Best Songs of The Week: ft. Joyce Wrice, Hiatus Kaiyote, 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 Joyce Wrice, Hiatus Kaiyote, Saba, Guapdad 4000, and more.

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

Elcamino – “Food Stamps”

With six steel-toed projects out in the last calendar year, Elcamino has been quickly amassing one of rap’s most crucial catalogs. On this glimmering gem from his latest project, Block Work, the Buffalo rapper harmonizes with a lush soul suite before blessing it with aspirational bars.

Santana Fox featuring Boldy James – “The Chase”

Santana Fox hosts a righteous reunion of Boldy James and The Alchemist on a cinematic and serpentine loosie.

Nappy Nina and JWords – “Wanted”

Nappy Nina and JWords prove uncommon chemistry on this jumpy and skittering standout from their new collaborative project, Double Down.

Benny The Butcher – “When Tony Met Sosa”

Benny The Butcher is in a particularly nostalgic mode on the opening track of a freshly-released sequel to his breakout 2019 project, The Plugs I Met.

Hiatus Kaiyote featuring Arthur Verocai – “Get Sun”

Hiatus Kaiyote announce their next (Brainfeeder-hosted) chapter with a blast of symphonic funk, featuring arrangements from the legendary Arthur Verocai.

Joyce Wrice – “You”

Joyce Wrice goes full-float on this jazz-brained selection from her new album, Overgrown. 

Guapdad 4000 and !llmind featuring Buddy – “Playstation”

Buddy joins Guapdad 4000 and !llmind on a sleek earworm from their new collaborative album, 1176.

KOTA The Friend and Statik Selektah – “Wolves”

A dreamy mid-tempo rap anthem from KOTA The Friend and Statik Selektah‘s new joint album, To Kill a Sunrise. 

FlySiifu featuring YUNGMORPHEUS – “Good Word”

YUNGMORPHEUS joins the cipher on a hazy highlight from Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin‘s new Smokebreak EP.

Saba – “Ziplock”

Saba continues the stream of two-pack drops with another pair of stunners.


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

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