July 2022 New Music Releases
Now that it's the halfway point of 2022, the first six months of the year have featured the return of Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Future and The Weeknd, a surprise album from Drake and more. As the weather continues to heat up, there's incoming pressure from some of your favorite artists in the month of July.
As Kid Cudi gears up for both his international To The Moon World Tour and the inaugural Moon Man's Landing Festival in Cleveland, Ohio., Mr. Rager is giving fans the opportunity to look back on his wildly successful career with The Boy Who Flew to the Moon, Vol. 1, a collection of his greatest hits to date.
In curating the 18-track compilation, Cudder provides an eclectic tour through his expansive catalog with select songs from eight previous projects including 2009's Man on the Moon: The End of the Day, 2013's Indicud and 2020's Man on the Moon III: The Chosen. Cudi's first greatest-hits LP also features the previously unreleased fan favorite, "Love," which is listed as a bonus track at the tail end of the album.
The Boy Who Flew to the Moon, Vol. 1 isn't the only bit of musical nostalgia Kid Cudi offers up this month. July also sees a remastered version of his 2008 debut mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi, released on streaming services for the first time. This time, Cudi updated the cover art for the 16-track tape, which caused some disruption among fans when it was initially unveiled, but holds a certain sentimental value to the "Day 'n' Nite" rap-crooner.
Rico Nasty will come through with her new project Las Ruinas on July 22. This will be the DMV rhymer's first offering since the release of her 2020 debut album, Nightmare Vacation. The latest release from Rico will contain 16 songs including the singles "Intrusive," "Black Punk" and "Vaderz" featuring Bktherula. Fans can expect this to be her most "experimental and vulnerable" effort to date.
"My New project Las Ruinas Coming In JULY," the 2019 XXL Freshman recently commented on Twitter. "My most experimental and vulnerable body of work yet. Thank you to everyone involved in bringing this to life."
"This project is really my baby," she added on Instagram. "And everyone who helped me make it will always be special to me. I can’t wait to share it with you guys."
The $uicideboy$ are back with their first LP for 2022, Sing Me a Lullaby My Sweet Temptation. Ruby Da Cherry and Scrim will drop the album on the July 29. Recent singles from the New Orleans rap duo include "Escape From Babylon" and "The Evil That Men Do." They'll close out the month with the upcoming effort, which will feature 13 new tracks. This marks their third album following 2021's Long Term Effects of Suffering. $uicideboy$ will also embark on the 40-city nationwide Grey Day Tour with Ski Mask The Slump God, $not, JPEGMAFIA, Knocked Loose, Code Orange and Maxo Kream. The performance trek kicked off in June and ends in October. You can purchase $uicideboy$'s Grey Day Tour tickets here.