Kodak Black lands three song on this week's Top Tracks list.
Kodak Black's trajectory has been an interesting one, marred by legal incidents and mixed appeal to rap fans but bolstered by undeniable hits and, at this point, even influence (hi, "Bodak Yellow"). He first entered mainstream consciousness around two years ago with his Project Baby tape, and two projects later, he's now preparing a sequel for release later this year. Thus far, he's done a great job of hyping it up, as evidenced by his three appearances in our Top Ten this week.
Behind Kodak are Young Thug and A$AP Rocky, who both appear twice. New tracks barely missing out on spots this week include MoneyBagg Yo, Fabolous, and Yo Gotti's "Lately" (#11), Swift and Quavo's "Show Me" (#12), G-Eazy's "Nothing Wrong" (#13), and Fat Joe and Dre's "So Excited" (#15).
10. Juicy J Feat. Offset - Flood Watch
The Juiceman's currently prepping his new album Rubba Band Business: The Album (there better be some Lex Luger beats on there to keep it true to the original mixtape), and for his latest single, "Flood Watch," he called upon in-demand man of the moment Offset. Trap god TM88 produced this piano-led banger, which debuts at #10.
9. Ugly God Feat. Wiz Khalifa - No Lies
Wiz Khalifa is the only guest on XXL Freshman Ugly God's new project, The Booty Tape (which oddly enough doesn't include his previous song "Booty from a Distance." The resulting song, "No Lies," is UG's first to hit our Top Ten. The track debuts at #9.
Initially, "East Coast" was an A$AP Ferg loosie that featured Remy Ma, fresh off her beef with Nicki Minaj. Now, with an all-star remix arriving, it looks like the song might be included on Ferg's Still Striving tape that's set to drop later this month. Side note: how did Snoop Dogg get on here? The "East Coast" remix debuts at #8.
7. Kodak Black - Dream Doll
You remember in the intro paragraph when I was talking about Kodak Black being popular but still divisive? Yeah. "Dream Doll," which looks like the second single from Project Baby 2, easily made it into the top ten, but has a horrendous user rating of 39%. Even still, it debuts at #7.
6. Delivery Boys Feat. Rich The Kid - Pissed Off
How's this for a debut? Brooklyn's Delivery Boys hadn't been on our site until "Pissed Off" dropped, and now it's already in the top ten. The assist from Rich The Kid certainly helps, but it's not like Drake is hopping on their track or anything. After debuting at #85 last week, "Pissed Off" is up 79 spots to finish at #6 in its second week out.
5. Chris Brown Feat. Kodak Black, Yo Gotti & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie - Pills And Automobiles
We haven't heard much about Chris Brown's upcoming album Heartbreak on a Full Moon, other than its alleged 40 track length, since he announced it back in May, but last week, we did get a big new track that could be included on it. The guest-filled "Pills And Automobiles" debuts at #5.
4. Lil Uzi Vert Feat. Young Thug - Bag
Last week's chart-topper is only one of two holdovers this time around, and it still has close to two times the views of any other track on this list. Chalk that up to "Bag" being quickly removed from the internet after it was posted, and thirst Uzi/Thugger fans hungrily seeking out the leak. In its second week out, the track is down three spots from #1 to #4.
3. Rae Sremmurd - Perplexing Pegasus
What a name. Apparently the first single from the upcoming Sremmlife 3 (will they ever release an album with a different title?), "Perplexing Pegasus" has the brothers Sremm doing what they do best over a Mike Will beat. The new track debuts at #3.
2. Kodak Black Feat. Future - Boost My Ego
The first Project Baby 2 has, in retrospect, fared better than "Dream Doll," perhaps thanks to its Future appearance. This one clocks in at a 55% audience approval rating, which though better than "Dream Doll" still isn't great. More importantly, it's been able to hold onto the #2 spot for two weeks in a row.
1. The Weeknd Feat. Young Thug & A$AP Rocky - Reminder (Remix)
The latest single from Abel's Starboy now has a remix featuring two of the biggest rappers in the game. Young Thug completely obliterates his opening verse, giving one of his best performances of the year, and while not quite as dope, Rocky holds his own off the strength of his flow. The "Reminder" remix debuts at #1.