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 Westside Gunn, Kiefer, Freddie Gibbs, Jamila Woods, and more.
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Westside Gunn – “TV Boy”
One of two new blips of Buffalo’s boom-bap resurrection from Westside Gunn, presumably off his freshly-announced (and regrettably titled,) upcoming project, Sincerely, Adolf.
Zo! and Tall Black Guy featuring Phonte, Darien Brockington, and Muhsinah – “Hold My Hand”
Ace Hashimoto featuring pH-1 – “GIRLS”
Following a Thundercat-assisted campaign starter, Ace Hashimoto officially announces his new project, Play.Make.Believe., with a slow-burning follow-up. Play.Make.Believe. is out on May 7th, featuring appearances from Sir Michael Rocks, Ta-Ra, Devin Morrison, Tkay Maizda, and more.
Kiefer – “Friends”
Kiefer continues the march towards his next Stones Throw outing with a dreamy, ivory-soaked single.
Freddie Gibbs – “Big Boss Rabbit”
Benny The Butcher and Ransom – “Spineless”
Quelle Chris and The Alchemist – “Iron Steel Samurai”
Quelle Chris lights up a psyche-loaded Alchemist production on his contribution to Mello Music Group’s new Bushido compilation album.