Migos' "Bad And Boujee" Is Their Highest Charting Song Ever
Migos has had no shortage of popular records. "Versace," “Hannah Montana,” “Fight Night," "Pipe It Up." But their biggest hit ever is "Bad and Boujee," which has risen 22 spots from #76 to #54 in the last week on the Billboard Hot 100. It is presently perched at #25 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart. The track, which features a verse by Lil Uzi Vert and production by Metro Boomin, was initially released in August. The music video was released at the end of October. How high will "Bad and Boujee" go? Watch the video below...
Charts Don't Lie: November 30
This week in the Billboard 200, Bruno Mars debuted at #2 with his newest LP 24K Magic, joining A Tribe Called Quest, Rae Sremmurd, and Drake in the top 10. Behind them in the top 50 are Rihanna, Travis Scott, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, Kanye West, and Solange. The only other debut on the chart this week is E-40, whose The D-Boy Diary: Book 1 comes in at #178, but It should be interesting next week to see if The Weeknd does indeed scoop the #1 spot for which he's projected.
21 Savage & Future's "X" Is Now Platinum
21 Savage has been having a pretty good week.
21 Savage & Metro Boomin Will Possibly Release "Savage Mode 2"
21 Savage properly (and quickly) propelled to rap's upper echelon once his joint album with Atlanta producer Metro Boomin was released. The project was his best to date; a succinct trip into the dark mind of 21 Savage, with paired down instrumentals to match.
5 Songs That Propelled 21 Savage To Rap Stardom
21, 21, 21... When exactly did the number become a steady part of the hip-hop vernacular? It wasn't too long ago. In late 2014, 21 Savage dropped "Picky," one of the first songs he had ever recorded. The track would go on to buzz among street enthusiasts in Atlanta, and it would land on The Slaughter Tape, released in May 2015, which ensured that the early sensation surrounding the murderous street dweller was only the beginning.
Charts Don't Lie: November 9
Each of this week's top four albums are debuts, including Jeezy at #1 and Meek Mill at #3. Drake and the Suicide Squad soundtrack also make it into the top 10, while A$AP Mob just misses the mark by coming in at #13. Travis Scott and Rihanna slip a few spots with their respective efforts, while Rae Sremmurd and 21 Savage/Metro Boomin continue to climb the charts with theirs. D.R.A.M. slips from #19 to #32 with his full-length debut, and Chance The Rapper also slipped out of the top 30 by coming in at #35 this time around. ***
Are 21 Savage, Future & Metro Boomin Shooting The "X" Video?
21 Savage, Metro Boomin, and Future's "X" (previously under the explicit title "X Bitch") is currently at number 50 on The Billboard Hot 100, so now would be the time for the trip to film a video for the hit. Looking at their Instagram accounts, some photos suggest the process may already be underway. We see 21 decked out in a fur coat, Metro on the keys, and Future throwing down some dance moves in the series, one which Future has tagged with lyrics from the song, "...Hol up,@21savage go get the $T!cK."
Charts Don't Lie: November 2
A series of new, non-rap albums took over the top four spots this week, leaving just Drake and the Suicide Squad soundtrack in the overall top 10. Travis Scott, Rihanna, and the new one from D.R.A.M. represent in the teens, while Kanye West, Solange, Rae Sremmurd, Chance The Rapper, and 21 Savage/Metro Boomin take us up into the 30s.
Stream WELL$' New Album "The Way I'm Living Makes My Mom Nervous"
The highly talented Charlotte emcee known as WELL$ has released The Way I'm Living Makes My Mom Nervous, his first project since 2014's MTSYD: The Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher, which earned him a spot in our On The Come Up series. His new album is released via his Immaculate Taste label. The 11-track project includes the previously released tracks "Young Man" -- a collab with NC indie duo Sylvan Esso, the "98 Juvie" remix with fellow Charlottean Deniro Farrar, and "130," which he recorded at HNHH Studios.
