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Best Songs of The Week: ft. Mick Jenkins, Curren$y, and More

Mick Jenkins lounging in the desert in the video for "Contacts"

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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 Mick Jenkins, Curren$y, Fly Anakin, Koncept Jack$on, bLAck pARty, and more.

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

Ruthven – “Don’t Keep It to Yourself”

Ruthven returns from a sizable hiatus with a dreamy and spacious A.K. Paul-produced gem.

Elbows – “Windowpane”

A lush and slinky slow-burner from Elbows‘ stellar debut full-length album. Tales From The Old Mill is out today via EveryDejaVu.

Black Party – “Lay – Season 5 Version”

bLAck pARty slips a slightly recalibrated version of his 2019 single “Lay” into a new two-pack.

ROMderful featuring Matt Martians and 9m88 – “OH MY!”

Matt Martians and 9m88 help ROMderful slip into a Soulquarian mood on a delightfully-swung standout from the singer’s new album, Please Reconnect Controller, out today via EMA Recordings.

Greg Cypher featuring Quelle Chris – “What It Takes”

Quelle Chris and Greg Cypher light up a sophisticated suite of breezy chords and headnod-worthy funk.

Curren$y featuring Larry June – “52 Super Series”

Curren$y reunites with longtime partner in rhyme Larry June for a sleek stunner off his latest Harry Fraud-produced tape, Regatta, which is out today via Jet Life Recordings.

SahBabii – “Other Side”

SahBabii issues a list of warnings on this tempered and laidback standout from his new album, Do It For Demon.

Mick Jenkins featuring Ben Hixon – “Things You Could Die For If Doing While Black”

Mick Jenkins pleas for safety and sanctitude in moments that should be nothing short of mundane in this deceptively sobering selection from his new album, Elephant In The Room, which is out today via Cinematic Music Group.

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