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 Smino, Madlib, Hus Kingpin, Benny Sings and more.
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Lo Village – “Run”
Lo Village pulls no punches on this pointed and potent cut from their new Lost In America EP.
Hus Kingpin featuring Breeze Brewin – “Chasing Ghosts”
Madlib – “Dirtknock”
A week out from the arrival of his new album, Madlib offers one more neck-cranking glimpse at Sound Ancestors.
Gabe Nandez – “Ox”
Planet Giza – “When The Moving Stops”
Making an instant claim to the week’s best drums, Planet Giza revives the campaign for a follow-up to their stellar 2019 debut with this sleek and slightly swung single.
Smino – “MLK Dr.”
Smino steps into a dreamy r&b mode with this uptempo break-and-church-organ-fortified fit of bliss, signaling his first project in roughly three years.
Peewee Longway – “Heaven Got a Ghetto”
Peewee Longway asks big questions on this glistening, sophisticated and breezy selection from his new mixtape, Longway Sinatra 2.
Benny Sings featuring Tom Misch – “Nobody’s Fault”
Benny Sings is entranced by the tick of a metronome on the video for this earworming yacht rock exercise from his upcoming album for Stones Throw, Music.