Best Songs of The Week: ft. Alchemist, BADBADNOTGOOD, 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 BADBADNOTGOOD, Freddie Gibbs, The Alchemist, Mick Jenkins, Guilty Simpson, and more.

Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence of the best songs below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.  

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”

Cookin’ Soul officially releases a breezy Freddie Gibbs collaboration from 2013 on his latest tape, Good Job.

Guilty Simpson and Gensu Dean featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow – “You’re The One”

Guilty Simpson and Gensu Dean enlist Georgia Anne Muldrow on a simmering standout from their new collaborative project, EGO, out today via Mello Music Group.

The Alchemist featuring MIKE – “Lossless”

MIKE joins Alchemist on a menacing and murky cut from the producer’s new project, This Thing of Ours 2, out today on ALC Records, with additional appearances from Vince Staples, Zelooperz, and more.

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.




Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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