Best Songs of The Week: ft. Sudan Archives, Ari Lennox, 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 Sudan Archives, Ari Lennox, TiaCorine, Valee, and more.

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

John FM featuring Zeeloperz – “White Science”

John FM enlists Zeelooperz for a jolt of wonky synth-funk on his latest loosie.

Valee – “Long Week”

Valee continues a streak of sparse singles with another righteously cold standalone ramble.

Sudan Archive – “Ciara”

Sudan Archives puts a booming, bravado-brimmed exclamation point on her new album, Natural Brown Prom Queen, which is out now via Stones Throw Records.

TiaCorine – “Paris Hilton”

TiaCorine muscles up with a wildly potent performance on this standout from her new project, I Can’t Wait, which is out now via South Coast Music Group, featuring appearances from Kenny Beats, UnoTheActivist, and Tony Shhnow.

Santigold – “My Horror”

Santigold opens her new album, Spirituals, with a spacious earworm. The project is out today via Little Jerk Records, featuring production from Rostam, Boys Noize, Sbtrkt, and more.

Ari Lennox – “POF”

Ari Lennox dabbles in Baduism on the lead-off track from her smoldering sophomore studio album, age/sex/location, which is out today via Dreamville and Interscope Records.

Sampa The Great featuring Mwanjé – “Lo Rain”

Sampa The Great stuffs a mid-album lush late night ballad into her latest project, As Above, So Below, which is out today via Loma Vista Recordings, featuring contributions from Denzel Curry, Joey Bada$$, Angélique Kidjo, and more.


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

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