The Tuesday (May 2) version of the DX Digest finds A$AP Ferg in the top slot getting rowdy with Remy Ma in the new video for “East Coast” and Blackalicious’ Gift of Gab, A-F-R-O and R.A. The Rugged Man practicing their lyrical calisthenics on “Freedom Form Flowing” in slot two. Kool G Rap makes a comeback with Fame and Freeway on the track “Wise Guys,” while Ice Cube and Michael Rapaport chop it up about Cube’s BIG3 basketball league and Mary J. Blige teams up with DJ Khaled, Quavo and Missy Elliott on “Glow Up,” which completes the Top 5. Keep scrolling for more music from Rick Ross, Juicy J and Yogi, E Jake and Conway.
A$AP FERG F. REMY MA – “EAST COAST”
A$AP Ferg recently confirmed Cozy Tapes Vol. 2 is on the way, but in the meantime has dropped a star-studded video for “East Coast.” Aside from Remy Ma, who appears with him on the song, Rick Ross, French Montana, the Flatbush ZOMBiES and members of the A$AP Mob pop up throughout the nearly four-and-a-half minute affair. Directed by Ferg and Shomi Patwary, the video appears to mimic a street version of an awards ceremony circa 2000. “It’s that East Coast mother fucka!” Watch the video above.
Gift of gab f. A-f-r-o & R.A. The Rugged Man- “Freedom form flowing”
As legendary Blackalicious MC Gift of Gab inches closer to the release of his new EP, Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again!, one of the album highlights, “Freedom Form Flowing,” has made its way to the internet. Featuring A-F-R-O and R.A. The Rugged Man, who recently announced a tour together, the track puts lyricism in the proverbial spotlight, and all three MCs murder the beat. Find more info here.
KOOL G RAP F. FAME (M.O.P.) & FREEWAY – “WISE GUYS”
Veteran MC Kool G Rap has recruited M.O.P. rapper Fame and Freeway for “Wise Guys,” which marks Kool G Rap’s first single in over six years. It also serves as one of the singles from his forthcoming album, Return Of The Don, which is scheduled for a June 2 arrival.
Ice Cube & Michael Rapaport – Interview
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Ice Cube and longtime friend/actor/director Michael Rapaport chopped it up about Cube’s new BIG3 basketball venture. In the short clip, they talk about the rules of the game and break down the free throw intricacies.
Mary J. Blige f. DJ Khaled, Quavo & Missy Elliott – “Glow Up”
As Mary J. Blige’s new album, Strength of a Woman, continues to circulate, one of the project’s standout singles, “Glow Up,” is making the rounds as well. The track boasts additional help from DJ Khaled, Quavo and Missy Elliott.
Rick Ross f. scrilla – “Triple Platinum”
In support of his recent album, Rather You Than Me, Rick Ross has dropped an “unofficial” video for “Triple Platinum” featuring Scrilla. The raw footage was shot while Rozay was in Aruba for the Flip Flop Beach Festival.
JUICY J & YOGI – “MONEY ON MY MIND”
After his breakout hit with Pusha T, “Burial,” Yogi ended up getting dual-signed to Aftermath and OWSLA. Since then, he’s produced for Pusha T, A$AP Ferg, AlunaGeorge, Rita Ora, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, D.R.A.M., Kid Ink, Jeremih, Tinashe and more while putting out some of his own singles as well. His most recent, “Money On My Mind,” features Juicy J and Alexander Lewis.
E Jake – “barcotics”
Framingham, Massachusetts native E Jake has channeled a “hustler’s motivation” for his new 12-track project, Barcotics. His self-described “lifestyle rap” album was entirely produced by Yung Nab, and features Shady Records/Interscope artist Conway (the Machine), Jet Life Recordings signee and the Curren$y co-signed Corner Boy P, as well as E Jake’s fellow Power House Movement representatives, Jay Boston and Class B. Listen to it in full above.
Conway – “cooked in Hell’s Kitchen”
Speaking of Conway, who was recently signed to Shady Records alongside Westside Gunn, the tenacious rapper is back with a video for the loosie track “Cooked In Hell’s Kitchen.” Produced by Daringer, the song was originally released last year.