This week Lupe Fiasco takes over the top, while Nas and Rick Ross are both present more than once, plus a UGK appearance on a Big Boi track surfaces, as Childish Gambino enters the list.
Some weeks we get a list that’s comprised mostly of the biggest names in the game. Other weeks it’s one big surprise, with tracks that are completely out of the ordinary. This week we get a combination of those two worlds, with some traditional favorites on the list, newbies we know and love, and then some surprises (especially toward the end). It’s good to know that when artists’ fans support them, sometimes they really support them. Can’t help but support that. As we enter what is technically a holiday weekend, check out some new songs that you just might enter into your BBQing soundtrack.
Nas and Rick Ross Had the Best Week Ever
This statement is true at least on our charts. While Rick Ross is riding high off the release of Maybach Music Group’s Self Made Vol. 2 and Nas is gearing for the release of Life Is Good, these two are all over the internet on new tracks. Yes, Lupe Fiasco’s “Bitch Bad” did hit #1 with a bullet. However, Nas and Rick Ross’ collaborative “Accident Murderers” (with Ryan Leslie) ran a semi-close second after dominating last week. Then Nas shows up again at #3 on the Chris Brown single “Mirage.” He returns again at #8 with the Massive Attack remix of “The Don.” As for Rick Ross, well the Bawse came in at #4 with the recent leak of DJ Khaled’s “I Wish You Would” along with the Kanye West. That one jumped up the chart rather quickly. So that’s four out of ten tracks that feature either Nas, Rick Ross, or both. Almost 50% of our list. Sounds like a good week for them, right?
Big Boi and T.I. Represent Atlanta Properly, Childish Gambino Surprises Everyone
The ATLiens were also in the building this week. At #7 is a gem Big Boi dug up called “Gossip,” which includes UGK and Big K.R.I.T. Right above it at #6 is T.I.’s “Go Get It.” The West Coast showed up too, as Game’s “Burn Rmx” hit #5 and then Kendrick Lamar’s “Bring the Pain Freestyle” came in at #9. Closing out the list this week is Childish Gambino with “One Up” at #10. Donald Glover is quite the perplexing figure in Hip Hop. While some acknowledge the actor/comedian’s lyrical skills, other question his sincerity. Well, with his mixtape dropping on the 4th of July, Gambino is out to prove he’s not a one joke wonder and “One Up” is proof. His fans must agree, as the joint reached our top singles. After his mixtape arrives, we’ll see what other tracks pop up and if they do as well. Until then…
The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 6/25/2012
1. Lupe Fiasco – Bitch Bad
2. Nas f. Rick Ross & Ryan Leslie – Accident Murderers
3. Chris Brown f. Nas – Mirage
4. DJ Khaled f. Rick Ross & Kanye West – I Wish You Would
5. Game – Burn Rmx
6. T.I. – Go Get It
7. Big Boi f. UGK & Big K.R.I.T. – Gossip
8. Nas – The Don Rmx
9. Kendrick Lamar – Bring the Pain Freestyle
10. Childish Gambino – One Up