Playboi Carti and Travis Scott have a hit on their hands with "Love Hurts."
By the time Playboi Carti put out his long-awaited debut last year, he had aquired enough clout to get features from almost any popping rapper in the game. Apart from A$AP Rocky and his good friend Lil Uzi Vert though, he opted to go alone. Moving forward, it'll be interesting to see who Carti chooses for upcoming collabs, as he's left the market almost untapped thus far. This past week, we learned that combining his name with an even bigger star has the potential to yield huge results.
Kanye West leads all artists with three appearances in the top ten of our TOP 100 chart this past week. Travis Scott's the only other with more than one. New tracks barely missing out on spots include Post Malone's "Otherside" (#11), Wiz Khalifa and Gucci Mane's "Real Rich" (#13), DJ Envy's remix of H.E.R. and Chris Brown's "Focus" (#14), and Rae Sremmurd and The Weeknd's "Bedtime Stories" (#15).
10. YoungBoy Never Broke Again - Worth It
Two Fridays ago, YoungBoy's long-delayed Until Death Call My Name project finally landed. We chose to highlight album cut "Worth It" this past week, and like a few of the project's pre-release singles, it debuted in the top ten. "Worth It" debuts at #10.
9. Future Feat. PartyNextDoor - No Shame
Future's co-producing the soundtrack to this summer's Superfly remake, and on its first offering, he both pays homage to Curtis Mayfield's 1972 OST and make good on his "Hendrix" nickname with a ripping guitar solo. The PND-assisted "No Shame" debuts at #9.
8. Kanye West Feat. T.I. - Ye Vs. The People
Last week upon arrival, this one of Kanye's two new tracks received a higher user rating but a lower chart position than the other, and that holds true in their second week out. In week two, "Ye Vs. The People" slides down six places from #2 to #8 and holds steady at 82% approval.
7. Joyner Lucas & Chris Brown - I Don't Die
With no news on a release date, Lucas and Breezy continue to roll out tracks from their upcoming joint project Angels & Demons. "I Don't Die" follows up "Stranger Things" and debuts at #7.
6. Young Thug - Ooou
This Thugger/London On Da Track song, reportedly an outtake from Beautiful Thugger Girls, leaked earlier last week, so why not officially release it? The official version of "Ooou" debuts at #6.
5. Kanye West - Lift Yourself
Scoopity poopity, indeed. This Ye track is still wildly divisive, but that doesn't mean people have stopped searching for it. In its second week out, "Lift Yourself," 54% user rating and all, is down four places from #1 to #5.
4. Travis Scott Feat. Kanye West & Lil Uzi Vert - Watch
La Flame, Ye, and Uzi on a Pi'erre Bourne beat? How could this not chart? "Watch" only dropped on Friday, or else it would probably be higher on this list, but the fact that it made it this far in just three days is still impressive. Expect to see it repeat next week. "Watch" debuts at #4.
3. Offset Feat. 21 Savage - Hot Spot
A little over six months after linking up for the Without Warning collab tape with Metro Boomin, 21 Savage and Offset are back with another joint effort. This time around, Zaytoven provides the beat, making "Hot Spot" quite the heater. This one debuts at #3.
2. Royce Da 5'9" Feat. Eminem & King Green - Caterpillar
One day before delivering his new album Book Of Ryan, Royce Da 5'9" surprised everyone by sharing a new Bad Meets Evil track with Eminem and King Green. "Caterpillar," which was included on the album, debuts at #2.
1. Playboi Carti Feat. Travis Scott - Love Hurts
The rollout for Carti's second project (which Pi'erre Bourne has confirmed is completed) begins in much more star-studded fashion than that of his self-titled debut. "Love Hurts" pairs him with Travis Scott for the latter's second track in the top five, which is a pretty impressive feat. This one debuts at #1.