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8 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of May 20)

Ravyn Lenae’s new album Hypnos is a psychedelic journey. Latanya Alberto is officially back with her probing EP Home.

Chicago’s very own Ravyn Lenae has shared her debut album Hypnos. It doesn’t disappoint as it’s packed with her syrupy, soft vocals. A thorough team of collaborators worked on the release with Lenae including Luke Titus, Steve LacyKaytranada, Fousheé, Mereba, and a few other talented folks. 

Up next Mahalia releases an EP LETTER TO UR EX. Latanya Alberto releases her stunning project HOME. Davion Farris, an R&B singer we’ve got our eyes on has unveiled Moved. Ricki Monique drops Good Seeds

In the realm of hip-hop, Dreezy is coming in strong with her Hit-Boy produced EP HITGIRL. The release features Future, Jeremih, Coi Leray, and more. Boldy James and Real Bad Name share Killing Nothing. Hodgy returns with Entitled

Ravyn Lenae – HYPNOS

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Mahalia – LETTER TO UR EX

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Dreezy, Hit-Boy – HITGIRL

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Latanya Alberto – HOME

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Davion Farris – Moved

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Boldy James, Real Bad Man – Killing Nothing

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Hodgy – Entitled

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Ricki Monique – Good Seeds

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Robyn Mowatt

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