History tells us that a long prison term can be the beginning of the end for your favorite rapper. Incarceration isn’t the best space to harness creativity (unless you’re Gucci Mane…). Pair that with the unavoidable changes we see in music trends over time, and it’s clear why an artist can lose their way on the inside.

Fortunately, that isn’t the case for Chicago’s Bump J, who delivers his first record since being released from a lengthy prison term, “Good 2 Be Home.” It’s produced by Cardo and is the highlight in Friday’s morning edition of the DX Digest.

Additionally, we receive a heater from RJ and ScHoolboy Q called “Hennebeeto,” a freebie from Lil Durk, and more. Stream all of the above (and then some) below.


Fresher than a pair of creased khakis from under your mattress – that’s how Bump J sounds on “Good 2 Be Home,” his aptly titled reintroduction to rap music. The track arrives a month after the Chicago rapper completed a lengthy prison bid for armed robbery. A lot has changed in rap since he was incarcerated, but he sounds right at home rhyming on production by Cardo.

RJ f. ScHoolBoy Q – “Hennebeeto”

Fans abreast of the new players in Los Angeles’ potent rap scene have been anxiously awaiting newcomer RJ’s rise. A signee of DJ Mustard and YG’s 400 Summers imprint, the rising star just dropped his debut album Mr. LA. From the project, we feature Track 11, “Hennebeeto,” featuring ScHoolboy Q. An interpolation of “Gin & Juice” makes this song sonically familiar. And that’s without mentioning the catchy chorus dedicated to RJ’s love for his favorite cognac.

Lil Durk f. Quavo & Lil Yachty – “Homie BItch”

Well, this is a pretty blunt song title. Lil Durk drops “Homie Bitch,” on which he details how a platonic friendship with a woman became much more. He receives contributions from Quavo and Lil Yachty. Freebie releases are generally forgotten about over time, so it’s strange that Durk wouldn’t find a more constructive use for the record.

Kool G. Rap f. Raekwon – “Out For That Life”

Kool G Rap’s new album Return of The Don is due in stores on June 2. He whets appetites in the meantime with a Raekwon-assisted song titled “Out For That Life.” Producer MoSS laced the veteran MCs with audible ammunition suited for their respective approaches to MCing.

T-Pain F. Young M.A – “F.B.G.M.”

The surprise release of the T-Wayne album is just the beginning for T-Pain. The Rapper Turnt Singer debuts his new single “F.B.G.M.,” featuring Young M.A. By now, the acronym’s meaning goes without saying (it translates to “Fuck Bitches, Get Money” in case you’re behind in the times). Here, Teddy Pain shines as seemingly every lyric he delivers is catchy.

Kuniva f. Royce Da 5’9 & Kid Vishis – “Keep Calm”

Kuniva of D12 steps out on his own with some fellow Detroit natives by his side on “Keep Calm.” The song features brothers Royce Da 5’9 and Kid Vishis. The team doesn’t hold any punches with a trio of vicious verses.

Terrace Martin & The Pollyseeds f. Problem – “Intentions”

Terrace Martin leads The Pollyseeds, a new Jazz supergroup comprised of Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Trevor Lawrence Jr., Wyann Vaughn and vocalists Rose Gold and Chachi (also known as Problem). If their new record “Intentions” is a sign of what they’ve been cooking up, listeners are in for a treat. The Pollyseeds’ The Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1 is out July 14.

Audio Push f. Lil Dicky – “Mixture”

The production in Audio Push’s new release “Mixture” has more twists and turns than a M. Night Shyamalan film. The song features Lil Dicky and ReyReel. “This isn’t going on the album but the Tribe deserves it!!,” the Inland Empire group explained. So, turn your volume up loud and accept this freebie for what it is.

G-Eazy F. E-40, MadeinTYO & 24Hrs – “Shake It Up”

G-Eazy debuts his fourth new song in recent days with “Shake It Up,” a tune that’s sure to get your shoulders bouncing. He teams up with Bay Area legend E-40 and real life brothers MadeinTYO and 24Hrs over pulsating production.