Best Songs of The Week: ft. Mndsgn, Fousheé, and More [Playlist]

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 Mndsgn, Fousheé, Lloyd Banks, Ivy Sole, Prince, and more.

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

Prince – “Born 2 Die”

Prince proves he can, in fact, write a very Curtis Mayfield type of funk ballad on this newly-unearthed gem from the upcoming posthumous album, Welcome 2 America.

U.G.L.Y Boy Modeling – “Havea brasiliensis”

U.G.L.Y Boy Modeling pulls no punchlines on this bossa-infused selection from his new album, SUPREME ou pas, out today via 597942 Records DK.

TOBi – “Don’t Touch”

TOBi slips into a dance-floor-friendly mode with a little help from KAYTRANADA and BADBADNOTGOOD on this infectious loosie.

Mndsgn – “3Hands/ Divine Hands I”

Mndsgn flips from a Neptunes groove to a blazing Pharaohe Sanders-ish jazz fusion free-for-all on this breezy two-parter from his gorgeous new album for Stones Throw, Rare Pleasure.

Ivy Sole – “Dangerous”

Ivy Sole adds another stellar audiovisual bomb to the catalog with a slightly-swung and spell-binding loosie.

Lloyd Banks featuring Roc Marciano – “Early Exit”

Roc Marciano joins Lloyd Banks on a murky standout from the former G-Unit rapper’s first album in more than a decade, The Course of The Inevitable. 

Fousheé featuring Lil Yachty – “clap for him”

Fousheé hosts Lil Yachty on a full-float selection from her newly released debut album, time machine, out today via Trackmasters and RCA.

alayna – “Spinning Top”

Sango provides a shifty, yet minimalistic, backdrop for emerging New Zealand singer, alayna.


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

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