DJ Khaled and Drake leave their competition in the dust this week.
Some weeks it feels like all of the top names in rap are a rotating cast of friends who dominate the conversation week in and week out, either as lead artists or guests on each others' tracks. Case in point: all of the three artists who appear twice on this week's Top Ten of our TOP 100 appear on one song together, a posse cut of the highest order.
Drake, 21 Savage, and Young Thug are the three artists in question this week, and no one else notches more than one appearance this time around. New tracks barely missing out on spots this week include XXXTENTACION and Ski Mask the Slump God's "Off The Wall" (#12), 6LACK's "That Far" (#13), Chris Brown & Cal Scruby's "Welcome to My Life" (#14), and David Guetta and Justin Bieber's "2U" (#15).
10. Ice Cube - Good Cop Bad Cop
I can't remember the last time Ice Cube cracked our top ten, but a flurry of new music combined with a high-profile appearance on Bill Maher's show this past week to give Cube a jolt of relevancy. "Good Cop Bad Cop" is a return to the subject matter Cube became famous for as a member of N.W.A.-- that of police violence and racism in America. This track debuts at #10.
9. 21 Savage - All The Smoke
The past few weeks haven't given us much new information about 21 Savage's hotly-anticipated debut album (other than news of his very first production credit), but with two recent 21 tracks floating around our chart, we've gotta be close to a release date. In its second week out, official track "All The Smoke" falls four spots from #5 to #9.
8. SZA Feat. Kendrick Lamar - Doves in the Wind
After years of waiting, SZA finally delivered her long-awaited debut album on TDE, CTRL, this past Friday. In keeping with the album's sex-and-relationships theme, the Kendrick-assisted "Doves in the Wind" is dedicated to pussy, a word that pops up on here an astounding number of times. "Doves in the Wind" debuts at #8.
7. Juicy J - Butterfly Effect (Remix)
Juicy J has been loving the three new tracks that Travis Scott dropped last month, and this past week he remixed two of them, "A Man" and "Butterfly Effect." The latter's been much more popular on HNHH than the former, which lands at #23 this week. Juicy's "Butterfly Effect" remix debuts at #7.
6. Meek Mill Feat. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla Sign - Whatever You Need
Meek's recently released some tracks that restore him to his rapping-his-ass-off prime, but amid all that, you've also got to find some time for the ladies. "Whatever You Need" pairs him up with not one, but two top-tier R&B singers to great effect. In its second week out, the track falls three spots from #3 to #6.
5. Jay Electronica - Letter To Falon
What's this? A rogue Jay Electronica track appears? Despite the fact that Electronica music has been in short supply for about five years now, the newly-released "Letter To Falon" didn't seem to resonate with those who've waited years for new music, only garnering a 53% user rating. Nevertheless, it earned enough views to make its debut at #5.
4. Tyga Feat. Vince Staples - Playboy
These two L.A. rappers hail from opposite ends of the spectrum, Vince Staples a critical darling who couldn't make a hit to save his life, and Tyga a platinum artist with a styrofoam reputation. If we know anything about Vince though, it's how quick he is to defend hitmakers like T-Rawww and Ray J. This collab, "Playboy," is up three spots from #7 to #4 in its second week out.
3. 21 Savage Feat. Drake & Young Thug - Issa
"Issa" is where all three artists who appear twice on this week's list link up side-by-side, so it's not surprising that it's also the longest-tenured track on our list this week. This version's since been removed from the internet, but enterprising individuals can definitely still find versions floating around with a little determination. In its third week out, "Issa" is down one spot from #2 to #3.
2. Young Thug Feat. Quavo, Duke & Rich The Kid - WTF U Doin
Nope, it's not an EBBTG track, though those should arrive at our doorsteps at 12am on Friday, but "WTF U Doin" is still new Thugger music, and lord knows the world's hungry for that. This one's taken from a new Digital Trapstars compilation, and features three of Thug's fellow ATLiens. "WTF U Doin" debuts at #2.
1. DJ Khaled Feat. Drake - To The Max
Last summer's DJ Khaled album had Drake vocals, and after some much-publicized pleading, Khaled's ensured that this summer's DJ Khaled album will also have Drake vocals. "To The Max" is pretty weird for a Khaled track, so maybe that's Asahd's executive production job we're hearing. The track debuts at #1.