The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from Jamila Woods, Aminé, Swarvy, Tkay Maidza, Demae, Yellow Days, Conway The Machine, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Swarvy – “NO COMPUTE”
Borrowing a line from the Mothership’s own, Swarvy lets the vintage soul loops go on this break-heavy selection from his new solo album, SUNNY DAYS BLUE.
Tkay Maidza – “PB Jam”
Tkay Maidza flaunts an uncanny versatility on this sweat-soaked standout from her new album, Last Year Was Weird Vol. 2.
Demae feat. Ego Ella Mae – “Stuck in a Daze”
London singer Demae links with Ego Ella Mae on a sleek standalone, trading melodies over murky chords and staggered drums.
Yellow Days – “Getting Closer”
If you ever wondered what the “Collard Greens” shuffle would sound like under a synth-funk anthem, a sun-crushed new single from Yellow Days’ provides precisely that insight. The video follows the producer through a range of neon and 8-bit backdrops, slipping in and out of iconic album covers from Bobby Caldwell, Roy Ayers, and other innovators of the form.
Anderson .Paak feat. Noname, J.I.D. and Jay Rock – “Lockdown” Remix
Anderson .Paak’s politically-edged 2020 single gets upgraded with new bars from J.I.D., Jay Rock, and Noname.
Conway The Machine feat. Method Man – “Lemon”
Griselda’s Conway The Machine announced his upcoming album, King to a GOD, with an icy new single, featuring a steel-toed verse from the mighty Method Man.
Aminé – “Burden”
Aminé’s back like he never left on his sophomore album, Limbo. Sitting atop of the project, “Burden” is a soulful and slow-churning reintroduction to the one-lining Portland rapper.