Best Songs of The Week: ft. SZA, Smino, and More

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SZA in the new video for "Shirt."
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The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from SZA, Smino, Westside Gunn, Ice Spice, and more.

Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence of the best songs below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.

Westside Gunn featuring A$AP Rocky and Stove God Cook$ – “Shootouts in Soho”

Westside Gunn rallies A$AP Rocky and Stove God Cooks for kush-kissed exchange on this sedated standout from the Buffalo rapper’s series closing mixtape, 10, which is out today via Griselda and EMPIRE, featuring appearances from DJ Drama, Black Star, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Busta Rhymes, and more.

Big Kahuna OG and Graymatter featuring Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon – “Love & Tension”

Big Kahuna OG and Chrarlotte’s Lord Jah-Monte-Ogbon bully a breezy loop on this selection from OG’s new collaborative tape with Graymatter, METAL GEAR SOLID, which is out today via SCHEME TEAM featuring contributions from Fly Anakin, 3wayslim, and more.

Jay Nice – “High Fashion Hitmen”

Jay Nice keeps a prodigious run alive with this frigid selection from Loud Pack From Italy, his fifth album of the last six months alone.

Ovrkast – “MONTARA”

Ovrkast pours out over stirring jazz chops on this face-scrunching two-parter.

Ice Spice -“Bikini Bottom”

The Bronx’s Ice Spice continues an uncommonly rapid rise from viral stardom with another guiltless and anthemic earworm.

Smino featuring Lil Uzi Vert – “Pudgy”

Smino and Lil Uzi Vert join forces on this buttery selection from the St. Louis rapper’s new album, Luv 4 Rent, which is out today via Zero Fatigue and UMG, featuring guest spots from J. Cole, Doechhi, Ravyn Lenae, Lucky Daye, and more.

SZA – “Shirt”

SZA continues to stoke new album rumors with another simmering loosie accompanied by a wild visual treatment.

Erick the Architect featuring AKTHESAVIOR – “No Ice”

His first single of the year, “No Ice” serves as a nice teaser for Erick The Architect’s official solo album debut that’s slated to drop some time next year.

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