The biggest collab on Lil Baby and Gunna's "Drip Harder," the Drake-featuring "Never Recover," debuts at #1.
Atlanta's had no breakout stars bigger than Lil Baby and Gunna this year, who in addition to excellent 2018 solo projects, now have a great collab album to their names. Drip Harder is a coming-out party for the duo, announcing them as top-tier talents who no longer play second fiddle to Young Thug. The surest sign of their newly-achieved status? A Drake feature. It's no surprise that the song in question, "Never Recover," is our #1 track of the week.
No artist appears more than once in our top ten this week. New songs barely missing out on spots include Young Thug and Future's "Whole Lotta Racks" (#12), T.I. and Victoria Monet's "The Amazing Mr. Fuck Up" (#13), T.I. and Jeezy's "More & More" (#14), and Lupe Fiasco's "Left To Right" (#15).
10. G-Eazy Feat. YG - Endless Summer Freestyle
Fellow Californians G-Eazy and YG have a history of collabs and joint tours under their belts, and their latest comes in the way of this freestyle that shares its name with a 2011 Eazy tape. "Endless Summer Freestyle" debuts at #10.
9. Anderson .Paak Feat. Kendrick Lamar - Tints
Last week, Anderson .Paak announced that his next album will be titled Oxnard (after his Central California hometown) and shared a follow-up to lead single "Bubblin." "Tints" features none other than Kendrick Lamar, and it debuts at #9.
Pump's album Haverd Dropout didn't arrive as originally planned last month, but now at least we get a taste from the project (which still doesn't have a release date). Lil Uzi Vert lends the assist on "Multi Millionaire," which debuts at #8.
7. Swizz Beatz Feat. Young Thug - 25 Soldiers
On paper, Swizz Beatz and Young Thug is an odd pairing, but the combo works out surprisingly well on "25 Soldiers," which follows the Lil Wayne-assisted "Pistol on My Side" from Swizzy's upcoming album Poison. The song (actually produced by Araabmuzik) debuts at #7.
6. Jacquees - Jaded
Let's see if this Jacquees freestyle is able to stay online. After the singer's remix of Elaa Mai's "Boo'd Up" (entitled "Trip") has been deleted from everywhere from Soundcloud to Pornhub, he's chosen to remix another high profile track, Drake's "Jaded." This one debuts at #6.
5. Brockhampton Feat. A$AP Rocky - Bankroll
Brockhampton just released another album (Iridescence) but completely separate from that is a string of promo tracks that continued last week with the A$AP Rocky-featuring "Bankroll." This one debuts at #5.
4. Jaden Smith - Goku
Jaden Smith recently popped up on September releases by Young Thug and Brockhampton, but now comes time to start rolling out another solo project of his own. Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story arrives next month, and is led by new single "Goku," which debuts at #4.
3. Tekashi 6ix9ine Feat. Bobby Shmurda - Stoopid
Since the once-ascendant Bobby Shmurda was imprisoned in 2015, very few artists have been able to secure vocals from him for new features, but his fellow New Yorker, Tekashi 6ix9ine, has now managed to do so. Their new, Tay Keith-produced collab, "Stoopid," debuts at #3.
2. Lil Wayne Feat. Nicki Minaj - Dark Side of the Moon
We saw a couple of tracks from Lil Wayne's Carter V on last week's top ten, but if you thought the project's buzz was finished, you were wrong. This time, it's the Nicki Minaj-assisted "Dark Side of the Moon" that charts, debuting at #2.
Lil Baby already got one Drake collab earlier this year on "Yes Indeed," but "Never Recover" feels like it could be even bigger. The Tay Keith-produced cut debuts at #1.