After Future and Kanye West topped the list last week with their new Honest single, this week’s list is led by another new 50 Cent Animal Ambition track. A HipHopDX premiere takes the second spot with the unveiling of a new Da Mafia 6ix and R.A. The Rugged Man featuring Twiztid single (Chris Weby and Kung Fu Vampire also make appearances). And finally, at the tail-end of a week celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nas’ celebrated debut, an unreleased back-and-forth from the Queensbridge emcee himself and his fellow “Live At The Barbeque” rapper Akinyele round out the Top 3.
The rest of this week’s list features more new music from Future’s upcoming album Honest, scheduled for release this upcoming Tuesday (April 22), a surprise collaboration from Tony Yayo and Young Buck, a memorable Coachella moment, Pharrell Williams’ emotional interview appearance with Oprah Winfrey, and more.
50 Cent Lets Loose “Hustler”
Continuing his onslaught of new music leading up to the release of Animal Ambition, 50 Cent joined up with Jake One this week for the release of “Hustler.” Following a weeks-running trend of dropping a single and following up with a video shortly after, Curtis landed his name on the list for the same song for yet another week this Spring. Keeping the track all to himself with no features, 50 sings the repeated hook and spits boasting lines on the first verse. “Dominos motherfucker, it’s time to collect / Stack paper like I’m trying to fix the national debt / I’m just doing what I wanna do, I trip these set / This is 50 on that Muammar Gaddafi Shit.”
The accompanying visuals to “Hustler” are available below.
HipHopDX Premiers New Twiztid Song Feature Da Mafia 6ix & R.A. The Rugged Man
With DX premiering the posse cut earlier this week, the Da Mafia 6ix, R.A. The Rugged Man, Chris Weby, & Kung Fu Vampire featuring single jumped to the #2 spot for today’s rankings. Offering fans a sequel to their first “Wasted” track, this Part 2 appears on the tracklist to the group’s recently released EP. With HipHopDX making the exclusive announcement earlier this week, the Detroit Hip Hop duo spoke on their recent EP, Get Twiztid, and a ten-show tour run currently visiting Pennsylvania tonight (April 19).
Speaking exclusively with DX earlier this month, group member Monoxide described the release. “This is the first of many releases with our new partner INgrooves,” he said. “This new EP, Get Twiztid, is only a small taste of what you can expect to hear from Twiztid in 2014.”
Unreleased Nas & Akinyele Freestyle Surfaces For Illmatic Week
With a week-worth of celebration, reminiscing, and, praising of Nas’ debut just behind us, this week’s #3 spot gets taken up by an unreleased rhyming session between the emcee himself and fellow “Live At The Barbeque” featured rapper Akinyele. Thank to veteran fan and deejay Gudtyme, the freestyle session was released for the public a couple years ago. Featuring rhymes recognizable from Nas’ debut on Main Source’s Breaking Atoms, the track features recognizable breakbeats like “U.F.O.” and more.
This Week’s Top 10
10. 50 Cent – “Hustler” [Video]