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5 New Hip-Hop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of December 23)


MIKE, Sauce Walka, Lil B, YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Hotboii return with new hip-hop heat in time for New Music Friday.

Just in time for the holidays, a new bundle of hip-hop releases have dropped. Less than a decade into his career, New York emcee MIKE has unveiled his tenth album Beware of the Monkey, with guest appearances from Jadasea, Klein, King Carter and reggae legend Sister Nancy. The LP also follows MIKE’s project with Wiki and The Alchemist, titled One More, which dropped in November.

Houston rapper Sauce Walka continues his Ghetto Gospel series with a third installment, Ghetto Gospel 3. The album comes after Sauce Walka released three projects this year, including Al Rage WalkaSauce Beach Florida, and Sauce PWA.

Bay Area rapper and internet personality Lil B dropped his fourth album of 2022, Afrikantis, which follows Frozen, The Frozen Tape and Thraxx Kiss.

Orlando native Hotboii brings the heat with Blinded By Death (Deluxe), five months after dropping the LP’s original version.

MIKE – Beware of the Monkey

MIKE offers his most meditative album yet with Beware of the Monkey, reminding dedicated listeners of his signature stream-of-conscious flow.

Standouts: “Eczema,” “No Curse Lifted,”…

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