The Best New Hip-Hop This Week

The best new hip-hop this week includes albums, videos, and songs from Coi Leray, Fivio Foreign, Vince Staple, and more.

Friday saw the releases of BIA’s “London” featuring J. Cole, Doechii’s “Crazy,” Guapdad 4000’s “Black Iverson,” Jack Harlow’s “First Class,” IDK’s “Taco” produced by Kaytranada, Lil Baby’s “In A Minute” and “Right On,” Rowdy Rebel’s “Rowdy Vs. Rebel,” and Tyga’s “Lifetime,” along with the releases listed below.

Here is the best of hip-hop this week ending April 8, 2021.


42 Dugg & EST Gee — Last Ones Left

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42 Dugg & EST Gee

These guys have proven that they have bulletproof chemistry over the course of several appearances on each other’s projects and tag-team performances on other rappers’ posse cuts, so it’s only natural that they would team up for a full album showcasing that chemistry. With standout cuts like “Thump Sh*t,” “Everybody Shooters Too,” and “Free The Shiners” setting the stage, they get the point across with streetwise panache.

Coi Leray — Trendsetter

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Coi Leray

The XXL Freshman has made a name for herself with her unique approach to rap over the past few months and with her debut, she cashes in that credit to explore even more eclectic sounds. The release received high praise from “Blick Blick” collaborator Nicki Minaj and certainly has the potential to live up to its title.

Fivio Foreign — B.I.B.L.E.

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Fivio Foreign

Brooklyn rapper Fivio Foreign is among the most successful members of the New York drill rap wave and finally carries the flag across the border to the mainstream. Rather than adjusting his approach to suit the radio-friendly styles of his guests, he instead pushes them to tackle his home form, establishing himself as a leader worth following for the underground scene in Brooklyn.

Vince Staples — Ramona Park Broke My Heart

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Vince Staples

Long Beach native Vince Staples delivers his magnum opus with his new album, finally delivering an album that challenges listeners emotionally as much as it does aurally. Delivering his most accessible production yet allows Vince to put the focus decidedly on his gut-wrenching storytelling and unflappable delivery.

Wiz Khalifa, Big KRIT, Smoke DZA & Girl Talk — Full Court Press

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Asylum/Taylor Gang

If you asked me to put together a more unexpected supergroup lineup, I’d have to really, really think about it. Yet, despite the seemingly disparate sounds and personalities of each of this album’s contributors, it works, creating more than the sum of its parts.


Bankrol Hayden — “F*ck Love”

Bankrol Hayden has become a consistent million-view creator on YouTube, and it’s easy to see why here. He’s kind of a master of using the prevailing modern style to make relatable pop-rap that appeals to younger fans, yet distinguishes him from similar acts like 24KGolden.

Blac Youngsta — “Can’t Spell”

Memphis standout drops a combative trunk thumper for the streets. He doesn’t cover much new ground, but he keeps it as consistent as ever, delivering exactly the vibe his longtime fans look to him for.

Rexx Life Raj — “Jerry Curl” Feat. Larry June

Two of the Bay Area’s smoothest rappers make for one clean collaboration.

Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.