The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week – ft. Westside Gunn, Shabazz Palaces, MF DOOM and More

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 Westside Gunn, Shabazz Palaces, Bishop Nehru, Tha God Fahim, LUCKI, Bon Iver, the late Ras G, and more. Scroll through selections from the sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.

Tha God Fahim – “After Every Dark Day Comes Sunshine”

The Dump God returns with an empowering loosie, taking his time with a polished orchestral loop.

Koreatown Oddity – “Weed in LA”

A seasoned smoker’s guide to just how little changes in his hometown haunts.

Vex Ruffin – “Do It Right”

The Stones Throw enigma reemerges with a bubbly disco-leaning bop.

Buddy and Kent Jamz – “Terrified”

Is Buddy the GoldLink we deserve? This up-trot selection from the elastic Compton rapper’s new collaborative project with Kent Jamz might just close the case.

Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes feat. Freddie Gibbs – “Nightrider”

One of two new features from the Gary rapper, this phased-for-days collaboration with the British duo is a couch-locked suite of the highest order.

LUCKI – “Faith”

Extending a multi-week singles campaign, the Chicago rapper returns with a slurred and spacey lo-fi trap gem.

Shabazz Palaces – “Money Yoga”

Synths and trilling hi-hats lace this meditation on the pitfalls of unchecked capitalism off the Sub Pop duo’s new albumThe Don of Diamond Dreams.

Bishop Nehru feat. MF DOOM – “MEATHEAD”

The Metal Face Villain produces and blesses a track from his gifted protegé. Would not be mad at a NehruvianDOOM sequel.

Westside Gunn- “Versace”

The Griselda rapper Westside Gunn hits the pews with this redemptive, gospel-anchored standout from his newly released album, Pray for Paris. 

Bon Iver – “PDLIF”

A hopeful, slow-burning prayer from the border-pushing producer.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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