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The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Madlib, Tierra Whack, Kari Faux, and More [Playlist]

The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Madlib, Tierra Whack, Kari Faux, and More [Playlist]

The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Madlib, Tierra Whack, Kari Faux, and More [Playlist]

Digging through the week’s Release Day pile-up.

Good Friday, good people. Release Day’s arrived with a mountain of new heat, so let’s get to excavating while we still can.

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Short on the long-plays — save for the sprawling Gangster Music Vol. 1 compilation and Kari Faux’s micro-project, CRY 4 HELP — singles lead the charge. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib (who’s somehow, after damn-near 30 years, getting…better?) tossed up the menacing (presumably) title track to their forthcoming album, Bandana. Tierra Whack kept the north-of-a-minute singles campaign rolling with the slick new loosie “Gloria.” Kindness crept back into the sequence with a Robyn and a jolt on “Cry Everything.” Steve Lacy popped up on one of two new singles from Vampire Weekend. Jitwam returned with a simmering slow-knock special. Channel Tres went four-to-the-floor on another acid-blotted house heater. And that’s just the tip of the tale.

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Hear the best songs of the week in a new installment of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to follow along on the paths of rhythm.

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