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5 new albums to listen to: February 5, 2022

This article was previously published on Audiomack World.

Adekunle Gold — Catch Me If You Can

Closing in on 200 million streams on Audiomack to date, Lagos-born superstar Adekunle Gold returns with his highly anticipated afro pop followed, Catch Me If You Can. These 14 bubbling tracks include previous collaborations with Davido and Lucky Daye, plus features from Ty Dolla $ign, Fousheé, Stefflon Don and Fatoumata Diawara. Catch Me If You Can is a reminder that the Afropop titan has conquered the continent and is ready to firmly cross the rest of the globe. “Buckle up, it’s about to be a movie,” Adekunle Gold shared ahead of the album.

Lil Frush— beyond infinity

Street-hop artist Lil Frosh grew up with Nigerian superstar Zinoleesky, and when the duo come together on a track, hits are created. Far from freestyle on Instagram, the beyond infinity EP showcases the versatility and restlessness of the Nigerian entertainer. True to its title, the album is made up of seven fast-paced songs that take you through the winding roads of Frosh’s everyday life. A sense of pride radiates through every song here as the EP is his first solid body of work.

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Saba is more than a trauma

With Saba’s 2022 album, “Few Good Things,” fans are discovering the full extent of the Chicago native’s talents and humanity.

Saba— few good things

Almost four years ago, Saba went from hero to his hometown of Chicago because of Comfort zone and Bucket List Project in a nationwide phenomenon with its founder TAKE CARE OF ME album. The Pivot Gang member has spent the past four years struggling with his critically acclaimed newfound status coming from an album set to commemorate someone he dearly loved. The long awaited few good things is partly Saba’s response to being seen as someone who exclusively deals with trauma. Although there is still pain on this album, there are also bright notes of celebration. few good things is a stream of status updates from Saba, helping to paint a full picture of an artist who refuses to be locked in.

SHINE – EXTRATERRESTRIAL

BEAM is not from here, it’s a EXTRATERRESTRIAL. Stepping into “PLANET BEAM” means stepping into a world of discordant sounds that come together as the artist merges dancehall, trap and straight bars with dance. Born in Kingston and raised in Miami, BEAM planted their flag in 2019 with their 95 EP, which combined his various influences from Cypress Hill to Sean Paul. EXTRATERRESTRIAL is an even crazier development. BEAM flexes between genres and looks confident like never before.

Ivy sole — Candid

Ivy Sole would love to get Candid. The now Brooklyn-based rapper has a long history of examining all aspects of love, such as on their 2018 album, Too developed. Candid is no different. “I wrote this album with the intention of reflecting on my parents’ love story and how it shaped my heart trajectory,” they shared in a press release. =Candid is presented in three distinct movements, each feeding into the main narrative. As Sole says, the album “helped me love myself and my family in ways I never could have imagined, and confirmed that our enemies are not each other but the world we live in”.

Read more about Ivy Sole in our December 2020 issue of 10 rappers you should know right now.