Future, Big Sean, and of course Drake are the big winners in this week's Top Tracks.
When Drake and Future linked up just over a year ago for What A Time To Be Alive, it was an almost earth-shattering event in hip hop, regardless of the album's quality. One was (and still is) undeniably the most popular rapper on the planet, and the other was (and probably isn't at the moment) the hottest, the guy who was just capping one of the craziest 12-month runs we've seen in this decade. Although there are no plans for a sequel, this past week we did get their first new collab since Views' "Grammys," a track called "Used To This" that's said to be from Future and Zaytoven's upcoming Beast Mode 16 tape. Future fans: get ready. Drake fans: be happy that you've gotten so much new Drizzy this past month, and have More Life in the not-so-distant horizon.
Drake, Future, Big Sean, and 2 Chainz all notch two appearances apiece on this week's Top Tracks list, but with two solo joints very close to the top, Sean Don might win this round. New tracks barely missing out on the cut include Gucci Mane and Quavo's "Floor Seats" (#12), Gucci Mane, Akon, and Chris Brown's "Moon Walk" (#14), Chris Brown and Young Lo's "Everybody" (#18), and the Big Sean-assisted remix of Madeintyo's "Skateboard P" (#19).
10. Drake - Fake Love
The lead single off Drake's impending new project is, surprisingly, the only one of the four tracks he dropped on OVO Sound two weeks ago that remains in our Top Ten. Then again, there was some stiff competition in terms of new tracks this week. In its second week out, "Fake Love" falls eight spots from #2 to #10.
9. Cashmere Cat Feat. Tory Lanez, 2 Chainz & Starrah - Throw Myself A Party
Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat has spent the last five years producing for American artists like Jeremih, Wiz Khalifa, and Miguel, and later this year, he'll release his debut album Wild Love. We've already heard singles featuring Ariana Grande, Tory Lanez, The Weeknd, Francis And The Lights, and Selena Gomez, and last week he dropped the first one that's charted. "Throw Myself A Party" debuts at #9.
8. Post Malone Feat. Quavo - Congratulations
After months of delays, Post Malone's debut album Stoney will be out on December 9th, the singer/rapper revealed last week, along with the first official track off the project. "Congratulations" fetures Quavo, and bodes well for the upcoming release. The track debuts at #8.
7. DJ Khaled Feat. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Future, August Alsina, Jeremih & Rick Ross - Do You Mind
Here it is again! DJ Khaled's Major Key single has now appeared on every one of our Top Tracks charts for the past 15 weeks, and as it keeps rising and falling, it's shown no real signs of stopping. Especially because it's been unavailable to stream for about half that time, it seems like a fluke, but you never know-- this could actually be one of the most popular tracks of the year. In its 15th week out, "Do You Mind" is up two spots from #9 to #7.
6. YFN Lucci Feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne - Key To The Streets (Remix)
The other marathon man of a track still on our charts is 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne's remix of YFN Lucci's buzzing street hit "Key To The Streets." It's now been here a little over half as long as Khaled's track, and similarly shows no downward trend. In its eighth week out, the track jumps two spots up from #8 to #6.
5. The Weeknd Feat. Belly - All That Money (6-Inch Demo)
One of the sure highlights of Beyonce's great 2016 release Lemonade is "6 Inch," an Isaac Hayes-sampling collaboration with The Weeknd. Last week, an early version of the song, sans Beyonce and plus Abel Tesfaye's Toronto homie Belly, surfaced online, showing how complete the track was before Bey got a hold of it. "All That Money" debuts at #5.
4. Gucci Mane Feat. Young Thug - I Told You
Ever since Gucci Mane's Trap House 3, his partnership with Young Thug has yielded some incredible results, from "Panoramic Roof" to, more recently, "Guwop Home." "I Told You," taken from Gucci's upcoming The Return Of East Atlanta Santa, is the latest, and it lives up to expectations. "I Told You" debuts at #4.
3. Big Sean - Bounce Back
Sean Don promised us new music on Halloween, and after sharing one bars-only cut, he surprised us with another new track, the more single-ready "Bounce Back." Only time will tell if this will be included on his upcoming album, but "Bounce Back" seems much more likely to make the cut than the other track Sean recently dropped. "Bounce Back" debuts at #3.
2. Big Sean - No More Interviews
The first we heard from Big Sean last week was this marathon blast of bars, in which he addresses controversies with his ex, Naya Rivera, as well as tensions with fellow GOOD Music artists Kanye West and Kid Cudi. This is obviously what his fans wanted, because even with this week's huge #1 track, "No More Interviews" still made quite a dent. The track debuts at #2.
1. Future Feat. Drake - Used To This
It's been a while since Future's topped our chart, but an assist from Drizzy was almost guaranteed to make it happen. Both rappers flex over this excellent Zaytoven beat, getting us all very hype for Beast Mode 16, which is finished but does not yet have a release date. Keep your ears to the ground. "Used To This" debuts at #1.