It’s been an eventful week. Tupac resurrected in the form of a hologram and shouted out the Coachella audience (mind you, there was no Coachella when Tupac was alive). 4/20 was yesterday, so needless to say rooms were filled with smoke worldwide (with soundtracks from Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and Curren$y rotating). Also, it was two years since we lost the legendary Guru of Gang Starr on 4/19. So much happened, and still so much music also dropped. Some interesting choices this week. Check ’em out.
Nas Makes His Classic a Sequel, Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre Keep Winning
Check the comments on our #1 single this week, Nas’ “Black Girl Lost Pt. 2.” Not everyone is thrilled with this follow-up to Nas’ classic “Black Girl Lost.” Some think it’s way too commercialized and therefore wrote it off, while some die hard Nas fans were impressed with the concept and the revamping of the sound. Either way, curiousity brough this song to the top of our charts this week. Meanwhile, in the dead center of the list at #5 is Kendrick Lamar. His track with Dr. Dre “The Recipe” is still on the list, and it has been for a few weeks now. While people may assume it’s because of Dre’s presence, KDot has been doing his own thing for a while now, so it can’t be all Dre Day can it? Another repeat is Kanye West’s “Theraflu” at #8. Ye always wins.
Maroon 5 Returns to the List, A$AP Rocky Continues His Movement
A few months back Maroon 5 got on our list with their “Moves Like Jagger” remix that featured Mac Miller. Well now they got the Hip Hop cosign again, with “Payphone” featuring Wiz Khalifa. The song made it to #7 on the list this week. It’s always interesting to see artists from other genres make it to the list. Don’t forget Taylor Swift was on here for her song with B.o.B. We just mentioned Mac Miller, who also got on the list at #9 with “Cold” featuring Curren$y. The younger dudes are really doing it, especially A$AP Rocky. The A$AP Mob ringleader made it to the #2 spot this week with his latest “Goldie.” That A$AP Mob album is due some time this summer. Shout out to the remaining songs on the list not yet mentioned: Asher Roth’s “Party Girl” with Meek Mill at #3, Joe Budden’s “Going Through the Motions” right underneath at #4, and Beanie Sigel’s track with Raekwon, “Analyze the Situation,” closing out the list at #10.
The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 4/16/2012