Best Songs of The Week: ft. Alchemist, KIRBY, 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 Alchemist, KIRBY, Mac Ayres, JPEGMAFIA, and more.
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Meyhem Lauren, Madlib, and DJ Muggs – “Wild Salmon”
Meyhem Lauren announces a Madlib and DJ Muggs-produced project with a feast of culinary bars on this butter-smooth single. Their aptly titled album, Champagne For Breakfast, is due out on April 7th via Muggs’ Soul Assasins Records imprint.
JPEGMAFIA and Danny Brown – “Lean Beef Patty”
A brawny and booming lead single announces a pitch-perfect collaborative album from JPEGMAFIA and Danny Brown. Scaring The Hoes is due next Friday, March 24th.
Chuck Strangers featuring Navy Blue – “Venison”
With his major label debut just weeks out from release, Navy Blue helps Chuck Strangers sound the siren for the incoming arrival of his own new project with a frigid collaboration. Boys & Girls, a new EP from Strangers, is set to arrive on May 12th via Lex Records.
Mac Ayres – “Pretending”
Mac Ayres tucks his indifference into a smooth and shifty ballad on this spacious standout from his new album, Comfortable Enough, which is out today via Dixon Court Records.
Ni’jah featuring KIRBY – “Big World”
An upbeat and entrancing cut from Ni’Jah and KIRBY‘s new EP, which doubles as the soundtrack to Donald Glover’s dark and twisted new series, Swarm, which is out today and features a few appearances from the artists occasionally known as Childish Gambino.
Hit-Boy and Alchemist – “Slipping into Darkness”
Alchemist and Hit-Boy spark interest in a joint project we never knew we might have wanted, exchanging air-tight chops and a few bars on one the best songs (and collaborative concepts,) of the week.