The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - Prince, Frank Ocean, ROSALÍA and More [Playlist]
This week’s haul features another sneak drop from Frank, a previously unreleased gem from the purple vault, and a grip of top-tier bars.
Happy Friday, good people. Release Day’s upon us and there’s a bag of burners, bops, and bars to claim. So let’s get right to it.
This week’s list of requisite long-plays includes Wiki‘s gorgeously gritty sophomore album, OOFIE, Vegyn‘s twisted and trap-happy, Only Diamonds Cut Diamonds, Clams Casino‘s shrewd and searching, Moon Trip Radio, and Starchild & The New Romantic‘s potent and pastel-plastered, VHS 1138.
Singles did the heavy-lifting, though. Frank Ocean lead the week with another sneak drop. The Prince Estate pried a Triple Threat era gem from the vault ahead of an upcoming deluxe edition of 1999. Illingsworth returned with a heavy dose of Detroit swing and spirituality. Griselda’s Westside Gunn, Conway, and Benny The Butcher are an unholy trinity on their latest link-up. And that’s just half the script.
Hear it all in this week’s episode of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and never miss another true note.