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 Action Bronson, Kamaiyah, Pink Siifu x Fly Anakin, Armani Caesar, Elzhi, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Armani Caesar – “Ginger Rothstein”
Willie The Kid feat. Curren$y – “Brewster’s Millions”
Willie The Kid and Curren$y bully a creeping b-side soul loop from The Alchemist.
Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin – “Richard Pryor”
Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin announce their upcoming collaborative album FlySiifu with an adequately-blunted lead single.
Elzhi feat. Monica Blaire – “Smoke & Mirrors”
Detroit rap titan, Elzhi, is two-for-two in as many weeks with another steel-toed and swing-heavy single from his upcoming album, Seven Times Down Eight Times Up.
Action Bronson feat. Mayhem Lauren and Hologram – “Mongolia”
In the lead up to his new project, Only For Dolphins, Action Bronson has culled the respective strains of psyche from several linked, yet distant regions and traditions. On his latest, he wrangles Hologram and longtime sparring partner, Mayhem Lauren, for a brooding one-liner-loaded bout over a tripped-out flip of Urbali Babi’s Turkish rock essential, “Lâmbaya Püf De.”
Butcher Brown feat. Fly Anakin – “For The City”
One week, two brawny smoke-stained verses from Fly Anakin. Hear him join Richmond kinfolk, Butcher Brown, on a standout from the band’s new album, KingButch.
Durand Bernarr – “Mixxed”
Following a flood of high-grade features (including recent appearances on projects from Kaytranada and Knxwledge,) Durand Bernarr ushers in a new chapter with his stellar full-length debut, Dur&. “Mixxed” is the Ohioan at the height of his powers, bringing a shamelessly-cold wit to a muscular, slow-churn funk cut with ample post-Dilla knock.
Kamaiyah – “Undercover”
A slinky kink anthem from Kamaiyah and Capolow’s new collaborative project, Oakland Nights.
Namir Blade – “Space Ghost”
Namir Blade shifts from malleable crooner to jagged wordsmith on a chilling lo-fi R&B ballad from his expansive new set, Aphelion’s Traveling Circus.
Steve Arrington – “Make Ya Say Yie”
Steve Arrington blessing a simmering and soulful Knxwledge suite is precisely the 2020 we deserve. Pick up a copy of the Ohio funk legend’s new album, Down to The Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions, via Stones Throw today.