The DX Digest for Thursday (April 27) is off and running with Joey Bada$$’s live performance at The New York Times offices, where he performed several songs from his All-Amerikkan Bada$$ album. Rick Ross, Young Thug and Wale’s stint on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon falls in the second slot while Lil Uzi Vert’s video for “Do What I Want,” Phresher’s visual with Jim Jones, Papoose and Don Q, and Jay IDK’s “OMW” round out the Top 5. Scroll even further for more music from J.I.D., SZA and Travis Scott, Joey Purp, Little Dragon, and Earlly Mac.
joey badA$$ – “good morning Amerikkka,” “For My People” & “Temptation”
Brooklyn rap hero Joey Bada$$ showed up at The New York Times offices to perform material from his new album, All-American Bada$$, for a Facebook Live event. With reporter Andrew Chow fielding questions from fans in between songs, Joey performed “Good Morning AmeriKKKa,” “For My People” and “Temptation.” Check out all three above.
rick ross f. young thug & Wale – “trap trap trap (Live)”
Rick Ross, Wale and Young Thug were the musical guests on Wednesday night’s (April 26) episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the trifecta of rappers gave an explosive performance of “Trap Trap Trap” from Rozay’s new album, Rather You Than Me.
lil uzi vert – “do what i want”
Lil Uzi Vert keeps the music coming with another new video, this time for “Do What I Want,” which comes from 2016’s The Perfect Luv mixtape. The song celebrates his newfound freedom that his successful rap career has afforded him, and finds him basking in the sun on a Caribbean trip while playing all kinds of games.
Phresher f. jim jones, Papoose & DOn Q – “feel a way”
Following his Wait A Minute EP, Phresher has returned with a video for “Feel A Way” featuring Jim Jones, Don Q and Papoose. Directed by Picture Perfect, the black and white visuals find the trio linked up with their entourage as they get rowdy. Like he says, Phresher is so rich, even his dog house has a backyard.
Jay Idk – “OMW”
After announcing he was teaming up with Adult Swim for his next album, Jay IDK has rolled through with a new single “OMW,” which features production from Mike Hector and Nate Fox. The song is simply to announce he’s on his way.
j.i.D. – “freestyle056”
Dreamville rapper J.I.D. was the latest highlight of Funkmaster Flex’s popular freestyle series. During a tour stop in New York, he stopped by the Hot 97 studios to spit “Freestyle056.” Over Biggie’s “Who Shot Ya” and Screwball’s “F.A.Y.B.A.N,” he goes in for over seven minutes.
sza f. travis scott – “love galore”
TDE’s sole female artist, SZA, has resurfaced with a video for “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott. Although there is still no word on exactly when her full-length album, CTRL, will arrive, this should slightly pacify fans for now. Directed by Nabil, who directed Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA,” the video is an intimate look at her love life.
Joey Purp – “gucci link (Gyalchester freestyle)”
Chicago’s Joey Purp has taken on Drake’s More Life standout “Gyalchester,” and given it his own special touch in the form of “Gucci Link.” Throughout the track, he flips the chorus “Hermes link/ Ice blue mink” to “Gucci link/ Polo sheets.” This is the first offering from the Leather Corduroys rapper since January’s “You Don’t Get Me High No More” with Phantogram and A-Trak.
Little Dragon – “celebrate”
Little Dragon finally unleashed its fifth studio album, High Season, last month and is back with a new video for “Celebrate,” one of the project’s singles. The Hip Hop-friendly Swedish dream-pop duo has worked with everyone from Future, De La Soul and Big Boi to Bishop Nehru and Killer Mike.
Earlly Mac – “1 of 1”
Detroit native and Big Sean affiliate Earlly Mac has taken his K. Reed-produced single from Cousin Trap 2, “1 Of 1,” and given it the visual treatment. Directed by Diego Cruz, the video throws all kinds of elements into it, including boomboxes, puppies, dominos, and wads of money on fire.