The DX Digest for Wednesday (April 26) finds teenage singer-songwriter Khalid’s acoustic versions of “Coaster” and “Angels” in the top slot while Uncle Murda and 50 Cent’s collaborative track, “Statute Of Limitations” sits comfortably in the second slot. The X-Ecutioners’ DJ Boogie Blind and his 5 Minutes of Funk routine, Tuxedo’s “Thank You” and Nef The Pharaoh’s “Bling Blaow” complete the Top 5. Further down, Yellow Claw recruits Juicy J and Lil Debbie for “City On Lockdown,” IAMSU! reflects on love, Locksmith questions his “Sanity,” and T-Pain flexes his confidence on “See Me Comin.” For good measure, we’ve also thrown in some new material from Max Gertler and The Combine.
Khalid – “Coaster” & “Angels”
El Paso, Texas native Khalid is back with a double dose of visuals for the acoustic versions of “Coaster” and “Angels.” The teen R&B crooner was performing music for the new VEVO series, Stripped, and pulled most of his material from his recent album, American Teen. Dressed in a high school letterman jacket, he sails through both tracks with ease. Watch both videos above.
UnclE Murda f. 50 Cent – “Statue Of Limitations”
After dropping “Gang Gang” with Maino and “Mask Off” during an episode of LA Leakers, Uncle Murda makes a swift return with “Statute Of Limitations” featuring 50 Cent. The song comes ahead of The Lenny Grant Story, which is supposedly dropping later this year. Don’t make them hit you in that Waffle House (or at 50’s show).
Dj Boogie Blind – “5 minutes of funk”
As a member of The X-Ecutioners turntablist crew, DJ Boogie Blind is constantly flexing his impeccable scratching skills whenever he gets a chance. The New York-based DJ stopped by Hot 97 for an episode of Funkmaster Flex’s 5 Minutes of Funk series, where he put on a flawless show for nearly 15 minutes.
Tuxedo – “thank you”
Tuxedo, the rowdy Stones Throw duo comprised of Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, shared a special track for Record Store Day over the weekend, “Thank You,” as a limited edition 45″. Hawthorne and Jake are still pushing their latest album, Tuxdeo II. Luckily, this loosie just hit the ‘net and can be heard above.
Nef The Pharaoh – “bling blaow”
With features from SOB and Slimmy B of RBE, Nef The Pharaoh’s new single, “Bling Blaow,” brings the funk with its catchy beat and ridiculous hook. The song serves as a warm-up for his upcoming project, The Chang Project, which arrives this Friday (April 28).
Yellow Claw f. Juicy J & Lil Debbie – “City on Lockdown”
Taken from Yellow Claw’s latest album, Los Amsterdam, certified banger “City On Lockdown” features Three 6 Mafia vet Juicy J and pint size Bay Area cyclone Lil Debbie. For the subsequent partly-animated video, Debbie styled herself for the many adventures the trio has around Los Angeles that might just involve some booty-shaking.
IAMSU! – “Shang Hai”
IAMSU! takes meditation to a whole other level in his latest video. Titled “Shang Hai,” the visuals puts the Richmond, California rapper in a peaceful garden reflecting on his current relationship situation. Directed by Chito Floriano, the calming visuals coincide perfectly with the melancholy nature of the track.
Locksmith – “sanity”
Locksmith is on the brink of having the same type of work ethic as the unstoppable Gucci Mane. The Bay Area MC is consistently pumping out new material and now he’s back with another fresh visual for “Sanity.” Directed by J Million, the video follows “Agenda,” “Nobody” and “Neck Pillow.” The song originally comes from his Olive Branch album.
T-Pain – “see me comin”
Produced by Dre Moon and X-Plosive, T-Pain’s new loosie, “See Me Comin,” revolves around the topic of confidence. Although he hasn’t released a proper album since 2011’s Revolver, apparently his next project, Stoicville, is in the works.
MAX GERTLER – “SUPERMAN”
After garnering some attention for his most recent full length project, DI$NEY, Brooklyn rapper Max Gertler swoops in with “Superman.” Over a bouncy, self-produced beat, the 21-year-old artist throws out some goofy one liners, proving he clearly enjoys what he does.
the combine – “Dime City”
Los Angeles-based duo The Combine has released a video for “Dime City,” which finds MC Triune and singer E.Q. posted up in front of graffiti-laden buildings and delivering their signature style of Hip Hop. Coupled with Triune’s emotionally charged, real life raps and E.Q.’s smooth vocals, it’s clearly a match made in heaven.