Kendrick Lamar, Which Chris and more

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Kendrick Lamar performs during Super Bowl LVI Halftime at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California.

Photo by Wally Skalij for Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.

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 Kendrick Lamar, Quelle Chris, Elcamino, Leikeli47, and more.

Scroll through this week’s streak picks of the best songs below and subscribe to Okaplayer’s Spotify channel today.

Kumbaya – “Hold On”

A hyper swing anthem of resilience from the Queens rapper and producer, Kumbaya.

Quelle Chris featuring Navy Blue – “So Tired You Can’t Stop Dreaming”

Quelle Chris and Navy Blue explore their dualities on this jagged, jazz-grounded selection from Quelle’s new album, DEATHFAMEout today via Mello Music Group, featuring appearances from Pink Siifu, Denmark Vessey, Cavalier, Knxwledge, and more.

Elcamino – “I Won’t Show It”

Elcamino laces an immaculate loop with primordial nostalgia on this easy-to-pull standout from his new album, Let there be lightwhich is available now through Anti Gun Violence Co.

Kendrick Lamar featuring Baby Keem – “Saviour”

Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem interrogate celebrity cult and fan culture on this soaring culmination of Lamar’s towering TDE finale, Mr. Morale and Big Stepswhich drops today, featuring appearances from Sampha, Ghostface Killah, Summer Walker, Alchemist, and more.

BLACK PARTY – “Hotline”

dark evening serves up a silky r&b sequel as its latest loosie.

MIA GLADSTONE with Matt Martians – “EMPATHY”

MIA GLADSTONE and Matt Martians find a sunny space between drums and bass and dreamy chamber r&b on this rising single.

Yaya Bey – “Reprise”

Yaya Bey keeps the singles campaign alive with a smooth, simmering slow burner.

Leikeli47 – “Free to love”

Leikeli47 unloads on a cheating lover on this soul spawl from his new album, shape upout today via Hardcover and RCA.


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