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11 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week of May 14)
This week's batch of new albums features new releases from J.Cole, 21 Savage, Jorja Smith, and more.
We here at Okayplayer understand just how hard it is to find new music nowadays. There's an endless stream of artists making waves on each and every social media platform, and if you're not connected or actively searching, it's tough to keep up. That's why every Friday, we take the time to round up the best new albums for your listening pleasures. Feel free too add a few standouts to your streaming library.
This week featured some noteworthy projects from A-listers, deluxe editions, movie soundtracks, and more. Nicki Minaj has brought her classic Beam Me Up, Scotty tape to streaming services, along with a few bonus tracks including a Young Money reunion with Lil Wayne and Drake. Jorja Smith returns with Be Right Back, a brief offering for fans before her next full-length release. The list also includes releases from upstarts like Akai Solo and Navy Blue, Marlon Craft, MK xyz, and Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon.
J. Cole released his long-awaited new album, The Off-Season. 21 Savage and Slaughter Gang provide the official soundtrack for Spiral: From the Book of Saw. The project features guest appearances from Young Nudy, Gunna, Young Thug, and more.
J. Cole - The Off-Season
21 Savage - Spiral: From the Book of Saw
Source: Slaughter Gang
Jorja Smith - Be Right Back
Nicki Minaj - Beam Me Up Scotty
Source: Republic Records
Babyface Ray - Unfuckwitable (Deluxe)
Source: Wavy Gang/EMPIRE
AKAI SOLO & NAVY BLUE - True Sky
Source: Break All Records, Freedom Sounds
Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon - Too Little, Too Late
Source: Jewelry Rap Productions
TiaCorine - The Saga of 34Corine
Source: South Coast Music Group
MK xyz - Sweet Spot
Source: Epic Records
Kodak Black - Haitian Boy Kodak
Source: Atlantic Records
Marlon Craft & Yusei - Space
Source: Marlon Craft