Following last week’s musical sample, Jay-Z let loose the full version of “$100 Bill,” his addition to The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Another soundtrack addition, “Back To Black,” Beyonce and Andre 3000’s version of the late Amy Winehouse’s record of the same name, also managed to work its way onto the chart despite criticism from Winehouse’s father. LL Cool J continued to keep it Authentic with “Jump On It,” a record which featured what was thought to be production from DJ Premier. The famed producer has since stated that he did not produce the song. Robin Thicke enlisted the help of 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar on “Give It To You” and Ray J followed up the release of “I Hit It First” with a visual to the song.
Jay-Z Officially Breaks Out His $100 Bill
Following the release of a snippet last week, fans were finally treated to the full version of Jay-Z’s “$100 Bill.” Featured on The Great Gatsby soundtrack, the record combines various audio clips from the film with Jay-Z’s signature bars. Executive-produced by the rapper turned Hip Hop mogul, The Great Gatsby soundtrack boasts appearances from a number of industry heavies including Beyonce, Andre 3000, Jack White, and Florence + The Machine.
J. Cole Prepares For A Cole Summer
Prior to the release of his Truly Yours 2 EP, fans of Carolina spitter J. Cole were momentarily pacified thanks to the self-produced number, “Cole Summer.” Released just hours before the EP hit the net, “Cole Summer” samples Lauryn Hill’s soulful The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill record “Nothing Even Matters.” Cole ironically proclaims “This right here’s not a preview,” a mention made in regards to his sophomore album, before keeping it quite candid lyrically on “Cole Summer.”
The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 4/29/2013
1. Jay-Z – “$100 Bill”
2. J. Cole – “Cole Summer”
3. LL Cool J – “Jump On It”
4. Ray J f. Bobby Brackins – “I Hit It First” [VIDEO]
5. J. Cole f. Young Jeezy – “Kenny Lofton”
6. B.o.B. f. 2 Chainz – “Headband”
7. Robin Thicke f. 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “Give It To You”
8. Talib Kweli f. Busta Rhymes – “Rocket Ships”
9. Andre 3000 & Beyonce – “Back To Black”
10. ScHoolboy Q – “She Like”