Best Songs of The Week: ft. Hiatus Kaiyote, Flying Lotus, and More

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 Hiatus Kaiyote, Flying Lotus, AKAI SOLO, Dawn Richard, and more.

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

Hiatus Kaiyote – “Red Room”

Hiatus Kaiyote serves up another glimpse at their upcoming Brainfeeder debut, Mood Valiant, with a syrupy new single.

Gavin Turek featuring bLAck pARty – “SLIDE”

bLAck pARty resurfaces on a buttery mid-tempo stepper from Gavin Turek, who appears to be in new album mode.

duendita – “bio”

Two-for-two on the year, duendita returns with a dancefloor-beckoning haunt.

Dawn Richard – “Nostalgia”

Dawn Richard heads into house-fueled hyperspace on a four-to-the-floor standout from her new album, Second Line.

Flying Lotus – “Using What You Got”

A head-rattling selection from Flying Lotus‘ stellar score to the new Netflix original anime series, Yasuke, which basically doubles as a new album from the Brainfeeder founder.

oogie featuring Gutter Kid – “SIX FOOT TALL”

A cerebral slow-burner from oogie’s freshly-released debut mixtape, somehow it makes sense.

Prince Shakir featuring MAVI – “the great delusion”

MAVI has been a reliable guest on some of subterranean rap’s most compelling drops this year. His latest assist arrives on a heavy-swung loosie from Prince Shakir.

AKAI SOLO – “Incursio Fur”

AKAI SOLO launches the campaign for his upcoming Navy Blue-produced project, True Sky, with a skittering lead single.


Already two projects deep in 2021, YUNGMORPHEUS appears to be readying yet another tape. Hear him link with EYEDRESS on a kush-kissed two-pack.

The Alchemist featuring Maxo and Pink Siifu – “Holy Hell”

Maxo and Pink Siifu reunite on a hazy soul loop from Alchemist‘s criminally short This Thing of Ours EP, out today with additional appearances from Earl Sweatshirt, Navy Blue, Boldy James and more.


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

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