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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 Real Bad Man, Freddie Gibbs, Madlib, Kenny Beats, and more.
Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence of the best songs below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Kenny Beats – “The Perch”
Kenny Beats conjures an early musical memory on this preciously sentimental r&b suite from his debut solo studio album, LOUIE, which is out now via XL Recordings, featuring contributions from Thundercat, Mac DeMarco, Benny Sings, Cory Henry, Fousheé, and more.
Eyedress featuring Zeroh and Gonjasufi – “SAFE WITH YOU”
Zeroh and Gonjasufi breathe heavy on a stark and warbled selection from Eyedress‘ colossal new album, FULL-TIME LOVER, which is out now via Lex Records.
Real Bad Man and Pink Siifu featuring Boldy James – “Looking For Water”
Real Bad Man and Pink Siifu announce their new collaborative album, Real Bad Flights, with a frigid lead single assisted by the perpetually great, Boldy James. Real Bad Flights is out on September 16th via Real Bad Man Records, featuring additional appearances from Chuck Strangers, Armand Hammer, lojii, Amani, and more.
LMD featuring Fly Anakin – “Kool”
Fly Anakin is a rabid ringer on this trophy-piece cut from Flying High, the new Madlib-produced album from LMNO, Declaime, and MED’s supergroup, LMD. It’s out now via Bang Ya Head ENT with cuts from J Rocc and DJ Romes
Freddie Gibbs featuring Moneybagg Yo – “Too Much”
Freddie Gibbs finally puts a date on his long-awaited Alfredo follow-up, $oul $old $eparately, with a sleek lead-in.