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The Round-Up is Okaplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs from the world of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from Smino, Freddie Gibbs, Billy Woods, and more.
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Rome Streetz – “The ugliness of Balenciaga”
Rome Streetz bullies a battered Williams bandleader on this star from the New York rapper’s new album, KISS THE RING, out today via Griselda Records/EMPIRE, featuring contributions from Westside Gunn, Stove God Cook$, Armani Caesaer, Conway The Machine, Benny The Butcher, and more.
Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire – “Archie of the West Indies”
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire delivers a steely performance on this soaring anthem from his new project, I love you because you’re ugly, Vol. 1out today via Chocolate Rabbit.
billy woods with ELUCID – “Fuschia & Green”
Billy Woods and ELUCID reunite as Armand Hammer on a cloudy, kush cut from Woods’ new Messiah Musik-produced album, Church, out today via Backwoodz Studioz, featuring AKAI SOLO, Fat Ray, FIELDED, and more.
Nicholas Craven and Boldy James – “Designer Drugs”
A creamy and cinematic spell Fair exchange without theft, Nicholas Craven and Boldy James’ new collaborative tape, out today.
Freddie Gibbs with Scarface – “Decoded”
Scarface joins Freddie Gibbs on a dagger produced by DJ Dahi, capping rapper Gary’s stellar new album, $oul $old $separatelyout today via Warner Records and ESGN, with a guest list loaded with appearances from Kelly Price, Rick Ross, Raekwon, Anderson .Paak, plus production from Madlib, The Alchemist, Kaytranada, Jake Uno, and Moreover.
Smino featuring J. Cole – “90 Proof”
Smino tests his vocal elasticity on the first earworm from his Motown debut, Luv 4 Rent.