The top 10 tracks on HNHH this past week.
10. Ty Dolla $ign - Violent (Prod. by DJ Spinz & Southside)
Ty Dolla $ign came through with a surprise mixtape, Airplane Mode, last week, and despite its brevity, it succeeded in raising the hype for his upcoming album, Free TC. There were a few gems to choose from, but "Violent," produced by two of 808 Mafia's leading men, ended up snagging the final spot in the top 10.
9. Rick Ross Feat. Chris Brown - Sorry (Prod. by Scott Storch)
Now in its second week in our charts, "Sorry" has proven to be Rozay's biggest hit of the year and a fitting lead single for his upcoming album, Black Market. The track thrives off a dreamy hook from Chris Breezy and a beat that will likely lift Scott Storch out of bankruptcy.
8. Ty Dolla $ign Feat. E-40 - Saved (Prod. by DJ Mustard)
"Saved," the latest single off Free TC, earns Ty Dolla $ign his second placement in this week's top 10. Ty and Mustard are back together, and they deliver a club smash that should do similar numbers as "Paranoid." Any song about saving hoes, or failing to do so, has gotta feature E-40. Much like his feature on "IDFWU," "Saved" proves that the 47-year-old Bay legend is at the top of his game.
Miguel's stunning third album, Wildheart, was full of psychedelic guitars and was mostly removed from the hip-hop world. Luckily, he reworked one of the album's finest cuts with Future and Chris Brown. It's almost too much talent for one track, but each man brings a different energy while not outshining the others. It's nice to see Future step back from the Rich $ex and spit a little romance, too. The "Simple Things" remix placed at No. 7 on its second week on the charts.
6. Wiz Khalifa - Most of Us (Prod. by ID Labs)
Wiz and ID Labs connect for yet another banger. It didn't quite match the clamor around "King of Everything," which immediately skyrocketed to No. 1, but "Most of Us" is another sign that these hard-hitting club records are working for Wiz right now. We're not sure if the aforementioned tracks will appear on Wiz' next album, Rolling Papers 2, but we hope they signal that some sort of project is right around the corner.
5. DJ Khaled Feat. Future & Rick Ross - I Don't Play About My Paper
And thus begins the onslaught of massive Khaled-curated collabs. We're not sure exactly what it is he does in the studio, but his ability to bring the game's biggest stars together is unmatched. "I Don't Play About My Paper" comes in at No. 5 in its first week. The song finds Future, who's featured on 5 songs off I Changed a Lot, at his most ruthless.
4. Tyler, the Creator - FUCK IT
Maybe more nations should start banning Tyler, if it leads him to make tracks like this. The last time we saw him this angry was on "Yonkers." "FUCK IT" has T flipping the bird at all government officials and talking heads who class his music as hateful when it's really some of the most thought-provoking substance out there. Well, here's the hate he's really capable of.
3. Lil Wayne - Pour Up
Who knew that the biggest Weezy track of the year would end up on a random compilation by DJ Raj Smoove. "Pour Up" slipped down to No. 3 in its third week on the chart. Unfortunately, the song has been taken down (Birdman SMH), though you can still cop the compilation on Raj Smoove's website. If you missed it, Wayne is back on that drank, and he's spitting harder than ever.
2. DJ Khaled Feat. Chris Brown, August Alsina & Fetty Wap - Gold Slugs
The best part of this might be the intro, during which Khaled ruminates on why his new girl loves him -- if it ain't his looks, or his success, it's gotta be his gold slugs. It's unexpected to have a grillz anthem in 2015, but "Gold Slugs" really shines because it's a poppy, feel-good hit with just enough ratchet for the player's club.
1. DJ Khaled Feat. Future, Trey Songz & Jeremih - You Mine
Yep, Khaled bin Abdul Khaled snagged 3 of this week's top 5. And y'all got it right -- "You Mine," featuring Jeremih and Future, was his best. Khaled has always been at the forefront of club-focused R&B, and as the most talented artists (i.e. Future Hendrix) continue to get more expressive with their flows, he's been smart to adjust to their sound.