The Wednesday (March 15) version of the DX Digest finds Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Tuki Carter and Raven Felix commanding their successful positions in life with the “For More” video while DJ Premier and Pete Rock chop it up with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN on the Drink Champs podcast. Starlito and Don Trip’s politically-charged video for “Good Cop Bad Cop,” Joe Young, Termanology and Styles P’s “Watch The Wave” single, and Bankroll Fresh’s posthumous release, “Hell Of A Night,” slide in closely behind. Belly also kicks a freestyle on The L.A. Leakers show, Tasha The Amazon lights everything on fire, Arrested Development makes a welcomed return, Freddie Gibbs gets dark, and music from the late Shawty Lo sees the light of day.
wiz khalifa f. ty dolla $ign – “for more”
Alongside Tuki Carter and Raven Felix, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign have revisited the TGOD Vol. 1 mixtape and decided “For More” gets the visual treatment. The foursome spit about their rags to riches stories and insist they’ll “always be back for more.” Wiz also gave a vague update on Rolling Papers 2 in the form of a poll on Twitter. Check out the tweet below and video above.
Should Rolling Papers 2 be a double album?
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) March 13, 2017
pete rock & Dj PRemier – “drink champs podcast”
Legendary Hip Hop pioneers Pete Rock and DJ Premier sat down with N.O.R.E., DJ EFN and affiliates for the Drink Champs podcast to talk about their origins, not knowing who Nas was before doing Illmatic, meeting Guru and C.L. Smooth, “T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You),” and Preemo’s new record label, TTT Records.
starlito & Don trip – “good cop bad cop”
Starlito and Don Trip just dropped their Step Brothers Three project, and a video for album highlight, “Good Cop Bad Cop,” was released ahead of the album. The video takes on police brutality and the extreme measures people often take to protect themselves. The over eight-minute short film uses dramatic imagery and narrative lyrics to paint the often disturbing picture of racial profiling.
Joe Young f. Styles P & Termanology – “Watch the wave”
Since releasing his Invincible Armour project, Wu-Tang affiliate Joe Young is back with Styles P of The LOX and Lawrence, Massachusetts staple Termanology for “Watch The Wave.” The gently piano-laden beat provides a perfect backdrop for the rap trifecta to murder the musical landscape.
bankroll fresh f. Quicktrip – “hell of a night”
After Bankroll Fresh prematurely passed away as a result of an Atlanta shooting, it was revealed a posthumous album, In Bank We Trust, would see the light of day. The announcement came with the track “Truth Be Told” and Wednesday (March 15), the Bankroll camp has unveiled another song from the project, “Hell Of A Night” featuring Quicktrip.
belly – “la leakers freestyle”
Over Xzibit’s “Paparazzi,” Belly spit a quick freestyle during Power 106’s LA Leakers show that touched on smacking rappers to “popping x’s to forget his exes.” The MC just got off tour in support of his InZombia mixtape alongside Juicy J, so most likely, he’ll be on the low for a little while.
tasha the amazon – “watch it burn”
Taken from her Die Every Day project, Toronto rapper/producer Tasha the Amazon’s “Watch It Burn” finds the Juno Award winner and her crew playing into their pyromanic tendencies with flamethrowers and fireworks, creating a giant bonfire in the process. Shot during a snowstorm, the video shines a light on her “don’t give a fuck” attitude and desire to burn those Gucci sweaters.
arrested development – “in 1 Day (whole world changed)”
Speech Thomas, or simply Speech, has been at the helm of Arrested Development since 1988. After the success of its 1992 debut album, 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of…, the group is often mentioned in the same breath as other pioneering Hip Hop artists. Fast-forward to 2017 and Speech is leading the charge with a new Arrested Development video for “In 1 Day (Whole World Changed),” which features the politically-minded artist tackling the current socio-political state in America.
freddie Gibbs – “no prblms (freestyle)”
Freddie Gibbs has rolled through with visuals for the moody “No PRBLMS (Freestyle),” which follows the announcement of his next project, You Only Live 2wice. The Los Angeles transplant raps over 6LACK’s “PRBLMS.” You Only Live 2wice is scheduled to arrive March 31.
shawty lo f. boosie badazz & Alexis branch – “B.i.G.”
Another artist taken too soon, Shawty Lo, will see his first posthumous release at the end of the month with RICO. One of the album’s singles, “B.I.G.” featuring Boosie Badazz and singer Alexis Branch surfaced on Wednesday (March 15), and is a sad reminder of the tragic car accident that took his life. RICO is expected to arrive on March 24.