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Compton rapper YG. His latest release, 4REAL 4REAL, is on our short list for the best new albums dropping on May 24. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On May 24

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Three generations of urbano hitmakers — Lanay, Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny — join together for the "Soltera (Remix)." YouTube hide caption

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Stream The 'Revelación': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

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Carly Rae Jepsen's Dedicated is on our shortlist of the best new albums out May 17. Markus & Koala/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out May 17

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Guest DJ: IDLES Frontman Joe Talbot

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Jamila Woods' album Legacy! Legacy! is on our short list of the best new releases out May 10. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out May 10

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Clockwise from upper left: mxmtoon, closeup of 75 Dollar Bill performing live, Faye Webster, cover art for Khiis Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Faye Webster, Khiis, The Quiet Temple, mxmtoon, More

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Big Thief's U.F.O.F. is on our shortlist for the best new albums out on May 3. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On May 3

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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals perform at 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 19, 2019. .Paak's single "Make Me Better" featuring Smokey Robinson is featured on this month's Heavy Rotation. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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Cuz I Love You, from the singer Lizzo, is on our short list of the best albums out April 19. Luke Gilford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out April 19

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Twanguero, Danilo Torres, and Moises Baqueiro perform onstage for NPR Alt.Latino during the 2019 SXSW Festival at Flamingo Cantina in March 2019 in Austin. Hutton Supancic/Getty Images hide caption

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(From left to right) DJ Step, DJ Cut-Cuz and J-Lektro are just some of the DJs making moves in Chicago's music scene right now. Caleb Zahm / Dariusz Michael / Emily Melissa/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Titanic Rising, from the artist known as Weyes Blood, is on our short list for the best new albums out on April 5. Kathryn Vetter Miller/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On April 5

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