The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Raphael Saadiq, Erykah Badu, 9th Wonder, and More [Playlist]
Slip into the weekend with a fresh bag of heat.
Good morning, good people. And a good Release Day unto you.
Big ticket drops were few and far between — Future‘s follow-up to The WIZRD and the long-awaited release of Kelis‘ once-shelved sophomore album Wanderland notwithstanding — but there’s plenty of loosies to go round.
UK house rap hero, Channel Tres, storms back into the fold with a sizzling four-to-the-floor specimen. GoldLink collides with Tyler, The Creator and Jay Prince on another potent tease off of the D.C. rapper’s upcoming studio album, Diaspora. Nathan Bajar makes a claim for beach-friendly r&b supremacy. Georgia Anne Muldrow keeps the heat-streak running with a sleek mid-tempo two-stepper. Amber Mark steams up the club with a symphonic soul suite. Raphael Saadiq misses no steps on a comeback ballad with all the purple trimmings. Erykah Badu and James Poyser revive a cult classic Squeeze cut with touches of spiritual jazz and smokey R&B. For those of you with a TIDAL link, that compilation of Prince demos is hitting, too. And that’s barely the full script.
Hear it all and so much more in this week’s episode of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to follow Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and never miss another note.