Best Songs of The Week: ft. Boldy James, LION BABE, Nas, and More
The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from Nas, LION BABE, Boldy James, Pink Siifu, YUNGMORPHEUS, and more.
Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence of the best songs below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Reaper Mook - "Masterpiece
Long Beach's own, Reaper Mook, slips into a sinister flow on the opening cut of his new album, For The Pagne, out today via Reaper Mafia Records.
Boldy James and Alchemist - "Turpentine/Steel Wool"
Just a day after revealing the prestigious guest list for their next collaborative album, Boldy James and Alchemist offer a two-headed preview of BO JACKSON, out next Friday via the producer's ALC Records banner.
YUNGMORPHEUS and Eyedress - "Georgette's Tea Room"
YUNGMORPHEUS and Eyedress announce a new joint project with a potently breezy new single. Affable with Pointed Teeth is out October 1st on Lex Records.
Nas featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill - "Nobody"
Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill reconnect for the first time in 25 years on this bonafide highlight from the sequel to Queensbridge legend's Grammy-winning 2020 album, King's Disease.
LION BABE - "Going Through It"
Keenyn Omari supplies LION BABE with a slightly-swung and slow-burning standout from the group's new album, Rainbow Child.
Pink Siifu featuring Nelson Bandela, Monte Booker, Lance Skiiiwalker, and JayBee Lamahj - "Voicemails Uptown"
Pink Siifu assembles a crew of rap and r&b misfits for a booming cut from his stellar new project, GUMBO!, out today via Dynamite Hill.
Homeboy Sandman - "FYI"
Homeboy Sandman beats his chest on a sinister selection from his new Aesop Rock-produced project, Anjelitu, out today on Mello Music Group.
Brian Jackson, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Adrian Younge - "Baba Ibeji"
Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge assist Brian Jackson a cooled-out groove from the Midnight Band anchor's first album in over 20 years, out today on Muhammad and Younge's Jazz is Dead imprint.