Travis Scott comes up big in Top Tracks the week before his (supposed) album release.
Last week was a funny one for album delays. On one hand, Frank Ocean delivered not only his first, but also his second album since 2012's Channel Orange, but on the other, we didn't get the projects that we'd been expecting from French Montana, Young Thug, and Travis Scott. The lord giveth and he taketh away, I suppose. We should (hopefully) get the latter two this Friday, August 26th, and judging by this week's Top Tracks list, it's about damn time. Both Thugger and La Flame racked up a ton of views this past week, with users especially excited to get a taste of Scott's latest single.
In terms of new tracks that barely missed the top ten, we've got another probable Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight joint, the Murda Beatz-produced "Black Mass," at #12, PartyNextDoor's "Can't Let The Summer Pass" (also a Young Murda cut) at #13, Young Thug and Wyclef Jean's "Elton" at #14, and Migos' "Where" (yet another W for Murda) at #18.
10. 2 Chainz Feat. Drake - Big Amount
After two weeks at the number one spot, the big Drizzy feature from Tity Boi's Daniel Son, Necklace Don has finally ended its reign. It's now the fifth Drake-related track to hit #1 in our Top Ten since Memorial Day (sixth if you count one of Joe Budden's disses), and it shouldn't be long before the 6 God is back up there. In its third week out, "Big Amount" slips nine places from #1 to #10.
9. Rae Sremmurd - Pole Code
Y'all weren't too hot on Rae Sremmurd's recent drop SremmLife 2, and that held true for one of two Target exclusives, "Pole Code," as well. The bonus track garnered the lowest user rating of this week's list-- 50%-- so maybe it was better left on the cutting room floor. Still, the track makes its debut at #9.
8. DJ Khaled Feat. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Future, August Alsina, Jeremih & Rick Ross - Do You Mind
This rising single from DJ Khaled's Major Key is our second-longest tenured track on the list this week, holding on for its fourth week on here while making its debut on the Billboard Hot 100. It only falls one place from its #7 standing last week.
7. Desiigner - Tiimmy Turner (Prod. By Mike Dean)
Two weeks ago, this XXL Freshman's most recent track had around 12 million plays on YouTube. By today, that tally has doubled. The song's popularity has also been reflected in our charts, as this marks its fifth week in the Top Ten. Today, it's down one place from last week's #6 position.
6. Jeremih Feat. Chance The Rapper, Young Thug & The Weeknd - Pass Dat (Remix)
We knew Young Thug had something planned for this Late Nights cut for quite some time, but it all finally came together last week. Adding in The Weeknd's previously-released freestyle over "Pass Dat" and a new verse from Chance, this remix certainly goes off. In its first week, the "Pass Dat" remix debuts at #6.
5. The Game - Sauce
Described by its cover artwork's star as "some '92 shit," "Sauce" is the first we've heard from The Game since he announced his 1992 project. It's rock-influenced and totally different from anything on the L.A. rapper's Documentary 2 or 2.5 projects, but we're here for it. In its second week out, "Sauce" rises from #11 to #5 to make its Top Ten debut.
4. T.I. & Young Thug - Bobby Womack (Prod. By London On Da Track)
At first glance, it might appear that the trio behind 2014's awesome "About The Money" were back in the studio together recently, but as "Bobby Womack" popped up in somewhat unfinished form on a 3rdy Baby mixtape, that doesn't seem to be the case. The track's still worth your time though, as hearing Thugger and Tip's wildly contrasting voices weave in and out of each other is a formula that's worked very well in the past, as recently as this spring's Bankroll Mafia project.
3. Tory Lanez - Diamonds (Prod. By C-Sick)
By now, most of you have probably heard Tory Lanez's debut album, I Told You, and despite the fact that most previously-leaked tracks suggested that it'd be R&B-heavy, that wasn't the case. As it's split quite evenly between rapping and singing, it makes sense that a harder-edged cut like "Diamonds" is an outtake from the album sessions. As a loosie, it makes its debut at #3.
2. Travis Scott - The Hooch (Prod. By Boi-1da, Vinylz & Allen Ritter)
Premiered two Fridays ago on the debut episode of La Flame's Beats 1 show ".WAV," "The Hooch" was first leaked in this clean radio rip, which debuted at #2 last week and holds steady today. It's since been removed from the web, but that's okay because we've got...
1. Travis Scott - The Hooch (Explicit/CDQ)
Shared just four days after its radio debut, the final version of "The Hooch" arrived by storm, immediately rocketing to the top of our charts. This bodes extremely well for Scott's upcoming BITTSM, which should hopefully arrive on our screens on Friday.