Best Songs of The Week: ft. Madlib, Liv.e, 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 Madlib, Liv.e, YUNGMORPHEUS, Ab-Soul, Phony Ppl, and more.

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

Fly Anakin – “No Dough (Madlib Remix)”

Madlib recalibrates a standout from Fly Anakin‘s stellar 2022 album, Frank, with a scorching funk vamp.

Ab-Soul featuring Fre$h – “Gang’Nem”

Ab-Soul officially announces his first project in six years with a hard-hitting performance. The long-awaited comeback album, Herbert, is due on December 16th via Top Dawg Entertainment.

Liv.e – “Wild Animals”

Liv.e sounds the alarm for her sophomore album, Girl In The Half Pearl, with a steamy, ivory-soaked single. Her new album is slated to arrive on February 10th via In Real Life.

YUNGMORPHEUS featuring Goya Gumbani – “Head Above The Water”

YUNGMORPHEUS recruits Goya Gumbani to join forces on a lush and regal loop from the Los Angeles rapper’s new project, Burnished Sums, which is out today via Lex Records.

Phony Ppl – “love just died.”

Phony Ppl dive deep into a big, blissful boogie groove on this two-step-friendly selection form their new album, Euphonyus, which is out today via 300 Entertainment, featuring appearances from Megan Thee Stallion, Leon Thomas, and The Soul Rebels.

$ilkmoney – “Eddie Murphy Golden Child Hat”

$ilkmoney bounces between royally stoned and sublimely sobering sentiments on this breezy cut from his superlative surprise album, I Don’t Give a Fuck About This Rap Shit, Imma Just Drop Until I Don’t Feel Like It Anymore, which is out now via DB$B Records.


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

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