The DX Digest for Monday (February 20) finds The Roots hitting the basketball court for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game and executing an incredible performance of “The Evolution Of Greatness,” an original piece of music created specifically for the annual event. Nabbing the number two slot is Future’s “Super Trapper” video, which features the Freebandz king on top of the world as he lives the good life. CeeLo Green also makes a return with “Power” after revealing his golden guy alter-ego Gnarly Davidson, Plant Asia drops a video for “Pump Fake” and Camp Lo’s Geechi Suede delivers “Gallery 77.” Music from Profit and Dave East, Superior with Edo.G and Blu, Curren$y, Sosamann, K Camp, LunchMoney Lewis, Corey Lee, and JG with Rich The Kid also pop up on the list.
THE ROOTS, DJ JAZZY JEFF & JIDENNA- “The evolution of Greatness”
Over the weekend, the 2017 NBA All-Star Game went down and there was as much action before tip-off as there was during the game. Somehow, in between making their 12th studio album, End Game, and juggling their commitment as the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Roots were able to miraculously create a brand new composition (essentially a musical) for the pre-show event titled “The Evolution Of Greatness.” Hamilton star Daveed Diggs, Black Panther/Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan, Jidenna, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and DJ Jazzy Jeff also contributed to the ensemble. B-boys, a nod to electro-Hip Hop and old school boomboxes only made the experience sweeter. Watch the fantastic performance above.
FUTURE- “SUPER TRAPPER”
Future takes the crown back for trap music king with his new video for “Super Trapper.” Not surprisingly, the Freebandz leader is surrounded by half-naked women, luxury cars and even sharks (yes, sharks) as he raps from his elaborate mansion. The track comes on the heels of his latest self-titled project, which is expected to nab the number spot on the Billboard 200.
ceelo green – “power”
And just like that, CeeLo Green leaves Gnarly Davidson behind and returns to his more Goodie Mob-flavored roots with a video for “Power,” which may be closer to the CeeLo we once knew. This time, he’s posted up in a mansion in Medellin, Colombia delivering some no-frills rhymes aided by Philly rapper Tone Trump. The story of CeeLo just gets more and more layered as time moves along (and admittedly, this new track is much less bizarre than “Jay-Z’s Girl”).
planet asia – “pump fake”
Cali Agent Planet Asia has rolled through with a new video for “Pump Fake,” which comes from his most recent project, Egyptian Merchandise, and is also the follow-up to last month’s “Chocolate Milk For My N***as.” Produced by DirtyDiggs, the song is flavored with plenty of reggae rhythms and as Jamaicans would say, “toasting.”
Geechi suede (camp lo) – “gallery 77”
Camp Lo alum Geechi Suede dropped his latest solo album, 0.9 NyteLife FM, in December, which featured 21-tracks, including the singles “Sound of View” and “Phone Check.” The latest, “Gallery 77,” is brought to life in a new video that finds the seasoned MC exploring the sights of Paris, France, including the infamous Eiffel Tower.
Profit f. dave East- “Ain’t rich yet
Harlem’s Dave East is everywhere lately. After teaming up with high-profile artists like Smoke DZA, Rick Ross and Pete Rock, he’s back with Profit on the new track “Ain’t Rich Yet,” which was produced by Cardiak and Cu Beatz.
superior f. blu & edo.g- “make the world go”
In support of Superior’s producer compilation, The Journey, the German beatsmith has shared the Blu and Edo. G-assisted banger, “Make The World Go.” The Journey is now available through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms here, and can be purchased on vinyl in limited quantities via Below System Records.
curren$y f. ty & Corner boy p- “NO Role Models”
With production from Sonny Digital, Curren$y’s “No Role Models” also finds fellow Jet Life Recordings artists Corner Boy P and TY, and comes from Spitta’s latest mixtape, Jet Life All-Stars. The tape also features appearances from G Perico, Smoke DZA, Scotty ATL and more.
Sosamann f. Sauce Walka- “kasper”
Taylor Gang member Sosamann enlists his day-one, Sauce Walka, for “Kasper,” a visual from their breakout mixtape In Sauce We Trust. The video is the latest in a string of singles from Sosamann, including “Just Do It” and the 21 Savage-featuring, Nard & B-produced “Sauce Savage.”
Lunchmoney lewis – “donald”
Twenty-nine-year-old Miami native LunchMoney Lewis takes on the current political climate with “Donald,” a direct response to our current POTUS. With its uplifting, almost nursery rhyme style rhythms, the song retains both a fun and serious tone at the same time.
k camp – “rockstar crazy”
After releasing the audio during halftime of Super Bowl LI, K Camp has dropped the official video for his brand new single “Rockstar Crazy.” Later this month, K Camp is also planning on releasing Kiss 4, the latest installment in his popular mixtape series he started in 2011.
Corey Lee- “Remember”
Produced by 808 Trel, “Remember” is the latest single from one of Philly’s hardest working artists, Corey Lee and serves as the first single from Lee’s debut album, A Shot In The Dark.
Jg f. Rich The kid – “birds in la”
Rich The Kid joins aspiring Tampa, Florida rapper JG for “Birds In LA,” which is produced by No Gen. Directed by Miles Cable, the subsequent video features a view of the expansive Los Angeles skyline. The single is a first look into JG’s upcoming debut EP, 3 Feet From Gold, which is due out later this year on Field of Dreams Entertainment.