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 Kadhja Bonet, Westside Gunn, YL, Kari Faux, Nao, and more.
Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence of the best songs below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
CRIMEAPPLE and DJ Muggs – “Reputation”
CRIMEAPPLE glides over a phased-for-days soul loop on a standout from Cartagena, the rapper’s latest collaborative project with DJ Muggs, which is out today via Soul Assassins Records.
Wiki featuring Navy Blue – “Can’t Do This Alone”
Wiki and Navy Blue unleash a third single for their incoming collaborative project in as many weeks. This time, Blue steps out from the boards to lead the track. The duo’s joint album, Half God, is out on October 1st via Wikset Enterprises.
Westside Gunn featuring Jay Electronica – “Free Kutter”
YL – “Die Trying”
New York’s YL lights up crisp drums and swirling synths on this laidback selection from his new mixtape, Adaptation, out today via the rapper’s RRR Music Group banner.
Nao – “Glad That You’re Gone”
Nao puts in her submission for “breakup anthem of the year” with this breezy modern soul gem from her new album, And Then Life Was Beautiful, out today via Little Tokyo Recordings and Sony Music.
Kadhja Bonet – “For You”
Kadhja Bonet returns with a glimmering shot of synth-pop.
Kari Faux – “Rapunzel”
Kari Faux stashes a late-night smoker’s suite on the deluxe edition of her 2020 album, Low Key Superstar.
Solemn Brigham – “Left Feet”
Solemn Brigham closes out a dynamic studio outing for Mello Music Group with a sobering and thoughtful sign-off. South Sinner Street is out today.