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.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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