Best Songs of The Week: ft. Boldy James, Phony Ppl, 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 Boldy James, Phony Ppl, JID, James Tillman, and more.

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

YUNGMORPHEUS – “Sonny’s Triangle”

One of two laidback but lively loosies from YUNGMORPHEUS out this week ahead of the rapper’s incoming EP, Burnished Sums, which is slated to arrive on November 18th via Lex Records.

James Tillman – “West Side”

James Tillman narrows the physical and emotional distance on the tremoring, synth-soaked curtain call from his new album, Magic City Thriller, which is out today via Musellá Creative.

Phony Ppl – “dialtone.”

Phony Ppl stay in their electric boogie bag with another zap-and-clap-happy two-step special as the latest single from their upcoming album, EUPHONYUS, which is out on November 18th via 300 Entertainment.


Joji puts the pedal to the floor with a frigid and criminally short opener to the second disc of his new album, SMITHEREENS, which is out today via 88 Rising and Warner Bros. Records.

Butch Dawson featuring Pink Siifu – “Why Bother”

Butch Dawson gets a potent and pristine sixteen out of Pink Siifu on this booming new single.

JID – “2007”

After getting scrubbed from his breakout album for clearances, this sleek and simmered two-parter from JID‘s The Forever Story slips out of litigation and back into the tracklist of a brilliant 2022 project.

Boldy James and Futurewave – “Jam Master J”

Boldy James brandishes his hallmark hustle and grit on this hypnotic selection from Mr. Ten08, the Detroit rapper’s new collaborative album with Futurewave, which is out today via WAVGODMUSIC Inc.

MIKE – “What Do I Do”

MIKE glides over a spacious and pitched-down loop on the latest single from the rapper’s soon-to-arrive album, BEWARE OF THE MONKEY, which is slated to drop on December 21st via 10k.


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

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