The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Knxwledge, Little Dragon, KeiyaA, and More [Playlist]
Updated every Friday, The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best new hip-hop and R&B songs. This week’s set features new music from Childish Gambino, Knxwledge, Little Dragon, KeiyaA, Caleb Giles, SahBabii, and more . Scroll through selections from the sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Childish Gambino - "12.38"
It came, it went, and then it came again. But the third studio album from the powerhouse polymath is finally here. A scattered and experimental outing, the first shot of new music on the wandering 12-track project is one of its brightest moments.
NxWorries - "itkanbe [sonice]"
Knxw and .Paak can do no wrong.
Caleb Giles feat. AKAI SOLO - "Goose"
A pair of Brooklyn's most productive pontificators trade wisdom on.a lush and lo-fi loosie.
KeiyaA - "Way Eye"
A super-swung heater from the singer's stellar debut album, Forever, Ya Girl.
Braxton Cook - "The Rise"
A seductive and symphonic selection from the DMV do-it-all's new album, Fire Sign.
Little Dragon - "Where You Belong"
Back with their sixth studio album, the Swedish genre-smashers dip into post-Soulquarian R&B with this silky, mid-tempo two-stepper.
Channel Tres - "Weedman"
The Compton artist steps away from his house-fueled palette with a buoyant and shameless smoker's anthem.
Conway The Machine and The Alchemist feat. ScHoolboy Q - "Shoot Sideways"
Already a winning pair, Con and Al wrangle Q for a vice rap spectacle off their upcoming collaborative album, LULU.
SahBabii - "Double Dick"
One for Magic City's sure-to-dominate "virtual entertainment" initiative.
Orion Sun - "Birds Gave Up"
The closing prayer of the singer's second album of the year is a tender glide over clean, spacious guitar work. Early contender for ballad of the year.