The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from Conway The Machine, Action Bronson, Stefflon Don, Rhye, James Blake, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
CRIMEAPPLE – “Hold On”
The curtain call on CRIMEAPPLE’s latest tape, If I Don’t See You in Paradise, is an inspired meditation on the transformative powers of self-love.
Lord Apex and V Don – “Life Goes On”
A simmering and silk-smooth standout from the Lord Apex and V Don’s stellar collaborative project, Supply & Demand.
Daniel Son, Asun Eastwood & Futurewave feat. Saipher Soze – “Bite The Bullet”
The title track from Daniel Son, Asun Eastwood, and Futurewave’s new tape, Bite the Bullet, is a brooding and blistering assault over a hazy, dialed-back soul loop.
Conway The Machine feat. Freddie Gibbs – “Seen Everything But Jesus”
Conway The Machine’s proper debut has finally arrived. It features the full Griselda roster, Method Man, Dej Loaf, El Camino, and Freddie Gibbs, who assists the Buffalo bomber over warbled keys and a clean drum shuffle on this graceful hustle anthem.
David Morgan – “Outside”
Dallas rapper, David Morgan, laments the lockdown on this super-swung selection from his new album, Let Me Out.
Action Bronson – “Golden Eye”
The march towards Action Bronson’s new album, Only For Dolphins, pushes onward with a cool and crisp batch of bars over a candied reggae flip.
Stefflon Don – “Move”
Stefflon Don storms the floor with an icy club anthem that hits a glorious sweet spot between UK drill and dancehall.
Maeta feat. Buddy – “Teen Scene”
Maeta and Buddy join forces on an entrancing mid-tempo house heater produced by KAYTRANADA.
Rhye – “Helpess”
Mike Milosh returns as Rhye on a sleek and synth-specked two-step R&B loosie.
James Blake – “Godspeed”
Quickly becoming a trademark staple in his arsenal, James Blake’s gorgeous acoustic cover of Frank Ocean’s new-age gospel classic, “Godspeed,” has been released as a standalone studio cut. And it’s every bit as glorious.