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 Steve Lacy, Planet Asia, Moor Mother, Ahwlee, and more.
Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence of the best songs below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Awhlee – “Legassi”
A murky marvel from Awhlee‘s stellar desktop dump, FTRS, which is officially in the broader DSP landscape following a Bandcamp-exclusive drop back in April.
Camden Malik – “Personal Reasons”
Camden Malik muscles up on this warbled wonder from his latest project, wifebeater chronicles, which is out today via Rich Panther Records.
Planet Asia – “Floating To The Max”
Planet Asia glides over a cinematic funk vamp on the opening track from his new album, Medallions Monarchy, which is out today via Gold Chain Music.
Caleb Giles – “Siren Song”
Caleb Giles lets out a fit of romantics on a sparse and spacious loosie.
Steve Lacy – “Bad Habit”
Steve Lacy flips an unconscious tick into a great love song on the latest single from his upcoming sophomore studio album, Gemini Right, which is out on July 15th via RCA.
Medhane – “Ginger”
Moor Mother featuring Wolf Weston and Aquiles Navarro – “Dust Together”
Moor Mother links with Wolf Weston and Aquiles Navarro on this wandering and meditative selection from their new album, Jazz Codes, which is out today via Anti, featuring appearances from Melanie Charles, Orion Sun, Jason Moran, AKAI SOLO, YUNGMORPHEUS, Fatboi Sharif, and more.