Best Songs of The Week: ft. Phife Dawg, Denzel Curry, and More

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 Phife Dawg, Denzel Curry, Larry June, Hiatus Kaiyote, and more.

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

Denzel Curry featuring Buddy Lee – “John Wayne”

Denzel Curry tips his ten-gallon and barrel on this brawny standout from his new album, Melt My Eyez See Your Future, out today via PH Recordings/Loma Vista.

Phife Dawg featuring V.Rich – “Sorry”

The romantically remorseful Mutty Ranks gets proper due on this sleek track from the long-awaited posthumous Phife Dawg album, Forever, which finally arrived earlier this week via Smokin’ Needles Records.

Pete Rock – “Listen Close”

Pete Rock recommits himself to the crates on this breezy glimpse at the next installment of his long-running Petestrumentals  series.

Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon – “LIVE COMFORTABLE”

Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon keeps one of rap’s wildest streaks alive with this ice-cold cut from his stellar new tape, Here, There & Everywhere, out today via Jewelry Rap Productions.

Hiatus Kaiyote – “Get Sun (Georgia Anne Muldrow Remix)”

Hiatus Kaiyote taps Georgia Anne Muldrow for a murky, funk-fortified recalibration of the explosive lead single from the group’s 2021 Brainfeeder debut, Mood Valiant.

Tyler, The Creator and Nigo – “Come On, Let’s Go”

Tyler, The Creator and Pharrell reunite for an explosive contribution to Nigo’s debut album, I Know Nigo!, which is out today via Republic Records, featuring from A$AP Rocky, Gunna, Kid Cudi, and a ver rare Clipse reunion.

Larry June and Jay Worthy featuring Roc Marciano – “Maybe The Next Time”

Roc Marciano joins Larry June and Jay Worthy on a floating G-funk vamp from the duo’s new album, 2 P’z in a Pod, out today via EMPIRE.


MESSIAH! slips grit and gratitude between whirling synth lines on this gilded selection from his new project, Perfect 7.


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

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