The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from ELWD, Mach-Hommy, Chuck Strangers, LORD JAH-MONTE OGBON, Jamael Dean, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.

ELWD – “Hear Me”

ELWD recalibrates a 90s-r&b gem on this two-step-welcoming selection from his new album DANDELION.

Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon feat. FLLS, Cuzo Key, and U’Nik Flow Peace – “Bonus”

Lord Monte-Jah Ogbon caps his stellar new album, A Moment In Time, with a high-potency posse cut set over a dreamy drumless loop.

Chuck Strangers feat. Navy Blue – “Surrender”

Chuck Strangers trades bars with the mighty Navy Blue on a sleek and soulful highlight from his new album, Too Afraid To Dance.

Mach-Hommy – “The Jig Is Up”

Three years and change since it was initially released, Mach-Hommy and Earl Sweatshirt’s collaborative album, Fete Des Morts, is officially in the streaming ether and offered in a range of physical formats. Entirely produced by the Odd Future breakout, the project is a glimpse at Earl’s unsung beatmaking chops and Mach in the midst of his myth-making. And “The Jig Is Up” spotlights the duo at the height of their respective powers.


Sons of The James – “Everlasting”

Marching towards the release of their debut album as the Sons of The James, Rob Milton and DJ Harrison unleash an entrancing, full-melt single.

Arletis – “Horses”

Arletis and Suff Daddy join forces for a glimmering slow jam fit for a late night and a bottle.

Adé Hakim feat. Nikasia- “OLD NEWS”

Adé Hakim and Nikasia join forces for a blast of needed optimism and confidence.

Jamael Dean – “Tapscottian Waltz”

On the heels of his mesmerizing sophomore project with Stones Throw, Jamael Dean returns with an another immersive instrumental suite, setting up another sterling volume of work.

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