Best Songs of The Week: ft. De La Soul, Little Brother, and More

De La Soul performing at The Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa, CA in 2023.

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Best Songs of The Week: ft. De La Soul, Little Brother, 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 Little Brother, De La Soul, Gabe 'Nandez, Doja Cat, and more.

Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.

De La Soul featuring Biz Markie - "Lovely How I Let My Mind Float" 

Originally featured on the b-side of a promo run pressing of the "Breakadawn" single, this Prince-flipping, Biz-featuring non-album cut finally sees the light of the streaming age on the newly released 30th-anniversary edition of De La Soul's third studio album, Buhloone Mindstate.

Little Brother -"Glory Glory"

One of two new Little Brother tracks, marking the duo's first releases since their comeback album, May The Lord Watch, in 2019. They'll hit the stage together in Durham for a hometown block party celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album on October 7th.

Gabe 'Nandez featuring Ze Nkoma Mpaga No Ngoko - "Wolfpack 7000"

Gabe 'Nandez is pure gas on this smoked-out selection from his new album, H.T. III, which arrives today via P.O.W. Recordings.

MIKE, Wiki & The Alchemist- "Stargate"

MIKE and Wiki open their new album with a big, spacey, symphonic breath. The duo's Alchemist-produced joint project, Faith is a Rock, is out today via ALC Records.

Doja Cat - "Often"

Doja Cat slips into a swing-laden Soulquarian mode on this slinky Jay Versace-produced standout from her new album, Scarlet, which is out today Kemosabe and RCA Records.