Best Songs of The Week: ft. Rapsody, Pete Rock and More [Playlist]

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Best Songs of The Week: ft. Pete Rock, Rapsody, and More [Playlist]

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 Rapsody and Bilal, Pete Rock, Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin, Benny The Butcher, Black Thought, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.

Benny The Butcher feat. Westside Gunn and Conway The Machine — “War Paint”

Benny The Butcher rallies the Griselda boys on a smokey standout from his new Hit-Boy-produced album, Burden of Proof. 

Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin feat. Liv.e – “Mind Right”

The haze billows and the warperd ivory oozes on a new single from Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin. This one demands the thickest spliff your lungs can bear.

Chuck Strangers – “Luke Crib”

Chuck Strangers blasts a staggered drum shuffle with some air-tight wordplay on a brief but burly loosie.

Pete Rock and The Soul Brothers – “Say It Again”

Pete Rock signals the next chapter of Petestrumentals with a smoldering and sampleless arrangement, backed by an ensemble of purely prestige players.

Rejjie Snow feat. Snoh Aalegra and Cam O’Bi – “Mirrors”

Rejjie Snow keeps the heat rolling in with his latest shapeshifting soundbed, calling on Snoh Aalegra and Cam O’Bi for an infectious run on this glistening one-off.

Rapsody feat. Bilal – “Pray Momma Don’t Cry”

Rapsody and Bilal join forces on a hopeful and neck-cramping stunner off an upcoming compilation EP for ESPN and The Undefeated.

Lou Phelps – “Nike Shoe Box”

Lou Phelps reunites with big bro, KAYTRANADA, on a campaign starting single for the rapper’s forthcoming mixtape, EXTRA EXTRA. 

Black Thought feat. ScHoolboy Q – “Steak Umm”

Black Thought recruits ScHoolboy Q for a murky and menacing Sean C-produced highlight from the Roots MC’s new solo project, Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cane and Abel. 

Lord Byron – “WINK”

Lord Byron ruminates on religion, fatherhood, and existential retribution, on another twisted standalone cut.

Benny Sings feat. Mac DeMarco – “Rolled Up”

Mac DeMarco joins Benny Sings on a buoyant and lighthearted duet that should bolster spirits in the pandemic era.

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