Best Songs of The Week: ft. Noname, Freddie Gibbs, and More [Playlist]

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 Noname, Freddie Gibbs, India Shawn, MAVI, JID, and more.

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

DJ Muggs and Rome Streetz – “Fuck You Know About Me”

DJ Muggs and Rome Streetz cap their stellar joint album, Death & The Magician, with a horn-heavy and jazz-brained send-off.

Noname – “Rainforest”

Noname links with The Kount on her first transmission of the year, offering a politically-mindful mid-tempo romp that’ll stay in rotation until dance floors are cleared for reentry

Keenyn Omari – “egyptian musk (AAVE)”

A galaxy brain suite from Keenyn Omari‘s thoroughly entrancing new tape, peripheral/vision. 

Gabe ‘Nandez – “Clark”

Gabe ‘Nandez delivers a blistering performance on this steel-toed standout from the rapper’s new EP, Ox. 

Freddie Gibbs – “Winter in America”

Freddie Gibbs joins forces with El Michels for a stirring recalibration of the title-track to the late Gil Scott-Heron’s 1973 Strata-East debut.

Curren$y featuring Larry June – “Shout Out”

Larry June luxuriates with Curren$y on a selection from the NOLA legend’s latest project, Collection Agency.

Mother Nature featuring Boathouse – “MOMENTZ”

Less than a year after dropping their first full-length project, Chicago duo, Mother Nature, is back with a dauntless blast of modern boom-bap.

India Shawn featuring Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Too Sweet”

India Shawn and Unknown Mortal Orchestra put in the call for an early start to an endless summer with this shimmering slow-burner.

JID – “Skegee”

Dreamville’s JID riffs on the unthinkable cruelty of the Tuskegee experiment with a powerful, psych-tinged single.

MAVI – “Time Travel”

MAVI opens his new project, END OF THE EARTH, with a cinematic and soulful meditation.


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

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