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 BADBADNOTGOOD, Freddie Gibbs, The Alchemist, Mick Jenkins, Guilty Simpson, and more.
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BADBADNOTGOOD featuring Terrace Martin, Brandee Younger, and Arthur Verocai – “Talk Meaning”
BADBADNOTGOOD close their third studio album, Talk Memory, with a symphonic blast, featuring an ensemble of fellow jazz misfits. Talk Memory is out today via Innovative Leisure.
Cookin’ Soul featuring Freddie Gibbs – “Thug ‘Til It’s Over”
Guilty Simpson and Gensu Dean featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow – “You’re The One”
The Alchemist featuring MIKE – “Lossless”
Ovrkast. – “VENT”
Ovrkast unveils his twisted, two-headed contribution to the upcoming Gangster Doodles compilation, Gangster Music Vol. 2, which is set to arrive next Friday, October 15th.
Mick Jenkins – “Contacts”
Mick Jenkins announces his next studio album, Elephants, with a floor-rattling lead single.
Father – “Bichon Frise”
Father keeps it light and shamelessly enjoyable on an organ-heavy loosie that will surely earn its keep in your Fright Night rotations.
Ade Hakim and NAPPYNAPPA – “Don’t Kill Da Joy”
Ade Hakim and NAPPYNAPPA open their new collaborative tape, SUNNYNAPS, with a needed and necessary shot of optimism over glistening soul chops.