We are now approaching the final stretch of the Summer, which means that all of those albums we were promised from last Winter are finally set to arrive. It’s an exciting time, really, for a number of reasons. Of course, the music, which shows up quite a bit on this list. But also, it’s the re-introduction of some healthy competition – where all different regions of Hip Hop, from all different ages and walks of life are set to deliver their projects at around the same time. Most of the time we get one or two monopolizing the game. Not now, though. There’s a selection. Support some or support all. Either way, check out their tracks.

Rick Ross Wins With Andre 3000, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Wale, and Drake

How do you like that A-list cast right there? As Rick Ross gears for the release of July 31st’s God Forgives, I Don’t, we’re starting to see even more of the star power Rawse possesses. Whether it’s through himself or the friends he brings along, you’re sure to get a party going with the joints on this new album. We already saw he had Nas on “Accident Murderers.” But now as the leaks continue, we have the Andre 3000-assisted “Sixteen.” That made the #1 spot this week. Last week’s late arrival of “3 Kings” with Dr. Dre and Jay-Z came in at #5 (it could’ve been #1 last week if it arrived earlier). Finally, one below it at #6 was the reunion of Wale and Drake on “Diced Pineapples.” So many cameos, who will Ross pick next? Obama?

Slaughterhouse Leaks Start, “New God Flow” Stays Up

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Slaughterhouse’s album welcome to: Our House will still be closing out August. While that’s all up in the air, the good news is we’re getting a glimpse of what’s to come. Now, keep in mind, some of these new tracks may be on that mixtape Slaughterhouse is planning to release before the project. Still, new music is new music, and the track “Juggernauts” hit the #3 mark right under 2 Chainz and Kanye West’s “Birthday Song” at #2. Slaughterhouse shows up at #7 too with “Weight Scale.” Speaking of Kanye West, with G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer being pushed to September, it seems like fans are trying to keep that “New God Flow” with Pusha T around as long as possible. It’s on the list yet again, this time at #8.

The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 7/23/2012

1. Rick Ross f. Andre 3000 – Sixteen

2. 2 Chainz f. Kanye West – Birthday Song

3. Slaughterhouse – Juggernauts

4. Wiz Khalifa f. Game & Stat Quo – Far From Coach

5. Rick Ross f. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z – 3 Kings

6. Rick Ross f. Wale & Drake – Diced Pineapples

7. Slaughterhouse – Weight Scale

8. Pusha T f. Kanye West – New God Flow

9. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)

10. Lloyd Banks f. Schoolboy Q – Gettin By


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