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 Lupe Fiasco, Santana Fox, Elcamino, DOMi & JD BECK, and more.
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Elcamino – “Soul Brother”
Elcamino croons over a deep-blue funk loop to close out his new mixtape, Elcamino 3, which is out today via Anti Gun Violence Co.
Lupe Fiasco – “NAOMI”
Lupe Fiasco brandishes hallmark acrobatics on boom-bap-fueled standout from his new album, DRILL MUSIC IN ZION, which out today via 1st and 15th Too.
J Rocc featuring Steve Arrington – “All I Wanna Do (Remix)”
J Rocc and Steve Arrington join forces on a swing-heavy head-nod suite from the legendary LA producer and DJ’s new album, A Wonderful Letter, which is out now via Stones Throw Records, featuring additional appearances from Egyptian Lover, Koreatown Oddity, and more.
Michael Christmas and Ricky Felix featuring Jiles – “Game 6”
Jiles clinches a stellar verse on this neck-cranking selection from Michael Christmas and Ricky Felix’s new collaborative project, Christmas in 6, which is out today, featuring guest spots from Joseph Chilliams, Tony Shhnow, and more.
Santana Fox – “Super Rich Kid”
Santana Fox shines on this ice-cold and cinematic cut from her debut album, Girl Next Door, which is out today, featuring assists from Boldy James, Cryssy Bandz, and more.
BLK ODYSSY – “DAISIES”
BLK ODYSSY dips into deceptively dark r&b on this haunting bonus track featured on the newly released deluxe edition of his 2021 album, BLK VINTAGE, which is out today via EMPIRE.
DOMi & JD BECK – “WHATUP”
DOMi & JD BECK offer another glimpse at the spastic and air-tight fusion slated to be featured on their incoming debut album for Blue Note Records and Anderson .Paak‘s new imprint, APESH!T. NOT TiGHT is out on July 29th, featuring contributions from .Paak, Thundercat, Herbie Hancock (!), and more.