Big Sean and Eminem take the top spot, a powerhouse DJ Khaled track is finally knocked off on this week's Top Tracks.
Before I begin addressing the songs on today's list, I'd like to take a minute to shout out a song that's not on the list for the first time in over six months. DJ Khaled (and Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Jeremih, Future, August Alsina, and Rick Ross)'s "Do You Mind" first debuted back in August, and for 27 straight weeks, I spent my Sunday nights writing about it. This week, it finally vanished, plummeting to #52. On one hand, congratulations; on the other, good riddance! Now onto this week.
Ty Dolla $ign, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, and Big Sean all tie with two appearances apiece this week, though with both of his in the top three, Sean's the clear winner. New songs barely missing the cut include Mariah Carey and YG's "I Don't" (#11), Fredo Santana and Chief Keef's "Tell Nobody" (#12), Young Dolph and Migos' "Drop it Off" (#13), and Kid Ink and 2 Chainz's "Swish" (#15).
10. Casanova Feat. Fabolous, Dave East, Young M.A. & Don Q - Don't Run (Remix)
Casanova, currently most famous for being A$AP Rocky's cellmate in Rikers, seems like the latest rapper deadset on "bringing NY back." His first big attempt at doing so is this "Don't Run" remix that features a bunch of the city's hard-nosed classicists, as well as the more exciting Young M.A. All we need is for Troy Ave to hop on this, then NY will be back on the map!! The "Don't Run" remix debuts at #10.
9. Vince Staples - BagBak
Long Beach wunderkind Vince Staples dropped off his first new music of the year last week, a hot-as-flames track called "BagBak." It's the first new Staples joint we've gotten since August's Prima Donna EP, and while we don't yet know where it'll end up, it's pretty safe to say that it'll strengthen whatever project it winds up on. "BagBak" debuts at #9.
8. Rick Ross Feat. Ty Dolla $ign - I Think She Like Me
After dropping two projects in Fall 2015, then going albumless all last year, Ricky Rozay is currently gearing up for album number nine, Rather You Than Me. We're not yet sure when it's coming out or which of Ross' recent songs will turn up on it, but "I Think She Like Me" is the third he's shared recently, following November's "Kyrie" and "Buy Back The Block." In its second week out, "I Think She Like Me" is up one place from #9 to #8.
7. Jacquees Feat. Quavo & Ty Dolla $ign - B.E.D (Pt. 2)
Rich Gang's Jacquees dropped off his new tape Since You Playin a couple of weeks ago, and it's been a big hit on the site, garnering over 100k views and a 95% approval rating. Among other big features from Birdman, Tank, and Tory Lanez, Quavo and Ty Dolla $ign guest on "B.E.D (Pt. 2)," a sure highlight from the project. In its second week out, the track is down four spots from #3 to #7.
6. Juvenile & Young Thug - Red Sox
I'm still a little surprised every time I see a Young Thug track get an almost universally high rating, as he was indisputably the most hated rapper on the site when I started at HNHH back in 2014. But people have warmed up to him, as is evidenced by the 87% rating on this track with Juvenile, which has been in the works for years and very well could have been recorded in 2014 or '15. Perhaps in three years we'll say the same about Lil Uzi Vert? "Red Sox" debuts at #6.
5. Ralo Feat. Young Thug, Lil Yachty & Lil Uzi Vert - Young N****
If you're wondering who's taken Thugger's spot as "most hated rapper on HNHH," I think it's probably a three-way tie between the three other guys on this track. Since we were introduced to Ralo via Thug's I'm Up tape, he's been a target for slander, and well... you know the case with Uzi and Yachty. Their new collab, "Young N****," debuts at #5.
4. The Game - Drake Flows
A new Game track that's 115 seconds long and only contains one new verse is nothing newsworthy, but he put "Drake" in the title so obviously it debuted at #1. That bit of bait-and-switch is reflected in the song's user rating, which at 70% is much lower than Game's army of stans usually muster. In its second week out, "Drake Flows" is down three spots from #1 to #4.
3. Jeremih Feat. Chris Brown & Big Sean - I Think of You
As evidenced by dvsn, Drake, and especially Tory Lanez, sampling late-'90s, early-'00s R&B is the wave, and Jeremih joins the gang on his new Montell Jordan-sampling loosie "I Think of You." He's joined by Chris Brown and Big Sean, the latter of whom also collabed with Jeremih on his new album I Decided. "I Think of You" debuts at #3.
2. Lil Uzi Vert - Uppin Downers
Not only does Lil Uzi Vert's new track challenge Waka Flocka Flame's standing record of Most Consecutive "Yeah"s, it might also be the lowest-rated song (39% approval) to appear this high in our chart. Will this pattern-- tons of views but also tons of hate-- stick throughout Uzi's career? Or will he, like Young Thug, become more well-liked with time? "Uppin Downers" debuts at #2.
1. Big Sean Feat. Eminem - No Favors
In contract with the MUMBLE RAP TRASH that is Lil Uzi Vert, we have RAP GOD Eminem sitting in the number one spot, Making Rap Great Again. "Eminent verse was bars," wrote top commenter Dalton Jackson, who clearly has no use for spell check. "I saw dem eyes, like an ass raper," rapped Eminem, who's clearly the greatest rapper of all time. "No Favors" debuts at #1.