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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 Vince Staples, Rapsody, Snoh Aalegra, IDK, and more.
Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence of the best songs below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Vince Staples — “THE SHINING”
Vince Staples hooked up with Kenny Beats for his new album. “THE SHINING” is the standout from the release.
Bia & Nicki Minaj — “Whole Lotta Money (Remix)”
Nicki Minaj hopped on one of the hottest songs right now, Bia’s wicked paper anthem “Whole Lotta Money.”
BROCKHAMPTON — “MVP”
BROCKHAMPTON covered Kris Kross’ “Jump Jump” for the star-studded Space Jam: A New Legacy soundtrack.
Babyface Ray — “What the Business is”
One of Michigan’s nicest, Babyface Ray, continues his hot streak with “What the Business is.”
Femme It Forward & Rapsody — “Iconic”
Big Femme Energy Vol. 1 is a new compilation album featuring some of the hottest female rappers in the game, from Tierra Whack to Baby Rose. Rapsody’s song, “Iconic,” is a standout.
Deem Spencer — “Houseplant”
Snoh Aalegra & Tyler, the Creator — “Neon Peach”
Snoh Aalegra and Tyler, the Creator connect for two new songs on the singer’s new album, Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies. “Neon Peach” is the better of the two.
Charlotte Day Wilson — “Wish it was Easy”
Toronto singer Charlotte Day Wilson has released her deeply moving debut Alpha. “Wish it was Easy” is one of the standouts.
Little Simz — “I Love You, I Hate You”
Veteran rapper Little Simz dropped an absolutely brutal track about her absent father. The song is from her upcoming Sometimes I Might Be Introvert album.
Lil Fame — “Al Green Joint (Take a Walk with Me)”
Lil Fame, from MOP, still is sharp on the mic. He flips an Al Green classic on his latest.