Best Songs of the Week – ft. Earl Sweatshirt, Benny The Butcher, 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 Earl Sweatshirt, Benny The Butcher, Curren$y, Space Captain, Jessy Lanza, Koncept Jack$on, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Jessy Lanza – “All The Time”
Sweeping synth patches and punctuating drum programs are the bedrock of Jezzy Lanza’s new album, All The Time. But the closing ballad caps the voltage with a dissolving dose of minimalistic R&B.
Gaidaa feat. Saba – “Stranger”
Saba and Jarreau Vandal bless a smokey and soulful dispatch from Dutch singer, Gaidaa.
Space Captain feat. Sly5thAve – “Chester Springs”
Space Captain returns from orbit with a tender, two-headed transmission. The shifty Sly5thAve collaboration jumps from roomy float to trap-laced trance and back again in a haze of airy harmonies and arpeggiated synthesizers.
Jay Worthy – “Mastro’s”
A kush-crushed and clav-happy selection from Jay Worthy and Shlohmo’s new collaborative project, Til The Morning.
Earl Sweatshirt feat. Navy Blue – “GHOST”
Earl Sweatshirt and Navy Blue trade wisdom over a glitchy soul loop on this bonus track from Earl’s newly expanded version of Feet of Clay..
Nowaah The Flood – “The Vow”
Nowaah The Flood makes his pledge to the game over a gorgeously gritty production from Stu Bangas. Hear their recently released collaborative album, Respectfully.
Black Soprano Family feat. Benny The Butcher, Heem, and Rick Hyde – “It’s Over”
Benny The Butcher’s Black Soprano Family charts a glorious hustle over a spotless soul-soaked backdrop from the legendary DJ Drama. Their new Gangsta Grillz tape arrives on July 31st.
Curren$y – “Pound of Paper”
Curren$y and Harry Fraud tap back into the lux life on their new joint project, The OutRunners. “Pounds of Paper,” one of a handful of the tape’s brightly-lit standouts, is a potent distillation of the duo’s respective powers; the rapper’s effortless precision, the producer’s time-bending stitch-ups.
boylife – “boston”
Over sunken keys and staggered harmonies, boylife howls a preciously intimate ballad that’s almost too easy to get lost in.