Here are the most viewed tracks in HNHH's Hot 100 for the week of February 1 - February 7.
Constant new music from the game's biggest stars has become the norm. And while it's almost too much to digest, we're not complaining. This week's Top Tracks is dominated by Future, Drake, and Rihanna, and it's likely those names aren't going anywhere -- Future, especially, who's already dropped two projects this year, adding to the four he put out in 2015. And don't let me forget about Meek. Drizzy stans aren't gonna let him live any time soon, though most everything he's dropped this year has cracked the Top 10. He's finally using all the controversy to his advantage.
Elsewhere in our Hot 100, there's still a plethora of worthy new music. Young Thug came out with a surprise tape, led by his new Quavo-featuring, Mike Will-produced, Boosie-dedicated single "F Cancer" (#20), Tinashe teamed with young Metro for her new single (#11), and 2 Chainz dropped something of a throwback classic, feeling "MF'N Right" over a trap funk backdrop from Mike Will & Zaytoven (#14).
Find the Top 10 tracks of the week, as decided by the entire HNHH audience, below.
10. Rihanna - Sex With Me
A bonus cut off ANTI cracks the top 10 -- one that had most everyone fantasizing about a night with RiRi. Damn...
9. Meek Mill Feat. Tdot illdude - Fa Sho
The opener off Meek's 4/4 Part 2 is some gripping street heat. Where did he find this guy named Tdot? After guesting on "Problem," the song that Meek dropped in between his two 4/4 EPs, and now this -- it's safe to say illdude has got serious skills. That's fa sho, sho.
8. Meek Mill Feat. Future & Dave East - Slippin
Many were dismayed to see Meek wholly absent from last week's list. Well, the Philly Dreamchaser has earned two in a row -- as well as one more nearer to the top -- this week. The most unexpected track on 4/4 Part 2 has to be "Slippin," a rework of DMX's 1998 hit of the same name. Add a reggae-tinged hook from Future and a tough verse from Harlem's Dave East, and the result is a strange but well-thought-out collaboration. Ideas like this signal Meek's head is in the right place.
7. Future Feat. Nas - March Madness (Remix)
Nas united two disparate generations of high-quality street rap with his remix of one of Future's biggest hits of 2015. Who thought we'd ever get to see Nas and Hendrix on a track together? Is an original collab too much to ask?
Yo Gotti needed a huge remix to retain the momentum of the biggest hit of his career, and he selected the perfect candidate in Nicki Minaj, whose rapping skills have been sorely missed since The Pinkprint. Her thirst-trappin' delivery here is absolutely on fleek.
5. Future - In Abundance (Prod. by Metro Boomin)
Future continues to raise questions about his existence as a mortal being, as he went ahead and threw yet another project -- an album, no less -- our way. Before EVOL, though, he gave fans one more shower of Purple Reign, adding this Metro-produced bonus cut to the mixtape he released less than three weeks ago.
4. Future - Fly Shit Only (Prod. by DJ Spinz)
Now here's that EVOL sound, bringing in some of the emotional accessibility Future was known for pre-Monster, while keeping the savagery at an all-time high. What really makes "Fly Shit Only" stand out, though, is the cinematic Spinz production, who sounds inspired by a heady blend of Radiohead and Massive Attack. His beats might be the best suited for Future's rock star persona.
3. Rihanna Feat. Drake - Work
It sacrificed the top spot on our chart, though don't expect Rihanna and Drake's new single to cool down any time soon. In fact, its moving up Billboard's own Hot 100 as we speak, and I expect it will soon be in contest for No. 1. The dancehall-inspired vibes have got us rebuking the winter and dreaming about a summer fling. Drake's already claimed "Summer Sixteen" for himself, and it's sounding like it's gonna be a scorcher of a season.
2. Meek Mill Feat. Omelly - War Pain (Prod. by Ben Billions)
Meek's diss may have been bested this week by the man who it was aimed at, but let's reflect on how great an improvement "War Pain" is on last summer's "Wanna Know," after which fans thought the beef was over. Though he gave Omelly a nice look, too, Meek said about all he could've on this enthralling Ben Billions-produced track.
Along with its quality, though, the track will be remembered for anticipating the next track on this list -- leading to much speculation that Meek might have been tipped off about "Summer Sixteen" by a rat (or ghost?) in Toronto. Lord knows...
1. Drake - Summer Sixteen
The first taste of Views was something hot, and a little spicier than fans might've expected, as Drake ditched the loverboy sounds for some "0-100" ish. Though the song has been taken down by the OVO folks, one can still stream episode 14 of OVO Sound Radio -- and you'll likely be hearing the track on all forms of hip-hop radio all the way through "Summer Sixteen."
It moves up one spot for the win this week, and as the write-up itself still continues to do numbers -- over 3.2 million views -- it looks like Drake said his piece with "Summer Sixteen." Even if certain questions don't get answered -- like those Meek raised on "War Pain" -- Drake's new single shows that Views is likely gonna be the most anticipated hip-hop album of the year.