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

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

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India Shawn — BEFORE WE GO

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BJ The Chicago Kid — Three

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Ye Ali — Dangerous

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serpentwithfeet — DEACON’S Grove

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A.CHAL — FAR FROM GAZ

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Papoose — October


Merci D. — Ooze

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Joell Ortiz — Autograph

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Aesop Rock x Blockhead — Garbology

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Beanz — Table’s Turn

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Bebi Monsuta11:11

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thuy — i hope u see this

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Tempest — Lemon Pepper

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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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