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The 11 projects you should stream right now

New albums from Rico Nasty, quinn, Lil Uzi Vert, and more.

July 22, 2022
The 11 projects you should stream right now Rico Nasty. Photo via Atlantic Records  
Rico Nasty, Las Ruinas
The 11 projects you should stream right now

An artist at the vanguard of rap's rock star revolution, Rico Nasty keeps the bare-knuckle vibe alive on her sophomore studio album Las Ruinas. The project drops after the previously announced project Rx was shelved, and was preceded by the singles "Black Punk," "Intrusive," "Skullflower," and "Blow Me."

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Lil Uzi Vert, Red & White EP
The 11 projects you should stream right now

Lil Uzi Vert is still at work on his long-awaited full-length project P!INK. To tide fans over, he's digging into his vast archive of unreleased songs – some of which were first previewed several years ago – for the Red & White EP, a SoundCloud exclusive for now. Producers include Brandon Finessin, Oogie Mane, Mustard, and fan favorite Maaly Raw.

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Mozzy, Survivor's Guilt
The 11 projects you should stream right now

The Sacramento rapper is finally getting the platform he deserved with Survivor's Guilt, Mozzy's first project on Yo Gotti's label CMG. His grizzled flow and vivid street raps sound reenergized next to features from EST Gee, Shordie Shordie, YG, 2 Chainz, and more.

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26AR, Flyest Oota
The 11 projects you should stream right now

The fast-rising N.Y.C. rapper shares his first project with Def Jam, an 11-track tape as eager to establish its artist as it is to keep drill fresh and exciting. Rob49 and PGF Nuk appear for features.

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Joey Bada$$, 2000
The 11 projects you should stream right now

The new album from Joey Bad$$ comes at the near 10-year anniversary of his breakout mixtape 1999. 2000 arrives five years after his second full-length All-Amerikkkan Bada$$.

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quinn, quinn
The 11 projects you should stream right now

One of the artists most responsible for hyperpop as a bonafide creative force leave the subgenre in the dust on her self-titled sophomore project, an experimental soul album laced with hazy pain.

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Cuco, Fantasy Gateway
The 11 projects you should stream right now

Mexican-American artist Cuco has been releasing music since 2016 and has carved a unique lane in modern indie-pop with his progressive yet classically indebted pop songwriting. He gets more psychedelic on Fantasy Gateway, his sophomore album (Fun fact: in 2018 he performed at the FADER Fort and interviewed Mozzy, who also releases an album today).

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Pool Kids, Pool Kids
The 11 projects you should stream right now

The Seattle band's sophomore project is a vibrant collision of math rock and emo that's just begging to soundtrack some of your formative memories. Pool Kids follows the Seattle group's 2018 debut Music To Have Safe Sex To.

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Ty Segall, “Hello, Hi”
The 11 projects you should stream right now

The veteran rock songwriter wrote his new album, the follow-up to last year's Harmonizer at his California home. Does that technically make it a pandemic album? "Hello, Hi is out today via Drag City.

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The Koreatown Oddity, ISTHISFORREAL?
The 11 projects you should stream right now

"Misophonia Love," the lead single from Dominique Purdy's newest album as The Koreatown Oddity, is one of 2022's most hilarious hip-hop songs with a '90s funk groove too artfully crafted for joke-rap. He brings that same humor and a conversational reflection to his new project ISTHISFORREAL?.

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Beach Bunny, Emotional Creature
The 11 projects you should stream right now

Lili Trifilio's pop group found massive success thanks to TikTok virality, but they're not eager to stay in any niche. For their second album, Trifilio says that growth was a priority. "Humans are emotional creatures and I wanted to capture that with this album in order to show how complex, sometimes tragic, and mostly wonderful the human experience can be.”

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The 11 projects you should stream right now