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 Freddie Gibbs, VanJess, Chris Crack, and more.
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Tha God Fahim and Your Old Droog – “Value”
It’s unclear whether Tha God Fahim and Your Old Droog had this one waiting in the bag or if Gamestonk Gate pried it out of the vault. But Tha Wolf of Wall St. is another excellent project from the longtime collaborators and “Value” is a clear display of the duo at the height of their joined powers.
LORD JAH-MONTE OGBON featuring joe sig – “safe space for all my lit ones”
LORD JAH-MONTE OGBON has been on a tear as of late, releasing a steady stream of tapes over the last year and change. His latest, Lost in NYC, is anchored by a gripping performance on “safe space for all my lit ones,” where he’s joined by joe sig on a winding psychedelic funk loop.
Chris Crack featuring U.G.L.Y. Boy Modeling – “Flip Phone Hangup”
Two years and running, Chris Crack has yet to let his foot off the gas. And it appears he’s readying yet another outing, rhyming over a chopped parlor piano vamp on his latest loosie.
Freddie Gibbs featuring ScHoolboy Q – “Gang Signs”
Settling into his Grammy-nominated post-Bandana phase, Freddie Gibbs doesn’t appear to be taking any time off. His new single, “Gang Signs,” is a smooth and laidback collaboration with ScHoolboy Q, who is the tortoise to his hare in an animated video for the track.
VanJess – “Roses”
VanJess slip back into late-night r&b mode on this sparse and infectious gem from their new album, Homegrown.
Louis King featuring Ab-Soul and Fana Hues – “Anybody”
J Dilla – “Beej-N-Dem Pt.2” (Alt Beat)
One of a handful of previously-unreleased alternates from the 20th-anniversary deluxe edition of J Dilla‘s debut album, Welcome 2 Detroit.
Sam Silver featuring A$AP Twelvyy and PineappleCITI – “Little After Sunset”
A$AP Twelvyy and PineappleCITI, link on a shape-shifting, house-blotted production from Sam Silver.