The Top Singles list this week looks pretty divided. The reason being, so many of Hip Hop’s favorites enter the this any given day of the week and zoom right to the top. Meanwhile, newer favorites tend to sit at the bottom half (still making some waves, but no match for the vets). While some newbies manage to sneak into the top mix too, it’s just an interesting balance to see when it’s listed right in front of you. Look below, and you’ll see exactly what we mean.
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg Cosigns Go Far For DMX, So Does a Kanye West Remix
DMX can be bad all by himself. We know this. However, throw in Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and the results are a surefire win. DMX’s “Shit Don’t Change” reached #1 with a bullet this week, and why not? Regardless of what the news might say – whether it’s DMX going AWOL or Dr. Dre delaying Detox til infinity, Hip Hop still loves both of these guys. And Snoop, well, he’s a mainstay. Meanwhile, DJ Tiesto dropped this dancified remix to Kanye West’s “Lost In the World” this week and that hit at #4. Apparently, Tiesto didn’t have permission to release the remix until now. In other remix controversy, the remix to Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” came in at #9. A ton of Chief Keef tracks came out this week, but they were no match for Ye, Pusha T, Big Sean, and Jadakiss apparently.
T.I., Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Curren$y, and Nas’ Upcoming Albums All Bring New Music
So let’s see: in the next 3-4 months we have T.I.’s Trouble Man, Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t, Nas’ Life Is Good, Curren$y’s The Stoned Immaculate and 2 Chainz’s Based On a T.R.U. Story all arriving. That’s a pretty big couple of months in music for fans in all parts of Hip Hop. As this news comes to us, we’re getting some new music from all of the aforementioned. T.I. comes in at #2 with “Like That.” Then right below him is Rick Ross with the Usher-assisted “Touch N You” at #3. At #4 is the latest Nas leak “Dance.” Then at #6 is 2 Chainz with Drake on “No Lie.” 2 Chainz also shows up on Curren$y’s track “Capitol,” which closes out the list at #10. A whole lotta songs, coming from a whole lotta albums.