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5 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week on Audiomack

Press play on new albums from Lil Durk, Diamond Platnumz, Baby Stone Gorillas, Mike Dimes, and Yung Mavu and Chuki Beats.
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This article previously appeared on Audiomack World.

Lil Durk — 7220

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

Diamond Platnumz — First Of All

Diamond Platnumz has been revolutionizing bongo flava for over a decade. The Tanzanian artist takes a slow and steady approach to releasing full bodies of work, which makes today’s First Of All release feel so monumental. With features from Adekunle Gold, Focalistic, and other heavy hitters, this project is a blockbuster affair spanning multiple African countries. Previous singles (one that we Re-Upped) signaled a poppier sound for Diamond Platnumz, and First Of All doubles down on the danceability on a track like “Wonder” without sacrificing the root of his sound.

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