The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week – ft. Blu & Exile, ImaniCarolyn, Nowaah The Flood and More [Playlist]

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Updated every Friday, The Round-Up 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 Nowaah The Flood, Blu & Exile, ImaniCarolyn, Tef Poe, Nathan Bajar, Starchild & The New Romantic and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.

Blu & Exile – “Roots of Blue”

Inching towards the release of their official Beneath The Heavens follow-up, Blu & Exile return with a sprawling jazz-laced suite.

Goya Gumbani and Kiina feat. lojii  – “Same Strings Pt. 1”

lojii lends a razoring verse to a syrupy selection from Goya Gumbani and Kiina’s stellar joint project, The Lesser-Known.

Nowaah The Flood – “Timeless”

Nowaah The Flood extends the heat-streak with a batch of brooding bars on this smoke-friendly standout from his latest tape, The Nowaah and The Dewer.

Tef Poe and Blvck Spvde – “God Hop”

A pair of St. Louis stunners light up a gospel funk flip from Tef Poe and Blvck Spvde’s new project, Preacher in The Trap.

Starchild & The New Romantic feat. Rosehardt – “Silent Disco”

On the heels of three lead singles from an upcoming studio album, Starchild & The New Romantic shares a glistening brass-blotted stomper from the project.

Nathan Bajar – “Anniversary”


Nathan Bajar toasts a lasting love with this jittery and tender ballad.

Jitwam – “Back to My Place”

Jitwam delivers a shot of funk-fueled acid house on his contribution to the upcoming Various Channels compilation from Darker Than Wax.

ImaniCarolyn – “Outside”

ImaniCarolyn is full-float on this timely and painfully relatable loosie that is one of the best songs of the week.


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