After igniting discussion across the web with the release of his new single “i” last week, Kendrick Lamar reigns over the Top 3 spots this week with his feature on Chris Brown’s “Autumn Leaves” returning to the #1 spot. “i” slipped one spot to #2 and Kendrick’s appearance on Jeezy’s “Holy Ghost (Remix)” jumps back into the Top 10 after falling off the list last week.
This week also brought a snippet of a new Drake and Tyga track, a Meek Mill album leftover featuring Mac Miller, and the first appearance for Jennifer Lopez’s Iggy Azalea featuring “Booty (Remix)” video in the Top 10.
Chris Brown & Kendrick Lamar’s “Autumn Leaves” Back At #1
After consecutive weeks at the #1 spot in September, “Autumn Leaves” returned to the Top 10 after falling off the list for more than two weeks. The song appears on Brown’s recently released X, his sixth consecutive album to appear on Billboard 200’s Top 10 upon release.
“Autumn Leaves” itself is a slow-tempo track featuring a Chris Brown verse and hook before Kendrick Lamar takes over. “It seems that all the autumn leaves are falling/I feel like you’re the only reason for it/All the things you do, all the things you, do all the things you do,” Brown sings on the chorus.
“When you’re outlandish and you lose manners, to God you shall consult/When the bright cameras are still cramming in your face and it provoke/You to act mannish, just stay planted, because you reaping what you sow,” Kendrick raps.
Kendrick Lamar Releases “i”
After a sparse release schedule over the last two years, Kendrick Lamar finally returned with a new single last week. With a prominent Isley Brothers replay and an “I love myself” refrain in tow, Kendrick’s “i” finds the emcee fired up for a full three verses. “Finna run into a building, lay my body in the street / Keep my money in the ceiling, let my Mama know I’m free / Give my story to the children and the lesson they can read / And the glory to the feeling of the holy unseen,” he raps at the end of the song.
This past week, the song’s producer, Rahki, told MTV News about the making of the track.
“We wanted it to sound exactly like the record,” he said. “The musicians that I chose to play on this record, I felt like they would be able to knock it down and give it that feel that Kendrick wanted, and they did an exceptional job…Everything you’re hearing is a replay; nothing is sampled to the actual master.”
Kendrick Lamar Remixes Jeezy’s “Holy Ghost”
In the first week of September, Kendrick Lamar featured on Jeezy’s single “Holy Ghost” and the remix was let loose on the release day of the Atlanta rapper’s latest album. At the time the appearance marked the second of two new Kendrick verses in a single week as the TDE artist was also fresh off a Flying Lotus collaboration in the form of “Never Catch Me.” The Don Cannon and Frank Dukes produced track finds Jeezy holding down the first two verses and Kendrick jumping in for the third. “The black on black is a blessin’ / Black on Black crime on my weapon / I protect mine on my mama and ‘em, these my Usher confessions / Let it burn,” he raps.
Jeezy’s Seen It All: The Autobiography debuted as the #2 album in the country last month. The collection from the Georgia rapper sold 121,190 copies in its first week. The only album to out-sell its first week’s sales period was Maroon 5’s V, which sold 164,182 units.
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