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

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

The era of streaming has made finding new music a full-time job. With every week there’s new albums, deluxe editions of older albums, new EPs, re-issues, vinyl releases, and more. That’s why every New Music Friday here at Okayplayer, we round up the best new releases from your favorite artists as well as newcomers.

This weekend is July 4th, so we’re a little light on releases. But there is still plenty to sink your teeth into. Chicago MC G Herbo drops his new album 25; Declaime and Madlib release a selection of loosies from the ’90s; Nas releases an expanded version of his classic sophomore album, It Was Written; Laura Mvula drops an ode to ’80s music; and more.

Stream all your favorites as well as any new artists that stand out below.

G Herbo — 25

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Declaime & Madlib — In The Beginning Vol. 1

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Nas — It Was Written (Expanded Edition)



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Yungeen Ace — Life of Betrayal 2x

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Brooks — Who The Hell Is Brooks?

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Peezy — Free Rio

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Obijuan & Philanthrope — Saxred Gin

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Young Buck — 40 Days and 40 Nights

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Laura Mvula — Pink Noise

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Fenix Flexin — Fenix Flexin Vol. 1

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YN Jay — Coochie Chronicles

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