A brief sermon from Meek Mill is the precursor to the turn-up in the official visual for “Glow Up,” highlighted in Tuesday’s (May 22) edition of the DX Digest. The Philadelphia native delivered the song yesterday on the heels of his recently released Meekend Music EP. And with summer quickly approaching, we’re willing to bet that Meek has more heat on the way.
Additionally, we feature a Tupac Shakur and Lil Uzi Vert mashup that we never knew we needed. Yes, you read that right. Stream all of the above and then some below.
Meek Mill – “Glow Up”
While Twitter talking heads hold on to the past, Meek Mill is long past his days spent beefing with rappers and appears to be winning. Today he delivers a celebratory visual for “Glow Up,” in which he, his inner circle, and a bevy of women travel via private jet for his 30th birthday adventure. The scene is set by a heartfelt speech from the Philly rapper recalling his teenage, when he believed living to see 30 was a pipe dream. It’s clear that’s changed. From there, the party begins.
The Internet Blesses Us With 2Pac x Lil Uzi Vert Mashup
Longtime Tupac Shakur fans don’t be alarmed. This mashup of vocals from the legendary MC’s “Sleep” actually works over Uzi’s hit single “XO TOUR Llif3.” Who would have guessed?
DJ Green Lantern f. Royce Da 5’9 & Conway – “iLL”
The recipe is simple, but the audible meal will make listeners make the screw face – and that’s for the best possible reasons. DJ Green Lantern drops a new track titled “iLL,” featuring Shady Records affiliates Royce Da 5’9 and new signee Conway. On paper, the track promises bars, but that doesn’t compare to what we hear. This is that, “Roll down the skull to reveal it’s a ski mask,” music.
Bobo Swae F. Rae Sremmurd – “Rowdy”
Having seen success through two albums, Rae Sremmurd looks to put their close collaborator Bobo Swae in position to win for himself. The rising rapper drops a single with definite radio potential in “Rowdy.” Production from DJ Sremm makes this a family affair, as Bobo rhymes alongside Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi.
Missy Elliott f. Eve, Lil Kim & Trina – “I’m Better (Remix)”
This isn’t exactly a ladies night, but Missy Elliott facilitates another meeting with some of the hottest women rappers ever on her “I’m Better (Remix).” The Misdemeanor trades verses with Lil Kim, Eve, and Trina.
Joell Ortiz – “God Forbid”
Take a breather and gather yourselves. You’ll need to be in a zen-like space before taking in this new Joell Ortiz track, “God Forbid.” Produced by Heatmakerz, this is a classic case of beats and rhymes prevailing. No bridges needed.
THEY. – “U Rite (Louis Futon Remix)”
The most sonically ambitious song of the day by a long shot comes courtesy of THEY. Dante Jones and Drew Love display vocal acrobatics over remixed production from Louis Futon.
Young RJ f. Pete Rock & Boldy James – “Wait”
Slum Village’s own Young RJ is back with some new solo heat. Titled “Wait,” the self-produced track features verses from legend Pete Rock and fellow Boldy James. The rhyme style here is anecdotal, with the trio each recollecting on overcoming adversity. Expect RJ’s upcoming project, Blaq RoyalT, to arrive this year.
Jimi Tents – ‘I Can’t Go Home’ LP
Brooklyn native Jimi Tents has some thoughts on the transformation going on in his Borough. But rather than a song, he tackles the topic on his first full-length LP in two years, I Cant Go Home. We suggest listeners get better acquainted with Tents’ story, because he’ll be around for some time.
Rain910 ft. Jim Jones – “Red Bandana, Blue Bandana”
North Carolina wordsmith Rain910 waxes poetics about street tales on “Red Bandana, Blue Bandana,” from his Til Death Do Us Part album. He’s assisted by Jim Jones on the song.