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13 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of May 6)

Ella Mai stuns us with Heart On My Sleeve this week, and so does IDK who drops his new album Simple. produced by Kaytranada.

It’s a stacked release week for R&B acts mainly. Ella Mai has finally revealed her exquisite sophomore album Heart On My Sleeve. Executive producer Mustard carefully curates a stellar listening experience on this one. D’Mile, Lucky Daye, Latto, Roddy Ricch, and others lend themselves to the passion project. Kirk Franklin too. 

PJ Morton takes us to church with his new album Watch The Sun (out last week), it’s a literal dream. On it, he’s joined by Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Alex Isley, and other talents. Kenyon Dixon is slowly but surely creeping up to being one of our R&B faves, his latest album Closer is quite good. Eric Bellinger has dropped New Light: The Remixes. And Col3trane shares his debut indie album Lush Life (it’s worth a spin).

For the hip-hop lovers Method Man’s Meth Lab Season 3: The Rehab has arrived with features from Jadakiss, Redman, KRS-One, and others. Future returns with I NEVER LIKED You (Deluxe)Lil Durk, 42 Dugg, Lil Baby, and a few more rappers are on this version. Nyck Caution has shared Friend Of The Family

Prince George’s County, Maryland native IDK unleashes his sumptuous album Simple. produced entirely by Kaytranada. Jenevieve also dropped Division (Deluxe) recently. 

Last but certainly not least LVRN’s Alex Vaughn drops off Voice Notes and Ogi returns with Monologues.

Keep scrolling for the rest of the albums we’ll be giving a spin this weekend.

Ella Mai – Heart On My Sleeve

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PJ Morton – Watch The Sun

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Method Man – Meth Lab Season 3: The Rehab

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Future – I NEVER LIKED YOU (Deluxe)

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IDK – Simple.

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Jack Harlow – Come Home The Kids Miss You

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Kenyon Dixon – Closer

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Jenevieve – Division (Deluxe)

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Col3trane – Lush Life

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Eric Bellinger – New Light: The Remixes

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Alex Vaughn – Voice Notes

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Ogi – Monologues

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Nyck Caution – Friend Of The Family

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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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