5 new albums to listen to: April 25, 2022

This article was previously published on Audiomack World.

Kwesi Arthur — Son of Jacob

Ghanaian rap superstar Kwesi Arthur delivers highly anticipated new album Son of Jacob. With over 65 million streams on Audiomack, Kwesi’s sound has translated into both viral moments (a verse with Yaw Tog on the “Sore” remix) and international crossovers (a Vic Mensa feature) . Son of Jacob is packed with features from big names – Teni, Joeboy, Adekunle Gold – but it’s also packed with heart. The two closing tracks ‘No Regrets’ and ‘Adom’ are particularly resonant and remind listeners exactly why Kwesi Arthur is one of the most important young voices in Ghana.

Watch a special one-hour concert of Kwesi Arthur’s greatest songs here.

Pusha T — It’s almost dry

Pusha T’s best solo album has arrived. It’s almost dry follows the seven titles of 2018 DAYTONA, and boasts all the airtight qualities of this album across five additional songs and with production split between Pharrell and Ye. Debut singles “Neck & Wrist” (featuring JAY-Z) and “Diet Coke” were exciting teasers for one of America’s first event albums of the year, and opener “Brambleton” is one of the best. songs of the year. An icon and a legend, hearing Push continue to improve in his craft after so many years in the game is a treat.

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Terri— In transit

Nigerian Terri signed with Wizkid’s Starboy label and rose to the rank of one of Afrobeats’ golden boys. With his second EP In transit, the Afropop singer drops six tracks that showcase his range. From slightly brooding (“For Here”) to the playful tones of single “Danger,” Terri’s charming personality shines through the 17-minute project. “Have an optimistic mindset, always work on yourself, preserve the value you have because that’s what brings people to you,” Terri told Audiomack World in March 2021.

BOJ— Gbagada express

It’s a big week for African music, and BOJ is keeping spirits up with Gbagada express. A pioneer of Alté music, the Nigerian singer is also a recent 10 African artists you should know alum. BOJ’s heartfelt sound and themes of healing and alignment lend a universality to his music. And he also knows how to have fun on a track. Features on Gbagada express include Davido, Mr. Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Victony, and more.

red veil — learn 2 to swim

It’s also a big day for the greatest solo albums of all time. PG County, MD’s Redveil Delivers Second Album learn 2 to swim, which is an exercise in gratitude for both the listener and the young rapper. Packed into these 12 songs is the soul of a lion, both in terms of hunger and confidence. Since the 2020s niagara moment of escape, redveil took its time to design an album full of conviction (“morphine”). It’s music meant to bring tears of relief to your eyes and a renewed love for contemporary rap to your mind. redveil accomplishes both effortlessly.

Read our interview with redveil here.