Big Sean- First Quarter
Big Sean raps for four minutes straight on his latest cut, bringing a fury many may have missed on his sophomore album, Hall Of Fame. Sean hops on the Versace-flow train, brings some cartoonish deliveries, and some loveably goofy punchlines over the hard-hitting instrumental, which should definitely satisfy his fans.
Rico Love has a surefire hit on his hands with "They Don't Know", and as with all hits, its already earned itself a gigantic remix. Rappers and R&B singers show up in equal measure, and while they all add their own personality to the track, it's still all about Rico here, who has definitely earned his place as an artist to watch with this one.
Kirko Bangz- Hoe
Kirko's "Hoe" is more L.A. than it is Houston, with a guest spot from West Coast MVP YG, as well as production from the underrated P-Lo from Iamsu's HBK Gang. Also enlisted is Memphis' Yo Gotti who we also saw experimenting with the sounds of DJ Mustard on his last album. Add Bangz' Houston flavor and this is a well-rounded and very fun outing.
Jeremih's flip of Aqua's "Barbie Girl" is as bizarre as it is effective, somehow bringing it into sultry slow jam territory with no questions asked (though the straight-faced 'titties plastic, ass fantastic' definitely earns itself an eyeroll), but if there's anyone who can sell such an idea, it's Jeremih, whose next project can't come soon enough. Luda and Wiz hold it down in their department as well, which hopefully means good things for Ludaversal.
Imagine Dragons- Radioactive (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Kendrick Lamar's pairing with Imagine Dragons at the Grammy awards seemed like the result of the organizer's lack of confidence in the rapper's ability to handle things himself. Despite the slightly awkward matchup, K.Dot certainly made the most of things, delivering a very memorable performance, if mostly for its intensity.
So we also get a new verse from Kendrick, and while the song itself is bland radio fodder, Kendrick still brings his A-game, harkening back to the rapping-til-his-lungs-give-out style he brought on "The Heart Pt. 2" and his "Monster" freestyle, but this time with the volume turned to 11.
A selection of the biggest tracks from January 27th to February 2nd.
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
This edition of Top Tracks features Big Sean, Ludacris, Kendrick Lamar, Jeremih, and more. Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.