It's a big week for Toronto in our top ten of our TOP 100.
The next two weeks will see new albums from two guys vying to be the third most popular rap/R&B artist out of Toronto, PartyNextDoor and Tory Lanez (Drake and The Weeknd are one and two, respectively). Only time will tell how P3 and I Told You will stack up against each other, but over the last few weeks, we've gotten a few previews in the form of singles and other assorted loosies. Both Party and Tory pop up in our Top Ten, although here it's obvious which one is dominant.
Party clocks in with a whopping four appearances on the list, all but one remnants from a particularly lit edition of OVO Sound Radio a couple Saturdays ago. Murda Beatz (who hosted that episode) and Future are tied in second with two apiece. New tracks narrowly missing out on top ten spots are Ralo, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, and 21 Savage's "Flexing On Purpose" (#11), Mac Miller and Anderson .Paak's "Dang!" (#12), Wiz Khalifa's "Bad Influence" (#13), and Quavo's "Trapstar" (#14).
10. Tory Lanez - Flex
With I Told You less than two weeks away, it's likely that "Flex" will be the last single we hear until the full project arrives. It'll be interesting to see whether Tory's singing-heavy releases leading up to the album will be indicative of an album that's more on the R&B side of things. In its second week out, "Flex" drops from #4 to #10.
9. PartyNextDoor - Don't Know How
The first of four PND tracks on the list, "Don't Know How" is the only one that's guaranteed to be on P3. Unfortunately, it's no longer available to stream, but if you preorder the album on iTunes, you'll get the track immediately. "Don't Know How" debuts at #9.
8. French Montana Feat. A$AP Rocky - Said N Done
Drawing music and inspiration from two New York classics, Wu-Tang Clan's "Tearz" and A Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario," French reminds us to not sleep on MC4, his long-awaited follow-up to Excuse My French. Bringing along A$AP Rocky for the ride, he makes a very convincing case. "Said N Done" debuts at #8.
7. PartyNextDoor - Don't Do It For You No More
In just three days, this track's racked up over a million plays on Soundcloud, which is pretty impressive for something that's likely a non-album song. It lacks the explosiveness of the two other Party-related tracks that top it on the list, but "Don't Do It For You No More" is a slow-burning beauty that grows on you. The track debuts on our chart at #7.
6. Desiigner - Tiimmy Turner (Prod. By Mike Dean)
The most-disliked track on the list (70% user rating) is probably also the most popular to date, with 14 million views on Youtube. Desiigner will be hard-pressed to follow this one up with a worthy successor, but then again, we could've said the same thing about "Panda" a few months ago. In its third week out, "Tiimmy Turner" drops from #1 to #6.
5. Lil Uzi Vert Feat. Future - Seven Million (Prod. By Nard & B, XL & Don Cannon)
"Seven Million" isn't the best track off of Uzi's recent Perfect Luv Tape, but the presence of Future means it's the best bet to get tons of plays. That's exactly what happened here, making for one of Uzi's most popular tracks on the site to date. "Seven Million" debuts at #5.
4. 2. DJ Khaled Feat. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Future, August Alsina, Jeremih & Rick Ross - Do You Mind
The most star-studded track on a star-studded album, "Do You Mind" is Major Key's best bet at a radio hit (although "I Got The Keys" seems to be doing pretty well for itself too). After hitting #2 in its first week out, the track slides down a few places to #4.
Murda Beatz is becoming one of the most in-demand producers in hip hop, and he seems to get more versatile by the day. This one thrives on the unlikely pairing of PND and Yachty, as well as a subtle-yet-stunning keyboard-led beat. "Buzzin" debuts at #3.
2. Quavo Feat. PartyNextDoor - Cuffed Up (Prod. By Murda Beatz)
In that Murda-hosted OVO Sound Radio episode, Quavo dropped two solo tracks, suggesting that he'll be stepping out on his own for a full project soon. "Cuffed Up" also makes great use of a PND hook and a Murda beat-- two additions that could make any track a little more fire. "Cuffed Up" debuts at #2.
1. 2 Chainz Feat. Drake - Big Amount
At the top is Drizzy-- no surprises there. This Daniel Son, Necklace Don highlight reunites the duo that had roles in "Fuckin Problems," "All Me," and most recently "100it Racks." "Big Amount" lives up to that legacy. The flute-led track features strong showings from both of its stars, and an amazing beat to boot. "Big Amount" debuts impressively at #1.