Two of Lil Wayne's "Dedication 6" cuts top the chart ahead of the new tape.
It's that time of year again. No, not the holiday season, the end-of-year lull when rappers start dropping freestyles over the year's popular beats. Half of this week's top ten is comprised of freestyles, and of those, there's only one that' not a redux of 21 Savage's "Bank Account" or Lil Pump's "Gucci Gang." Way to be creative, everyone.
Lil Wayne is the only artist with two appearance this week. New tracks barely missing out on spots include Ski Mask The Slump God and Rich The Kid's "Bukkake" (#12), Chance The Rapper and Jeremih's "Let It Snow" (#13), Tyga's "Temperature" (#14), and Quavo, Travis Scott, and Takeoff's "Eye 2 Eye" (#16).
10. Lil Uzi Vert - Birds
Two weeks ago, Zaytoven dropped off his Trapping Made It Happen tape, and following some star-studded pre-release tracks, the most noteworthy new track on the tape was the intro, "Birds," which features Lil Uzi Vert. After debuting at #26 last week, it's up 16 places to finish at #10 in its second week out.
9. Jeezy Feat. Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole - American Dream
The crown jewel of Jeezy's new album, Pressure, is definitely "American Dream," a track that reunites lyrical icons Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. After debuting at #2 last week, this one's down seven places to finish at #9 in its second week out.
8. Chris Brown Feat. T.I., DJ Whoo Kid & DJ MLK - Sensei (Remix)
Could this be Chris Brown's last song of the year? Don't count him out, he's released over sixty in the last three months. This remix of his Heartbreak on a Full Moon single "Sensei" debuted at #1 lat week, and is now down seven places to finish at #8.
7. August Alsina - Gucci Gang (Remix)
Freestyles aren't just for rappers! One of two new "Gucci Gang" freestyles last week came from August Alsina, who actually went in over a reworked beat, so bonus points for that. His remix debuts at #7.
6. Joyner Lucas - Bank Account (Remix)
The second consecutive freestyle come from Joyner Lucas, who has followed up his controversial "I'm Not Racist" video with a series of freestyles over trap-pop beats in which he denounces trap-pop rappers. His "Bank Account" remix follows his "Gucci Gang" remix, and debuts at #6.
5. Dave East - You The Same (Gucci Gang EASTMIX)
The third consecutive freestyle in this week's top ten comes from another traditionalist rapper taking on a new-school beat. Dave East's take on "Gucci Gang" is the latest in his "EASTMIX" series, and it's retitled "You The Same." This one debuts at #5.
4. Cardi B Feat. 21 Savage - Bartier Cardi
Cardi B's hotly-anticipated follow up to her chart-topping single "Bodak Yellow" finally arrived last week, and despite dropping on Friday, it's already climbed up the chart. The 21 Savage-assisted "Bartier Cardi" debuts at #4.
3. Migos - Stir Fry
Migos successfully began their Culture 2 rollout with the still-ascending single "Motorsport," and last week they continued the release process by dropping the Pharrell-produced "Stir Fry." The surprising collab debuts at #3.
2. Lil Wayne - Bank Account
Weezy's sixth installment of his Dedication series arrived today, but before its release was confirmed, he dropped off a few freestyles last week. The first came over 21 Savage's "Bank Account" and thus far, has garnered a 96% user approval rating. It debuts at #2.
1. Lil Wayne Feat. Euro - Blackin Out
The only freestyle in our top ten this week that isn't over "Bank Account" or "Gucci Gang" is Wayne and Euro's "Blackin Out," which instead comes in over Jay-Z's "The Story of OJ." This one debuts at #1.