Running down HNHH's top 10 tracks for the week of October 26 - November 1.
10. Kanye West - When I See It (Tell Your Friends Alternate Mix)
Kanye West's demo version of The Weeknd's "Tell Your Friends" surprisingly outperformed the other impromptu release on Yeezy's brand new soundcloud, "Say You Will," which placed No. 2 on last week's chart. Hopefully both drops are teasers for SWISH, which Travi$ Scott says is coming "very soon."
9. Quavo Feat. Young Dolph - Dirk Nowitzki (Prod. by Zaytoven)
Quavo comes through with a banger of glorious redundancy with Memphis trapper Young Dolph. The Zaytoven-produced cut dedicated to the Mavericks' veteran power forward (and also to Texas lean) was a highlight off Migos and Rich the Kid's recent 27-track mixtape Streets on Lock 4.
8. Wale - New Phone
This soft and reflective gem from Wale moved down 5 spots to No. 8 on this week's countdown. "New Phone" finds Wale looking back on all his fake friends whom have come and gone and chiding himself for looking for support where it never existed in the first place.
7. Ty Dolla $ign Feat. Wiz Khalifa - Sitting Pretty
Ty Dolla continues to drop booming tracks off his upcoming album, Free TC. "Sitting Pretty" is a sure bet from TGOD's two leading men, who have proved themselves as a duo to be reckoned with this year. The November 13 release date can't come soon enough.
6. Young Thug - Phoenix (Prod. by Goose)
A handful of the cuts on Thug's new mixtape, Slime Season 2, had been leaked, in various qualities, months ago, but "Phoenix" happened to surface just days before the tape's Halloween release. "Phoenix" ended up as one of three Goose-produced tracks on SS2, each of them a showcase of what Thug can do with just a little bit of pop accessibility. Cop the entire mixtape here.
5. Wiz Khalifa - Outsiders (Prod. by Big Jerm & Christo)
Wiz' one verse on "Outsiders," a loosie he dropped off while touring Europe with A$AP Rocky, has proved to be a fan favorite. It's precisely the sound we're looking for on Rolling Papers 2, so hopefully Wiz adds a couple of verses and gets "Outsiders" to land on the upcoming tape.
4. Chance the Rapper Feat. Saba - Angels
Chance, a beacon of optimism in a scene full of savages, came through with a gorgeous new song, "Angels," which he premiered on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The track is also the biggest look to date for Saba, another wildly talented Chicagoan upon whom Chance's mentorship is clearly paying off.
On Hallow's Eve, we premiered a hauntingly minimal collab from the illustrious trio of Jeremih, Future, and Big Sean. We hope Jeremih's new single proves that Late Nights exists and will be attainable some day in the near (but likely distant) future.
2. Rick Ross - White Iverson (Remix)
Rozay has smartly been anticipating the release of his upcoming 8th album, Black Market, by dropping a series of freestyles. He's now put out 6, but the most popular, thus far, has been his first: an unexpected remix of Post Malone's "White Iverson." The MMG boss's latest drop comes over Drake's "30 for 30," so expect that to keep Rozay high up in the charts in next week's installment.
1. Tyga - Dope'd Up
Finally, a big W for Tyga. After The Gold Album flopped, and Tyga's name remained in the headlines for the most unsavory reasons, he got back some of his mojo with Fuk What They Talkin Bout. Though that tape didn't have a standout like "Dope'd Up," the lead track of Rawwest Nigga Alive, which should be on the way. Though "Dope'd Up" doesn't totally prove the title of the upcoming tape, it's certainly a step in the right direction. Watch T-raww valiantly defend Kylie from attacking zombies in the new video.