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17 New R&B, Neo-Soul & Hip-Hop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of October 22)

Wale has finally released his newest album Folarin II, this week's lineup also features albums from Fetty Wap, BIA, Moneybagg Yo and others. 

We’ve returned to unleash the best music to arrive this week for New Music Friday. As usual, hip-hop dominates, but there are a few neo-soul and R&B-inspired releases that are difficult to ignore. 

Wale leads the pack this week with his stellar album Folarin II featuring J. Cole, Rick Ross, Maxo Kream, and Yella Beezy; after a hiatus, Fetty Wap returns with The Butterfly Effect; Moneybagg Yo reveals A Gangsta’s Pain: Reloaded, Don Q releases the biting project Double or Nothing and BIA shares FOR CERTAIN (Deluxe).

In the realm of neo-soul and R&B we’re pleased to recommend Sam Ezeh’s Sapphire Alley, it’s an explosive release; ZRi. has rolled out Sage; Majid Jordan drops Wildest Dreams, and Borboleta offers up Until That Time

There are also drops from Bktherula, Fashawn, Comethazine, TyFontaine, Loski worth giving a spin. It's worth noting that Kawhi Leonard has also put together Culture Jam Vol. 1 with appearances from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Capalla Grey, Lil Uzi Vert, Gunna and more. 

Wale — Folarin II

Wale Folarin II Photo Credit: Warner Records

Fetty Wap — TheButterfly Effect

Fetty Wap The Butterfly Effect Photo Credit: Artist


Maxo Kream Weight of the World Photo Credit: Artist

Moneybagg Yo — A Gangsta’s Pain: Reloaded

Moneybagg Yo A Gangstas Pain Reloded Photo Credit: Artist


JPEGMAFIA LP Photo Credit: Artist

Majid Jordan — Wildest Dreams

Majid Jordan Wildest Dreams Photo Credit: Artist

BIA — For Certain Deluxe

BIA For Certain Deluxe Photo Credit: Epic Records

Kawhi Leonard Presents: Culture Jam Vol. 1

Culture Jam Vol. 1 Photo Credit: Artist

Loski — Censored

Loski Censored Photo Credit: Artist

Bktharula — LOVE BLACK

Bktherula Love Black Photo Credit: Artist

TyFontaine — Ascension (Deluxe) - Virtual World 2

Tyfontaine Ascension Deluxe Photo Credit: Artist


Sam Ezeh Sapphire Alley Photo Credit: Artist

Borboleta — Until That Time

Borboleta Until That Time Photo Credit: Artist

ZRi. — Sage

Zri Sage Photo Credit: Artist

Fashawn — All Hail the King

Fashawn All Hail The King Photo Credit: Artist

Don Q — Double Or Nothing

Don Q Double Or Nothing Photo Credit: Artist

Comethazine — Comethazine The Album

Comethazine The Album Photo Credit: Artist