Best Songs of The Week: ft. Mndsgn, Denzel Curry, and More [Playlist]
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 Mndsgn, duendita, Denzel Curry, The Internet’s Patrick Paige II, YUNGMORPHEUS, and more.
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Nappy Nina featuring Stas Thee Boss – “Real Tea”
Nappy Nina reunites with Stas Thee Boss on a swirling JWords production.
Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats – “Lay_Up.m4a” (Jay Versace Version)
Jay Versace smooths-out “Lay Up” with a lux midtempo r&b loop in his contribution to Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats‘ Unlocked 1.5, a remix treatment of the duo’s 2020 collaborative album from Robert Glasper, Sango, Alchemist, Georgia Anne Muldrow and more.
YUNGMORPHEUS – “The Rat Race”
YUNGMORPHEUS laces a grail soul-jazz gem on a standout from the LA rapper’s new project, Thumbing Thru Foliage.
TEK featuring Rome Streetz – “Glory”
Rome Streetz and TEK trade hustle schemes on a selection from the Smif-N-Wessun rapper’s new album, Pricele$$, featuring appearances from Conway The Machine, Roc Marciano, and a posthumous verse from the late Sean Price.
Patrick Paige II featuring Steve Lacy, Durand Bernar, and Allen Love – “Whisper (Want My Luv)”
The Internet‘s Patrick Paige II announces his sophomore solo album, If I Fail Are We Still Cool? with a hazy funk-fueled romp, featuring Allen Love, Durand Bernarr, Steve Lacy. and Syd (in a preview of an unreleased song at the end of the video.)
Figmore – “Black Velvet”
10.4 ROG and JUICEB☮️X offer one last glimpse at Jumbo Street, their upcoming collaborative debut as Figmore for Fresh Selects.
Mndsgn – “Hope You’re Doin’ Better”
Mndsgn checks in with a shot of blissful quar&b, announcing his new album, Rare Pleasure (out June 4th via Stones Throw.)
duendita – “Open Eyes”
duendita resurfaces with a stirring ballad for Mexican Summer’s Looking Glass series.