As this edition of Top Tracks indicates, Khaled season is upon us.
The last time DJ Khaled featured four or more big names on a track, it was last summer with "Do You Mind," the star-studded Major Key cut that had Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future, and Rick Ross appearing side-by-side. As you may remember, that track spent over half a year in our top ten. This past week, Khaled shared the second track from his upcoming album, Grateful, and it's possibly even more jam-packed with big name guests than its Major Key counterpart. We'll have to see if it can touch its predecessor's performance.
Tied for most appearances this week are Frank Ocean and Travis Scott, who just so happen to have a song together on this week's list. New tracks barely missing out on spots include Anderson .Paak, Schoolboy Q, and Ty Dolla $ign's remix of "Come Down" (#11), Uncle Murda and 50 Cent's "Statute of Limitations" (#14), T-Pain's "See Me Comin" (#15), and Tory Lanez's "Shining" (#16).
For the first track from his upcoming album Neva Left, Snoop Dogg assembled a murderer's row of weed rappers, calling up Meth and Red from the East Coast and Cypress Hill's B-Real from his own side of the country. "Mount Kushmore" is aptly casted and aptly titled, but one wonders why it didn't drop on 4/20. This track debuts on our TOP 100 at #10.
9. SZA Feat. Travis Scott - Love Galore
Is it finally SZA SZN? After years of delays befalling her debut album, SZA's recently inked a new deal with RCA and dropped a second track from it, so for once the odds are looking to be in her favor. "Love Galore" follows up January's "Drew Barrymore," and features none other than Travis Scott. It makes its debut at #9.
8. Wale Feat. PnB Rock - Dilemma (F**king Tonight)
Wale just dropped off his new album, Shine, on Friday, but apparently he's also got a second tape with DJ Luna on the way. The PnB Rock-assisted "Dilemma (F**cking Tonight)" is the first track we've heard from it thus far, and judging by its 85% user approval rating, y'all will be excited to hear the full project. This track debuts at #8.
7. Logic Feat. Khalid & Alessia Cara - 1-800-273-8255
Logic's new album, Everybody, arrives this Friday, and a little over a week before that, he decided to drop off what'll probably be the last leak before release day. "1-800-273-8255" is named after the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, and features young upstarts Khalid and Alessia Cara. It makes its debut at #7.
6. Desiigner - Outlet
The only track that's a holdover from last week is also the first to rival the aforementioned "Do You Mind" in terms of its reign. Desiigner's "Outlet" has now appeared on twelve consecutive Top Tracks lists, and though it dropped a bit this time around, there's no reason to believe that it can't rise up into the top five again. In its twelfth week out, "Outlet" is down four spots from #2 to #6.
5. A$AP Rocky Feat. A$AP Ferg - Wrong
A$AP Mob's last release, Cozy Tapes Vol. 1, only arrived last October, but it already looks like they've got a follow-up in the works. "Wrong," a collab between de facto crew leaders Rocky and Ferg, surfaced late last week and quickly rose up our chart. It makes its debut at #5.
4. Offset - Monday
Following in Quavo's footsteps, Migos' Offset seems to be getting the wheels turning for a solo career, releasing his first solo track since 2015's "First Day Out" last week. "Monday" was removed from the web shortly after dropping, which suggests that it was a leak of some form, but keep your eyes peeled for more solo Offset tracks. This one debuts at #4.
3. Frank Ocean Feat. Young Thug - Slide On Me
A definite highlight from Frank Ocean's pre-Blonde appetizer, Endless, "Slide On Me" didn't seem like it could get any better, but then along came this remix very early last Monday morning. Young Thug adds bars to this guitar-led cut, adding something exciting to the mix, and when paired with Ocean, forming one of the most interesting duos currently making music. The "Slide On Me" remix debuts at #3.
2. Frank Ocean Feat. Travis Scott - Lens V2
Two nights before the Thugger-assisted "Slide On Me" remix surfaced, Frank premiered a more official new song, "Lens," as well as a remix featuring Travis Scott. This version's the exact same as the original, except for an extended outro wherein Trav slows the tempo and ramps up the gothic factor, as he's wont to do. "Lens V2" debuts at #2.
Will anything ever touch the "Do You Mind" record? As the title of DJ Khaled's latest song suggests, it'd be the one to do so. Aside from Bieber, the supporting cast on this one is a little more rap-centric than the R&B-leaning "Do You Mind," so we'll see if that helps. "I'm The One" fittingly debuts at #1.