Best Songs of The Week: ft. Westside Gunn, Kiefer, and More [Playlist]

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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 Westside Gunn, Kiefer, Freddie Gibbs, Jamila Woods, and more.

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

Westside Gunn – “TV Boy”

One of two new blips of Buffalo’s boom-bap resurrection from Westside Gunn, presumably off his freshly-announced (and regrettably titled,) upcoming project, Sincerely, Adolf. 

Zo! and Tall Black Guy featuring Phonte, Darien Brockington, and Muhsinah – “Hold My Hand”

Phonte, Darien Brockington, and Muhsinah, join Zo! and Tall Black Guy for a full-breeze r&b romp on this selection from the duo’s newly-released collaborative project, Abstractions.

Ace Hashimoto featuring pH-1 – “GIRLS”

Following a Thundercat-assisted campaign starter, Ace Hashimoto officially announces his new project, Play.Make.Believe., with a slow-burning follow-up. Play.Make.Believe. is out on May 7th, featuring appearances from Sir Michael Rocks, Ta-Ra, Devin Morrison, Tkay Maizda, and more.

Kiefer – “Friends”

Kiefer continues the march towards his next Stones Throw outing with a dreamy, ivory-soaked single.

Freddie Gibbs – “Big Boss Rabbit”

Freddie Gibbs offers another glimpse at his post-Alfredo run with a scourge of air-tight trap musings. The single was released with a limited edition toy figure from Dog Man Toys.

Benny The Butcher and Ransom – “Spineless”

Just a few weeks after  dropping a sequel to his breakout mixtape, The Plugs I Met, Benny The Butcher is back at it with a fiery Ransom collaboration.

Quelle Chris and The Alchemist – “Iron Steel Samurai”

Quelle Chris lights up a psyche-loaded Alchemist production on his contribution to Mello Music Group’s new Bushido compilation album.

oddCouple featuring Jamila Woods – “Reflections”

Jamila Woods assists fellow Chicagoan oddCouple on the producer’s entrancing new single.

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