Reggie Becton
Reggie Becton
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17 New R&B, Neo-Soul & Hip-Hop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of October 15)

This week there's an assortment of releases from Young Thug to KIRBY. Albums from Reggie Becton, Tone Stith, and Ego Ella May also caught our attention this week.

It’s been one hell of a week, between singles, videos, and the like. New Music Friday has got a bountiful lineup this time around, and there are some heavy hitters that have finally returned to unveil albums and EPs worthy of a listen this week.

First up is Young Thug’s Punk, the rap chameleon emerges to serve up his latest which is just as enjoyable as his eccentric journey, the release is packed with features from J. Cole, Drake, Travis Scott, Gunna and more; KenTheMan's What's My Name hits streamers; Offset Jim has dropped Rich Off The Pack, and Slimelife Shawty shares Better Living.

Maryland native Reggie Becton unleashes CALIFORNIA, a solid R&B album that’s tinged with honest storytelling and stellar production; KIRBY surprise drops Sis. He Wasn't The One, a neo-soul album ideal for cuffing season; KALLITECHNIS returns to roll out BECAUSE IT FEELS GOOD, Tone Stith’s Still FWM also caught our attention this week and RINI’s Constellations is a superb listen.

Indie artists are really in their bag right now, one example is Ego Ella May’s FIELDNOTES; another is Joyia’s Baptism; Isa Reyes has dropped BELS and FACESOUL shares YSRA.  

More releases have also arrived for Jordan Ward, BeMyFiasco, Falana and Bathe.

Young Thug — Punk

Young Thug Punk Photo Credit: Artist

Reggie Becton — California

Reggie Becton California Photo Credit: Artist

KIRBY — Sis. He Wasn't The One

KIRBY Sis He Wasn't The One Photo Credit: Artist



KenTheMan— What's My Name

Kentheman What's My Name Photo Credit: Artist

Offset Jim — Rich Off The Pack

Offset Jim Rich Off The Pack Photo Credit: Artist

BeMyFiasco — Where I Left You

BeMyFiasco Where I Left You Photo Credit: Artist

Tone Stith — Still FWM

Tone Stith Still FWM Photo Credit: Artist

RINI — Constellations

RINI Constellations Photo Credit: Artist


Ego Ella May Fieldnotes Photo Credit: Artist

Isa Reyes — BELS

Isa Reyes Bels Photo Credit: Artist

Jordan Ward — Remain Calm

Jordan Ward Remain Calm Photo Credit: Artist

Joyia — Baptism

Joyia Baptism Photo Credit: Artist


FACESOUL YRSA Photo Credit: Artist

Falana — RISING

Falana Rising Photo Credit: Artist


Bathe Bicoastal Photo Credit: Artist

Slimelife Shawty — Better Living

Slimelife Shawty Better Living Photo Credit: Artist