March has officially started, but February ended on a high note. Several newer artists dropped some gems (Action Bronson, Hodgy Beats, etc.) but even the big dogs represented (a new Lauryn Hill song?). So the week was interesting to say the least. Our top singles list? Not so much. That’s not to say there wasn’t a proper balance of tracks, but all of the same players were present; just in a different order and some with different songs. What does that indicate? Well, it means that artists are making an impact by dropping songs in pairs, but it also means that the creative caps are on and hopefully more music will come.

It’s Hammer Time For Slaughterhouse, J.Cole Sticks To Number Two

Slaughterhouse were the kings of last week, as their track “Monsters In My Head” landed at the top of the list. This week, that song ended up at #7. However, at #1 this week is yet another Slaughterhouse track. The song is titled “Hammer Dance” produced by the eclectic araabMUZIK. It’s a punchy ’80s sounding cut, proving that Joell, Royce, Budden and Crooked I can rock under any sonic conditions. In at #2 is the same exact song as last week. J.Cole’s “Grew Up Fast” is holding down its place on the list. Mr. Cole World even checked in at #5, helping his fellow Roc Nation affiliate Melanie Fiona out on “This Time.” We’re going to make a prediction here and now that Cole’s latest leak “Visionz Of Home” will be somewhere on this list next week. Place your bets now.

DJ Drama Has A Lot Of Friends, DMX Makes It Count

Whenever DJ Drama, DJ Khaled or DJ Kay Slay releases a posse cut, you know it’s about to be a party. Drama lived up to that rep, releasing a new cut called “We In This Bitch.” Atlanta was all over the track, with T.I., Young Jeezy, Ludacris and Future showing everyone how ATL does “in this bitch.” Meanwhile, DMX came back around this week. Last week, his song “I Don’t Dance” with Machine Gun Kelly came in at #5. This week, “Make It Count” shows up at #9. X is proof that even some time off doesn’t affect his popularity. You know who else is popular? Tyga. His track with Nas and Wale “Kings & Queens” was #6 last week, but it jumps up two to #4 this week. Looks like everyone in Young Money gets their time to shine.

The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 2/27/2012

1. Slaughterhouse – Hammer Dance

2. J.Cole – Grew Up Fast

3. DJ Drama featuring T.I., Young Jeezy, Ludacris and Future – We In This Bitch

4. Tyga featuring Nas and Wale – Kings & Queens

5. Melanie Fiona featuring J.Cole – This Time

6. Kendrick Lamar featuring Gunplay – Cartoon Cereal

7. Slaughterhouse – Monsters In My Head

8. Ja Rule – Superstar

9. DMX – Make It Count

10. Joell Ortiz – Can’t Stop The Prophet


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