2016 is looking like it's gonna be a fast year. Yeezy decided to become the year's frontrunner after jumping over Jumpman on New Year's Eve, and somehow, he outdid himself the next week, dropping a two-in-one package that had one of the craziest debuts in HNHH history -- and continues to do huge numbers. Even though the imminent arrival of SWISH has grabbed much of our attention, we also got new work from Travi$ Scott and Rae Sremmurd. The game is being dictated by the relentless hustle of the youth, and though guys like 'Ye and Drizzy -- and their anticipated albums -- are still on top, there are plenty of talents waiting to grab their spots.
Elsewhere in HNHH's Hot 100, MMG hidden talent Rockie Fresh came through with some late-night heat (#16), Bankroll Mafia once again proved itself as one of the most consistent crews around (#13), and Mick Jenkins dropped off some real knowledge with Chicago singer theMIND (#24).
Check out the Top 10 tracks of the week, as decided by the entire HNHH audience, below.
10. Travi$ Scott - A-Team (Prod. by Allen Ritter)
Both of the surprise drops that La Flame let loose on New Year's Eve remain in this week's Top 10, with his low-key squad anthem with Allen Ritter grabbing the final spot.
9. Tyga - Gone Too Far
Tyga's made unsavory headlines last week, for some potentially overeager text messages to a 14-year-old model/singer. We hope Tyga's camp is truthful in claiming that all communication was strictly business, but in any case, the drama wasn't enough to keep "Gone Too Far" out of the Top 10 for the second week in a row.
8. Fabolous - Milly Rock (Remix)
"Milly Rock," one of the year's biggest dance-rap sensations, came from young 2 Milly, straight outta Brooklyn, so it was only right that one of the BK greats came through with a remix to cap off 2015. We heard Fabo freestyle over several N.Y. classics this past year, so it was nice to see him put on a little somethin' for the new school.
7. Big Sean Feat. Pharrell & Detail - What a Year
2015 was the year that ushered Big Sean into the hip-hop elite, and he proved it with a smoking new track that made its debut at No. 4 last week. Best believe, Sean Don's next LP will be his biggest yet (though he might need to wait a little while post-SWISH to start hyping the project).
6. The Weeknd Feat. Future - Low Life (Prod. by Metro Boomin & Ben Billions)
The Weeknd and Future's ode to all-out debauchery hits the charts for the third week in a row, continuing to destroy Ritz Carlton's, pole houses, and lean houses across North America. Could anyone other than the Dirty Sprite warrior have pulled off that "diapers" line?
5. Rae Sremmurd - By Chance (Prod. by Mike Will Made-It)
The response to "By Chance," Rae Sremmurd's first new track since their debut album, SremmLife, shows that the Tupelo bros are officially among the hottest young stars in the game early into 2016. The charmingly polite turn-up anthem is the first preview of Mike Will's Ransom 2, which is set to drop some time this month.
4. Travi$ Scott Feat. The Weeknd - Wonderful (Prod. by Boi-1da, Mike Dean & T-Minus)
La Flame is on a rare vibe following his biggest year yet. This collab with the man for whom he opened during the "Beauty Behind the Madness" tour hangs around in the Top 5 on its second week on the chart. The Toronto production, mixed in with some Mike Dean guitar, is just crazy.
3. DJ Mustard & Travi$ Scott - Whole Lotta Lovin'
Three tracks in the Top 10 for Travi$ Scott, the highest-charting being his new collab with DJ Mustard. La Flame manages to effortlessly float over Mustard's sugary EDM production. Initially, I didn't notice anything exceptional about the track, though it's getting catchier with each listen -- and it's undeniably exhilarating when played during peak hours at the club.
2. Kanye West - FACTS (Prod. by Metro Boomin & Southside)
After going No. 1 last week, the track that officially kicked off Yeezy Season drops down a spot in its second week. Is Yeezy's flow suited for the new Atlanta production? Probably not. But, still, he snapped on this one with unrivaled energy, shaking up the whole rap game in the process. SWISH 'boutta be something scary. #FACTS
1. Kanye West Feat. Ty Dolla $ign; Kendrick Lamar - Real Friends / No Parties in LA
Those who hated on "FACTS" were quick to STFU when this went down. Kim announced the return of GOOD Fridays, and after a soundcloud snafu, 'Ye released a powerful new anthem featuring Ty Dolla $ign and produced by himself, Boi-1da, Frank Dukes, and Havoc of Mobb Deep.
If that wasn't enough, the song segues into a collab with Kendrick Lamar and Madlib, "No Parties in LA." It's unclear if either track will end up on SWISH, though it doesn't really matter. If 'Ye stays true to Kim's word, he's gonna have the game on lock through the release date, FEBRUARY 11, and likely for many weeks to follow.