Best Songs of The Week: ft. BADBADNOTGOOD, Syd, and More [Playlist]

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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 BADBADNOTGOOD, Syd, Pink Siifu, Maxo Kream, and more.

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

Rush Davis and Kingdom – “Nerve”

Rush Davis and Kingdom send the summer off in a blaze of blissful club fodder.

Syd featuring Smino – “Right Track”

With a new solo album en route, Syd continues to warm the water for her next chapter with an early-2000s r&b flashback, featuring a quick verse from Smino.

Common featuring PJ – “Majesty (Where We Gonna Take It)”

Common seamlessly melds afrobeat and funk on a standout from his new album, A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2, which is out today via Loma Vista Recordings.

Ari Lennox – “Pressure”

Ari Lennox channels divas of every era in a time-jumping visual for her sultry new single.

Tony Seltzer featuring HAWA – “I Need”

Hawa joins Tony Seltzer on a sleek and shifty selection from the producer’s stellar new album, Hey Tony, out today via NSP.

BADBADNOTGOOD featuring Karriem Riggins and Arthur Verocai- “Beside April”

BADBADNOTGOOD enlists Karriem Riggins and Arthur Verocai for a lushly orchestral and urgent new single from their forthcoming album Talk Memory, which arrives on October 8th via XL Recordings.

LNDFK featuring Pink Siifu – “How Do We Know We’re Alive”

Pink Siifu and LNDFK join forces on an entrancing one-off for Bastard Jazz.

Maxo Kream featuring Tyler, The Creator – “Big Persona”

Maxo Kream keeps the singles campaign alive with another burly cut, featuring bars and a beat from Tyler, The Creator.

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