14 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of November 12)

Robyn Mowatt Robyn Mowatt is a staff writer at Okayplayer where she…
14 New Hip-Hop R&B Albums
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Silk Sonic, India Shawn, Merci D., Ye Ali, Beanz and more make up this week’s best new albums.

One of the most anticipated albums of the year has finally arrived: Anderson .Paak and Bruno MarsAn Evening With Silk Sonic. With that being said, all the other drops of the week are just basking in the glow of this spectacular ’70s infused release on New Music Friday.

India Shawn has emerged to release the lush, moody, and reflective album BEFORE WE GO; after a few teasers Ye Ali has dropped Dangerous; in case you missed it BJ The Chicago Kid shared Three, and serpentwithfeet serves up DEACON’s Grove.

New hip-hop has also surfaced from trans artist Merci D. (Ooze); Papoose continues his ultra-busy year with October; Joell Ortiz’s Autograph is here, emerging rapper Beanz fits her project Table’s Turn in this week’s lineup and Aesop Rock x Blockhead unveil Garbology.

Additional drops from Tempest (Lemon Pepper), A. CHAL (Home From Raz), thuy (i hope u see this) and the experimental duo Bebi Monsuta (11:11) round out our weekly selects.

Silk Sonic — An Evening With Silk Sonic

Silk Sonic

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India Shawn — BEFORE WE GO

India Shawn Before We Go

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BJ The Chicago Kid — Three

BJ The Chicago Kid Three

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Ye Ali — Dangerous

Ye Ali Dangerous

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serpentwithfeet — DEACON’S Grove

serpentwithfeet Deacon's Grove

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A.CHAL — FAR FROM GAZ

A. CHAL Far From Gaz

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Papoose — October

Papoose October

Merci D. — Ooze

Merci D. Ooze

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Joell Ortiz — Autograph

Joell Ortiz Autograph

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Aesop Rock x Blockhead — Garbology

Aesop Rock x Blockhead Garbology

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Beanz — Table’s Turn

Beanz Table's Turn

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Bebi Monsuta11:11

Bebi Monsuta 11:11

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thuy — i hope u see this

Thuy I Hope You See This

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Tempest — Lemon Pepper

Tempest Lemon Pepper

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