J. Cole's first taste of "Revenge of the Dreamers III," "Middle Child," easily debuts at #1 on our chart this week.
In the past month, anticipation has ramped up Dreamville's upcoming compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers III. We saw the public invitations to the album's recording sessions extended to some enviable talents, and now still without the announcement of a release date, we've gotten a lead ingle. "Middle Child" is a solo J. Cole track, and we all know how rare those are outside of his albums. Obviously, the song climbed to the top of our chart this week.
This time around, no artist appears multiple times within the top ten. New songs barely missing out on spots on the chart this week include Soulja Boy, A$AP Ferg, and Asian Doll's "In My Pocket" (#11), Yo Gotti and Lil Baby's "Put a Date on It" (#12), Dreezy and Offset's "Cash App" (#14), and Rockie Fresh and Chris Brown's "Must Be" (#17).
10. Blueface Feat. YG - Thotiana Remix
The Blueface phenomenon has finally reached our top ten, and all it took was a hit single, a Cole Bennett video, and a YG remix. "Thotiana," which just made its debut on the Hot 100 last week, also got a remix from YG in the past few days (timed to boost the song's chart standing). The latter version debuts at #10.
9. Yelawolf - Pinto Bean
Yelawolf returned from a quiet period a few weeks ago with a new freestyle over a Gangsta Boo classic, and now he's back with something else to hype the fans up for Trunk Muzik 3. "Pinto Bean" arrived with makeshift artwork depicting a painting of Iron Maiden mascot Eddie on the back of a. van. It debuts at #9.
8. Desiigner Feat. Dave East - RIICH
We having heard from Desiigner in quite a while, but he returned a couple of week ago with the aptly-spelled "RIICH," which features an assist from fellow New Yorker Dave East. This track debuted at #17 last week, and in its second week out, it's up nine place to #8.
7. XXXTentacion, Ski Mask the Slump God & Bass Santana - Make Eem Run!
This past Friday saw the release of a posthumous XXXTentacion group project entitled Members Only, Vol. 4. The only track from it to climb to the top ten in a few short days is "Make Eem Run!", which features frequent X collaborator Ski Mask the Slump God as well as Bass Santana. This one debuts at #7.
6. Chris Brown - Who Dis
Since being accused of sexual assault in Paris earlier this month, Chris Brown certainly hasn't shied away from the controversy. In addition to hawking 'THIS BITCH LYIN" shirts, he also delivered a new, relevant track called "Who Dis." It debuts at #6.
5. T-Pain Feat. Tory Lanez - Getcha Roll On
For his latest single, T-Pain teamed up with self-proclaimed "best rapper alive" Tory Lanez for an update on Big Tymers' classic "Get Your Roll On." Due for placement on Pain's upcoming album 1Up, this one debuts at #5.
4. Tyga Feat. G-Eazy & Rich The Kid - Girls Have Fun
This is now the third consecutive week in which Tyga has appeared in the top ten. Granted, the past two were for the same song, "Floss in the Bank," but he's now back in here with "Girls Have Fun." The song, which also features G-Eazy and Rich The Kid, debuts at #4.
3. 2 Chainz - Stay Woke Freestyle
While this probably won't end up on the long-teased project Rap or Go to the League, a new 2 Chainz song is always a welcome sight. The "Stay Woke" freestyle samples Ghost Town DJs' "My Boo" and F.L.Y.'s "Swag Surfin," and it debuts at #3.
2. Boogie Feat. Eminem - Rainy Days
You probably heard that LA's Boogie finally dropped his Shady Records debut last week, but even if you didn't, you heard about the Eminem lyric that graces the album's "Rainy Days." If not, listen below. It involves a shepherd and his sheep. Enjoy. "Rainy Days" debuts at #2.
1. J. Cole - Middle Child
J. Cole's spent the past ix months killing every guest verse he touches, so why should his new single be any different? "Middle Child" clearly captured fans' attentions, as it received almost double the views of any other song this week. It easily debuts at #1.