Friday (April 14) is finally here and to start the weekend off right, the DX Digest is jam packed with a mix of videos and singles. Sitting in the top slot is French Montana’s video that he shot in Uganda with Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, “Unforgettable,” and Logic’s new visual for “Black Spiderman” follows closely behind. TLC makes a comeback with the Snoop Dogg-assisted “Way Back,” Tyga, Chief Keef and AE throw money in the air in “100s,” and Wiz Khalifa jumps on “Bet They Know Now” with Taylor Gang’s Raven Felix to round out the Top 5. Homeboy Sandman’s video for “Bamboo,” Nef The Pharaoh’s “Spice,” C Wells and Dave East’s “Off The Porch,” Stro’s “Brownsville Freestyle,” and a video from this week’s winner of HipHopDX’s #LitnessTEST, DR3W, also make the cut.
french Montana f. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
As promised, French Montana has finally delivered a video for “Unforgettable,” a vibrant visual filmed in the East African country of Uganda, where he apparently had a transformative life experience. Starring Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee and the Ugandan dancers, Triplets Ghetto Kids, the video makes it clear why French said the Ugandan kids are “better dancers than Chris Brown.” Toward the end of track, it starts to blend into “No Pressure,” which he simultaneously released with the “Unforgettable” audio last week. Watch the colorful visual above.
Logic f. Damian Lemar – “Black Spiderman”
As the release of his third album, Everybody, inches closer, Logic is back with another offering from the project called “Black Spiderman,” which also features Damian Lemar and a cameo from the Def Jam artist’s wife. Everybody boasts guest spots from notable artists like Juicy J, Killer Mike and Black Thought, and is expected to arrive on May 5.
tlc f. Snoop Dogg – “way back”
Although they lost one of their integral members, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez, the remaining members of TLC — T-Boz and Chilli — are keeping things afloat with a new single and accompanying lyric video, “Way Back.” Featuring the one and only Snoop Dogg, the track is about as laid back as it gets and carries an air of nostalgia along with it.
tyga f. chief keef & Ae – “100s”
Tyga, Chief Keef and AE have joined forces for “100s,” which finds the wasteful trio throwing money out of the window as they drive down the street in Bugattis.
raven felix f. Wiz Khalifa – “bet they know now”
Taylor Gang vixen Raven Felix has grabbed TG leader Wiz Khalifa again for another new single. Titled “Bet They Know Now,” the mellow ballad dives into what it was like before the fame and success. The track comes ahead of her forthcoming album Valifornication, which is expected in June.
homeboy sandman – “bamboo”
Stones Throw Records artist Homeboy Sandman just released his latest project, Veins, and has resurfaced with a video for one of the project’s tracks, “Bamboo,” a partly animated adventure that brings the uptempo track to life. The video was created by Schlonglord, and includes artwork by The Lurk and cinematography by Robert Adam Mayer.
Nef the Pharaoh f. Sob & RBE – “spice”
Ahead of his The Chang Project, Nef the Pharaoh has dropped his newest visual in the form of “Spice,” which features fellow rappers SOB and RBE. Shot in the middle of nowhere, the video is cinematically enticing and finds Nef truly spicing up his lifestyle.
C wells f. Dave East – “off the porch”
Massachusetts MC C Wells dropped an 8-track mixtape of freestyles entitled Dear, Summer in July 2016 and is back at it with a new single “Off The Porch” featuring one of Harlem’s finest, Dave East. Produced by DreYouAHitmaker, the track packs a punch with its hard-hitting beat and on-point storytelling.
dr3w – “anxiety”
#LitnessTEST went down at the HipHopDX offices on Thursday (April 13) and the winner of the Facebook live event was DR3W with his video for “Anxiety.” Billed as part of a “One Take Contest V.2,” the video finds the aspiring rapper spitting from a graffiti-laden building, putting his rapping prowess on display.
STro – “brownsville freestyle”
Dropping references to Biggie, Jay Z and late Wu-Tang rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard all within three minutes, 20-year-old rapper Stro kills his new “Brownsville Freestyle,” and finds more interest in New York’s past than in referencing current styles of rap.