Top Tracks: DJ Mustard's Mega Posse Cut "100 Bands" Debuts At #1
Apart from a good chunk of YG’s 2018 album, Stay Dangerous, DJ Mustard has remained fairly quiet over the past two years. His latest single, the Migos-featuring “Pure Water,” dropped all the way back in January but reached a new peak on the Billboard Hot 100 this past week, which is perhaps what spurred the LA-based producer to drop *DJ Khaled voice* another one. “100 Bands” is an even more momentous event, with features from four of hip hop’s biggest names. It’s our #1 track this week.
No artist has more than one appearance inside of the top ten this week. New tracks missing out on spots include Bow Wow’s “Suge” freestyle (#11), Berner, Wiz Khalifa, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, G-Eazy, and Chevy Woods‘ “Still Alive” (#13), Blink-182 and Lil Wayne’s “What’s My Age Again / A Milli” mashup (#14), and Logic and Gucci Mane’s “Icy” (#15).
As solo artists, neither Sheek Louch, Jadakiss, nor Styles P really stand a chance of cracking our top ten. Together though, the three LOX compatriots still attract considerable attention. Their new collab “On That Shit,” taken from Sheek’s new Beast Mode 3, debuts at #10.
After beefing with Eminem and starring in Netflix Motley Crue documentary The Dirt, Machine Gun Kelly’s in album mode. With Hotel Diablo set to arrive next week, the Cleveland native shared a new freestyle entitled “Breaking News 2” last week. It debuts at #9.
Although the original version of PNB Rock’s new TrapStar Turnt PopStar was doing respectably well for itself, the singer/rapper proved that he had even more potent material in the clip last week when he unveiled a deluxe version featuring some star-studded bonus tracks. One of those is “T-Shirt,” which features none other than Lil Wayne. This one debuts at #8.
For their latest of many collabs, A$AP Mob members Ferg and Rocky delivered “Pups,” a new single from the former, last week. We don’t yet know where this one will appear, but with a couple years elapsing since Ferg’s last full-length, he seems due for a new one. “Pups” debuts at #7.
This Jim Jones/Cam’ron collab is doing numbers. Most tracks that make it onto our top ten rarely stick around for consecutive weeks on the chart, let alone three, but “Mama I Made It” has now done just that. In its third week out, this one’s down two places from #4 to #6.
While not exactly a diss track, Jhene Aiko‘s latest does contain plenty of drama. Aimed at her ex, Big Sean, the singer’s new “Triggered” freestyle is an emotional response that makes its intentions well-known from the jump. It debuts at #5.
Tory Lanez has been doing the most all year long, first beefing with multiple artists at once after a bold declaration of his superiority, then repurposing a bunch of international hits on his latest mixtape, and now he’s delivered a very standard “positive message” track. “What Happened to the Kids” debuts at #4.
Everything Kevin Gates has dropped this year— loosies only— has performed very well on our chart. “#Yukatan” is his latest, and in addition to a top ten debut, it’s also garnered an 81% user rating, nothing to shrug at. This one debuts at #3.
As she’s aged, Madonna has stayed hip to the times by handpicking new, younger collaborators who are hot at the moment. Swae Lee is the latest, appearing on “Crave,” the latest single from her upcoming album. This one debuts at #2.
“100 Bands” might not win any awards for originality, impact, or thematic intrigue, but it is a perfectly serviceable combo of some of the biggest names in hip hop right now. Mustard’s latest debuts at #1.
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