The past four months have put a battery in hip-hop's back. New projects from 21 Savage, ScHoolboy Q, J. Cole, Future and Metro Boomin, among others, have kept rap piping hot. As May gets underway, here's a look at the new music releases from Gunna, 4batz and Lil Jon, among others.

Gunna's New One of Wun Album

With his second album in less than a year, Gunna is right back at it in the form of this One of WunReleased on May 10, the 20-track LP debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Led by two previously released singles, "Prada Dem" featuring Offset and the Turbo and Evrgrn-produced "Whatsapp (Wassam)," guest appearances include vocals from Roddy Ricch, Normani and Leon Bridges. Wunna's fifth studio effort arrives just as he embarks on his Bittersweet Tour with support from Flo Milli. The 16-date North American trek kicked off in Columbus, Ohio on May 4 and wraps up on June 11 in Gunna's home city of Atlanta.

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4batz's U made me a st4r EP

Every year around this time there's an artist taking over the game, and this time, it's singer 4batz. He's heading into the release of his debut EP, U made me a st4r, with plenty of motion. The Dallas native has seemingly popped up out of nowhere with a very limited catalog, but the minimal number of his R&B-flavored releases pack a punch. "Act i: Stickerz '99,'" "act ii: date @ 8" and "act iii: on god? (she like)" have earned him millions of streams, and garnered attention from Ye and Drake.

The Toronto rapper hopped on the remix to "act ii: date @ 8," and released the collab with the breakout star through his OVO Sound label. U made me a st4r, which arrives May 3, features 4batz's three previously released acts in addition to his new arrival, "act V: there goes another vase." He also has a Ye collab on the remix to "act iii."

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Lil Jon's Manifest Abundance Album

Calm down for what? Lil Jon has lowered the volume on his signature phrase for his latest set of releases. This past February, the 50-year-old rapper delivered Total Meditation, a 10-track album that finds him calmly guided listeners through meditative exercises. He's bringing some of that same energy to Manifest Abundance, a new LP he will put out in May. Lil Jon has not revealed the actual release date just yet.

The forthcoming project is touted as "affirmations for personal growth," which aligns with Jon's mindset these days. "WORK WORK WORK 💪🏽 PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH 🙏🏽✨," he tweeted along with several photos of him working out in the gym a week after announcing the album was on the way. Get ready to manifest with Lil Jon.

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Check out all the other rappers' dropping new music in May below.

See May 2024 New Music Releases

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