Best Songs of The Week: ft. Kari Faux, Your Old Droog, and More

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 Your Old Droog, Kari Faux, Hiatus Kaiyote, Blu, Larry June, and more.

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

Your Old Droog – “Lost Time”

Your Old Droog slips into a nostalic mood over a sleepy soul loop on a standout selection from his third (!) album of the year, TIME, out today via Nature Sounds and Mongoloid Banks with contributions from Elzhi, Blu, Mick Jenkins, and the late MF DOOM.

Blu and Sirplus featuring Scienze and Noveliss – “Starcastle”

Blu lights up slightly-swung stunner from his stellar new EP, For Sale, with Sirplus.

Madlib and Declaime – “All Over The World”

Declaime dusts off an unreleased Madlib collaboration from the mid-90s as the first glimpse at an incoming collection of his archived unheards with the Beat Konducta. In The Beginning Vol. 1 is out July 2nd via SomeOthaShip and Fat Beats.

Hiatus Kaiyote – “Chivalry Is Not Dead”

Just weeks out from the release of their third studio album, Hiatus Kaiyote offers another blistering glimpse at their highly anticipated Brainfeeder debut. Mood Valiant is out June 25th via Flying Lotus‘ experimental banner. Pre-order your copy on vinyl via Rough Trade today.

IYAMAH – “Diamond in The Rough Pt. 2”

I’m admittedly late on this one, but the anchor to IYAMAH’s new album, Tough Love, is this searing spell of soul.

Kari Faux – “Outta Sight”

Kari Faux returns in the kaleidoscopic visual for her new drum-and-bass-fueled single.

Pi’erre Bourne featuring Playboi Carti – “Switching Lanes”

A leaked Playboi Carti collaboration actually got an official release, jumpstarting Pi’erre Bourne‘s fifth installment of the Life of Pi’erre series.

Larry June – “7 Mile Bike Ride (Outro)”

Larry June caps his new album, Orange Print, with a breezy funk-fortified send-off.


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

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