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 Roc Marciano, Black Thought, Your Old Droog, Megan Thee Stallion, and more.
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Roc Marciano and The Alchemist – “Deja Vu”
Roc Marciano and The Alchemist officially announce their upcoming collaborative album, The Elephant Man’s Bones, with a kaleidoscopic lead single. Their project is slated to arrive on August 26th via Pimpire and ALC Records.
Your Old Droog – “The Tonight Show”
Your Old Droog tucks himself into a classic Carson clip on this effortlessly smooth selection from his fourth project of the year, Yodney Dangerfield, which is out today via Nature Sounds and Mongoloid Banks.
Black Thought and Danger Mouse featuring MF DOOM – “Belize”
Black Thought and Danger Mouse summon a burly batch of bars from the late MF DOOM on this tranquil standout from their new collaborative album, Cheat Codes, which is out today via BMG, featuring appearances from Raekwon, Conway The Machine, Run The Jewels, and more.
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Sauce Walka, Lil Keke, and Big Pokey – “Southside Royalty Freestyle”
Megan Thee Stallion tips a hat to Houston’s regal rap legacy on this glistening posse cut from her new album, Traumazine, which is out today via 1501 and 300 Entertainment, featuring contributions from Key Glock, Latto, Rico Nasty, Future, and more.
Eddie Chacon – “Holy Hell”
90s soul auteur Eddie Chacon finds a new home with Stones Throw, debuting a bit of funky, synth-swept two-step candy ahead of a new project for the venerable indie label.