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 Joyce Wrice, Syd, Jimetta Rose, MIKE, and more.
Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence of the best songs below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Tha God Fahim – “4 Matic”
iblss featuring Zeroh – “so be it”
Leikeli47 – “LL COOL J”
Leikeli47 keeps the singles campaign alive with a seductive blend of 808s and boom-bap drum breaks.
Joyce Wrice – “Iced Tea”
Syd featuring Lucky Daye – “CYBAH”
Syd announces her sophomore album, Broken Hearts Club, with a deeply purple slow burn.
Ravyn Lenae – “CYBAH”
After beginning a new chapter with Steve Lacy on her February single, “Skin Tight,” Ravyn Lenae doubles down on the simmering late-night r&b with a full-float follow-up.
Jimetta Rose – “The Ledge”
A hypnotizing standout from Jimetta Rose‘s stellar new album, The Gift: Around The Way Queen, which arrives in the broader DSP landscape this week via Street Corner Music. Grab your copy on vinyl today.
MIKE – “Makeda”
MIKE fills the void of a crawling loop on his first dispatch of the year.