The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. DRAM, Megan Thee Stallion, ScHoolboy Q and More [Playlist]
Megan and Nicki’s mid-summer heater, Big Baby’s quiet storm revival, Q’s jazz-laced loosie and so much more.
Happy Release Day, good people. And a prosperous Hot Girl Summer to you all (if that’s the preferred temperature, of course.) August’s second Friday features a mile-high stack of bops, anthems, and dance floor daggers. So let’s get right to these drops.
As far as the day’s long-plays go, Rick Ross delivered his towering tenth studio album, Port of Miami 2, and Bon Iver bumped up his return to the world by three weeks with the early release of i,i. But the loosies were the bulk of the bag, offering our best glimpse yet at what the second half of 2019 might sound like.
TDE was in full force with SiR‘s smoked-out, Kendrick-assisted comeback and a stray, leisurely trot from ScHoolboy Q on Alchemist‘s full-breeze, “W.Y.G.D.T.N.S..” Megan Thee Stallion finally manifested the season’s theme with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign on “Hot Girl Summer.” DRAM snapped into a late-night R&B mood on his sleek and sophisticated reemergence. Joy Postell follows up her 2018 breakout project with a bounce-back anthem for the books. BROCKHAMPTON’s officially in new album mode with their second jolt in as many weeks. And that’s just half the script.
Hear it all in this week’s episode of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to follow Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and never wonder what’s next in the rotation.