The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Danny Brown, Princess Nokia, Gang Starr and More [Playlist]
New week, new heat.
Happy Release Day, good people. And a painless cap on the workweek to you all.
Though the long-plays appear to be taking a bit of a breather — save for Kemba’s major label debut, Gilda, Kiefer’s syrupy seven-track, Superbloom, and Brittany Howard‘s breakout piece, Jaime — there are ample strays and loosies to get you up and over the weekend. So let’s get right to the singles campaign.
DJ Premier revived a Guru verse for Gang Starr‘s first single in 16 years. BRAINFEEDER’s Teebs reemerged with a pair of entrancing beat scene experiments. The Free Nationals are more than a band in tow on their latest .Paak-less blessing. Princess Nokia appears to be in new album mode with a brassy and bold new cut. Also working towards a reveal of some sort, Brent Faiyaz returns with an icy and intoxicating late-night number. Anna Wise and Little Simz join forces on a spell-binding duet. Charlotte Day Wilson dreams up a spiritual crawl. 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’ Spotify channel and hold tight for the next drop.