This week’s roundup of new albums includes standouts from Snoh Aalegra, Vince Staples, Mariah The Scientist, Styles P, IDK and more.
You already know the drill, it’s New Music Friday and we’re unleashing the best of the best that our editors and writers have had their eyes and ears on this week. This week we’re offering up a taste of R&B, hip-hop and delving a bit into some albums that are injected with pop and jazz.
Vince Staples leads the pack with his self-titled release; Snoh Aalegra presents her exquisite release Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies; Femme It Forward shares a collaborative compilation Big Femme Energy Vol. 1 featuring Baby Rose, Rapsody, Tayla Parx, Sinead Harnett and more. Also, out today is Mariah The Scientist’s experimental release: RY RY World.
For the hip-hop heads, we recommend you dig into Stalley’s Gone Baby, Gone and Styles P’s Ghosting.
We never forget about lesser known artists around these parts, this week we’re really, really into the projects from Dave B., Deem Spencer, and Mayhrenate. Give their releases a spin too, you won’t be disappointed.
Stream this week’s staples below.
Vince Staples — Self-Titled
Snoh Aalegra — Temporary Highs in the Purple Skies
Femme It Forward — Big Femme Energy Vol. 1
Mariah The Scientist — RY RY World
Stalley — Gone Baby, Gone
Styles P — Ghosting
Jam & Lewis — Jam & Lewis Vol. 1
IDK — USEE4YOURSELF
Dave B. — Vista
Charlotte Day Wilson — Alpha
Joy Oladukun — In Defense Of My Own Happiness (Deluxe)
Deem Spencer — Deem’s Tape
Mayhrenate — Plush
Sylvan LaCue — Young Sylvan Ep. 3
Rejjie Snow — Baw Baw Black Sheep
Space Jam: A New Legacy Soundtrack
Alchemist — Rapper’s Best Friend 6
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