After three long years of waiting, ScHoolboy Q finally released his fifth album, Crash Talk, last Friday. Having reportedly scrapped two previous attempts at albums, Q must feel very confident about this one, and by the looks of our Top Tracks chart the week after its release, he has every right to. Two of our top three songs, including #1, are cuts from Crash Talk. People have clearly been fiending for more Groovy Q.
This week, Q’s the only artist with multiple appearances inside the top ten, with two to his name. New songs barely missing out on spots this week include B.o.B’s “Soul Glo” (#11), MF DOOM and Open Mike Eagle’s “Police Myself” (#12), Russ and Davido’s “All I Want” (#13), and Pi’erre Bourne, Yung Nudy, and 21 Savage’s “Mister” (#15).
Marshmello has made a name for his faceless self with his endless string of collaborations with high-profile pop stars and rappers. His latest choice of co-conspirators, Tyga and Chris Brown, didn’t make previous collaborators Chvrches happy, but it did catch the attention of HNHH users. “Light It Up” debuts at #10.
Lil Kim popped up last week to announce the bad news that her first album in 14 years, Nine, was being pushed back. Luckily, she gave fans some consolation in the form of a new track, “No Auto Blanco.” It debuts at #9.
Jim Jones has begun rolling out his upcoming album, El Capo, and things are off to a good start so far. His collaboration with Wiz Khalifa and Currensy, “4/20,” landed on our chart last week, and now its follow-up has done the same. “Mama I Made It,” which reunites Jones with fellow Diplomat Cam’ron, debuts at #8.
Apparently we’re now less than a week away from a new YG album. Entitled 4REAL 4REAL, it’s set to be released this Friday, May 3rd, and it was led off by single “Stop Snitchin'” last week. This one debuts at #7.
Another electronic producer who, like Marshmello, seems to have a never-ending rolodex of prominent vocalists with whom to collaborate is DJ Snake. His latest offering pulls off the impressive feat of attracting Offset, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, and Sheck Wes onto the same song. “Enzo,” as it’s titled, debuts at #6.
For the second week in a row, a song from the just-released Game Of Thrones compilation, For The Throne, cracks our top 10. “Too Many Gods” isn’t quite as star-studded as The Weeknd, SZA, and Travis Scott‘s offering from last week, but ASAP Rocky and Joey Badass aren’t exactly scrubs either. “Too Many Gods” debuts at #5.
No matter the source, whenever new vocals by Tekashi 6ix9ine have popped up in the wake of his arrest, they’ve risen towards the top of our chart. The latest comes on a song by the otherwise relatively-unknown Jasiah. “Case 19” debuts at #4.
With guests on only five of its 14 songs, Crash Talk isn’t exactly overflowing with features, but it makes those that it does have count. Kid Cudi, in particular, shines on his appearance during “Dangerous,” and you know fans are always champing at the bit for more Cudder. “Dangerous” debuts at #3.
Now almost two weeks after its initial release, “Big Gangsta” has yet to surface on any of the major streaming services, apart from its initial Soundcloud release. Thusly, people are searching for it a lot. Hence its appearance on our list once more. In its second week out, “Big Gangsta” is up six places from #8 to #2.
Just a few days before album release time, Q dropped off one last single to ramp up excitement for the project. “Crash” was the final pre-release cut to arrive, and so it’s predictably the highest-charting song from the album this week. It debuts at #1.