The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week – ft. Solange, 2 Chainz, Little Simz, and More [Playlist]
Sifting through the Release Day pile-up.
Holy hell, what a Friday. Solange is back with a star-studded and unexpectedly quick follow-up to A Seat at The Table. And while it’s a good way to start the day, When I Get Home shouldn’t be where it ends.
2 Chainz took some cues from newly minted A&R, Lebron James, on his equally glamorous Rap or Go To The League. Little Simz conquered the GREY Area on a daggering and dynamic return. T-Pain snuck out his third album in less than a year. Blu and Oh No crossed the streams on their sobering and sun-kissed, A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night. Oddball trap extraordinaire SahBabii slipped into the cypher with his exquisitely elastic 3P. Spillage Village songbird, Mereba, reintroduced herself on The Jungle Is The Only Way Out. And Queens’ own, Deem Spencer, flipped rejection into melancholic marvel on Pretty Face.
The loosies arrived at a rate equally torrential. Tierra Whack went 2-for-2 in her north-of-a-minute singles campaign, Jordan Rakei plunged into pop-dom, Devin Morrison channeled a Soulquarian spirit, Zack Villere toured the South’s strangest r&b hooks, and that just half the script.
Hear are all of the week’s essential singles, along with selections from standout releases, in a new episode of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and never wonder what’s next in the rotation.