Best Songs of The Week: Jazmine Sullivan, Madlib, 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 Jazmine Sullivan, Madlib, ODDISEE, and YUNGMORPHEUS, along with some standout drops you may have missed over the holidays.

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YUNGMORPHEUS – “Sittin’ Duck$ (Uncle Al’s Outro)”

A kaleidoscopic closer to YUNGMORPHEUS’ new album, States of Precarity is one of the best songs to drop this week.

Westside Gunn – “55 & a Half”

A heavy highlight from Westside Gunn’s debut studio album, FLYGOD, which finally landed on DSPs as of Christmas Eve.

Bei Ru featuring Count Bass D – “We Have The Starz”

Count Bass D lights up a smooth new cut from LA-based producer, Bei Ru.

Ovrkast – “Love Somebody”

Ovrkast toasts the newest member of his family with a batch of uncle raps over a glistening soul loop for his latest loosie.

YL featuring Theravada – “Citibike Drive By”

YL extends the streak into the young year with a lush Theravada collaboration from his new project, Jesus is My Homeboy.

Madlib – “Hopprock”

Madlib shares another neck-cranking glimpse at his upcoming album, Sound Ancestors, due later this month via the producer’s Madlib Invazion imprint.

lastnamedavid featuring Caleb Giles – “05:55, 06:47”

Caleb Giles blesses a hypnotic and shifty selection from lastnamedavid’s late-2020 entry, FTN: There Isn’t Time.

38 Spesh featuring Che Noir – “Insterstate”

Another one you may have missed over the hoidaze, 38 Spesh and Che Noir go full Bonnie & Clyde on this electric link-up from the rapper’s new mixtape, Interstate 38.

Jazmine Sullivan featuring Anderson .Paak – “Pricetags”

Jazmine Sullivan and Anderson .Paak duet in the key of Dilla on this standout from Sullivan’s freshly released album, Heaux Tales.

Ciscero featuring ODDISEE – “Beautiful Mind”

Ciscero keeps a stellar singles campaign rolling with this sun-kissed standalone drop, featuring an assist from ODDISEE.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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