The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 8/26/13

Eminem returns with a new single and the announcement of "The Marshall Mathers LP 2." GTA V's soundtrack has an A$AP Rocky track to build from and Joey Bada$$ buzzes from his Kendrick Lamar response.

Now two weeks removed from Kendrick Lamar’sControl” verse (and most of its corresponding responses), this week’s Top 10 is helmed by Eminem’s new single, “Berzerk,” holding down the top two spots with its video and audio, respectively. With the release of Rockstar’s fifth installment of its flagship Grand Theft Auto series now just over two weeks away, we get a sneak peek with A$AP Rocky’s untitled tribute. Finally, and despite not being featured on Big Sean’s recently released Hall Of Fame, “Control” and another lyrical response from Joey Bada$$ retain a spot on our top 10.

Eminem’s “Berzerk” Opens Big

After releasing a short snippet of the song in a commercial during MTV’s VMA’s, Eminem’s “Berzerk” has fans quickly considering what The Marshall Mathers LP 2 might shape up to be. In his usually quick-witted demeanor, “Berzerk” finds the Detroit emcee rapping over a mostly minimalist Rick Rubin beat. Besides switching up his recent style with the Rubin collaboration, Em has also surprised fans with the announcement that the album will arrive in less than three months. In the song, he raps about his comeback with signature battle equipped bars: “So sick I’m looking pale, oh that’s my pigment / ‘Bout to go ham, ya bish, shout out to Kendrick / Let’s bring it back to that vintage Slim, bitch! / The art of emceeing mixed with da Vinci and MC Ren / And I don’t mean Stimpy’s friend, bitch.”

 

 

A$AP Rocky’s New Track Acts As A Teaser For The Upcoming GTA V Soundtrack

While the track remains untitled, A$AP Rocky’s addition to the latest installment of the Grand Theft Auto franchise arrives just three weeks ahead of the video game's release. The game, which set a new bar for the series and games in general with a newly three dimensional perspective in 2001 in its third installment, has also just had its first official trailer release after several previous teasers dating back nearly two years to the winter of 2011. A$AP’s track, which will no doubt be often heard by players navigating the “sandbox” world, shares a similarly militant vibe when he raps, “Niggas pistol popping like it’s 1999 / I was nine maybe 10, then again never mind / Press rewind / Back in time / Before rappers dropping dimes / Trap or die, choppin’ pies with cliche’s all in they rhymes.”

Joey Bada$$ Responds To Kendrick Lamar With “Killuminati Part 2”

After a couple weeks dominated by Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse and its responses, Brooklyn native Joey Bada$$ fires back with a later-than-the-rest response. Bada$$’s “Killuminati Part 2” is also a reminder of the now deceased Pro Era member Capital STEEZ’s first installment of the track. While the song is an obvious response to the Compton lyricist, Joey’s bars often dance around acute mentions though he eventually does make specific mention of the “Control” verse that started it all. He raps, “No escaping, you in a swimming pool of champagne / You set yourself up for that one mane / The King of New York? Ha! We ain’t just gon’ let that one hang,” in reference to both Lamar’s “Swimming Pools” single and his recently attack-laden “Control” verse.

This Week's Top 10

1.Eminem - "Berzerk" (Snippet)

2. Eminem - "Berzerk"

3. A$AP Rocky - "Untitled (Grand Theft Auto V)"

4. Joey Bada$$ - "Killuminati Part 2 (Kendrick Lamar Response)"

5. Pusha T f. Chris Brown - "Sweet Serenade"

6. Big Sean f. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica - "Control (HOF)"

7. Lil Twist f. Justin Bieber & Miley Cyrus - "Twerk"

8. Fat Joe - "The Darkside 3: The Intro"

9.Big K.R.I.T. f. Future - "Just Last Week"

10. Juicy J f. A$AP Rocky - "Scholarship"

Last Week's Top 10

Related: The Marshall Plan: Hopes For Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP 2"

5 Comments

  • killah_casp

    what a horrible list hip hop is just getting wacker and wacker same dudes doing the same shit in the same spots apart from ems track which is great lyrically but the beat is just rock and control is only there because off all the hype on the kendrick verse big sean is wack how is he in the top 10 seriously hip hop top 10 but only 2 hip hop artists in the race the rest are pop stars and are you fukin shitting me lil twist? seriously this is some bullshit were is the hip hop i fell in love with whats wid all these fake rappers all up on everything

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZwsdW6TAl8

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pv7GZN_sPM

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SCtyEOJy0A

  • Mary D. Evans

    what Marjorie replied I am dazzled that anybody able to get paid $5697 in four weeks on the computer. Read Full Report... www.Cafe44.com the last song on his first album mentions how big of a wu-tang fan he is...just saying. the song's called thank me now - probably my favorite joint on that album

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