HNHH's top 10 tracks, according to our Top 100 chart.
Here’s a countdown of what HotNewHipHop readers we’re listening to the most this week, according to our Top 100 chart.
10) Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar - Eyes Above
K-Dot collaborated with free-jazz beatsmith and all-around musical madman Flying Lotus on FlyLo’s latest album You’re Dead! with the frantic track “Never Catch Me.”
Anyone inspired to go to a FlyLo show in the last several months has heard another collab between the two stars during his live sets. Lotus finally opted to release the full track, called “Eyes Above,” a little over a week ago, and it jumped up 16 spots to just crack the Top 10 this week. We'll have to see if it's able to continue the rise, or quickly plummets out of the Top 10.
9) Tory Lanez - In For It
Tory Lanez continues to be excellent. And his latest track, the RL Grime-produced “In For It” maintained a spot in the Top 10, dropping seven spots to land at #9 in its second week on the charts.
8) Fabolous - Quiet Storm
Your weekly Fab Freestyle. HNHH readers are really feeling Fabolous’ ‘90s-celebrating freestyles, to the point that every one of them has landed on the Top 10. His latest takes on Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm” with predictably excellent results.
7) Yelawolf ft. Eminem - Best Friend
“Best Friend” is a preview track from Yelawolf’s latest album Love Story.
Eminem provides all of the weight to this song, albeit with that stilted and divisive hippity-hop “Rap God” flow. Yelawolf occasionally drops in to say the words “best friend” like an Alabaman trying his hand at K-Pop. Em stans were out in force to push this track all the way to #7 on our Top 100.
6) Rick Ross - Dog Food
Rick Ross dropped a song over a Lex Luger beat and it sounds exactly like every other collaboration between the trap producer and the Teflon Don (i.e. awesome).
This might be my Florida showing, but I’m not sure I’ll ever get tired of this sound. Let Rozay make the same record til he’s 75, it will still sound great in the car. This cut actually rose up from #16 last week to occupy the #6 spot this week.
5) Lil Wayne - Fuck Up Some Commas (Freestyle)
Unsettled Weezy is best Weezy. While Lil Wayne has most definitely been in a rut for the last several albums, it appears that his legal troubles with Birdman and Young Thug’s shot across the bow have got him back on his A-game.
Check out some not-so-subtle digs at his former mentor on this freestyle over Future’s “Fuck Up Some Commas.” Weezy quickly made his debut on the Top 100 at #5.
4) Tyler, The Creator ft. Lil Wayne, Kanye West - Smuckers
Tyler, The Creator’s latest album Cherry Bomb continues the Odd Future ringleader’s move away from the devilish and dark sound that made him famous. Tyler clearly sees himself in league with his mainstream oddball collaborators as he moves toward a jazzier, stranger sound.
Kanye and Lil Wayne both kill it, with fewer lines standing out more than Yeezy’s fitting “Richer than white people with black kids, scarier than black people with ideas.” This one's also a new entry on the Top 100, arriving right above Wayne's freestyle at #4.
3) Vic Mensa ft. Kanye West - U Mad
Vic Mensa has been benefitting from the stewardship of Kanye West for a while now and it shows on his collaboration with Yeezy himself, “U Mad.”
The boisterous and triumphant track is fitting for a rapper so clearly on the way up. This track jumped 10 spots to land the bronze medal this week (that's #3).
2) Drake - My Side
Drake gets sensitive even by Drake terms on his latest track.
“My Side” is a bonus track that will be available on the physical release of his album/mixtape If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. The track split HNHH listeners but garnered enough interest to land at number #2 within its first week.
1) A$AP Rocky - M’$
Nobody’s touching Lord Flacko.
The A$AP Mob figurehead continued to claim the top spot on our Top 100 for a second straight week. Do you think he'll continue the hot streak this week, or will someone knock him off the throne?