The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, H.E.R., Big K.R.I.T., + More [Playlist]
With selections from MadGibbs’ long-awaited revival, Daniel Caesar’s surprise sophomore album, MIKE’s somber and stellar Tears of Joy, and so much more.
Happy Bandana Day™, good people. The Piñata sequel is finally here and it’s a mountain unto itself. And while it’s a great way to commence the work week wind-down, this Release Day is brimming with drops that’ll prove to be more than supplementary sounds on your way to Mt. MadGibbs.
PLAYLIST: Okayplayer’s Songs of Summer 2019
Daniel Caesar quietly released a simmering sophomore project and NYC’s slow-rap sultan, MIKE, delivered his fourth album in a prolific two-year stretch. And while the list of long-plays is short, the loosies are plentiful, signaling a fruitful second half of 2019. Big K.R.I.T. kept the heat streak going with a sobering and soulful meditation on the pains of addiction. serpentwithfeet resurfaced with a searing, damn-near a capella gospel gem, Ty Dolla $ign in tow. H.E.R. and YBN Cordae and linked up on a luxurious loosie. Jarreau Vandal flipped VanJess and GoldLink’s Silk Canvas standout into a funk four-to-the-floor fit. Meanwhile, Kingdom and Tiara Thomas keep the house hex alive with their own blast of bliss. But that’s just half the script.
Hear it all in this week’s installment of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to follow Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and never miss another earworm.