The DX Digest for Friday (April 28) presents Migos with the crown once again thanks to the trio’s collaboration with pop sensation Katy Perry, “Bon Appétit.” Following closely behind is Logic’s song with Khalid, “1-800-273-8255,” which just happens to be the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and is intended to smash the negative stigma surrounding mental illness.
To lighten things up, an interview with LL Cool J on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert follows, although it gets heavy again with the late Cadalack Ron’s posthumous release, “David Lynch Hung,” with Lush One and producer Briefcase. A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg, who both dealt with the passing of A$AP Mob leader A$AP Yams in 2015, come through with “Wrong” to round out the Top 5. KAMI’s incredible album, Just Like The Movies, NxWorries’ video for “Get Bigger,” Homeboy Sandman and Karriem Riggins’ “Piña Colada,” El Capitán’s “Low” and a new Prince track from the upcoming Purple Rain Deluxe, “Electric Intercourse,” complete the list.
MIgos & Katy Perry – “bon AppéTit”
After infuriating a whole bunch of people on Thursday (April 27), the Migos and Katy Perry collab has now arrived. Titled “Bon Appétit,” the track is (as expected) a combination of sugary, dance-friendly pop and mainstream rap. There is a mention of sweet potato pie, whip cream, and a buffet along with several “WOOs!” scattered throughout the song. Mmmm…hmmm. Watch it above.
logic f. Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”
In an effort to bring awareness to mental health and the nationwide suicide crisis, Logic has released a new song from his upcoming album Everybody, “1-800-273-8255,” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. The title is the number for the the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, showing that Logic is using his massive platform to send a positive message.
LL COOL J – “Colbert” Interview
Actor and Hip Hop vet LL Cool J sat down for an interview on Thursday night’s (April 27) episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where he talked about the birth of Hip Hop, his television series and how geeks are cool. Colbert, of course, took it as a compliment.
cadalack ron f. Lush one & Briefcase – “David Lynch Hung”
April 28 marks what would have been Cadalack Ron’s 36th birthday. The controversial yet colorful battle rap vet passed away in January 2016 and since then, many of his friends have been keeping his memory alive, including battle rap icon Lush One, who just dropped a song featuring the late artist. Titled “David Lynch Hung,” the dark track features Lush and producer Briefcase.
A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg – “wrong”
Produced by Harry Fraud, A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky’s collaborative track “Wrong” seems to revolve around a theme of regret. While it’s unclear where this song will wind up, there’s a chance it could be featured on Cozy Tapes Vol. 2.
Kami – “Just Like the movies”
KAMI has revealed his debut album, Just Like The Movies, a brooding 13-track project featuring Knox Fortune, Vic Mensa, Joey Purp, and more. With its synth-heavy sound, it’s clear the Chicago artist has an affinity for the ’80s that he likes to combine with his experimental Hip Hop. The full album is scheduled to hit iTunes on May 5. Listen to the whole thing above.
NXworries – “Get Bigger”
Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge, collectively known as NxWorries, have dropped a new video for “Get Bigger.” Filmed on a rooftop, the duo takes a stroll as .Paak spits his verses. The song comes from the album Yes, Lawd!.
Homeboy Sandman f. Karriem Riggins – “Pina Colada”
Homeboy Sandman just released his latest album, Veins, with the help of his Stones Throw family and is attempting to keep up the momentum with another single, “Piña Colada,” which also features Karriem Riggins.
el capitán – “low”
Comprised of Tommy Boy Records artist Abhi The Nomad and collaborator Local Foster, El Capitàn aims to bring its indie Hip Hop to the masses with “Low” featuring DJ Nacatzz. The track serves as the lead single from their debut album.
prince – “electric intercourse”
In February, Prince’s estate and NPG Records came to an agreement with Universal Music Group for exclusive rights to the late artist’s catalog, including a library of 25 albums and access to the prized vault of unreleased works along with outtakes, demos and live recordings. Warner Bros. also has a stash of its own and has released a studio version of “Electric Intercourse,” which is an unreleased track from Purple Rain Deluxe. The album is still two months away, but went on pre-sale Friday (April 28). Grab it here.