Everything's coming up Travis Scott yet again in the latest Top Tracks.
We finally got to breathe a sigh of relief last week after the absolute onslaught of must-listen projects that arrived in the month prior. This calm will be short-lived, though, as we get Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine on Friday, Ty Dolla $ign's Campaign and Mick Jenkins' The Healing Component just a week later, Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition on the 30, and The Game's 1992 to kick off October. Sure, we're also hoping for Meek Mill's DC4 and Playboi Carti's debut mixtape somewhere in there, but banking your hopes on timely releases of either of those probably isn't the wisest move.
The loosies never stop though, as this week in particular saw a ton of unfinished leaks, freestyles, remixes, and outtakes. Travis Scott, Future, Nicki Minaj, and Desiigner all notch appearances apiece, but as one of those commands the top two spots, it's pretty clear who the winner is. New tracks barely missing out on spots in the Top Ten include Starrah's original version of "Pick Up The Phone" (#11), TM88 Lil Uzi Vert and Young Thug-assisted "Been Thru A Lot" (#13), Sia and Kendrick Lamar's "The Greatest" (#14), and Tinashe and Travis Scott's "Joyride" (#16).
How long has "Do You Mind" been in our Top Ten? So long that iHeartRadio has finally pulled the official stream down from the web, probably thinking that no one is searching for it anymore. That certainly wasn't the case on HNHH, as it's stayed up for seven weeks now, falling down to #10 from last week's #8 ranking.
9. Future - How It Feel (Prod. By Mike Will Made It)
Future's been out on the road with Drake all summer, so that may explain why the last three solo tracks we've heard from him have been unauthorized leaks. Like "Paparazzi" and the amazing "Guap On Me," Mike Will Made It's on the boards, so that at least brings their collab tape Ape Shit back into the realm of possibility. "How It Feel" debuts at #9.
8. Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint Freestyle
Speaking of artists whose solo tracks have been few and far between as of late, Nicki Minaj has been all but silent (save for guest appearances) since The Pinkprint dropped. This freestyle certainly quenched those of us hungry for more of her famed bars, because it's chock full of quotables. "The Pinkprint Freestyle" debuts at #8.
7. Tyga Feat. Desiigner - Gucci Snakes
Although Tyga's been affiliated with Kanye West for years at this point, last week marked his official signing to GOOD Music, and he celebrated by releasing a track with another one of the label's recent signees, Desiigner. "Gucci Snakes" makes its debut at #7.
6. Drake - You Know, You Know (CDQ) (Prod. By Kanye West)
It's unlike Drake to present the public with anything but his latest steez (dude definitely deletes tweets and shies away from old deep cuts at his shows), so it shouldn't surprise you that just three weeks after deciding to share the official version of a long-lost outtake, he's decided to make the video private. It was good while it lasted... or was it, because "You Know You Know" garnered a user rating of only 64%. In its third week, it falls from #1 to #6.
5. Post Malone Feat. Justin Bieber - Deja Vu
As he's a more hip hop-affiliated dude with less pressure on his public image, Post Malone often seems to make the type of music Justin Bieber wishes he could make, mostly free from the stress of teen fandom and topping charts. On "Deja Vu," they give us the best of both worlds, proving that their similarities work just as well on paper as you'd expect. In its first week out, this new single debuts at #5.
4. Lil Wayne Feat. Gudda Gudda - Grateful
In the same week that Lil Wayne expressed doubts over his future in music, we also got his first new tracks in quite some time. Admittedly, one was just a theme to a sports show, but "Grateful" is what you'd expect after reading those tweets he sent out, something of a eulogy for his years with Cash Money. This debuts at #4.
3. Desiigner Feat. Kanye West - Tiimmy Turner (Remix)
The original cut of this "Adapted from an XXL Freshman Freestyle" track was already one of the best-performing songs on the site this summer, and what better way to extend its buzz than adding a verse from Desiigner's boss himself? Kanye West adds some bars to this Mike Dean-produced hit, and thusly, the new version debuts at #3.
2. Travis Scott Feat. Lil Uzi Vert - RaRa
Travis already dominated the conversation for a week straight with Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, but that wasn't enough-- he had to go and drop two B-sides that proved just as popular. "RaRa" finds him alongside Lil Uzi Vert, a combo that should definitely continue cranking out tunes the future. "RaRa" dropped late two weeks ago, so in it second week, it rises from #18 to #2.
1. Travis Scott Feat. PartyNextDoor & Quentin Miller - Hot Sauce
The prospect of PND and Scott, guys behind two of the last month's most hotly-anticipated albums, coming together for a track was too much to resist clicking on for most users. Unfortunately, "Hot Sauce"'s hype didn't last long, failing to extend to the user rating section, where the unfinished-sounding track only managed a 61%. Oh well, it still debuted at #1.