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 J.PERIOD, Navy Blue, Tierra Whack, Benny Sings, Queen Naija, and more.

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J. PERIOD featuring Dave Chappelle, Black Thought, and Tiffany Gouché – “All In Your Head”

J. PERIOD signals his next volume with a neck-cranking warmup, featuring Black Thought, Tiffany Gouché, and Dave Chappelle, the narrator of the producer’s upcoming project, A Story to Tell. 

BROCKHAMPTON featuring JPEGMAFIA – “CHAIN ON”

JPEGMAFIA lends a verse to a low-key summer anthem from BROCKHAMPTON‘s new album, ROADRUNNER: New Light, New Machine.

Benny Sings featuring Cautious Clay – “Run Right Back”

Benny Sings enlists Cautious Clay for a laidback yacht rock earworm from his latest outing for Stones Throw, Music.

Royce Wood Junior – “Slush”

Royce Wood Junior steps out on his own with a jolt of driving funk and synth wizardry.

Matt Martians – “Can’t Believe It”

The Internet‘s Matt Martians opens his new album, Going Normal, with dancefloor-beckoning disco a la The Neptunes.

Topaz Jones – “D.I.A.L”

Fresh off the (virtual) Sundance circuit, Topaz Jones appears to be readying his first project in nearly five years. On his second single of 2021, the New Jersey artist puts one up for the paper chase with a dizzying performance.

Queen Naija featuring Ari Lennox – “Set Him Up”

Ari Lennox and Queen Naija investigate an unfaithful lover on a simmering late-night r&b anthem.

Tierra Whack – “Link”

Tierra Whack sends up a note to our intergalactic neighbors with another playful audiovisual bomb.

Navy Blue – “Durag Anthem”

Navy Blue glides over an entrancingly minimalistic Awhlee treatment on his latest dispatch.

NAIMA – “City Lights”

NAIMA slips into a very purple strain of r&b balladry on her debut single.



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