This week in Audio Singles, a previous headliner took back the #1 spot, in Drake. Game continues to be a driving force of Internet audio, and with Monday, August 1’s release of Hood Morning [No Typo] : Candy Coronas , he gave the web collaborations with Redman, Wiz Khalifa, B.o.B, and a powerhouse threesome with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. With Success Is Certain releasing in five days, Royce Da 5’9 is gearing up, and Yelawolf dropped off his first official single from Radio-Active.
Drake Makes “Headlines”
The latest revalation from Take Care, Drake released “Headlines” this week. With writing by Noah “40” Shebib and production from Boi-1da, this track is very true to the Young Money Records’ superstar’s formula, and it certainly lived up to its name.
Game Unites With Dr. Dre And Snoop Dogg
One of Hip Hop’s most historic moments are when Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg work together. One of Dre’s pupils after Snoop was Game. The trio appeared on “Drug Test,” a track likely inspired by The Chronic and Detox drug imagery. The historic moment, which had been mentioned in the news for some time, leaked in the middle of last weekend.
The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 8/1/2011
1. Drake – “Headlines”
2. Lil Wayne – “Put The Light On Me”
3. Game featuring Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg – “Drug Test”
4. Game featuring Wiz Khalifa and B.o.B – “Standin’ On A Corner”
5. Royce Da 5’9 – “I Ain’t Coming Down”
6. J. Cole – “Like A Star”
7. Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Otis Redding – “Otis”
8. Game – “The Town”
9. Game featuring Redman – “Red”
10. Yelawolf featuring Lil Jon – “Hard White Up In The Club”