2 Chainz's star-studded new single, the Drake and Quavo-assisted "Bigger Than You," lands in our top spot this week.
With a few notable exceptions, 2 Chainz's collaborations with top-tier artists have mostly come in the form of guest verses. "Mercy," "Beez in the Trap," "Fuckin' Problems," "All Me," "No Problem" have all floated thanks to stellar features from Tity 2 Necklace, but he rarely seems to get the chance to flex that radio-ready charm when he's the guy whose name appears before the "Feat." Hopefully his new Drake and Quavo-assisted single "Bigger Than You" gets the chance to reverse that trend.
Quavo and Nicki Minaj are tied with the most appearances this week, with two apiece. New tracks barely missing out on spots this week include Jaden Smith, Will Smith, and Nicky Jam's "Icon" remix" (#11), Fetty Wap's "Boo'd Up" freestyle (#12), GoldLink and Miguel's "Got Friends" (#14), and Nas, Kanye West, and The-Dream's "Everything" (#15).
10. Bhad Bhabie Feat. Ty Dolla $ign - Trust Me
Danielle Bregoli, AKA Bhad Bhabie, is certainly making a concerted run at music stardom following her initial burst of Dr. Phil fame. Following singles "Hi Bich" and "These Heaux," she's come through with a few decent follow-ups this year, the latest of which is the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted "Trust Me." This one debuts at #10.
9. French Montana Feat. Remy Ma - New Thang
"Uncle Drew," the new movie starring Kyrie Irving, drops in just a couple of weeks, and with it comes a start-studded soundtrack. Last week we got an early taste of it in the form of "New Thang," a new collab from Bronx rappers French Montana and Remy Ma, complete with production from Harry Fraud. This one debuts at #9.
8. Jay Rock Feat. Kendrick Lamar - Wow Freestyle
This past Friday, Jay Rock released Redemption, his first full-length since 2015's 90059. The album's phenomenal and also light on guests, though he gets a few key assists from big-time players. Labelmate Kendrick Lamar pops up on the third-to-last track, a "freestyle" produced by Hit-Boy that finds the TDE rappers getting back to their roots. The "Wow Freestyle" debuts at #8.
7. Future - Stains
Two Fridays ago, Future dropped off his Superfly soundtrack. He'd later drop off a second volume, but the only track from either edition to make this week's top ten is "Stains," a Young Chop-produced cut from the first disc. In its second week out, this track's up 32 places from #39 to #7.
6. Trippie Redd & Smokepurpp - Crash
This past week, SoundCloud stars and brand-new XXL Freshmen Trippie Redd and Smokepurpp finally unveiled their joint track "Crash," which they'd been teasing for months. Apparently, something still wasn't quite set in stone, as the song has since been taken down. Nevertheless, "Crash" debuts at #6.
5. Kanye West Feat. Quavo & Lil Yachty - Face Down
Of the two tracks on this week's list that dropped over a week ago, only one made the top ten last week. Kanye West's Quavo and Lil Yachty-assisted outtake "Face Down," which was quickly taken down, is that track. In its second week out, it's down four places from #1 to #5.
THis past week, Nicki Minaj announced the official details of her upcoming album Queen, and shared two tracks from it. THe second of those two is "Bed," a decidedly poppier track that features Ariana Grande. This one debuts at #4.
3. Jay Rock Feat. J. Cole & SiR - OSOM
Like the other Jay Rock song on this list, "OSOM" didn't drop until Redemption's actual release on Friday, but unlike "Wow Freestyle," it features a J. Cole guest verse, which is slightly rarer than one from Kendrick Lamar. As a result, "OSOM" debuts five spots above the K. Dot-featuring album cut, landing at #3.
2. Nicki Minaj Feat. Lil Wayne - Rich Sex
This past Monday, Nicki not only announced the release date of Queen, not only shared its album artwork, not only announced a tour with Future, but also shared a new single. "Rich Sex," a track that features (former?) Young Money boss Lil Wayne, also shares its name with a Future track from 2015. It debuts at #2.
1. 2 Chainz Feat. Drake & Quavo - Bigger Than You
Although 2 Chainz hasn't been on a single that's broken Billboard's top 50 since last year's "It's A Vibe," he's had a quietly successful year with his The Play Don't Care Who Makes It EP, which produced the underrated single/Mother's Day jam "Proud." He dropped his lead single from upcoming project Rap Or Go to the League last week, and especially due to Drizzy's presence on the Murda Beatz-produced track, it seems like it could do some more chart damage. It certainly did here on HNHH, debuting at #1.