Source: Big Crown Records
Best Songs of The Week: ft. Black Thought, billy woods, 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 Black Thought, billy woods, Saba, Willie The Kid, and more.
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Lavarr The Starr - "Mind Glow Radio"
Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler dips into deep psychedelia on this seductive loop from Illusions Ago, a new project from his astrally-attuned alter ego, Lavarr The Starr, which is out today via Glass Cane Records.
billy woods & Kenny Segal featuring Samuel T. Herring - "Facetime"
Samuel T. Herring holds down the hook between vivid and lonesome recollections from the road on this aching new single from billy woods and Kenny Segal, announcing their upcoming collaborative album, Maps, which is out on May 5th via Backwoodz Studioz, featuring Quelle Chris, Danny Brown, E L U C I D, Aesop Rock, and more.
Willie The Kid and V Don featuring Flee Lord and Ransom - "Daily Operations"
Flee Lord and Ransom jump in the ride with a bag of daggers on this heist-worthy gem from Willie The Kid and V Don's new project, Blue Notes 2, which is out today via Serious Soundz and The Fly, featuring additional support from ANKLEJOHN, Baby Maine, WhoisBravy, and more.
Saba and No I.D. - "Back in Office"
Saba and No I.D. ruthlessly tease a joint album with this sharp and urgent one-off that will have fans demanding a full collaborative treatment.
Black Thought & El Michels Affair - "Miracle"
Black Thought sifts through memories over a swell of shimmering piano licks and horn jabs on this standout from Glorious Game, his highly-anticipated collaborative album with El Michels Affair, which is finally out today via Big Crown Records after months of warming the water, featuring contributions from KIRBY, Son Little, and Brainstory.