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 Alchemist, Westside Gunn, Ari Lennox, Jodi.10K, Ella Mai, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Alchemist – “Rain Forest (Dance of Elements)”
There’s a whole lot of new Alchemist cuts to explore today. But before you make way to Westside Gunn’s utterly stacked major-label debut, dive into the legendary looper’s instrumental concept album, anchored by gorgeous experiments like this minimalistic gem.
Westside Gunn feat. Slick Rick and Busta Rhymes – “Ocean Prime”
Westside Gunn spars with hip-hop heavies, Busta Rhymes and Slick Rick, on this glistening standout from his mammoth major-label debut, WHO MADE THE SUNSHINE.
Smoke DZA – “143”
Smoke DZA laces a smoldering psychedelic soul sample with a batch of haze-for-days bars on this selection from his aptly-titled new album, Homegrown.
Real Bad Man feat. Pink Siifu – “Money On My”
Real Bad Man and Pink Siifu join in uncanny harmony on a laidback loosie.
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – “With A Smile”
Gabriel Garzón-Montano brings a symphonic flair to bottom-heavy r&b on this lush and lucid highlight from his new album, Agüita.
Stas Thee Boss – “Can’t Stand”
On the heels of a feature-heavy year, Stas Thee Boss is back with an abbreviated set in Sang Stasia! and this buoyant bop is the perfect point of entry.
Ari Lennox – “Chocolate Pomegranate”
Ari Lennox slips back into a late-night mode with a seductive and synth-lined one-off.
Ella Mai – “Not Another Love Song”
Ella Mai appears to be signaling the commencement of a new chapter with the release of this lilting slow-burner.
Jodi.10k – “Ken Griffey”
Jodi.10K lights up a flip of an 80s r&b marvel on an intoxicating cut from his new album, YUNGBULL.
Larry June feat. Curren$y – “Let’s Go To New Orleans”
Larry June tags Curren$y in on a soulful spectacle from his new collaborative project with Harry Fraud, Keep Going.