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 Madlib, Conway The Machine, DJ Muggs, cupcakKe, Little Dragon, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Rigz and Futurewave – “Sheridan Grapes”
A ghoulish gem from Rigz and Futurewave’s stellar joint project, Substance Abuse.
Madlib – “Road of The Lonely Ones”
Madlib and Four Tet are getting 2021 started with the release of their new collaborative album, Sound Anscestors. The project was announced with this dusty soul haunt, teasing another best-in-class outing from the Beat Konducta.
DJ Muggs featuring Hologram – “Resume”
The mighty DJ Muggs is stepping out of 2020 with one of his coldest drops to date. Hologram assists on a particularly stony standout from the project.
Conway The Machine – “Ameenah’s Van”
Already one of the best rap releases of the year, Conway The Macine’s From King to a GOD just got the deluxe treatment. Hear the Griselda rapper lace a pitched-up soul stunner on one of the project’s newly unveiled bonus cuts.
Ransom and Nicholas Craven – “Hell or High Water”
Ransom and Nicholas Craven take cues from a grip of classic action titles on their new joint EP, Crime Scenes. The duo seamlessly blends Spaghetti Western and Mafia motifs on this highlight from the project.
Little Dragon and Moses Sumney – “The Other Lover”
Little Dragon and Moses Sumney join their respective powers on this sedated and smoked-out loosie.
Michael Christmas – “I Quit”
Michael Christmas holds on to his strongest suites on this slick and slightly swung selection from his new album, Hiding.
cupcakKe – “The Gag Is”
One of two new singles that arrived this week from cupcakKe, who has been making it increasingly clear that a new project is on the way.