The DX Digest for Thursday (April 20) has anointed David Banner, Black Thought and What The Duck’s “Who Want It” with the top honors while Gucci Mane’s ode to infamous Indio, California music festival “Coachella” slides in the second slot. Rounding out the Top 5 is Young Dolph’s “100 Shots,” RiFF RAFF’s “JODYHiROLLER.COM” video and Nef The Pharaoh’s “Back Out” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Further down the page, find Audio Push spitting a freestyle on The LA Leakers show, a new video form Kyle, an interview with the Gorillaz’s 2D and Murdoc, and a remix of Major Lazer’s “Run Up” courtesy of U.K. electro house mainstay, DJ Sub Focus.
David Banner f. Black thought – “Who want it”
The Roots’ Black Thought and Watch The Duck have jumped on David Banner’s new track, “Who Want It,” which most likely comes from his forthcoming seventh studio album, The God Box. The project will mark Banner’s first album since 2010’s Death of a Pop Star with producer 9th Wonder. Listen to the track above.
Gucci mane – “coachella”
Although Gucci Mane is currently on The Trap God Tour, he carved out some time to perform at his first Coachella last weekend. Apparently inspired by the experience, the non-stop workhorse has dropped a new single, the aptly titled “Coachella,” which finds production from Murda Beatz, TM88 and !llmind.
YOung dolph – “100 shots'”
Seemingly undeterred by the recent Charlotte, North Carolina shooting he was somehow linked to, Young Dolph continues to pull tracks from his Bulletproof project and has released a video for “100 Shots.” Directed by Iconik, the video finds him posted up on a yellow Ferrari, spitting lines like, “I got a sweet tooth, but I stay away from suckers.”
Riff Raff – “jodyhighroller.com”
RiFF RAFF is back at it with DJ Paul in the new video for “JODYHiGHROLLER.COM.” Par for the course, the eccentric rapper is dressed head to toe in jewelry while rocking a red fur-laced coat with paw prints all over it. The song clocks in at less than two minutes and keeps up his busy 2017.
nef the pharaoh f. ty dolla $ign- “back out”
With an exceptionally risqué verse from Ty Dolla $ign, Nef The Pharaoh’s “Back Out” is produced by Architekz and serves as the second single from The Chang Project. The album is expected April 28.
Audio push – “la leakers (freestyle)”
Inland Empire, California artists Audio Push hit up the Power 106 studios and kicked a freestyle over Kodak Black’s “Tunnel Vision” beat for The L.A. Leakers show. They’ve been busy promoting their recent project, The Throwaways EP.
kyle – “not the same”
California-based rapper Kyle is back with another video for “Not The Same,” which follows the success of his last visual, “iSpy,” with Lil Yachty. The song comes from the Sleight movie soundtrack.
Daylyt – “first breath”
Produced by now-frequent collaborator Willie B, Daylyt’s “First Breath” has been given a visual treatment that seems to draw inspiration in part from Nirvana’s infamous album cover for 1991’s Nevermind. The controversial battle rapper is seen rapping underwater alongside some of his affiliates.
Gorillaz – “2d & Murdoc Interview”
As the release of Gorillaz’s upcoming album, Humanz, inches closer to its release date, the team is clearly in heavy promo mode and has arranged an “interview” with two of the Gorillaz’s animated characters, 2D and Murdoc. Hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Mistajam, the nearly 30-minute interview went down in London and fans were able to ask their own questions via YouTube.
Major lazer f. PND & Nicki Minaj – “Run Up” (Remix)
Following on the huge success of “Run Up” featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj, Major Lazer — Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire — has dropped a new remix from U.K. electro house stalwart DJ Sub Focus. The trio has had an incredible start to the year and will continue to build momentum over the summer with festival appearances at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Fuji Rock, Boston Calling, Way Out West and Zurich Open Air.