Best Songs of The Week: ft. keiyaA, Marcel Allen, and More

keiyaA performs at Pitchfork Festival 2021 in Chicago.

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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 keiyaA, Jerry Paper, Marcel Allen, Kaelin Ellis, and more.

Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence of the best songs below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today. 

Marcel Allen – “HATE TO SEE IT”

Marcell Allen draws up the lines of distinction on this gleaming cut from his stellar debut project, EBONY GODDESS.

Kaelin Ellis featuring Sw8vy – “SWING IT!”

Kaelin Ellis taps into something slinky and sophisticated on this ear-worm from his new project, The Funk Will Prevail.

Jerry Paper – “Second Place”

Jerry Paper slips into a catchy pop dream with this buoyant and airy selection from their sophomore album for Stones Throw Records. Pick up your copy of FREE TIME on vinyl via Stones Throw today. 

keiyaA – “Camille’s Daughter”

keiyaA returns with a murky and off-kilter r&b spell. The track appears on the upcoming Touching Bass compilation, Soon Come, along with contributions from 10.4 ROG, Blvck Spvde, Clever Austin, Ego Ella May, Wu-Lu and more. Pre-order your copy today ahead of its official July 1st release.

Cam Wallace featuring Maxo Kream – “Throw’d As It Gets (Remix)”

Maxo Kream adds a blistering verse to a standout from Cam Wallace’s 2021 tape, These Perfect Moments. 

G Perico featuring Curren$y – “Bacc 2 The Blocc”

G Perico and Curren$y can do no wrong on this brawny G-Funk recalibration of a Sade classic.

Lil Silva featuring Sampha – “Backwards”

Sampha floats back into the fold on a dance-floor-beckoning loosie from Lil Silva.

Adé Hakim featuring Goya Gumbani – “I’m Finna Eat”

Adé Hakim and Goya Gumbani will their blessings into existence on this ivory-soaked single.


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