The first single from Offset's upcoming solo album wins out in a week otherwise dominated by Tekashi 6ix9ine
Across the site, it seems like the biggest news of the past week was the release of the now-incarcerated Tekashi 6ix9ine's album DUMMY BOY. That certainly shows in this edition of Top Tracks, where the Brooklyn rapper owns 30 percent of the top ten. Despite that, he couldn't secure the top spot, which belongs to the ever-potent combo of Offset and Metro Boomin.
Tekashi leads all artists with three appearances in the top ten this week. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne all clock in with two to their names. New tracks barely missing out on spots this week include Meek Mill, Rick Ross, and Jay-Z's "What's Free" (#11), Skrillex's remix of Travis Scott and Drake's "Sicko Mode" (#12), Trey Songz, Chris Brown, and Fabolous' "Don't Say Shit" (#13), and Jay Rock and Tee Grizzley's "Shit Real" (#15).
10. Kodak Black - Calling My Spirit
It's been months since Kodak's release from prison without a full length, but that'll end on December 14 when he releases Dying To Live. Accompanying the announcement of the date was a new single, "Calling My Spirit," which debuts at #10.
9. Boosie Badazz Feat. Big Pokey Bear - Devil in My Room
Boosie's gritty Louisiana twang has long been compared to the bluesmen of years past, and for his most recent album, he decided to go all-in and makes an actual blues album. "Devil in My Room" is a highlight off of the accurately-named Boosie Blues Cafe, and in its second week out, it's up 14 places from #23 to #9.
For the first of his three entries in the top ten, Tekashi called upon one of his fellow hottest artists of 2018 (although one far less controversial than himself), Lil Baby. Their collab, "TIC TOC," debuts at #8.
Nicki definitely hasn't had the most graceful year of her career, but she's still guaranteed to dominate our newsfeeds. Her latest entreaty is this remix of Queen's "Good Form" featuring her longtime mentor, Lil Wayne. It debuts at #7.
6. Tekashi 6ix9ine Feat. Kanye West & Nicki Minaj - MAMA
Tekashi found his two most high-profile supporters this year in Nicki and Kanye, two people who apparently have no qualms about him sexually exploiting a 13-year-old. All three join up for "MAMA," which debuts at #6.
5. Meek Mill Feat. Drake - Going Bad
As we all know by now, beefs are a surefire recipe for chart success on HNHH, but what about squashing beefs? Meek Mill and Drake's "Going Bad," their first collab since 2015's "R.I.C.O." and their ensuing fallout over ghostwriting allegations, debuts at #5.
4. Mysonne - "Litty / ZEZE" Freestyle
Hey look, someone completely unrelated to a beef jumped in for a chance at boosting their signal, and it worked! Mysonne, for some reason, threw his hat into the Joyner Lucas vs. Tory Lanez ring with this freestyle, and gave himself his first top ten spot in years. His "Litty / ZEZE" freestyle debuts at #4.
3. Tory Lanez Feat. Lil Wayne & Rich The Kid - Talk To Me (Remix)
While not directly related to the ongoing Joyner Lucas beef, Tory Lanez's "Talk To Me" remix certainly benefits from the timing of its release. The Rich The Kid and Lil Wayne-assisted cut debuts at #3.
2. Tekashi 6ix9ine Feat. Kanye West - KANGA
A few months back, Kanye announced that Tekashi would be on his new album Yandhi, then repeatedly opted to push the project back. "KANGA," probably one of the tracks originally meant for Ye himself, debuts at #2.
1. Offset - Red Room
Boosted by its now-unavailable status (having been removed from streaming services shortly after its release), the first cut from Offset's forthcoming solo album rocketed to the top of our chart after being released on Friday. It easily debuts at #1. Will it be able to return to its position when it's released once again?