The dreaded Monday (April 10) has once again reared its ugly head, but at least DX Digest has a stellar soundtrack to kick f the week. Sliding in the top slot is a previously unreleased track from DANGERDOOM titled “Mad Nice,” which features Black Thought and comes from the upcoming The Mask & The Mouse reissue. Wale and G-Eazy’s new video for “Fashion Week” slides in the second slot, while music from Joey Bada$$, Chief Keef, and a Blac Chyna-curated playlist for 2 Chainz round out the top five. A dope track from Da Villins featuring the late Sean Price, another single from Tech N9ne, Murs and Rittz, two recently unearthed Pete Rock projects, a chilling video from 3D Na’Tee, freestyle from CyHi The Prynce, and visual from Reason complete the list.
dangerdoom f. black thought – “mad nice”
DANGERDOOM — producer Danger Mouse and MF Doom — are reissuing its 2005 The Mask & The Mouse collaborative album, and ahead its release, decided to share a couple previously unreleased tracks. Contender number one is “Mad Nice” featuring The Roots’ Black Thought and Vinny Price (otherwise known as director Vincent Price), which dives into the struggles the MCs experienced growing up. The package includes a deluxe CD, a 3LP vinyl set, and the formerly digital-only EP, Occult Hymn. Pre-order it here and bump the track above.
wale f. g-eazy – “fashion week”
Wale and Bay Area rapper G-Eazy have connected for the new video, “Fashion Week,” a four-minute fering that finds the duo hitting the runway. The track comes from Wale’s forthcoming album, SHINE, which is expected to arrive on May 5.
joey bada$$ – “Ring the alarm”
Joey Bada$$ just dropped his highly anticipated album, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, and singles have been pouring out in rapid-fire succession. The latest, “Ring The Alarm,” also features Meechy Darko, Nyck Caution and Kirk Knight. Stream the full album here.
Chief Keef – “kills”
Although he was just arrested in Miami, Chief Keef has to keep the ball rolling with new music and videos. His most recent comes in visual form for the track “Kills,” which depicts the platinum-selling artist lighting up blunts and kicking it while flossing a multitude gold chains.
2 chainz – “blac chyna playlist”
Keeping up with his Pretty Girls Like Trap Music playlists, 2 Chainz has enlisted the musical tastes Rob Kardashian’s baby mama, Blac Chyna, who has selected tracks from artists like ScHoolboy Q, T.I., Gucci Mane, and Kendrick Lamar. Past playlists include the curation Erykah Badu, Amber Rose, Karrueche, Lauren London,Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj.
Da villins & DJ Skizz f. sean Price – “HANG LOOSE”
Brownsville, Brooklyn duo Da Villins didn’t realize at the time they were immortalizing some Sean Price’s last verses when they made “Hang Loose.” As fate would have it, Price passed away in his sleep last year and the two MCs are carrying his torch by dropping singles featuring the late rapper. The song comes from Da Villins’ debut album, Cashmere Dice, which can be streamed here.
tech n9ne f. murs & Rittz- “mo’ ammo”
Kansas City rap king Tech N9ne dropped his latest project, Dominion, on Friday (April 7). One the album highlights, “Mo’ Ammo,” features label mates Murs and Rittz spitting over a guitar-laden beat. The Strange Music mastermind is currently on another sizable tour and performing music that spans his massive catalog.
pete rock – “The original baby pa (deda instrumentals) & Center Attention (INI)”
After a distribution deal with Elektra fell through, two albums from Pete Rock — InI‘s Center Attention and Deda‘s The Original Baby Pa — are once again seeing the light day. Although they were ficially released on Lost & Found: Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics in 2003, they failed to get the producer’s permission. Fourteen years later, they are both available to stream above.
3d na’tee – “Maria”
3D Na’Tee dives deep with her new self-directed video for “Maria,” which tells the powerful tale a former best friend, their falling out, the friend’s downward spiral into drugs and an abusive relationship, and eventual demise. The track comes from the New Orleans native’s latest project, The Regime, which can be found here.
Cyhi the prynce – “genius freestyle”
Ahead his debut album, No Dope On Sunday, CyHi The Prynce stopped by the Genius lab to spit an acapella freestyle that went on for three-minutes. The performance follows his freestyle challenge on Sway In The Morning.
Reason – “kurupt”
On the heels Reason’s last mixtape, The Free Album, the Carson, California native has dropped a new video for “Kurupt,” an aggressive track that displays his feelings about the current rap game and where he feels his spot should be on the West Coast.