Ty Dolla Sign's star-studded "Beach House 3" cut tops the chart this week.
Summertime's usually a crazy season for rap, and this one's quickly proving that it's no exception. Case in point is the fact that there's no holdovers from last week in today's Top Tracks, with the highest-charting week 2 track being Lil Wayne's "Magnolia" freestyle, which dropped 13 places from #1 to #14 this past week.
Nav, Lil Uzi Vert and French Montana are tied for most appearances this week with two apiece. New tracks barely missing the cut include Desiigner and Big Sean's remix of "Liife" (#11), Dr. Dre's "Gunfiyah" (#12), Tyler, The Creator's "Boredom" (#13), and Roy Woods' "Say Less" freestyle (#16).
10. Meek Mill - Issues
Last week, Meek Mill announced a release date for his long-awaited follow-up to 2015's Dreams Worth More Than Money, Wins & Losses, which arrives this Friday, July 21. That announcement came accompanied by a second single, "Issues," which while still being a tad moody is still a little more lighthearted and carefree than its predecessor, "Young Black America." The track debuts at #10.
9. Lil Uzi Vert - Repercussions
We still don't have Luv Is Rage 2 (nor any news about its release), but last week, Lil Uzi dropped off two new loosies out of nowhere. Both charted this week, and the clanging, rather unorthodox "Repercussions" is the first. It debuts at #9.
8. Nav - Call Me
Along with Meek Mill's Wins & Losses, this coming Friday will also bring us Nav and Metro Boomin's collaborative tape Perfect Timing. As an appetizer, the duo dropped off two new tracks this past week, the first of which is "Call Me." It debuts at #8.
With reports of Soundcloud's uncertain future surfacing last week, Chance The Rapper made a big show of announcing that he had taken steps to ensure that the popular music platform was here to stay. Soon after that, he and Young Thug shared a new collaboration on the platform, complete with Soundcloud-referencing artwork. "Big B's" debuts at #7.
6. French Montana Feat. Travis Scott - Jump
Without much fanfare, French Montana dropped his new album Jungle Rules on Friday, complete with big-ticket collabs from the likes of Pharrell, Young Thug, Quavo, Future, T.I., and more. "Jump," with its Travis Scott cameo, is one of the clear favorites for hit potential (following the already-popping Swae Lee joint, "Unforgettable"). The new track debuts at #6.
5. French Montana Feat. The Weeknd & Max B - A Lie
Despite all of its competition, the most anticipated track on Jungle Rules was no doubt "A Lie," thanks to a rare appearance from the still-incarcerated Max B, as well as The Weeknd. Like the album opener, a track that features another one of French's ill-fated Coke Boy brethren (Chinx), it goes off without a hitch. "A Lie" debuts at #5.
4. Nav - Perfect Timing (Intro)
The second of the two tracks that Nav and Metro Boomin shared from Perfect Timing last week was the intro/title track. It's a bell-led banger that definitely shows more of Nav's versatility than his self-titled debut did, giving his career some definite hope on the horizon. "Perfect Timing (Intro)" debuts at #4.
3. Lil Uzi Vert - Alone Time
The second of the two (unofficial?) Lil Uzi songs that surfaced last week is "Alone Time," decidedly the better of the pair. The Maaly Raw-produced cut is an eerie banger, complete with stormy weather synths and Lil Uzi singing through an odd filter. It's about time he made good on all of that Marilyn Manson worship. "Alone Time" debuts at #3.
2. Fabolous Feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie - Wild Thots
If you're ever itching to hear a time-sensitive pun about recent pop culture happenings, Fabolous has consistently been your guy for years. His latest doesn't disappoint, as it's a take on DJ Khaled, Rihanna, and Bryson Tiller's recent single, complete with a title that somebody's no doubt joked about before. The A Boogie-assisted "Wild Thots" debuts at #2.
1. Ty Dolla Sign Feat. Lil Wayne & The-Dream - Love U Better
Ty Dolla Sign's been teasing a third installment of his wildly popular Beach House mixtape series (the last of which dropped all the way back in 2014) for quite some time now, but the first concrete bit of evidence surfaced last week. If actually included on the upcoming third project, "Love U Better" would undoubtedly be the biggest song the Beach House series has ever housed. It debuts at #1.