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Best Songs of The Week: ft. Blu & Exile, Pink Siifu, 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 Rejjie Snow, Joey Bada$$, Radiant Children, Guapdad 4000, Tkay Maidza, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.

lojii and Swarvy – “optimi$t”

lojii and Swarvy dig up a winding leftover from their recent remix project of 2017’s best-in-class collaborative album, DUE RENT.

Rejjie Snow featuring MF DOOM and Cam O’bi – “Cookie Chips”

Rejjie Snow summons the mighty MF DOOM for a sunny comeback single that’s equal parts “Strawberry Fields” and “Saffron.”

Pink Siifu and Shungu – “Cement”

Pink Siifu strolls across a glossy ’70s gospel flip from Shungu on a selection from Mexican Summer’s new Looking Glass series.

Blu & Exile featuring Ishe – “When The Gods Meet”

Blu & Exile rekindle a very Below The Heavens flame on this gleaming, Ishe-assisted standout from their first album in eight years, Miles.

Radiant Children – “Mariposa”

Radiant Children announce an October-bound album with a sizzling and swing-loaded return, pulling pages out of the P-Funk and SA-RA songbooks with soaring harmonies and an uncanny strut.

Tkay Maidza feat. Kari Faux – “Don’t Call Again”

Paired with a kaleidoscopic visual (and your strain of choice,) Tkay Maidza and Kari Faux’s “Don’t Call Me Again” is a smoke-friendly r&b anthem of the highest order. No need to pass.

Kamaal Williams feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – “1989”

Kamaal Williams recruits Miguel Atwood-Ferguson for a simmering and warmly symphonic instrumental suite, glimpsing the producer’s soon-to-land album, Wu Hen, the sequel to his 2018 solo project, The Return. 

Joey Bada$$ featuring Pusha T – “No Explanation”

Bed-Stuy’s own, Joey Bada$$, reemerged today with a three-pack of new cuts, teasing a long-anticipated follow-up to his 2017 album, ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$. Hear him spar with Pusha-T on a battering selection from the batch.

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