The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week – ft. Pete Rock, MIKE, Space Captain, and More [Playlist]
Updated every Friday, The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best new hip-hop and r&b releases. This week’s set features new music from Pete Rock, Space Captain, MIKE, Elcamino, Kota The Friend, Tha God Fahim, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Hus Kingpin – “The Waterworld”
The weight of minimalism cannot be overstated on this sparse and stark haunt from Hus Kingpin’s latest tape, Gunpowder.
Elcamino – “Club Excederid”
Elcamino offers another lux foil to Buffalo’s rap boom with a symphonic selection from his new project, The Minotaur.
Blu and Exile – “Miles Davis”
Blu and Exile reunite for a jazz-headed send up to the king of cool, Miles Davis.
Knowledge The Pirate – “Keep Pushing”
The hustle bars runneth over on this glistening standout from Knowledge The Pirate’s new album, Family Jewels.
Pete Rock and Camp Lo – “Glitter & Gold”
Ok, OK, I know this isn’t exactly new to anyone. But Pete Rock and Camp Lo’s criminally undercelebrated 2013 mixtape, 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Pt. II, is officially loaded into the streaming ether. And this top-shelf boogie chop is one of PR’s best beats of the decade, hands down.
Dornik feat. Phonte – “Limboland”
Phonte blesses a synth-specked slow-burner from the resurgent late-night R&B specialist.
Space Captain – “Back of My Mind”
Crisp snares and a mean shuffle back a swirl of harmonies on this warm and warped wonder from Brooklyn’s Space Captain.
Kota The Friend feat. Kaiit – “Away Park”
Kota The Friend floats over skittering hi-hats and a tender trap guitar loop on this hazy gem from his new album, Everything,
MIKE – “Nothin’ 2 Say (Never Forget)”
MIKE makes easy work of a Brazilian boogie flip, sparking the campaign for his next project, Weight of The World.
$ilkMoney – “Biscuits & Mouse Eggs, I Wanna Marry You”
Divine Council’s $ilkmoney delivers a blistering performance on this dusty-soul-splattered selection from his stellar new tape, Attack of The Future Shocked, Flesh Covered Meatbags of the 85.