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

Fivio Foreign breathes life into the New York Drill scene with his debut album, B.I.B.L.E. Syd also shares a new superb album Broken Hearts Club this week.

Hip-hop experiences a resurgence this week since a few notable names have released their debut albums. There are also R&B singers that have unveiled thorough drops worth paying attention to. Vince Staples’ latest RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART has surfaced. It’s a solid lyrically-driven album featuring Lil Baby, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. 

Fivio Foreign takes the spotlight with his debut project: B.I.B.L.E. Features arrive from Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Lil Yachty, Polo G, and more. Coi Leray also revealed her major-label debut Trendsetter at midnight. On it, she proves she can’t be boxed into one genre, her features are also stacked, they include Nicki Minaj, G Herbo, Young M.A, and Lil Durk (to name a few). Marcel Allen is a Freeport rapper who has been on our radar for quite some time – earlier this week Allen dropped EBONY GODDESS his first album. 

In the realm of R&B Syd has blessed us with the Broken Hearts Club her first solo album since 2017. It’s a superb listen and she’s joined by Lucky Daye, Smino, and Kehlani on the 13-track album. LAYA releases Um, Hello her debut EP; it’s a robust compilation featuring her expansive sound. 

Additional releases that grabbed our attention include Last Ones Left (42 Dugg & EST Gee), Full Court Press (Wiz Khalifa & Big K.R.I.T.).

Keep scrolling to check out the best albums of the week.

Syd – Broken Hearts Club

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Vince Staples – RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART

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Fivio Foreign – B.I.B.L.E.

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Coi Leray – Trendsetter

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42 Dugg & EST Gee – Last Ones Left

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Marcel Allen – Ebony Goddess

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LAYA – Um, Hello

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Wiz Khalifa & Big K.R.I.T. – Full Court Press

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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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