Albums

5 new albums to listen to this week

This article was previously published on Audiomack World.

Lil Durk— 7220

Over the past decade, Lil Durk has proven himself to be one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time, whether with his Signed in the streets series, or his business Only The Family. Today, The Voice returns with their seventh studio album. An ode to his upbringing, 7220 is named after the street where Durk grew up and sees the Chicago legend become more personal than ever. The album features previous singles “Pissed Me Off” and “AHHH HA,” and features include Future, EST Gee, and more.

Platinum Diamond — First of all

Diamond Platnumz has been revolutionizing the bongo flava for over a decade. The Tanzanian artist takes a slow and steady approach to publishing complete works, which today makes First of all the release feels so monumental. With features from Adekunle Gold, Focalistic and other heavyweights, this project is a successful affair spanning multiple African countries. Previous singles (one we re-upped) signaled a more pop sound for Diamond Platnumz, and First of all doubles the dance on a track like “Wonder” without sacrificing the root of its sound.

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Immerse yourself in the lore of Fly Anakin

With his 2022 self-titled album, Virginia-born rapper Fly Anakin expands his sonic universe. He breaks down his lore for Audiomack World.

Baby stone gorillas — BABYST5XNE GORILLAS

Hailing from southeast Los Angeles, Baby Stone Gorillas are a rap quartet that make dizzying music. Comprised of Top5ivee, P4K, 5Much and EKillaOffDaBlock, the band is dedicated to a breathless West Coast sound that has made them regional darlings. Their BABYST5XNE GORILLAS the tape feels like an offering from another era – spanning 23 tracks and full of energy, it feels like we’d have to crash file-sharing sites to get our first listen. produced “With That,” featuring 10 Rappers alum C0LDGAME.

Mike Dimes – In Dimes We Trust

Mike Dimes’ DLOG The debut made waves in May of last year, turning the Texas rapper into a familiar face among the remaining bloggers. His aggressive sound and his sharp pen prove themselves once again on the In dimes we trust tracking album. This man can rap. Every word is punchy and guttural, and his imagery is so powerful that you feel like you’re right next to Mike, taking it all in with him. Every track is harsh and loud, but “SAME GANG” features an Audiomack scream and “BACKROOM” was recorded at Audiomack Studios, so these are our favorites.

Yung Mavu & Chuki Beats — Matter of Time II

Since 2017, Yung Mavu has performed for the Belgian rap scene, teaming up with renowned Belgian producer Chuki Beats in 2019 for this first A matter of time join the project. Together, the duo charted a course for Belgium to make its mark in hip-hop. Matter of Time II is a metamorphosed project, where the arrogance of Mavu and the eclectic production of Chuki come together to transport us to another world.