5 new albums to listen to: April 16, 2022

This article was previously published on Audiomack World.

Anita— versions of me

Anitta is one of the hottest artists in Brazil, where she has been a fixture since her breakthrough in 2013. Press around her new album versions of me centers the idea of ​​her breakthrough in the US market, but in every interview, Anitta is confident that her brilliant sound will translate around the world. versions of me is the kind of bouncy Latin pop that inspires the dance and keeps the party going. With features from Myke Towers, Cardi B, Afro B, and more, the album shines brightest when Anitta talks about love and sex.

Tee Grizzley— Half Tee Half Beast

Tee Grizzley’s bravado makes his music of pain eternal. On his latest mixtape Half Tee Half Beast, the Detroit rapper beckons listeners close to the chest with his deep storytelling. At times, the tape feels like a fiery documentary. The titular opener is full of heart, splitting between melodies and bluesy raps. “The name of the mixtape draws a line between different sides of me,” Tee shared ahead of the album. “Yeah, I’m human like everyone else but also the things I’ve been through and had to survive have made me a beast.”

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Yungeen As — All on me

Yungeen Ace went viral in 2021 with “Who I Smoke,” but his new project All on me gives us the impression that not all success is sweet. Filled with essential Yungeen Ace tracks, this project details the pangs of fame and the pressure Ace has faced since breaking onto the national stage. He begins by singing about his smile becoming crooked, and the themes of sacrifice continue throughout. His tone is pained, especially when he teams up with Toosii for “Dead Roses,” and even more so on the trench report “No More Streets.”

Fredo Bang — Two face bang 2

Baton Rouge rapper Fredo Bang’s punchy sound has made him one of the most streamed American artists on Audiomack. He’s been feeding fans since 2018 2 face shotand today we are entitled to the sequel, Two face bang 2. Two years after his studio debut most hated, Blow 2 is elastic, rowdy and sincere. In particular, the two-piece piano “Goin Blind” in “Underdog Hero” taps into Fredo’s aching soul.

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Digga D — Wicked by nature

On his third mixtape, Digga D continues to establish himself as a British drill star. The rapper leans into sincerity and the absence of posture: “I put my character in drill music. People always have a personality they have to keep, but not me. Wicked by nature brings together a cast of American artists – B-Lovee, Moneybagg Yo and Hotboii – alongside British stalwarts like AJ Tracey. There’s boldness on a tune like “Pump 101,” where Digga D gets poetic about women signing NDAs. Meanwhile, “Main Road” features the raw energy of a classic drill.