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
Photo Credit: Blacksmith Recordings/Motown Records
Snoh Aalegra — Temporary Highs in the Purple Skies
Photo Credit: Artium Recordings/Live Nation Entertainment
Femme It Forward — Big Femme Energy Vol. 1
Photo Credit: Live Nation Entertainment/Femme It Forward
Mariah The Scientist — RY RY World
Photo Credit: RCA
Stalley — Gone Baby, Gone
Photo Credit: Blue Collar Gang
Styles P — Ghosting
Photo Credit: SHR Records/EMPIRE
Jam & Lewis — Jam & Lewis Vol. 1
Photo Credit: Flyte Tyme Productions/BMG
IDK — USEE4YOURSELF
Photo Credit: Warner Records
Dave B. — Vista
Photo Credit: Dave B. Music
Charlotte Day Wilson — Alpha
Photo Credit: Stone Woman Music
Joy Oladukun — In Defense Of My Own Happiness (Deluxe)