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”
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.