Here are the Top 10 tracks on HNHH’s Top 100 for the week of November 30 – December 6.
We got a wealth of new music last Friday, and, indeed, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, and Jeremih all added tracks off their new albums to this week’s Top 10. Lyrically-minded fans are still reeling from the week before, though, when Kendrick and Cole exchanged remixes. Both “Black Friday” tracks comfortably stuck around for this week’s Top 10.
Elsewhere in the Top 100, P Reign called upon Bankroll Mafia for “Dipped in Gold” (#12), a highlight off his new Off the Books mixtape, and Spitta came ready to kill on “Drive By” (#15), a new 808 Mafia banger featuring Future.
10. 50 Cent – Too Rich (Prod. By London on Da Track)
50 Cent recently unveiled the tracklist for The Kanan Tape, which was supposed to be out on Thanksigiving, and, surprisingly, there were only 7 tracks listed. Luckily, the tracks we’ve heard thus far have been good looks for the G-Unit veteran, including “Too Rich,” which features ice-cold production from ATL’s leading slime, London on da Track. Fitty’s latest record, “I’m the Man,” produced by Sonny Digital, made its debut one spot below, barely missing this week’s Top 10.
9. PartyNextDoor & TM88 – Party At 8
TM88 hooked up with Toronto codeine crooner PartyNextDoor for the title track off their upcoming joint Party At 8 EP. OVO’s been sipping on the ATL sauce for years, and PND is perhaps the best candidate to bring his R&B sounds to 808 Mafia’s haunted trap house.
8. Rick Ross – Color Money
Damn, Rozay came hard on this one, which dropped just before the release of Black Market. Meek should’ve had his boss doing his dirty work all along, as Ross uses his new suspense-filled boss anthem to fire a few witty subliminals at Drake and the “pussy” to whom he’s signed. Officer Ricky cast out some bait, but by the way he’s sounding on “Color Money,” I don’t think anyone wants beef.
7. Jeremih – Pass Dat
Last week saw new albums from Rick Ross, G-Eazy, Kid Cudi, and more, but the biggest surprise was the unannounced arrival of Jeremih’s sophomore album, Late Nights, which had been delayed for over two years. Though the album likely won’t get the recognition it deserves, it contains some of the most original after-party R&B music since…Late Nights (the mixtape). The minimal “Pass Dat” removes all sense of time and place, focusing only on the party favors that enter the atmosphere with each of Jeremih’s perfectly delivered lines.
6. Bas Feat. J. Cole – Night Job
Bas calls upon J. Cole for his new single that properly encapsulates the Dreamville grind, which is especially potent at night. It’s slick lyricism all the way through, with a smooth instrumental that samples Jeremih’s “No More.” The track will appear on Bas’ upcoming album, Too High to Riot, but you will also get to hear these two on Revenge of the Dreamers 2, which arrives on December 11.
5. Chris Brown Feat. Fetty Wap & French Montana – Hell of a Night
There must have been many crazy nights on Chris Brown’s recent “Hell of a Night” tour, after which he’s named his new club banger with tourmates Fetty Wap and French Montana. The track was a standout on Breezy’s surprise 34-track mixtape, which was a nice pre-game for his upcoming album, Royalty, set for release on December 18.
4. Kid Cudi – Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven
The opinion was very divided on the title track of Cudi’s latest album, on which Cudi explores a whole new territory, ditching any rapping for angsty vocals and heavy guitar. He’ll be the first to tell you it wasn’t hip-hop, but Cudi has built such a following over his career that “Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven” was able to land at No. 4 on its first week on the chart.
3. J. Cole – Black Friday (Alright Remix)
Cole and Kendrick’s surprise “Black Friday” remix package continues to stay in heavy rotation. Cole’s lyrical attack of K-Dot’s TPAB single, “Alright,” hasn’t stayed quite as hot as its counterpart, but it was enough to get Cole’s name buzzing again after a quiet 2015. “They can’t handle 2 n*ggas this clever,” raps the Dreamville boss, though I think I speak for everyone here when I say we need that collab album.
2. Bryson Tiller – Self Righteous
After doing solid numbers on his debut album, TRAPSOUL, Louisville’s Bryson Tiller is back on his soundcloud game, quietly dropping “Self Righteous.” The song has reached 2.5 million hits in under a week, and making its debut at No. 2 on our chart, it could be just as big as his breakout record, “Don’t.”
1. Kendrick Lamar – Black Friday (A Tale of 2 Citiez Remix)
Kendrick’s remix of the biggest hit off 2014 Forest Hills Drive goes No. 1 for the second week in a row. The “Black Friday” gift was a little gift to cap off a special year, earning himself 11 Grammy nominations.