Tuesday’s (April 4) DX Digest finds Desiigner nabbing the top two slots with his two new singles — “Thank God I Got It” and “Up” — the latter of which features production from Three 6 Mafia vet Juicy J. Joey Bada$$ and Statik Selektah teamed up for a performance of “Land Of The Free” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, which hits our Top 5, while videos from Dave East and A$AP Ferg, Positive K and Greg Nice, and YFN Lucci and PnB Rock round it out. A remix of THEY.’s “Deep End,” Westside Gunn, Conway and Benny’s collaborative track, “Luger,” Raven Felix’s video for “If You Only Knew,” a video from Speng Squire and a Ray Jr. freestyle also make the list.
desiigner – “thank god I got it”
Late Monday night (April 3), Desiigner dropped two new tracks, “Thank God I Got It” and the Juicy J-produced “Up,” and judging by the cover art of the latter, the G.O.O.D. Music artist must be feeling like the sky is the limit. After the success of “Tiimmy Turner,” he likely has a lot more to be thankful for, which ties into “Thank God I Got It.” Produced by Mitus, the song touches on the gratitude he’s apparently experiencing after all of the opportunities he’s been given. Listen to “Thank God I Got It” above and “Up” below.
Joey Bada$$ & Statik Selektah – “land of the free (live)”
Joey Bada$$ was a recent guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where he performed “Land Of The Free,” one of the lead singles from the Brooklyn rapper’s upcoming album, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$. Backed by Statik Selektah, he soared through the performance while rockin’ his red, white and blues.
dave east f. a$ap Ferg – “paper chasin”
Following his freestyle over Drake’s “Free Smoke,” Dave East makes a quick return with a video for “Paper Chasin” with A$AP Ferg. Directed by Kid Art, the visual kicks off with East pumping gas before going on a mission to get that paper and not exactly in the smartest way.
positive k & Greg Nice (Gr8te Mindz) – “bring it”
Positive K, famous for the “I Got A Man” single in the early ’90s, has teamed up with Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth to form a new group, Gr8te Mindz. The duo has dropped its first visual, “Bring It,” which features a cameo from comedian Charlie Murphy and production from Bink!. The album is available on iTunes and other digital outlets.
yfn lucci f. pnb rock – “everyday we lit”
YFN Lucci celebrates the release of his Long Live Nut EP with a video for “Everyday We Lit” featuring PnB Rock. Long Live Nut boasts guest spots from Rick Ross, Boosie Badazz, Lil Durk, Dreezy, and YFN Trae Pound. Listen to the album here.
THEY. f. Ishdarr – “deep end (Thane Remix)”
California-based duo THEY. released their debut album, Nü Religion: Hyena, and one of the project’s singles, “Deep End,” is now privy to the remix treatment courtesy of Milwaukee natives IshDARR and Thane.
Benny f. westside gunn & Conway – “Luger”
Shady Records’ latest signees, Westside Gunn and Conway, are riding the proverbial wave, pushing out project after project. Following Westside’s Hitler On Steroids album, the duo has just teamed up with Benny for “Luger,” a track dedicated to an epic wrestling match.
Raven felix f. rob $tone – “if You only knew”
Taylor Gang fam Raven Felix has rolled through with a new Sal Thousands-directed video for “If You Only Knew” featuring Rob $tone. The audio alone has garnered over a million streams in a month.
speng squire – “in the fire”
Featuring production from DRTWRK, Speng Squire’s recent Fatty Soprano & Shutter-directed video for “In The Fire” serves as the first offering from the Canadian artist’s new project, Expressions Of Now. The album is expected sometime this spring.
Ray Jr. – “What I like Freestyle (Bruno Mars)”
In honor of his “Mayor Mondays” freestyle series, Ray Jr. returns with a remix of Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like.” The East Cleveland artist has been crowned the “unofficial Mayor” of his hometown and is intent on making a splash this year.
jaeo drafpick f. reek da villain – “51631”
Inspired by fellow Long Island natives such as De La Soul, Keith Murray, Public Enemy, EPMD and Rakim, Jaeo Draftpick aims to put the New York island back on the map with “51631,” which combines two of Long Island’s most popular area codes. The track features Reek Da Villain and comes from Draftpick’s R2MR project.