Best Songs of The Week: ft. Little Simz, Blu, JPEGMAFIA, 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 Little Simz, Blu, JPEGMAFIA, DijahSB, Wiki, and more.
Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence of the best songs below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Little Simz – “Two Worlds Apart”
A buttery and laidback standout from the new Little Simz album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, out today, via Age 101 Music.
Wiki and Navy Blue – “Remarkably”
One of two new hometown trumpeting singles announcing an incoming Navy Blue-produced album from Wiki. Half God is out on October 1st under the rapper’s Wikset Enterprise banner.
Blu – “People Call Me”
Blu reunites with Below The Heavens producer, Exile, for a brooding preview of the LA rapper’s upcoming album, The Color Blu(e), out September 24th via Nature Sounds. Pre-order your copy on vinyl today.
JPEGMAFIA – “TRUST!”
JPEGMAFIA sounds the alarm for his still-untitled new album with a dizzying campaign starter.
Father featuring Tony Shhnow – “Only Built 4 Hermes Linx”
Father returns with a lux and leisurely one-off, featuring fellow ATLian Tony Shhnow.
Amaria – “Friendzone”
A sleek and smoky r&b spell pulled from Amaria‘s stellar debut, Bittersweet, which may have slipped under the release radar but is certainly worth a rotation (or twelve)
DijahSB featuring Mick Jenkins – “Here To Dance”
DijahSB and Mick Jenkins slip onto the dance floor with an entrancing house-infused loosie.
YUNGMORPHEUS and Eyedress – “Rainbow Coalition”
YUNGMORPHEUS and Eyedress share another crawling synth suite from their incoming collaborative project, Affable with Pointed Teeth, out October 1st via Lex Records.