It's a big week for Desiigner as he tops the list and appears two more times.
Since the Kanye West-featuring remix to his viral sensation "Tiimmy Turner" dropped last October, Desiigner has released four songs. All have debuted in our Top Ten and one, official single "Outlet," has remained there for two months without once dropping out. Last week, the latest two of those tracks arrived, and wouldn't you know it, one of them made its debut at #1. Does this mean that Desiigner's next project will make up for the very disappointing New English? Hopefully.
Behind Desiigner's week-best three appearances is Tyga, another unexpected dominator, with two. New tracks barely missing the cut this week include Dave East's remix of Drake's "Free Smoke" (#11), Joey Badass and J. Cole's "Legendary" (#12), Kodak Black's "Off The Land" (#13), and Gucci Mane's "Drop Top Wizzop" freestyle (#14).
10. Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
The only repeat from last week, outside of the aforementioned "Outlet," "HUMBLE." may have gotten a boost because people expected a Kendrick album last Friday but didn't get one. Barring a complete meltdown at TDE, we'll get that album this Friday, and last week, we parsed through this track for some clues as to what it might sounds like. In its second week out, "HUMBLE." is down eight places from #2 to #10.
9. Kevin Gates - What If
A trap cover of Joan Osborne's '90s hit "What If God Was One Of Us" would have seemed pretty unlikely before last week, but if anyone was going to do it, it was obviously going to be Kevin Gates. Originally locked up for kicking a female fan, Gates is still behind bars on outstanding warrants, but hopefully he gets out soon so he can continue work on the follow-up to last year's excellent Islah. "What If" debuts at #9.
8. Desiigner - Thank God I Got It
One thing that New English suffered from was extremely bland, if not subpar, production, and on one of two new Desiigner tracks, he definitely remedies this. "Thank God I Got It" has a very off-kilter, unorthodox beat, which Desiigner nevertheless seems to have no problem vibing to. This one debuts at #8.
7. Tyga Feat. Chief Keef & A.E. - 100s
Tyga's Bitch I'm The Shit 2 is impending, so to gear up for it the L.A. spitter/celebrity dropped two new tracks last week, the first of which is "100s." On it, T-Raww links up with Chief Keef for the first time in his career, and this track definitely sounds more like your standard Keef joint than it does a typical Tyga track. "100s" debuts at #7.
6. French Montana Feat. Future - No Pressure
French really stepped in it last week, getting in a Twitter spat with a woman that threatened to ruin his whole week before he came out of nowhere with two new tracks. The Future-assisted "No Pressure" came first, followed by the Swae Lee-assisted "Unforgettable, and although the latter sounds more like it could be a pop hit, the former's the only one that charted this week. "No Pressure" debuts at #6.
5. Desiigner - Outlet
It's not every day that a track appears for two consecutive weeks on our chart (things tend to move much faster on HNHH than they do on Billboard), let alone nine consecutive weeks. That's the new total for Desiigner's latest official single, which now has to last only 17 more weeks to match the record-setting total by DJ Khaled's "Do You Mind" last year. In its ninth week out, "Outlet" is up one spot from #6 to #5.
Wale's last two collaborations have been rather unexpected. After appearing alongside Young Thug on Rick Ross' "Trap Trap Trap," the DC chiller has called upon Travis Scott for "Fish n Grits," allegedly a single from his upcoming album Shine. Will this project find Mr. Folarin pursuing trendier fare than his last few albums have? We'll find out on May 5th. "Fish n Grits" debuts at #4.
3. Frank Ocean Feat. Jay Z & Tyler The Creator - Biking
We're used to gaps between new Frank Ocean music being several years long, but only a few months elapsed between Blonde and "Chanel," and now it's only been a few weeks since the latter, and we've already got another new song. "Biking" features Frank's day-one homie Tyler The Creator and his big-break supplier Jay Z, and it's just as good as the sum of its parts. This one debuts at #3 despite only dropping late on Friday night.
2. Tyga Feat. Lil Wayne - ACT GHETTO
HNHH are usually quick to overrate most things Lil Wayne does these days, on the basis of him being one of the greatest of all time (he is, but does that really mean that No Ceilings 2 was also great?), so it's a little shocking that this track is the lowest-rated in our top ten this week. "ACT GHETTO" is the second of Tyga's new tracks, and somehow it's rated below the one that features Chief Keef. Is this some sort of late April Fool's joke y'all? Regardless, "ACT GHETTO" debuts at #2.
1. Desiigner - Up
Getting Juicy J to co-produce a loose remake of Three 6 Mafia's "Tear The Club Up" is pretty huge. Desiigner's new track "Up" is much more uplifting than its source material, but it's a unique reinterpretation of a Southern classic that's bolstered by the Juiceman's iconic "Shutthefuckup!" ad-libs. "Up" debuts at #1.