DX Digest: Dr. Octagon Unearths Vintage "RedEye" Track & Big Boi Performs "Mic Jack"

The DX Digest for Tuesday (April 25) finds a new track from Dr. Octagon — Kool Keith, Dan The Automator and DJ Qbert — titled “RedEye,” which is one five previously unreleased tracks included on the upcoming Dr. Octagonecologyst vinyl reissue. Closely behind is a performance “Mic Jack” from Big Boi on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, a live video from Chance The Rapper’s San Diego show, and Curren$y’s new visual for “Chu Saiyan,” which round out the Top 5. Music from Shabazz Palaces, TrakkSounds and A$AP Ferg, GoldLink and L.A. producer Falcons, Wale and PnB Rock, Well$, and Lecrae co-signed artist Aha Gazelle also makes the cut.

Dr. Octagon – “Redeye”

Gifted producer Dan The Automator, otherworldly MC Kool Keith and one the best scratch DJs in the world, DJ Qbert, came together in 1996 to deliver their magnum opus under the Dr. Octagon moniker — Dr. Octagonecologyst. As the vinyl reissue the album inches closer to its May 19 release date, one the five unreleased tracks included on the project, “RedEye,” has made its way to the internet. Dan The Automator recently spoke to HipHopDX and assured fans that brand new Dr. Octagon material is on the way. In the meantime, check out “RedEye” above.

big boi – “mic jack (Live)”

Outkast MC Big Boi stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night’s episode (April 24), where he performed  “Mic Jack,” one his two new singles. Although Maroon 5’s Adam Levine sings the hook on the recorded version, Sleepy Brown, who co-wrote the song, handled the live performance. The track comes from Big Boi’s upcoming solo album, Boomiverse, which is expected to arrive this summer.

chance The rapper – “waves (Live)”

Chance the Rapper kicked f his tour Monday night (April 24) at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center, where he performed material from Coloring Book, as well as a couple tracks from Kanye West’s The Life Pablo. One particular Twitter user captured a live rendition Lil Chano’s own version “Waves,” which can be seen above.

Curren$y – “Chu Saiyan”

Curren$y has returned with yet another video, this time for “Chu Saiyan,” which is taken from his latest mixtape, The Fo20 Massacre. The video serves as a precursor to his next full album, The Motion Picture Soundtrack.

Shabazz Palaces – “Shine A Light”

Shabazz Palaces plans to drop Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star, the duo’s third album, on July 14 through Sub Pop. They’ve shared one the tracks, “Shine A Light” featuring Thaddillac, which was recorded and mixed by Blood at Protect and Exalt Labs: A Black Space in Seattle. Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star is the follow-up to 2014’s Lese Majesty.

trakksounds f. A$AP Ferg – “Never Tipsy”

Houston producer TrakkSounds has linked up with Killa Kyleon, A$AP Ferg and Maxo Kream for “Never Tipsy,” which pays homage to the late, great Pimp C. The collaborative track comes from TrakkSounds’ new album, The Other Side. 

Falcons f. Goldlink – “boo you know”

Los Angeles-based producer Falcons has enlisted GoldLink for “Boo You Know,” which was released Fool’s Gold. The thunderous track touches on the hardships maintaining healthy relationships while on the road modern technology. With over 23 million cumulative streams to date and performances with notable artists like Travis Scott, Metro Boomin and Kaytranada, he’s poised to have a breakout year.

wale f. pnb rock – “dilemma”

Wale and PnB Rock have teamed up for the “Dilemma (F*cking Tonight)” video, a track that will end up on an upcoming mixtape from Wale and DJ Luna. The two linked up last month on their Before I SHiNE project.

well$ – “rosé”

Charlotte, North Carolina-based MC Well$ is back with his latest single, “Rosé,” which is produced by Vacay and Tommy Coyote. This marks his first fering since 2016’s “XXX.”

Aha Gazelle f. mc fiji – “momma house”

Signed to Lecrae’s label, Reach Records, New Orleans native Aha Gazelle has surfaced with a fresh single, “Momma House,” a nearly four-minute track with animated single art. Featuring MC Fiji, the raucous track is taken from his forthcoming album, Trilliam 2. 

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Iliana Farina