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 Ari Lennox, MF DOOM, Kamaiyah, Channel Tres, Pete Rock, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.


MIA GLADSTONE dips into some shapeshifting pop reverie on this selection from her new EP, CYCLE/S.

Channel Tres featuring Tyler, The Creator – “fuego”

After treating Tyler, The Creator’s “EARFQUAKE” to house-leaning remix, the Odd Future co-founder returns the favor, handling a verse and a hook on a midtempo standout from Channel Tres’ timely new project, i can’t go outside. 

MF DOOM and BADBADNOTGOOD – “The Chocolate Conquistadors”

MF DOOM and BADBADNOTGOOD reunite on a breezy cut set to be featured in Grand Theft Auto Online’s upcoming The Cayo Perico Heist expansion.

Ari Lennox – “Grounded”

Originally released on Black Friday, Ari Lennox’s latest single is a brief and breezy gem. And it’s officially available to stream in the broader DSP landscape.

Westside Boogie featuring Joey Bada$$ – “Outside”

Joey Bada$$ keeps a streak of recent guest appearances alive with a fiery feature on a new loosie from Westside Boogie.

Peyton – “Swag”

Peyton continues the march towards a proper Stones Throw debut with a sprawling shot of synth-soaked r&b.

Kamaiyah – “Bape Hoodie”

Kamaiyah delivers a swaggering performance on this dialed-back highlight from her third (?!) album of 2020.

Joseph Chilliams featuring FIG – “Azula”

Joseph Chilliams slips into deep retrospection on one of two new singles out this week.

Pete Rock and The Soul Brothers – “That’s The Way”

Pete Rock and The Soul Brother hit the sweet spot in their joined powers on this short but infectious standout from their new album, Petestumentals 3.

ANKHLEJOHN – “Final Destination”

ANKHLEJOHN lights up a swarming psychedelic loop on this gorgeous bruiser from the rapper’s new album, As Above So Below.

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