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 MF DOOM, Isaiah Rashad, lojii, Little Simz, and more.
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Czarface and MF DOOM – “Break in The Action”
As promised, Esoteric, Inspectah Deck, and 7L’s collaborative banner, Czarface, has released a joint project with the late MF DOOM. On this standout from Super What?, the iconic rapper trades bars with the group over a smooth and sedated rhodes groove. Super What? is out today on Silver Age with vinyl copies available to pre-order in two variant covers via Gasdrawls.
Little Simz featuring Cleo Sol – “Woman”
Little Simz appears to be in new album mode. Her latest transmission is a simmering mid-tempo ode to black women with a Neptunes knock.
Isaiah Rashad featuring Duke Duece – “Lay Wit Ya”
After weeks of deciphering who would be the subject of TDE’s May 7th drop, the West Coast camp officially revealed the video for Isaiah Rashad‘s long-awaited comeback single last night at a premiere party in Los Angeles. And it’s already a “Song of The Summer” contender.
Sango and Waldo – “Neutral (Interlude)”
Mara TK – “Te Kete Aronui”
A hauntingly soulful slow-burner off of Mara TK‘s debut solo album, Bad Meditations, out today via Extra Soul Perception.
Namir Blade and L’Orange – “I Can Change
Mndsgn – “Medium Rare”
Mndsgn offers another glimpse at his upcoming album for Stones Throw with a gorgeously sophisticated spell of cosmic r&b and heavy reverb.