Silk Sonic, India Shawn, Merci D., Ye Ali, Beanz and more make up this week’s best new albums.
One of the most anticipated albums of the year has finally arrived: Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars‘ An Evening With Silk Sonic. With that being said, all the other drops of the week are just basking in the glow of this spectacular ’70s infused release on New Music Friday.
India Shawn has emerged to release the lush, moody, and reflective album BEFORE WE GO; after a few teasers Ye Ali has dropped Dangerous; in case you missed it BJ The Chicago Kid shared Three, and serpentwithfeet serves up DEACON’s Grove.
New hip-hop has also surfaced from trans artist Merci D. (Ooze); Papoose continues his ultra-busy year with October; Joell Ortiz’s Autograph is here, emerging rapper Beanz fits her project Table’s Turn in this week’s lineup and Aesop Rock x Blockhead unveil Garbology.
Additional drops from Tempest (Lemon Pepper ), A. CHAL (Home From Raz), thuy (i hope u see this) and the experimental duo Bebi Monsuta (11:11) round out our weekly selects.
Silk Sonic — An Evening With Silk Sonic
India Shawn — BEFORE WE GO
BJ The Chicago Kid — Three
Ye Ali — Dangerous
serpentwithfeet — DEACON’S Grove
A.CHAL — FAR FROM GAZ
Papoose — October
Merci D. — Ooze
Joell Ortiz — Autograph
Aesop Rock x Blockhead — Garbology
Beanz — Table’s Turn
Bebi Mansuta — 11:11
thuy — i hope u see this
Tempest — Lemon Pepper