A new wave of singles cleared the better part of last week’s Top 10 segment. Nicki Minaj took the crown, with an unearthed concept track from the past, “Letter To Lil Wayne.” The record first appeared at DDotOmen.
DJ Drama’s Quality Street Music album yielded two star-studded singles, featuring the likes of Rick Ross, Curren$y, Common and Kendrick Lamar. The album drops this week (October 2) on E1 Entertainment/Aphilliates.
One of the big independent Hip Hop tracks of the week was from Chino XL. “Hell Song” featured Tech N9ne and former Lootpack member DJ Romes. The song is one of the stand-outs from Chino’s comeback album, RICANstruction: The Black Rosary.
Nicki Minaj’s Found Letter To Lil Wayne
You can’t deny Young Money’s loyalty. Nicki allegedly penned this song, over the Heart-sampling “Shot To The Heart” beat that Wayne once rocked on Da Drought 2. The song, like Eminem’s “Stan,” ends with a suicide over an apparent stalled-deal with Minaj. Though it was rated poorly by DX listeners, this was the track they listened to most this past week.
Wiz Khalifa Unveils His Second O.N.I.F.C. Single “Remember You”
Father-to-be Wiz Khalifa unloaded “Remember You,” a Weeknd-assisted cut from the forthcoming, calendar-skipping O.N.I.F.C. album. The Rico Love-produced second single is another smooth ballad in the Taylor Gang leader’s consistent musical evolution. December 4 will reveal much more from Wiz’s second Atlantic Records-backed project.
The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 9/24/2012
1. Nicki Minaj – Letter To Lil Wayne
2. DJ Drama f. Common, Kendrick Lamar & Lloyd – My Way
3. Wiz Khalifa f. The Weeknd – Remember You
4. Frank Ocean – Blue Whale
5. Chino XL f. Tech N9ne & DJ Romes – Hell Song
6. DJ Drama f. Rick Ross, Miguel, Pusha T & Curren$y – Clouds
7. J. Cole – I’m a Fool
8. J. Cole & Major Lazer – Get Free Coleworld
9. The L.O.X. f. Swizz Beatz – Grand Wizard
10. Juvenile f. Lil Wayne & Birdman – Picture Perfect