The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from ELWD, Mach-Hommy, Chuck Strangers, LORD JAH-MONTE OGBON, Jamael Dean, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
ELWD – “Hear Me”
ELWD recalibrates a 90s-r&b gem on this two-step-welcoming selection from his new album DANDELION.
Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon feat. FLLS, Cuzo Key, and U’Nik Flow Peace – “Bonus”
Lord Monte-Jah Ogbon caps his stellar new album, A Moment In Time, with a high-potency posse cut set over a dreamy drumless loop.
Chuck Strangers feat. Navy Blue – “Surrender”
Chuck Strangers trades bars with the mighty Navy Blue on a sleek and soulful highlight from his new album, Too Afraid To Dance.
Mach-Hommy – “The Jig Is Up”
Three years and change since it was initially released, Mach-Hommy and Earl Sweatshirt’s collaborative album, Fete Des Morts, is officially in the streaming ether and offered in a range of physical formats. Entirely produced by the Odd Future breakout, the project is a glimpse at Earl’s unsung beatmaking chops and Mach in the midst of his myth-making. And “The Jig Is Up” spotlights the duo at the height of their respective powers.
Sons of The James – “Everlasting”
Marching towards the release of their debut album as the Sons of The James, Rob Milton and DJ Harrison unleash an entrancing, full-melt single.
Arletis – “Horses”
Arletis and Suff Daddy join forces for a glimmering slow jam fit for a late night and a bottle.
Adé Hakim feat. Nikasia- “OLD NEWS”
Adé Hakim and Nikasia join forces for a blast of needed optimism and confidence.
Jamael Dean – “Tapscottian Waltz”
On the heels of his mesmerizing sophomore project with Stones Throw, Jamael Dean returns with an another immersive instrumental suite, setting up another sterling volume of work.