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8 Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of August 12)

Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion and The Game offer long-awaited albums this week, along with Lil Zay Osama, Rod Wave… Read More

August 12, 2022

9 Hip-Hop and R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of January 14th)

We're halfway through January and the hits keep coming. This week's best hip-hop and indie releases include FKA Twigs, Nick… Read More

January 14, 2022

12 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week Of November 5th)

This week, we have new albums from Summer Walker — one of the more exciting young singers — and Diana… Read More

November 5, 2021

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

This week is jam-packed with a wide selection of albums, featuring releases from legends like Tech N9ne, Atmosphere, James Blake,… Read More

October 8, 2021

12 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of July 2)

This week’s list of new albums include a new albums from G Herbo, Peezy, singer Laura Mvula, and more. The… Read More

July 2, 2021

19 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of June 11)

This week's list of new albums include a Guapdad 4000 deluxe edition, a new Blu EP, and more. The era… Read More

June 11, 2021

16 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Listen to Right Now (Week of June 4)

This week's crop of new albums features a movie soundtrack and new releases from veteran MCs. Keeping up with new… Read More

June 4, 2021

19 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of April 9th)

This week’s new albums features rap standouts from BROCKHAMPTON, M03, Elhae, Kevo Muney, and Lakeyah.  It's a heavy day. On… Read More

April 9, 2021

15 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of April 2nd)

This week's new albums features an R&B comeback after 20 years and a set of debut EPs. Every week here… Read More

April 2, 2021

23 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of March 19th)

This week’s crop of new albums features a mix of New York rap newcomers, R&B veterans, a couple of debuts,… Read More

March 19, 2021

17 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of March 12th)

This week's crop of new albums features a slew of newcomers, as well as blog-era classics finally being added to… Read More

March 12, 2021

19 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of March 5)

This week's new albums include a ton of EPs, group projects, and albums from underground legends. Every Friday at Okayplayer,… Read More

March 5, 2021

23 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of Feb. 26)

This week's crop of new albums features newcomers, veterans, and everything in between. It's way too much work to keep… Read More

February 26, 2021

21 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of Feb. 19)

The best new albums of this week include releases from Jim Jones, Kelly Rowland, Lava La Rue, Jansport J, and… Read More

February 19, 2021

24 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of Feb. 12)

The best new albums of this week include a soundtrack, Valentine's Day albums, and a heartfelt comeback story. The second… Read More

February 12, 2021

12 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of Feb. 5)

For the first week of February, we got new albums from Pooh Shiesty, VanJess, Conway the Machine & Big Ghost… Read More

February 5, 2021