Best Songs of The Week: ft. Amber Mark, Beyoncé, Silk Sonic, 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 Silk Sonic, Amber Mark, Moses Sumney, Smino, Snoop Dogg, and more.

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

Silk Sonic, Thundercat & Bootsy Collins — “After Last Night”

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak (aka Silk Sonic) have finally dropped their collabo album. The best song is “After Last Night,” a heater that features Thundercat and the album’s host Bootsy Collins.

Moses Sumney — “Bystanders (in space)”

Next month, Moses Sumney will release a live album called Live From Blacklachia. The first release is this beautiful rendition of “Bystanders.”

India Shawn — “SUPERFINE”

India Shawn has released her stellar new EP, “Before We Go.” She also dropped the video for “SUPERFINE” which definitely knocks.

Apollo Brown & Stalley — “We Outside”

Next week, producer Apollo Brown and rapper Stalley will drop their collaborative album, Blacklight. If the album sounds anything like the lush “We Outside” expect an album of the year candidate.

Smino — “I Deserve”

Smino links with DJ Nos and producers Kal Banx and Wu10 for a new single called “I Deserve.” Don’t sleep on this one.

Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, Benny The Butcher & Busta Rhymes — “Murder Music”

Snoop Dogg resurrects the posse cut with his new The Algorithm single, “Murder Music.” The track features excellent verses from Jadakiss, Benny the Butcher, and Busta Rhymes.

Michael Christmas — “Paul Wall”

Boston-rapper Michael Christmas hasn’t dropped much music this year. That changed this week when he returned to the scene with “Paul Wall.” This one is fire.

Baby Tate — “Dungarees”

Baby Tate doesn’t miss. She will be featured on the upcoming soundtrack for the new Halle Berry movie, Bruised. The song is called “Dungarees.”

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