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 Freddie Gibbs, Dreamville, Vince Staples, Kadhja Bonet, and more.
Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence of the best songs below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Ferge x Fisherman – “Time”
V.C.R. – “Blue”
Jaywop – “Rounds”
Don’t let this southern-stewed siren from Jaywop get too far under the radar. The Phoenix rapper’s sophomore album, Corduroy, is out now via Junior Varsity Entertainment.
A$AP Ant and A$AP Rocky – “The God Hour”
Ari Lennox – “Blackberry Sap”
Ari Lennox slips into a sultry mood on one of two sweltering contributions to the Dreamville collective’s new Gangsta Grillz tape, D-Day.
Freddie Gibbs featuring Rick Ross – “Ice Cream”
Vince Staples – “ROSE STREET”
Not even a year after the release of his superlative self-titled album. Vince Staples returns with a neck-cranking one-off.
Kadhja Bonet – “Dear Gina”
Kadhja Bonet slips back into the fold with another soulful lo-fi pop experiment. Earlier this year, the singer signed with Ninja Tune, presumably to release the follow-up to her lauded 2018 album, Childqueen.