Best Songs of The Week: ft. Kelela, Ice Spice, 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 Kelela, Ice Spice, Fly Anakin, Gloss Up, and more.
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Fly Anakin – “Blicky Bop”
After dropping one of 2022’s best projects, Fly Anakin picks up in the new year with a daggering display, teasing two incoming EPs produced by Foisey. The first installment, SKINEMAXXX (Side A,) is slated to drop on April 5th via Lex Records, featuring guest spots from Pink Siifu, Big Kahuna OG, and more.
Ice Spice – “Actin a Smoochie”
Ice Spice proves to be one of rap’s most prolific generators of sticky catchwords on this wall-rattling Jersey Club send-up from her debut EP, Like..?, which is out today via 10k Projects and Capitol Records.
Kelela – “Contact”
Kelela scores a night of acid-blotted club-hopping with the latest single from her highly-anticipated forthcoming album, RAVEN, which is due on February 10th via Warp Records.
Gloss Up – “Hold Me Down”
Gloss Up puts out an open call for a proper partner on this earworming selection from her debut project, Before The Gloss Up, which is out today via Quality Control Music, featuring contributions from GloRilla, Icewear Vezzo, Hitkidd, and more.
A$AP Rocky – “Same Problems?”
A$AP Rocky puts one up for the late A$AP Yams on this swaying and sentimental collaboration with Miguel, Thundercat, and Tyler, The Creator.
B. Cool-Aid featuring V.C.R., Jimetta Rose, Liv.e, Butcher Brown and Maurice II – “Cnt Go Back (Tell Me)”
Pink Siifu and Ahwlee assemble the West Coast Avengers of experimental soul on this face-scrunching single from their first album as B. Cool Aid in four years. Leather Blvd. is due out on March 31st via Lex Records.