LONG BEACH, CA - APRIL 28: Rapper Smoke DZA performs onstage during the Smokers Club Festival at The Queen Mary on April 28, 2018 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
Best Songs of The Week: ft. Smoke DZA, DJ Muggs, and More [Playlist]
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 DJ Muggs, Smoke DZA, CRIMEAPPLE, Keenyn Omari, and more.
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Saint Parrish featuring Mick Jenkins - "Blue Bills"
Smoke DZA & R.F.C. featuring Conway The Machine - "Lavish"
CRIMEAPPLE - "Lizzo"
A glimmering and cinematic standout from CRIMEAPPLE's latest project, Mátalos Con Mas Éxitos, which snuck under the radar over the holidaze.
Keenyn Omari - "Don't ask"
Keenyn Omari is finally porting his catalog to the non-Bandcamp streamers. Today, he dropped the mammoth Sine Qua Non tape, anchored by this neck-cranking instrumental and far too many others.
Stimulator Jones - "Don't Be Afraid"
Stimulator Jones steps into a hyper-swung mood with this warm and buoyant smoke-out suite from his new instrumental album for Mutual Intentions, La Mano.
Apifera - "Four Green Yellows"
Following a few appearances on recent Stones Throw releases, Apifera commit their gorgeous fusion funk to full-length format, sharing their debut album with the legendary indie, Overstand. The 10-track project hits a particularly headie high on this sleek and buzzing campaign-starter.
OG Swaggerdick - "Whip Fast"
OG Swaggerdick props up his hilarious mini-project, Flaccid Rap, with a mood unto itself. And it'll demand to be the score of your next lap (or twelve) around the block.
DJ Muggs - "The Chosen One"
The mighty DJ Muggs signals his next phase with a characteristically ghoulish single from his upcoming solo album, Dies Occidendum.