The Thursday (March 9) edition of the DX Digest hands the top honors to Wu-Tang legend Raekwon with his latest offering, “My Corner,” which features rap god Lil Wayne. In honor of The Notorious B.I.G.’s passing, The Game and Cherp’s “Bring Back Biggie” remix sits comfortably in the number two slot, followed by a vintage Kanye West interview, Vince Staples collaboration with TeeCee4800 and D. Loc, and Ace Hood’s “2 Fux.” GoldLink’s Kaytranda-produced single, “Meditation,” an Arts & Rap video with King Mez, and Knxwledge’s incredible beat tape, GREENTXTSV1. also make the list. Music from Banish and Conway, Hip Hop/punk hybrid Ho99o9 and dream-pop darlings Little Dragon slide in as well because…why not?
raekwon f. lil wayne – “my corner”
The Chef has been cooking up endless audible treats in his kitchen as of late. As the Wu-Tang Clan vet continues the roll-out of his forthcoming solo album, The Wild, he’s serving another tasty track in the form of “My Corner” featuring rap powerhouse Lil Wayne, someone he clearly admires. “Wayne is a charismatic individual and his flows are dumb delightful,” Rae told Rolling Stone. “I studied him way back and appreciated the opportunity to trade bars with him. I always heard his voice on this, and I was very pleased hearing him tap dance on a different style of production.” Produced by G Sparkz, “My Corner” follows the G-Eazy-assisted “Purple Brick Road” and “What It Come To.” The Wild is expected on March 24.
cherp f. the game – “bring back biggie (remix)”
The Game and Cherp have popped off a lyrical assault with a remix of “Bring Back Biggie,” and both rappers don’t hold back on their disdain for mumble rappers like Young Thug. It begins with a snippet of Erykah Badu’s “Didn’t Cha Know” before questioning “how a new rapper would try on a dress.” It just gets more brutal from there, although it’s oddly appropriate on the 20th anniversary of Biggie’s death.
kanye West – 2013 Uncut interview
Kanye West always has something to say and this throwback interview from 2013 is no different. In the uncut, 20-minute discussion, Yeezy talks about his admiration for the late J Dilla, “Jesus Walks,” fashion and how he was considered “weird” growing up in Chicago.
Teecee4800 f. vince staples & D. Loc – “crippin”
Twenty-three-year-old Vince Staples has linked up with TeeCee4800 and D. Loc for the posse cut, “Crippin,” which finds the rap trifecta talking sets and affiliations. Staples recently hinted at his sophomore album being right around the corner. Until then, this will have to suffice.
ace hood – “2 fux”
Ace Hood has pulled out another banger from the vaults in the form of “2 Fux,” which starts off with an old school gospel sample (“Nobody Knows” by Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir) before exploding into a hard-hitting anthem. Produced by Reazy Renegade (Tory Lanez, Meek Mill, Young Dolph), Ace holds nothing back and gives a little taste of what to expect from his forthcoming fourth studio album.
GoldLink – “meditation”
The head honchos at Beats 1 Radio, Carl Chery and Zane Lowe, just dropped GoldLink’s new single, “Meditation,” which features production from Kaytranada and vocal assistance courtesy of Jazmine Sullivan. With its sophisticated, uptempo sound and smooth flow, it’s a slick marriage of R&B, soul, dancehall, and Hip Hop.
king mez – “arts & Rap”
In the latest edition of Arts & Raps, King Mez makes some finger paintings with two little girls who want to know what mumble rap is and why Chris Brown can’t stay out of trouble. Throughout the chat, he talks about his penchant for designing things and reveals he went to college to be a mechanical engineer.
knxwledge – “greentxtsv1.”
As one half of NxWorries, along with partner-in-crime Anderson .Paak, Knxwledge has proved himself time and time again as an über talented beatsmith. He took to Bandcamp to share his latest beat tape, GREENTXTSV1, which is bursting at the seams with deep, soulful compositions. Listen to it in full above.
banish f. conway, Big twins & Agallah – “paying You A visit”
After collaborations with artists like Killer Ben, Supreme Cerebral, Recognize Ali, and Nowaah the Flood, Banish is back with another monster joint effort with Shady Records’ Conway, Big Twins of the Infamous Mobb and Agallah. The cut is backed by a Digital Martyrs creation and should hold fans over while Banish prepares new solo material.
ho9909 – “united states of horror”
Los Angeles transplants Ho99o9 have announced their debut album United States of Horror, which is scheduled for a May 5 arrival via their own imprint Toys Have Powers. The Hip Hop/punk rock hybrid’s first offering from the album, the title track, is produced by David Andrew Sitek of TV on the Radio.
little dragon – “sweet”
Last but not least, the Hip Hop loving Swedish dream-pop outfit Little Dragon recently announced its new album, Season High, and has shared another single off the album, “Sweet.” The group has previously worked with De La Soul, Bishop Nehru and Future.