Best Songs of The Week: ft. Steve Lacy, Madison McFerrin, and More
The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from Mach-Hommy, Steve Lacy, Cleo Reed, Madison McFerrin, Your Old Droog, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Your Old Droog - "Odessa"
Your Old Droog taps into his Soviet roots on a standout from his new album, Dump YOD: Krutoy Edition.
Robert Glasper featuring H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello - "Better Than I Imagined" (Kaytranada Remix)
Kaytranada adds a gritty afterglow to Robert Glasper's recent collaboration with H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello.
Zoomo featuring YL - "Autopilot"
After linking for a full collaborative project earlier this year, Zoomo and YL reunite for a hard-hitting cut from the producer's new album, Utica.
Cleo Reed - "Breasts Got Big!"
Brief, but lacking from no angle, the latest drop from Cleo Reed is a jolt of glitchy chops and harmonies.
Naji and The Kount - "Angel"
The Kount comes through with the assist on a tender and searching ballad from Naji.
Madison McFerrin - "Hindsight"
Madison McFerrin signals her next chapter with an ivory-and-synth-crushed loosie.
John Carrol Kirby - "Love Theme"
John Carrol Kirby turns in a wandering and warm arrangement as his submission for Mexican Summer's ongoing Looking Glass singles series.
Steve Lacy - "Atomic Vomit"
Steve Lacy stacks harmonies and hazy bars over a bubbly groove on this highlight from his surprise project, The Lo-Fis.
Mach-Hommy - "THBLKGD"
Mach-Hommy laces a staggered and disjointed beat with pitched-down ruminations on divinity and mortality on a murky standalone single.
Roc Marciano - "Mt. Marci"
The title track from Roc Marciano's new album, Mt. Marci, is a snapshot of all his powers in four minutes. The airtight wordplay, the chipmunk soul loop, and the cinematic imagery, are all accounted for and finally available to stream sans $40 price tag.