Machine Gun Kelly's Eminem diss, "Rap Devil," gets over 10 time the views of any other song this week on its way to a #1 debut.
We haven't seen a song get this many hits in a long time. This past week, Machine Gun Kelly responded to the shots sent to his doorstep by Eminem on his new album Kamikaze with a diss track entitled "Rap Devil," and it was far and away the most-viewed song of the week. Like, we're talking more than 10 times more people viewed it than the next-most popular track of the week.
Eminem and T.I. are tied for most appearances in the Top Ten this week with two apiece. New tracks barely missing out on spots include Kevin Gates and Don Toliver's "Diva" remix (#13), Bobby Brown Jr.'s "Selfish" (#14), YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Young Thug, and Quando Rondo's "Permanent Scar" (#17), and Queen Key's "Diva" (#18).
10. T.I. Feat Yo Gotti - Wraith
T.I. began rolling out singles from his upcoming album The Dime Trap this past week, and both songs in question debuted in the Top Ten. The first of these is the Yo Gotti-assisted "Wraith," which comes in at #10 in its first week out.
9. Eminem - Venom
For all of Kamikaze's posing of Eminem as an outsider, a maverick veteran of the game, the album was anchored by "Venom," a soundtrack cut from the forthcoming Marvel film about the comic book villain of the same name. We waited to post this one until this past Monday, so it makes its debut this week at #9.
8. Eminem Feat. Joyner Lucas - Lucky You
Another late debut for another Kamikaze cut, this one being "Lucky You," on which Em calls upon likeminded stylistic offspring Joyner Lucas for the assist. This album cut debuts at #8.
7. Logic - Everybody Dies
As Rick and Morty explained to us earlier this year in the runup to Bobby Tarantino 2, there are distinct differences between Album Logic and Mixtape Logic. Those are once again apparent on "Everybody Dies," a track from his upcoming YSIV (aka Young Sinatra 4), which is a lot less thematically heavy than it seems on paper. This one debuts at #7.
6. G-Eazy - Bad Boy
The sole holdover from last week's Top Ten, G-Eazy's "Bad Boy" is here again most likely due to its odd relevance in the MGK/Eminem beef. Eazy's song, itself an MGK diss, was technically released before Kamikaze and its own MGK diss, making for a weird beef triangle between the three white rappers. In its second week out, "Bad Boy" is down two places from #4 to #6.
5. T.I. Feat. Meek Mill - Jefe
The second of the two aforementioned T.I. album cuts that arrived this past week is "Jefe," which is probably higher up on the chart than "Wraith" due to the involvement of Meek Mill as well as producer Bangladesh, whose beats have become more of a rarity these days. "Jefe" debuts at #5.
4. Jacquees - Trip (Quemix)
As many others have also done in the past few months, Jacquees offered up a remix (or, in his case, "Quemix") of Ella Mai's sleeper summer hit "Boo'd Up" this past week. He chose to retitle his "Trip," and unfortunately it's been removed from SoundCloud sometime over the past few days. Nevertheless, the remix debuts at #4.
3. Tyler, The Creator - PUFF
A year after Flower Boy lit up the summer, Tyler The Creator's spent his 2018 warm season releasing one-off freestyles. In the past, he tackled popular beats of new songs, but for his latest offering, "PUFF," he repurposed his own source material, namely Cherry Bomb's "Blow My Load." THis one debuts at #3.
2. Kanye West & Lil Pump Feat. Adele Givens - I Like It
In one of the more bizarre turns in what's already been a bizarre year for Kanye West, his latest song is a horny collaboration with Lil Pump that came along with a video that features both rappers looking like Minecraft characters. "I Like It" debuts at #2.
1. Machine Gun Kelly - Rap Devil (Eminem Diss)
For whatever reason, diss songs always play huge on HNHH, but usually not this huge. MGK's "Rap Devil" racked up a whopping 520,000+ views in under a week, which is a good 480,000 more than its closest competitor, "I Like It." Clearly, the song debuts at #1.