Best Songs of The Week: ft. Kari Faux, James Blake, 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 Kari Faux, Lord Byron, James Blake, Flee Lord, Alchemist, and more.

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

Cypress Hill – “How I Could Just Kill a Man (Alchemist and Beat Butcha Remix)”

Alchemist and the Beat Butcha help Cypress Hill celebrate the 30th-anniversary of their self-titled classic with a stunning edit of the album’s sinister standout.

Flee Lord and Roc Marciano – “This What Ya Want?

Flee Lord and Roc Marciano offer another preview of their incoming collaborative album with a two-headed single that splits time between gritty cinematics and an easy-burning victory lap.

Tha God Fahim and Nicholas Craven- “Bitter End”

A searing sax loop slices through this highlight from Tha God Fahim and Nicholas Craven’s new album, Dump Dawg: Shot Clock King. 

Lord Byron and Ben Hixon – “I Love The Game, Love The Hustle”

Lord Byron and Ben Hixon prove to a be potent pairing (once again,) on this G-Funk-fueled gem from their new collaborative album, A PORTRAIT OF FYODOR ON FIRE, out today on all DSPs via Dolfin Records.

Kari Faux – “Too Much, Too Fast”

Kari Faux announces a deluxe edition of her 2020 album, Lowkey Superstar, with a blistering outtake, featuring a few bars from Deante Hitchcock.

Shy Glizzy & Glizzy Gang – “Mafioso”

Shy Glizzy keeps the heat streak alive with a sophisticatedly shameless loosie.

James Blake – “Life is Not The Same”

James Blake marches onward to the release of his upcoming album, Friends That Break Your Heart, with a hauntingly sleek late-night anthem.

dvsn and Ty Dolla $ign featuring Mac Miller – “I Believed It”

Ty Dolla $ign and dvsn cap their collaborative album, Cheers to The Best Memories, with a soulful send-off, featuring a posthumous verse from the late Mac Miller.


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

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