Gucci Mane's "Woptober" (Review)
Everybody Looking was an almost perfectly-executed comeback album. Everything about it, from its quick turnaround, to Mike Will Made It's elephantine stomp, to the clear changes in Gucci Mane's voice and rhymes, to his triumphant posture on the cover, painted it as a triumphant return of mythological proportions. But once Odysseus returned home to Ithaca and slaughtered all of his wife's suitors, once Jason slayed the dragon and acquired the golden fleece, where did they go from there? For GuWop, the only choice was returning to the basics.
10 Rappers' Myspace Pages Before The Fame
If you were in your teens between the years 2003 and 2009, having a Myspace was a must. The predecessor to Facebook was a major step up from instant messaging platforms like AIM, the only form of social network any of us really had until the mid-2000s, and it also had a big impact on the music industry. For the first time, undiscovered artists had a means of sharing their music with millions of people across the globe (YouTube would come into the picture two years later), and the personal touch of a Myspace page gave eventual fans something more to latch onto.
Pharrell, Metro Boomin, Possibly Kanye West To Appear On Post Malone's "Stoney"
During a recent interview with Real 92.3’s Bootleg Kev, Post Malone teased features that may appear on his upcoming debut album Stoney. “Justin [Bieber], Quavo, Kehlani. We’re working on some very special things. We got Pharrell on there,” he said. He also mentioned that he's been working with Kanye West and that we would "have to see" if those collaborations will make the album.
Young Thug Apologizes To Future For "Internet Arguments"
Atlanta's two leading men are back on good terms, and the city is thriving because of it. Tensions between Future and Young Thug flared -- perhaps a natural result of healthy competition -- about a year ago. The feud first caught the public's eye after Thug took issue with a tweet of Metro Boomin's that warned other rappers not to attempt to emulate Future's work ethic. A few days later, Metro confirmed that the squabble had been put to rest, and indeed, this year Thug and Future have proven not only to make amends but also to develop a strong rapport both in and out of the studio.
Diddy & Metro Boomin Give Back To Historically Black Colleges
The social unrest that currently exists in this country has, of course, had a profound effect on the hip-hop world. Many artists have spoken out on issues affecting Black America, while others have used their music as a means of protest. Some have looked toward education as their way of giving back. Two artists in particular, one veteran mogul and one 23-year-old producer -- Sean "Puffy" Combs and Metro Boomin, have pledged to help deserving students in need of financial aid attend prestigious historically black institutions free of charge.
Are Future & Drake Working On Another Collab?
Metro Boomin decided to set the rumors on fire Monday evening when he sent out a cryptic tweet suggesting that he & fellow What A Time To Be Alive rappers, Drake & Future, are hitting the studio together again later this week.
35 More Artists To Follow On Snapchat
In terms of an artist gaining direct access to his or her fans, there's no better social media platform than Snapchat. Indeed, the app has caused artists to blur the line between their public and private personas.
A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, & Vince Staples Among New Members Of Alexander Wang's #WangSquad
Superdesigner Alexander Wang is currently in the process of gearing up for the release of his fall line. Tuesday afternoon he announced the newest additions to his #WangSquad with a series of Polaroids.: A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, Vince Staples, Tinashe, Metro Boomin, Skrillex, RL Grime, Kylie Jenner, Tyga, Zoe Kravitz, headline an assortment of artists, models, and other celebrities.
London On Da Track & Metro Boomin Working On "LondonBoomin" Collab Project
After a monstrous 2014-2015 run, London on da Track has had a quietly productive 2016, with credits on YG's Still Brazy, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne's Collegrove, and Young Thug's Slime Season 3.
Top 10 Lil Uzi Vert x ATL Collaborations
Like many before him (Rae Sremmurd, Waka Flocka, Metro Boomin), Lil Uzi Vert found that relocating to unofficial rap capital, Atlanta, was the best way to advance his career. The Philly native got his big break back in 2014 when another guy originally from his hometown, DJ Drama, was introduced to him by Don Cannon (also a Philadelphian!).
Stream Lil Uzi Vert's "The Perfect Luv Tape," Featuring Future & More
UPDATE: Lil Uzi Vert's The Perfect Luv Tape can now be downloaded here!