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Lizzo album
Lizzo album
Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre for Getty Images

9 Hip-Hop, R&B & Pop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week Of July 15)

Steve Lacy finally rolls out a new album, Gemini Rights. Lizzo returns with Special, her newest album.

This week there are some heavy hitters who’ve finally decided to drop their newest albums.Steve Lacyhas dropped off his funky new album Gemini Rights. Fousheé and Matt Martians are the only features.

DJ Premier has also stepped up to the plate and unveiled Hip-Hop 50 Vol. 1 honoring rap’s 50th anniversary (we can't believe been this long since its inception.) The compilation isn’t long but it features Nas, Run The Jewels, Remy Ma, Rapsody, Slick Rick, and more. Kid Cudi's seminal A Kid Name Cudi mixtape has hit streamers. Rowdy Rebel unleashes his debut album Rebel vs. Rowdy. Lloyd Banks shares The Source of the Inevitable 2 with appearances from Jadakiss, Benny The Butcher, and Tony Yayo.

Also! Lizzo returns with Special, she boldly has no features on this album. R&B heads should be rejoicing too, Ne-Yo also is dipping his toes in this week’s new music roundup with his latest Self Explanatory

Yo Gotti’s CMG has been giving fans a taste of what they’ve got in the arsenal. Today they’ve dropped Gangsta Art with appearances from the usual suspects: Moneybagg Yo, EST Gee, 42 Dugg, Mozzy, and more.

Don't sleep on Sheff G's latest From The Can and Rexx Life Raj's The Blue Hour.

Take a look at the selects of the best albums below.

DJ Premier – Hip-Hop 50 Vol. 1

DJ Premier albums Photo Credit: Artist

Steve Lacy – Gemini Rights

Steve Lacy Gemini Rights Photo Credit: Artist

Kid Cudi – A Kid Named Cudi

A Kid Named Cudi albums Photo Credit: Artist

Lloyd Banks – The Source of the Inevitable 2

Lloyd Banks albums Photo Credit: Artist

Lizzo – Special

Lizzo Special album Photo Credit: Artist

Ne-Yo – Self Explanatory

Ne-Yo Self Explanatory album Photo Credit: Artist

CMG – Gangsta Art

CMG Gangsta Art Photo Credit: Artist

Rowdy Rebel – Rebel vs. Rowdy

Rowdy Rebel Photo Credit: Artist

Sheff G – From The Can

Sheff G From The Can Photo Credit: Artist

Rexx Life Raj – The Blue Hour

Rexx Life Raj The Blue Hour Photo Credit: Artist