Tuesday’s (March 21) version of the DX Digest puts a live performance from Ice-T and T.I. on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the top slot while Raekwon’s remix of “This Is What It Comes Too” with fellow Wu-Tang alum Ghostface Killah understandably comes in at a close second. Elsewhere on the list, Mike WiLL Made-It’s rollout of Ransom 2 continues with “Come Down” featuring Rae Sremmurd and Chief Keef, and Tyler The Creator gives fans a sneak peek at a conversation he has with Frank Ocean in a clip of the Cherry Bomb documentary. Music from Little Dragon and Denzel Curry, a video from Tory Lanez, an interview between Joey Bada$$ and Pharrell, a racy visual from Tech N9ne and Problem, Sampha’s Tiny Desk Concert, Supa Hot Fire’s rap battle, Snoh Aalegra’s “Time” and finally Swa Playmaker’s “Power” all make the cut.
ice-t & T.I. – “Mash it Up (Jimmy Kimmel Live)”
The inimitable Ice-T and Atlanta kingpin T.I. stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! for an episode of “Mashup Mondays” last night (March 20). The idea is that two artists will perform over each other’s instrumentals. Backed by a live band, Ice ran through a killer rendition of his 1991 single “O.G. Original Gangster” over the instrumental to T.I’s “Bring ‘Em Out,” while T.I. did one of his songs over one of the Body Count frontman’s tracks. Ice-T is getting ready to launch his new Body Count album, Bloodlust, at the end of the week. In the meantime, watch the colorful performance above.
raekwon f. ghostface killah – “this is what it comes too (remix)”
Despite the erroneous spelling of “to,” Raekwon’s “This Is What It Comes Too” is still some of the best material the Wu-Tang vet has to offer from his forthcoming album, The Wild. Ahead of its Friday (March 24) release date, The Chef has cooked up another version of the track, but this time it comes with a little help from his longtime friend and fellow Killer Bee Ghostface Killah.
MIKE WILL MADE-IT F. chief keef & Rae Sremmurd – “come down”
Ransom 2 is clearly another one of producer Mike WiLL Made-It’s magnum opuses. With features from artists like Lil Yachty, Lil Wayne, Future and Kendrick Lamar, it’s busting at the seams with like-minded collaborations. The latest single, “Come Down,” features Rae Sremmurd and Chief Keef.
tyler the creator – “cherry bomb documentary Clip”
Ahead of its Friday (March 24) premiere in New York City, a clip of Tyler The Creator’s Cherry Bomb documentary has surfaced, which finds the comedic Odd Future affiliate getting words of advice from longtime friend Frank Ocean, skateboarding and plenty of other shenanigans. Cherry Bomb also features Lil Wayne and Kanye West.
little Dragon f. Denzel curry & Twelve’len – “High (remix)”
Swedish dream-pop outfit Little Dragon has an affinity for working with Hip Hop artists. From De La Soul and Future to Big Boi and Killer Mike, the Yukimi Nagano-fronted group always has its ear to the street, so to speak. Its latest collaboration, “High (Remix),” comes with vocal help from Denzel Curry and Twelve’len, and production courtesy of Michael Uzowuru and Jeff Kleinman. Little Dragon’s next album, Season High, is expected on April 14.
tory lanez – “anyway”
Produced by frequent collaborator C-Sick, Tory Lanez’s “Anyway” single has been given new life with a visual, which follows his last video for “DopeMan Go.” The track comes from New Toronto 2.
Joey Bada$$ & Pharrell – “OTHERtone (Beats 1 Radio Interview)”
Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ recently sat down with Pharrell to chop it up on Beats 1 radio program, OTHERtone, where Pharrell says new artists like Joey and Kendrick are the voices of this generation. He also encouraged the young rapper to do more interviews, so more kids could hear the important things he has to say. They also discussed Tupac and the impact his interviews had on Joey and Pharrell both as kids respectively.
tech n9ne f. problem & Darrein safron – “Get off me”
As one of the latest singles from Tech N9ne’s The Storm, “Get Off Me” is assisted by Darrein Safron and Los Angeles rapper Problem. It now is privy to a saucy visual treatment that finds the three artists dressed to the nines as they ride the Seven-produced beat. The Storm also features appearances from notable artists like Logic, Gary Clark Jr., Boyz II Men, Marsha Ambrosius and Jonathan Davis of Korn.
Sampha – “npr tiny desk concert”
Sampha was NPR’s latest guest on the network’s incredible Tiny Desk Concert series, where the talented singer-songwriter performed stripped down versions of “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano,” “Blood On Me” and “Plastic 100°C.” Accompanied by nothing but a piano and a synth, the simplified versions of tracks are proof of the powerful emotion available on his recent album, Process.
supa hot fire vs. you – “the rap battle”
Viral sensation Supa Hot Fire has returned with a new battle rap and insists he’s not a rapper. His new parody, once again, finds him trolling battle rap with lines pertaining to rapping, like “gift wrap,” “unwrap,” “salad wrap,” “chicken wrap,” “bubble wrap,” “gum wrap” and “saran wrap.”
snoh aalegra – “Time”
With Drake’s More Life taking over the interwebs, it’s no surprise singer Snoh Aalegra decided to drop “Time,” which is sampled on More Life‘s outro track, “Do Not Disturb.” The song was apparently written in honor of her father who passed away in 2009.
swa playmaker – “power”
With production from Tope, Swa Playmaker’s “Power” brings a little vintage R&B flavor to the infectious beat. Couple with Swa’s cool, calm and collected flow, it’s a match made in heaven.