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, Shay Lia, Elzhi, Fana Hues, Demae, Sango, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Demae – “People Are Weird”
Demae’s debut album, Life Works Out…Usually, launches into orbit with this wistful, neck-snapping charge of dreamy R&B.
Elzhi – “Hot Winter Cold Summer”
Elzhi taps into a distinctively Detroit groove on this hazy and hi-fi standout from his new album, Seven Times Down Eight Times Up.
Action Bronson – “Marcus Aurelius”
Time will tell whether Action Bronson’s latest album, Only For Dolphins, is a return to form or a new transformation entirely. Spilling over with potent flips of dusty funk, psyche, soul, and some of the rapper’s best one-liners to date, there’s damn-near no slack on this thing. And my god does it go.
14 trapdoors feat. Benny The Butcher, Rick Hyde, and Camoflauge Monk – “I Did It All”
File 14 trapdoors under “Brilliant Buffalo Rappers Not Under The Griselda Umbrella.” The northern border trio links with Benny The Butcher and Rick Hyde on this glistening selection from their new collaborative project with Camoflauge Monk.
dreamcastmoe – “301-341-7207”
dreamcastmoe could be one of DC’s next stars to rise. On this sleek one-off, the rapper threads a warm, kush-crushed suite with limber wordplay and rubbery melodies.
Fana Hues – “Icarus”
Fana Hues goes two-for-two, trading in the melancholic R&B of her debut single for something more nostalgic, soulful, and pop-indebted.
Radiant Children – “Rare”
Radiant Children return to announce their debut full-length project with a slick shot of subtle funk and late-night R&B.
Shay Lia – “Irrational”
Shay Lia blends her pop and dancehall sensibilities on this dance-floor-ready opener to her new five-track set, Solaris.
Sango feat. Neguim – “Maio”
Sango slips back into the baile funk fold with this heat-seeking stunner from the freshly-released fourth installment of his Da Rocinha series.
Abby Jasmine feat. Smoke DZA – “First Day Out”
After dropping her sophomore album with Cinematic Music Group earlier this year, Abby Jasmine returns in short order with a slow-burning loosie, featuring a batch of bars from Smoke DZA.