. NBA YoungBoy drops Don’t Try This At Home, his second album of the year. And redveil shares playing w/ fire.

Below you'll find staple tracks from each of these new albums.

Dreamer Isioma – Princess Forever

Dreamer Isioma new album Photo Credit: Artist

Princess Forever by Dreamer Isioma is a topsy-turvy, genre-blending mind trip. They dip, bop, and weave through multiple genres, but the most profound to us are the influences of funk, R&B, and pop. This release is a glorious, free-flowing movement.

Standout Tracks: “Technicolor Love Ft. redveil,” “Touch Your Soul Ft. Merlyn Wood”

Zombie Juice – Love Without Conditions

Zombie Juice new album Photo Credit: Daniel Herwitt

Love songs? Zombie Juice? You read that right. The Flatbush Zombies rapper puts on for all the lovers in the world with his candid and deeply personal release. Gone is the boastful Zombie Juice, in his place, is an empathetic lyricist unafraid to share his innermost beliefs.

Standout Tracks: “Terpalation Ft. Curren$y,” “Say Enough”

Swizz Beatz – Hip Hop 50: Vol. 2

Swizz Beatz new album Photo Credit: Artist

There are a few significant moments on Swizz Beatz’ Hip Hop 50 mixtape that are a cause for a ruckus. One mainly, the appearance of rising New York rapper Scar Lip on “Take Em Out.” And the second is Jay Electronica blessing “Khalas.”

Standout Tracks: “Take ‘Em Out Ft. Jadakiss, Benny The Butcher, Scar Lip,” “Khalas Ft. Jay Electronica”

Lloyd Banks – The Course of the Inevitable 3: Pieces of My Pain

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On his newest album, Lloyd Banks unfurls and shares a slew of impressive tracks that are detailed and lyrically drive. Read Dimas' interview with the New York rap legend.

Standout Tracks: “Money Machine,” “101 Razors Ft. Method Man”

NBA Youngboy – Don’t Try This At Home

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NBA YoungBoy shares a fiery album that sees him back unleashing his current headspace and also ideals on his life in Utah. This 33-track release is the follow-up to I Rest My Case.

Standout Tracks: “Mr Gaulden,” “By Myself”

redveil – playing w/ fire

redveil new album Photo Credit: Artist

redveil flipped the sound that her first unveiled on learn 2 swim on its head to create his latest EP playing w/ fire. The new release is jam-packed with rambunctious energy paired with ill drums and eclectic production. “f2g” is sultry and nearly perfect. This pick is a wildcard out of this week's new albums.

Standout Tracks: “black enuff Ft. JPEGMAFIA,” “f2g”