The Tuesday (March 28) edition of the DX Digest deems REKS the king with his visual for “H.I.P.H.O.P.,” which is taken from the Boston MC’s last album, The Greatest X, while legendary producer Just Blaze and his 5 Minutes of Funk (or in this case, 12 minutes) performance on Funkmaster Flex’s show represents Hip Hop in its purest form. A freestyle from Joey Bada$$, video from G-Eazy and Carnage, and Syd’s “Treading Water” from the FIN sessions round out the top five. Scroll even further for a random remix from R. Kelly, video from Trinidad James featuring the late Bankroll Fresh and The Underachievers’ “Head Right.” Music from Kydd Jones and Kirko Bangz, K Camp and Dae Dae, and J. Tek also make the list.
reks – “h.i.p.h.o.p.”
After delivering his monster album, The Greatest X, in September 2016, REKS is back with a video for one of the project’s 35 tracks, “H.I.P.H.O.P.” Produced by Apollo Brown, the song is an ode to classic Hip Hop and those who have influenced the Boston MC along his journey. “Over the past two and a half years, I have been recording songs with the understanding this would be album number 10 for me and thus something monumental,” REKS said in a press release. With features from notables like Statik Selektah, R.A. The Rugged Man, Moe Pope, Akrobatik, and Edo. G, The Greatest X certainly accomplished that. Check out the video above.
just blaze – “5 Minutes of funk”
Seasoned producer Just Blaze stopped by Funkmaster Flex’s 5 Minutes of Funk segment, but hit the decks for nearly 12 minutes instead, laying down a mixture of break beats and funk classics.
joey bada$$ – “freestyle”
Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ stopped by Power 106’s The Cruz Show to deliver another freestyle in support of his forthcoming album, ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$. Over Miguel and J. Cole’s “All I Want Is You,” the young MC illustrates his love for the craft throughout the two-minute video.
G-Eazy & Carnage f. Thirty Rack – “guala”
G-Eazy and Carnage have teamed up again for the “Guala” video featuring Thirty Rack. The duo is filmed walking around Los Angeles with overinflated heads, which perhaps indicates the size of their egos that can come along with making lots of money.
syd – “treading water”
The Internet’s frontwoman Syd Tha Kyd, or simply Syd, has revealed a track that didn’t quite make it on to her recently released album, FIN. Titled “Treading Water,” the track is produced by Steve Lacy and Flip Colson.
r. kelly – “Your body’s calling”
In 2012, Robert Sylvester remixed R. Kelly’s 1993 single “Your Body’s Calling,” and called it the “2015 Remix,” but apparently it wasn’t ready to be heard. Now, the time has come and the remix is upon us, although we’ll leave it up to the listener to decide if that’s a good thing.
trinidad james f. bankroll fresh – “daddy d”
Although Bankroll Fresh is gone, his fellow artists, friends and family are keeping his name alive. Trinidad James’ new video for “Daddy D” features the late rapper partying in front of Mama’s Primetime Club in Atlanta. Bankroll Fresh’s first posthumous album, In Bank We Trust, is expected to arrive on April 24.
The underachievers – “head right”
AK and Issa Gold of The Underachievers are back with another heater titled “Head Right,” which isn’t tied to a particular project, but is indicative of the duo’s musical compatibility. The track follows previous releases “Gotham Nights,” “Final Destination” and “Cobra Clutch.”
kydd jones f. kirko bangz – “WRU (Who Are you?)”
Kydd Jones has dropped the new track “W R U (Who Are You?)” featuring Houston crooner Kirko Bangz. Throughout the track, the duo swaps verses about how their lives have changed since finding success in the music industry. Above all, the song is about perseverance and having the willingness to overcome obstacles.
k camp f. dae dae – “big tyme”
After releasing his RARE mixtape last October, K Camp has revisited the project with a visual for one of the album highlight’s, “Big Tyme,” featuring fellow Atlanta artist Dae Dae. His most recent mixtape, DefAnition, was released in November.
j. tek – “ghetto birds”
J.Tek has linked up with illustrious producer DJ Pain 1 for their recent collaborative EP, Lost. The EP is 6 songs in length, and features Tinashe, Yah’ki & BET’s “One Shot” finalist, Doja. One of the project’s highlights, “Ghetto Birds,” is brought to life in a new visual that paints a vivid picture of the senseless violence that plagues urban communities. Throughout the track, J.Tek calls for peace and urges others to find another way to settle conflicts.