Best Songs of The Week: ft. Oddisee, Brent Faiyaz, 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 Oddisee, Brent Faiyaz, Mara TK, Kiefer, Cleo Reed, and more.

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

Pino Palladino and Blake Mills – “Soundwalk”

Pino Palladino and Blake Mills dive into a murky funk on this standout from their new collaborative album, Notes With Attachments.

Kiefer – “Superhero”

It appears Kiefer has officially entered new album mode. Weeks after teasing the new project, Between Days, with an animated visual, the Stones Throw keyboardist and producer has launched the campaign, releasing a dreamy jazz-brained instrumental.

Mara TK – “Highly Medicated”

Electric Wire Hustle‘s Mara TK announces his debut solo album, Bad Medication, with a hook-heavy jolt of cosmic midtempo funk and proto-disco.

Oddisee – “No Trouble”

Oddisee floats over a slightly-swung rhodes-soaked accompaniment on his self-produced contribution to Mello Music Group’s upcoming label compilation, Bushido.

Camden Malik – “DOORBELL”

Camden Malik boxes with the burly bassline of a muted G-funk suite on this standout from the Sacremento rapper’s towering new project, Love of My Life 2.

Lord Apex – “Like You Know”

London’s Lord Apex turns a symphonic Brazilian soul chop into a booming trap-laced siren on the first single from the freshly-announced third volume of his Smoke Sessions mixtape series.

Jazz Cartier and Cousin Stizz – “Nothin 2 Me”

Jazz Cartier and Cousin Stizz join forces on a shamelessly enjoyable trap anthem.

Brent Faiyaz – “Show U Off”

Brent Faiyaz continues a year-long streak with a touching ballad dedicated to the strength and resilience of the women in his life.

Buz – “Ceiling”

A tender ivory-touched highlight from Buz‘s debut EP, Life Should Be Whimsical. 

Cleo Reed – “Clock In-Out”

After a month of Bandcamp-exclusivity, Cleo Reed‘s gritty and glitch-happy new single leeps into the broader DSP landscape.


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

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