Best Songs of The Week: ft. Janelle Monáe, Obongjayar, and More

Janelle Monae in the video for her new single "Lipstick Lover."

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Best Songs of The Week: ft. Janelle Monáe, Obongjayar, 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 Janelle Monae, Obongjayar, Madison McFerrin, and more.

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

Radamiz and Thelonious Martin - "Pope Power"

Radamiz sends up a potent prayer on this ghostly cut from his new Thelonious Martin-produced project, 2409 West Slauson, which is out today via Big Enough Home, featuring appearances from Chuck Inglish, Dre Dollasz, and more.

Jay Worthy and Roc Marciano - "Wake Up"

Jay Worthy and Roc Marciano shake off a rough night on the latest single from their upcoming collaborative album, Nothing Bigger Than The Program, which is set to arrive on May 26th via Marci Enterprises and EMPIRE.

Ru$h and Tha God Fahim featuring Big Cheeko and Jay Nice - "New Elite"

Ru$h and Tha God Fahim level-up over a symphonic loop on this lush standout from their new joint project, Luxury Art, which is out today, featuring a number of assists from Big Cheeko and Jay Nice.

Chuck Strangers featuring Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin - "Hurry"

Fly Anakin and Pink Siifu (or the duo occasionally known as FlySiifu) reunite on a simmering selection from the new Chuck Strangers project, The Boy & Girls, which is out today via Lex Records, featuring guest spots from Navy Blue, Obii Say, and more.

Madison McFerrin featuring Bobby McFerrin - "Run"

Madison McFerrin takes flight on this airy r&b experiment conducted with her father, Bobby McFerrin, the voice-layering maestro himself. Find it on McFerrin's debut studio album, I Hope You Can Forgive Me, which is out today.

Obongjayar - "Just Cool"

Not a year since the release of his debut album, Obongjayar returns to take the edge off with a dancefloor siren.

Janelle Monae - "Lipstick Lover"

Janelle Monae announces her first album in five years with a smokey dancehall ballad (and a steamy supporting visual.) The Age. of Pleasure is out on June 9th via her Wondaland imprint and Atlantic Records.