Best Songs of The Week: ft. Silk Sonic, Kendrick Lamar, 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 Silk Sonic, Kendrick Lamar, Kari Faux, Saba, Rejjie Snow, and more.

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

MED, Madlib, and Blu featuring Jimetta Rose – “WHOOP T”

Jimetta Rose puts silky hook to a previously unreleased track from MED, Madlib, and Blu, which is slated to be featured on an upcoming anniversary edition of the trio’s 2015 collaborative album, Bad Neighbor.

Ivan Ave. – “What A Day!”

Ivan Ave looks back (and forward) on a life well-lived on this silky Mndsgn-produced gem.

Rejjie Snow – “Arigato”

Rejjie Snow demonstrates his range with a three-part head-nodding suite.

Terrace Martin featuring Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Ty Dolla $ign, and James Fauntleroy – “Drones”

Terrace Martin wrangles some of LA’s finest, past and present, for the two-step-friendly title track of his star-studded surprise album, Drones, out today via Sounds of Crenshaw and BMG.

Saba featuring Daoud – “Fearmonger”

Saba announces his next chapter with on the funk-fueled leading single from his upcoming album, Few Good Things.

Silk Sonic – “Smokin’ Out The Window”

A week out from the release of their highly-anticipated debut album as Silk Sonic, Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars unleash a searing heartbreak ballad on par with the megahit that started it all.

DJ Harrison – “City Lights”

DJ Harrison warms the water for his sophomore Stones Throw album, Tales From The Old Dominion, with a galaxy-brained slow-burner.

Kari Faux featuring Ymtk and Amal Marie – “Freeze”

Kari Faux takes it to the floor with a polished and potent one-off.


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

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