For the second consecutive week, a diss song related to the Eminem/MGK beef gets 10 times the views of the runner-up.
Two weeks ago, Machine Gun Kelly released an Eminem diss track entitled "Rap Devil," and it soon rocketed to the top of our chart. By the time last week's edition of Top Tracks rolled around, it had racked up more than 10 times the views of that week's runner-up, which is pretty unheard of. Well, lightning has now officially struck twice. Eminem responded to MGK's diss track last week with one called "Killshot," and what do you know? It's also on top of our chart this week with a similar ratio to its competitors.
J. Cole guest verses are usually rarities, but this week, he's the only artist with multiple appearances inside of our top ten. New tracks barely missing out on spots this week include 6LACK and Offset's "Balenciaga Challenge" (#11), DAv1d and Bizarre's "Sniper (Fuck Machine Guns)" (#12), Khalid's "Better" (#14), and Young Dolph's "By Mistake" (#16).
10. Future - Take You Back
Future's most recent release was the scuzzy, depraved Beast Mode 2, and since then, he's been dropping loosies that have been completely all over the place in terms of sound. "Take You Back," a straight-up pop song, is the latest of these. It debuts at #10 despite being removed from YouTube.
After giving us the fantastic single "Sold Out Dates" earlier this year, the two Atlantans arguably having the biggest breakout years have linked up for another joint release. "Drip Too Hard" is reportedly off Lil Baby and Gunna's similarly-titled upcoming project, Drip Harder, and it debuts at #9.
8. Wale Feat. J. Cole - My Boy (Freestyle)
For a certain niche of rap fan, a Wale and J. Cole collab is like Christmas come early. Taken from Folarin's new Free Lunch project, the "My Boy" freestyle racked up quite a few views in just three days, good enough for a #8 debut.
7. Bobby Brown - Like Bobby
Last week, Bobby Brown's son Bobby Brown Jr. made our Top 10 with a cut called "Selfish"; this week, it's the elder Brown coming through with a chart smash. "Like Bobby" is a Babyface-produced track released just after The Bobby Brown Story biopic, and it debuts at #7.
6. 6LACK Feat. J. Cole - Pretty Little Fears
J. Cole's second feature of the week came on this cut from 6LACK's brand-new sophomore album, East Atlanta Love Letter. These guys' collab, "Pretty Little Fears," debuts at #6.
5. Bryson Tiller - Finesse (Cover)
Before we get another Bryson TIller project, the Louisville crooner's decided to flood the market with freestyles, loosies, and in the case of his latest, so-called "covers" (I think this technically qualifies as more of a freestyle though). His take on Drake's "Finesse" debuts at #5.
4. Gucci Mane, Bruno Mars & Kodak Black - Wake Up in the Sky
Gucci Mane's got a new project by the name of Evil Genius on the way sometime this year, and to kick things off, he shared a big-ticket collab for a lead single. "Wake Up in the Sky" features Bruno Mars and Kodak Black, and it debuts at #4.
3. Chris Brown - All The Time
Bryson Tiller notwithstanding, the only true cover in our Top Ten this week isn't even labelled as such. This new Chris Brown song is identical to the track of the same name that was on Ty Dolla $ign's Beach House 3 last year, save for the vocals. It debuts at #3.
2. Swizz Beatz Feat. Lil Wayne - Pistol on My Side
Last week's biggest Lil Wayne news was definitely the fact that he now owns Young Money outright and that the long-awaited Carter V may have official artwork now. Additionally, Weezy showed up on Swizz Beatz's new single, "Pistol on My Side." This one debuts at #2.
1. Eminem - Killshot
"Pistol on My Side": 54,000 views. "Killshot": 540,000, almost exactly. It's crazy that this has happened to two diss tracks in the MGK/Eminem beef two weeks in a row, but then again, I guess that's just Em's lasting power. This one easily debuts at #1.