I'm sure all of you music lovers are as excited as I am about Shafiq Husayn's long awaited sophomore album finally releasing today as well as Phonte's surprise EP that also dropped. Both projects are absolutely killer (even though Phonte's EP is waaaay too short lol). Many of you may still be listening to Solange's latest offering. Quiet as kept, the music releases for the first quarter of 2019 have been killer and there are many more anticipated projects releasing soon and later this year including Rahsaan Patterson's long awaited new album, Robert Glasper's "Black Radio 3", a new album from Anderson Paak and there are promises from members of Sweetback for a new album from Sade. In the meantime, check out this list of 16 hot soul, jazz and world albums released so far this year including those already mentioned.