ALBUMS OF THE WEEK: 9 Albums You Should Be Listening To (7/15)

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 Lacy has 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.


Also, don’t sleep on Sheff G‘s latest 'From The Can' and Rexx Life Raj‘s 'The Blue Hour'.


Take a look at our selects of the best albums below:

 

DJ Premier – Hip-Hop 50 Vol. 1



 

Steve Lacy – Gemini Rights



 

Kid Cudi – A Kid Named Cudi



 

CMG – Gangsta Art



 

Lloyd Banks – The Source of the Inevitable 2



 

Lizzo – Special



 

Ne-Yo – Self Explanatory



 

Rowdy Rebel – Rebel vs. Rowdy



 

Sheff G – From The Can



 

Rexx Life Raj – The Blue Hour



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