Best Songs of The Week: ft. SZA, River Tiber, and More

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SZA performs during weekend one of 2022 ACL Music Festival at Zilker Park on October 07, 2022 in Austin, Texas.
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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 SZA, River Tiber, Valee, Mndsgn, and more.

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

Leland Whitty – “Windows”

BADBADNOTGOOD‘s Leland Whitty slips into a sublimely symphonic mode on this sprawled-out stunner from his debut solo album, Anyhow, which is out today via Innovative Leisure.

River Tiber – “Hypnotized”

After six years off the map, River Tiber reemerges with a touch of parabolic paranoia on this slick and deeply funky frequency from his new album, Dreaming Eyes, which he self-released today.

Eddie Chacon – “Holy Hell (Mndsgn Remix)”

Mndsgn turns in a synth-specked and two-step-friendly recalibration of Eddie Chacon‘s crucial mid-summer suite, which is slated to appear on his upcoming debut album for Stones Throw in 2023.

Valee – “Alpina Beema”

Valee bullies a sweet soul loop with lux wordplay on this rumbling standout from his new album, Vacabularee, which is out now via Shell Company Records, featuring appearances from Na-Kel Smith, KiltKarter, and Zelooperz.

SZA – “Smoking on My Ex Pack”

SZA returns with a fistful of bars on this agitated, all-smoke morsel from her long-awaited Ctrl follow-up, SOS, which is out today via RCA and Top Dawg Entertainment, featuring contributions from Travis Scott, Don Tolliver, JAY VERSACE, and the late Ol Dirty Bastard.

Turich Benjy featuring Pink Siifu – “Don’t Break”

Pink Siifu loads up on affirmations with Turich Benjy on this standout from the Cincinatti rapper’s new album, ULTRASOUND, which is out today via TURICH WORLDWIDE.

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