The TGIF version of the DX Digest finds Calvin Harris’ collaborative track “Slide” with Migos and Frank Ocean sitting in the coveted top slot while Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj’s “Make Love” tails at a close second. Future’s HNDRXX track with Rihanna, “Selfish,” comes in at number three while Young Thug’s video for “Safe” hits home plate in the fourth position. Music from THEY., Skepta, Hanz On and Method Man, Wax Tailor and Lee Fields, GMac and Nipsey Hussle, the late Shawty Lo, Lucky Dice, and Social Club Misfits also provide some home runs. Batter up.
calvin harris f. migos & Frank Ocean – “slide”
Although snippets of the track leaked earlier this week, the official version of Calvin Harris’ “Slide” featuring Migos and Frank Ocean has finally arrived. Produced by Harris, the song begins with a mellow build-up until it explodes into a more uptempo combination of R&B, rap and pop. Harris, of course, has worked with everyone from Rihanna and Big Sean to Ne-Yo. Listen to the latest joint above.
Gucci mane f. nicki minaj – “Make Love”
Gucci Mane dropped a bomb Thursday (February 23) when he released “Make Love” featuring Nicki Minaj (…’s presumed shots at Remy Ma). According to a tweet from Gucci, the track is from his upcoming Drop Top Wop project, which hasn’t got a release date yet, but will likely arrive soon.
future F. rihanna – “selfish”
After unveiling his HNDRXX project early Friday (February 24), Future’s album highlight “Selfish” featuring Rihanna is making the rounds. Produced by Mantra & Major Seven, it’s a slow, moody collaboration that only further solidifies Rihanna’s status as pop’s darling.
YOUNG THUG – “safe”
After teaming up with Young Scooter for “Cook Up,” Young Thug is back with a Garfield Larmond-directed video of his own for “Safe” despite a busy schedule supporting Drake on the Boy Meets World Tour. The track is another take on Thugger’s R&B flavor as he dives into the topic of security.
they. – “truth be told”
With the duo’s Nü Religion: Hyena debut project officially out in the world, THEY. has put the focus on another single from the album, “Truth Be Told,” which finds more of their eclectic brilliance at the forefront.
skepta – “no security”
Skepta pulls a Napolean Dynamite and tries out his best dance moves in the new video for “No Security,” which features the U.K. grime rapper dancing on tables and in the company of several mannequins. The song comes from his Konichiwa project.
hanz on f. method man – “Big sky”
Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Hanz On has once again called on frequent collaborator Method Man for the new single “Big Sky.” The song comes after his “P.L.O” single and “Eviction” with Meth, Joe Young, Dave East, and Max B.
wax tailor f. lee fields – “the road is ruff”
Hailing from his By Any Beats Necessary album, Wax Tailor’s “The Road Is Ruff” is brought to life in a new video featuring legendary soul singer Lee Fields. The French producer has been slowly releasing various collaborative tracks from the project, including “Worldwide” with Ghostface Killah and “Back On Wax” with R.A. The Rugged Man, Token and A-F-R-O.
Gmac f. nipsey hussle & RJ – “State 2 state”
Compton native Gmac has quietly established a legitimate buzz with the single, “Started Wit A Ounce,” and a promotional tour with performances with Migos, Metro Boomin, Uzi Vert, RJ, Yo Gotti, and more. His new track, “State 2 State” with Nipsey Hussle and RJ, is paired with a video treatment and comes from his upcoming project SNN2, which is expected in March.
Shawty lo f. lyfe jennings – “my love”
After passing away in 2016 from fatal injuries he incurred from a car accident, Shawty Lo’s career came to an abrupt end. 300 Entertainment is hoping to preserve his legacy with his first posthumous album, RICO, which features Boosie Badazz, O.T. Genasis and a few of Lo’s children. The first single, “My Love” with Lyfe Jennings, comes as an insta-grat track once the album is pre-ordered here.
Lucky dice – “no Message”
Lucky Dice’s highly anticipated LP, M.O.S.A (Memoirs of a Starving Artist), is out now and to celebrate the occasion, the Boston rapper has shared “No Message,” featuring additional bars from fellow MC Phinelia and production courtesy of Jon Glass. Grab the album here.
Social club misfits- “How good”
Packed with ample amounts of pop sensibilities, Social Club Misfits’ new video for “How Good” finds the duo “rap-singing” over an energetic and riveting beat as they spit their compelling lyrics. The track comes from their last album, The Misadventures Of Fern & Marty.
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