The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Thundercat, Kamaiyah, Moses Sumney, and More [Playlist]
This week's batch is brimming with synth-heavy dance floor experiments, earworming hooks, and tripped-out rap heroics.
There's a mountain of new music to scale. So let's get right to the new releases.
AKAI SOLO keeps the streak alive and well with the release of his fifth project in eight months, Ride Alone, Fly Together. Moses Sumney unleashes the first half of his genre-destroying double-album, grae. Kamaiyah's back with a blast of buzzing Bay Area bass lines and earworming hooks on Got It Made. Royce da 5'9" rallies the Griselda roster, Vince Staples, DJ Premier, and more, on his rugged and raw new album, The Allegory. Elcamino and 38 Spesh toast to one of rap's most potent unions on Martyr's Prayer. And Duke Duece continues his ascent on the brooding new tape, Memphis Massacre 2.
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And the singles are more than supplementary. Thundercat leads the pack with wit and warmth on the latest single from his upcoming album. Jessy Lanza ends a four-year hiatus with a glistening dance floor dagger. Yves Tumor returns with a stormy boom-bap-blotted suite. Jay Worthy links with G Perico and The Alchemist for another hazy ride through rap's increasingly psychedelic collective mind. And this week's transmission from Kota The Friend is sun-kissed and sanguine. But that's just half the script.
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Hear it all in this week's episode of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to follow Okayplayer's Spotify channel and never wonder what's next in the rotation.