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 Alchemist, Wiki, YUNGMORPHEUS, Zack Fox, and more.
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Alchemist featuring MAVI – “Miracle Baby”
MAVI helps Alchemist sound the alarm for a sequel to his stellar 2021 EP, This Thing of Ours, with a hypnotic lead single. Part 2 arrives next Friday, October 8th, via the producer’s ALC Records imprint.
Wiki featuring Earl Sweatshirt – “All I Need”
Wiki and Earl Sweatshirt reconnect on a soul-bearing standout from the NYC rapper’s new Navy Blue-produced album, Half God, which is out today on Wikset Enterprise.
Mach-Hommy – “Blackamoor Brooch”
Mach-Hommy and Tha God Fahim light up a spacious loop of a b-side soul ballad on a swirling standout from their 2018 collaborative project, Duck CZN: Chinese Algebra, which is officially free of a hefty $333 price tag as it makes its debut in the streaming landscape today.
YUNGMORPHEUS and Eyedress – “Bunchy Carter”
Following one of the year’s best single campaigns, YUNGMORPHEUS and Eyedress pull the curtain off their new collaborative album, Affable with Pointed Teeth. On this selection from the project, both rapper and producer are locked in and at the height of their powers, building an immersive suite of pitched-down library funk and air-tight wordplay.
MESSIAH! – “HALLELUJAH!”
MESSIAH! tucks into a serene sax chop on this standout from his latest project, ALL 4 LOVE.
Zack Fox – “fafo”
Whether or not Zack Fox ever ends up dropping his comedy rap opus, he’s certainly earning his keep amongst the most prestigious (and hilarious) of modern MCs.
Jay Worthy, DJ Mr. Rogers, Mitchy Slick, and Lil Boss – “Cellular”
Jay Worthy leads a laidback posse cut with plenty of top-down potential.
Silas Short – “Drawing”
The title track from Silas Short‘s debut album for Stones Throw is a slinky and sophisticated late-night r&b ballad.