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 Armand Hammer, serpentwithfeet, Vic Spencer, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Vel The Wonder, and more.
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El Michels Affair – “Ala Vida”
After backing Freddie Gibbs and Madlib on a pair of lush live outings, El Michels Affair returned today with the release of their third studio album, Yeti Season. And this jabbing, horn-heavy suite is the NYC-based soul ensemble at full force.
Vic Spencer – “The Unforgiven”
Vic Spencer delivers a quintessential smoker’s score on this easy-burning standout from his new project, Psychological Cheat Sheet 2.
Vel The Wonder featuring Rome Streetz, and NugLife – “Spittin Waves”
Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Mufaro’s Garden”
Georgia Anne Muldrow announces her third installment of the VWETO instrumental album series with a mid-tempo soul-jazz siren.
Rejjie Snow featuring Cam O’bi and grouptherapy – “Relax”
Cam O’bi and grouptherapy. join Rejjie Snow on a laidback, yet instructive, new single.
BROCKHAMPTON featuring Danny Brown – “BUZZCUT”
Shelley (fka DRAM) – “Cooking with Grease”
The slinky-funk agent formerly known as DRAM dishes out a smoldering late-night r&b anthem as the latest single from his forthcoming debut album as Shelley.
serpentwithfeet – “Old & Fine”
serpentwithfeet stacks the harmonies sky high on this touching tender-trap from the new album, DEACON.
CRIMEAPPLE – “Talcum Jamal Warner”
CRIMEAPPLE cuts up a b-side soul ballad on the penultimate track of his latest tape, YDFWC?.