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 Navy Blue, MAVI, Boldy James, Benny The Butcher, Bathe, and more.
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Navy Blue – “Light”
Finally free of Bandcamp exclusivity, Navy Blue‘s new album, Navy’s Reprise, is officially living in the broader streaming landscape. The album commences with this thoughtful bid of gratitude over a triumphant horn-driven loop.
Boldy James and Alchemist featuring Roc Marciano and Earl Sweatshirt – “Photographic Memories”
Benny The Butcher featuring Conway The Machine – “Fly With Me”
K, Le Maestro featuring Amaria – “Out Late”
K, Le Maestro and Amaria douse a scorching stretch of summer with a cooled-out collaborative cut.
Bathe – “Pull Up”
Sharing is caring. Especially when it comes to a well-rolled L. And that’s precisely the sentiment the boys of Bathe are bringing to the table with their latest hook-heavy outing.
They Hate Change – “Faux Leather”
Tampa Bay duo, They Hate Change, announce their upcoming Jagjaguwar debut with a warped and wickedly infectious new single.
a l l i e featuring Casey MQ – “Clean Sight”
a l l i e takes another step towards her upcoming album, Tabula Rasa, with a stormy r&b anthem.
MAVI – “Mama Say”
On the heels of his stellar year-starting five-track project, END OF THE EARTH, MAVI returns to the fold with wandering and reflective one-off.