Jack Harlow performs onstage during iHeartRadio 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2022 Presented by Capital One at The Kia Forum on December 02, 2022 in Inglewood, California (photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartRadio).
Nine New Albums You Should Be Listening to This Week (Week of April 28)
Jack Harlow, G Herbo, Baby Rose, Labrinth and more have dropped new albums as we inch closer to the summer.
This week, we’re vibing to new albums from longtime favorites. Approaching the debut of his first full-length movie White Men Can’t Jump, Jack Harlow has dropped third album Jackman, which follows his 2022 LP Come Home the Kids Miss You.
Like Harlow, Labrinth keeps the features to a minimum on new project Ends & Begins, although Euphoria star Zendaya appears on single “The Feels.” The actress, who collaborated with Labrinth on music from the hit HBO show, was a special guest during the singer-songwriter’s Coachella set last weekend.
D.C.-born singer-songwriter Baby Rose explores heartbreak and determination on her sophomore album Through and Through, which includes Smino on the track “I Won’t Tell.” Also getting listeners in their feels is rapper and singer Amir Obe on one of the more exciting new albums, after., with songs featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR and G. Ry (“Talk to Me Nice”) and Naomi Wild (“Blinded Interlude”).
Check out staples from these aforementioned projects and more new albums below.
Jack Harlow - Jackman
Album cover: Jack Harlow - 'Jackman'
Louisville native and 6-time Grammy nominee Jack Harlow dishes out pure lyricism on his third album. To commemorate his success in music, the 25-year-old will be honored in May with a “Hometown Heroes” in Louisville, with the Hulu premiere of White Men Can’t Jump on May 19. Until then, we’ll enjoy the rhymes.
Standout Tracks: “Questions,” “Common Ground,” “Blame on Me”
Shordie Shordie - A Life For Two
Album cover: Shordie Shordie - 'A Life For Two'
Baltimore rapper and vocalist Shordie Shordie offers a love affair narrative on A Life for Two. The album, which features 03 Greedo ("Remember Me Sober") and Octavian (“Get Closer”), puts Shordie’s unique voice and storytelling abilities on full display.
Standout Tracks: “Trust You,” “Better With Each Other”
G Herbo - Strictly 4 My Fans 2
Album cover: G Herbo - 'Strictly 4 My Fans 2'
G Herbo takes it back to his mixtape days after the success of his last album, Survivor’s Remorse. The self-proclaimed “best rapper alive” unleashes on the 12-track project, trading verses with GloRilla and Mello Buckzz (“Outside”) and Drench (“No Limit”).
Standout Tracks: “Dead or Alive,” “I Don’t Care”
Baby Rose - Through and Through
Album cover: Baby Rose - 'Through and Through.'
Baby Rose takes listeners Through and Through the motions of love, promising healing for those in the thick of heartbreak.
Standout Tracks: “Power,” “I Won’t Tell,” “Love Bomb”
Tee Grizzley and Skilla Baby - Controversy
Album cover: Tee Grizzley and Skilla Baby - 'Controversy'
Detroit rhymesayers Tee Grizzley and Skilla Baby put on for the Motor City on this 12-track LP. Listen for narratives through an armed robbery and a home invasion for a taste of their action-packed lifestyles.
Standout Tracks: “B&E Part 1,” “Gorgeous”
YUNGMORPHEUS - From Whence It Came
Album cover: YUNGMORPHEUS - 'From Whence It Came'
YUNGMORPHEUS stands in his glory on his royally-titled new project From Whence It Came. Catch him slide over beats from Graymatter, Ohbliv, Fitz Ambro$e, and more.
Standout Tracks: "Cassava Bread,” “Fiya Haffi Bun”
Flee Lord & Crisis - 2-3 Zone
Album cover: Flee Lord & Crisis - '2-3 Zone'
Flee Lord and Crisis go from the underground to the 2-3 Zone, bringing along Bun B, Trae Tha Truth, 38 Spesh, Conway the Machine, Eto, Act, and Mummz.
Standout Tracks: “Focus on Your Plate,” “Up & Down State”
Labrinth - Ends & Begins
Album cover: Labrinth - 'Ends & Begins'
Through poignant lyrics, experimental artist Labrinth explores the life cycle on his third album.
Standout Tracks: “Never Felt So Alone,” “Kill For Your Love,” “The Feels”
Amir Obè - after.
Album cover: Amir Obè - 'after.'
Amir Obè opens up on the confessional after., his follow-up to before., which was released earlier this month.
Standout Tracks: “Captions,” “Crybaby,” “Roam”