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 Nas, Sango, Chynna, Open Mike Eagle, Nubya Garcia, Pete Rock, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Sango — “Sonho”
A bounce-heavy selection from Sango, who returned today with SANGOZHINO, the producer’s first solo project since 2018.
Emmavie — “High Off This (Trackademicks Remix)”
One of five freshly released remixes of Emmavie’s 2019 single, the Trackademicks edit injects the cut with a sun-crushed house rhythm that demands a dancefloor, a toast, and a crowd (as soon as one can safely assemble.)
DUCKWRTH feat. EARTHGANG — “Super Bounce”
DUCKWRTH recruits EARTHGANG for a feel-good-smoke-good anthem from his newly released album, SuperGood.
Camoflauge Monk and Sauce Heist — “Ninth Inning Monk”
A buzzing and buoyant instrumental from a new volume of Camoglauge Monk and Sauce Heists collaborative tape series, Sauce Monk.
Pete Rock — “Melinda”
Six years after it was self-released, a face-screwing Pete Rock rarity resurfaces as an officially-released standalone instrumental.
Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin — “Dollar Dr. Dream”
Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin announce their forthcoming collaborative project with a breezy, kush-blasted ode to securing financial independence by any means necessary.
Chynna — “stupkid”
Chynna deflects affection with an icy and curt trap triumph.
Naji and ESTA — “One Way”
Naji shifts from jagged rapper to hook specialist on a sleek, head-nodding slow-burner produced by Soulection’s ESTA.
Nas — “King’s Disease”
QB’s own, Nas, returned today with his thirteenth studio album, King’s Disease. While much of the project is plagued by an unfortunate inconsistency that has defined the second half of his career, the title track is nothing short of a return to form, if only for a moment.
Nubya Garcia feat. Akenya — “Boundless Beings”
After assisting Ezra Collective, Makaya McCraven, and the gamut of the UK’s new wave of jazz heavies, Nubya Garcia steps out with her debut full-length album, SOURCE. The cap on the project is a full-float suite with Garcia’s malleable sax licks mirroring a lush melody from Akenya.