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13 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week
Featuring new albums and mixtapes from Kari Faux, Goya Gumbani, Jay Worthy & Roc Marciano, Arlo Parks, and more.
Even with the dry season ramping up, new albums are still pouring in from across the rap and r&b spectrum.
Kari Faux charts a new path for Southern rap on REAL BITCHES DON'T DIE. Kassa Overall creates a space where all his tastes can collide on Animals. Arlo Parks grounds pop in something vulnerable and organic with her sophomore outing, My Soft Machine. KayCyy and Gesafflestein reunite on a high-voltage follow-up to their three-track collaborative EP from last year. Lil Durk rallies rap elite on Almost Healed. And Monaleo sets the tone on her debut studio album, Where The Flowers Don't Die.
There's also a lux new joint project from Jay Worthy and Roc Marciano, a summer-ready tape from Lil Keke, some holistic funk from Goya Gumbani, and a very different side of podcaster-turned-r&b-upstart, Rory. But that's just half the script.
Hear the best new albums of the week below.
Kari Faux - REAL BITCHES DON’T DIE
Cover of the new Kari Faux album, 'REAL BITCHES DON'T DIE.'Source: drink sum wtr/Lowkey Superstar Records
Kari Faux taps into Southern rap's rich history on her stellar new album, REAL BITCHES DON'T DIE, which is out today via drink sum wtr, featuring appearances from Big K.R.I.T., Devin The Dude, the late Gangsta Boo, and more.
Kassa Overall - Animal
Cover of the new Kassa Overall album, 'Animals!'Source: Warp Records
Drummer, producer and rapper, Kassa Overall melds his many disciplines and collaborators on Animals, his first studio album since 2020, which is out today via Warp Records, featuring Nick Hakim, Lil B, Theo Parrish, Shabazz Palaces, and more.
Arlo Parks - My Soft Machine
Cover of the new Arlo Parks album, 'My Soft Machine.'Source: Artist
Arlo Parks flips vulnerabilities into twangy, evergreen pop fodder on her sophomore album, The Soft Machine.
KayCyy and Gesaffelstein - TW2052
Cover of the new album from KayCyy and Gesaffelstein. Source: BuVision/Columbia Records
KayCyy and Gesafflestein tap into some sinister synth and drum-program-driven r&b on their latest collaborative project, 2052.
Lil Durk - Almost Healed
Cover of the new Lil Durk album, 'Almost Healed'Source: Alamo Records/Sony Music
A rejuvenated Lil Durk returns with the inspired new album, Almost Healed, which is out today via Alamo Records/Sony Music, featuring J. Cole, Future, 21 Savage, and more.
Monaleo - Where The Flowers Don’t Die
Cover of the new Monaleo album, 'Where The Flowers Don't Die.'Source: stomp down
Monaleo can seemingly do it all on her surprise debut album, Where The Flowers Don't Die, which is out today via stomp down, featuring a lone guest appearance from Flo Milli.
Al-Doe and Spanish Ran - Holy City Zoo
Cover of the new Al-Doe and Spanish Ran album, 'Holy City Zoo.' Source: The Church
Al-Doe keeps it piously potent on this frigid collaborative project with producer Spanish Ran, Holy City Zoo, which is out today via The Church.
Rory - I Thought It’d Be Different
Cover of Rory's debut album, 'I Thought It'd Be Different.' Source: Avant Garden
Rory proves the artist-to-podcaster pipeline can be entered from either end on his debut studio album, I Thought It'd Be Different, which is out today via Avant Garden, featuring contributions from Conway The Machine, Jay Electronica, Ari Lennox, and more.
Goya Gumbani - When The Past Bloomed
Cover of the new Goya Gumbani project, 'When The Past Bloomed.'Source: GGwav Records
Goya Gumbani keeps one of rap's of most impressive streaks alive with his latest project, When The Past Bloomed, which is out today via GGwav Records, featuring appearances from Lex Amor, Cleto Maréz, Pink Siifu, and more.
FMB DZ - P-Rock Baby
Cover of the new FMB DZ album, 'P-Rock Baby'Source: Fast Money Boyz/EMPIRE
Detroit rapper, FMB DZ, showcases his hometown's roster on the new album, P-Rock Baby, which is out today via Fast Money Boyz and EMPIRE, featuring Sada Baby, Icewear Vezzo, LOM Rudy, and more.
Jay Worthy and Roc Marciano - Nothing Bigger Than The Program
Cover of the new Jay Worthy Roc Marciano album, 'Nothing Bigger Than The Program.' Source: GDF Records/Marci Enterprises/EMPIRE
Roc Marciano demonstrates why he's one of rap's most influential modern producers on his new collaborative album with Jay Worthy which is out today via GDF, Marci Enterprises, and EMPIRE, featuring Ab-Soul, Kokane, Kurupt, Da$h, and more.
Lil Keke - 25 Summers
Cover of the new Lil Keke project, '25 Summers.' Source: Slfmade 713
Lil Keke ushers in a new season with his latest tape, 25 Summers, which is out today via Slfmade 713, featuring Slim Thug, 8Ball and MJG, Jack Freeman, and more.
Cochise - No One’s Nice To Me
Cover of the new Cochise album, 'No One's Nice To Me.'Source: Columbia Records
Florida's Cochise cuts through corrosive neon trap beats on his new tape, No One's Nice To Me, which is out today via Columbia Records, featuring production BYNX, TM-88, Akachi, and more.