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 Fousheé, Sango, Your Old Droog, FIG, Nelson Bandela, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Tiago Frúgoli Ensemble – “Árvore (lojii and Swarvy Remix)”
lojii and Swarvy put their touch on a full-melt remix of a standout from Tiago Frúgoli Ensemble’s must-hear 2019 album, Casa.
Nelson Bandela – “I’m Black”
After a week or two of limited circulation, Nelson Bandela’s latest project, Black James Blake, has hit the broader DSP landscape. Declarative, disruptive and meditative all at once, “I’m Black” is a potent and not-so-low-key-political highlight from the project.
FIG feat. Huck – “So Far”
A shifty and immersive R&B ballad from FIG’s stellar sophomore project, The Fluke.
Phony Ppl feat. Joey Bada$$ – “On My Shit”
Phony Ppl and Joey Bada$$ resurface with an infectiously irreverent collaboration, signaling a promising return to the floor (if it’s ever again safe to do so.)
Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin – “Time Up”
Pink Siifu and Mutant Academy’s Fly Anakin light up a Madlib-produced marvel on this properly hazed-out selection from their new collaborative album, FlySiifu’s.
Your Old Droog feat. Black Thought, El-P, Mach-Hommy and Tha God Fahim – “Pravda”
Your Old Droog assembles an MCU-worthy entourage of rap titans for a ferocious posse cut.
Fousheé – “single af”
Fousheé doesn’t leave any messaging to the imagination on this bluesy and elastic year-capping loosie.
Sango – “Eyes Open”
With two albums and an EP already under his belt on the year, Sango doesn’t appear to be out of gas just yet. Last night the producer snuck out a new instrumental project, Shango. On “Eyes Open,” the Soulection breakout stacks skittering drums and deep chords over a hypnotic chant sample.
theMIND – “SEA”
An entrancing and tender crawl from theMIND’s freshly-released sophomore solo album.
zack villere – “FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE”
Well after the release of his second studio album at the top of the year, zack villere keeps the nostalgic standalone suites coming.