Yelawolf's "Bloody Sunday" freestyle ignites beef with other white rappers and lands him at #1 this week.
Last week's edition of Top Tracks was fairly uneventful after a slow week of new music, with only two new songs debuting on the chart. This week, we're back to business as usual, with perhaps even a little more activity than usual. All ten tracks on our chart are new, and the top two songs have more views than the other eight combined. Coming out on top this week is Yelawolf's latest freestyle, "Bloody Sunday," and while most of the preceding entries in his ongoing series made the chart, this is the only one in which he disses other rappers, which we all know is a sure recipe for views.
Yelawolf and Tory Lanez are the only artists with multiple appearances on the top ten this week. New tracks barely missing out on spots include T.I. and Snoop Dogg's "Playas Ball" (#11), Yella Beezy, Quavo, and Gucci Mane's "Bacc At it Again" (#12), Anderson .Paak's "King James" (#13), and 22Gz's "Sniper Gang" freestyle.
10. Rich The Kid Feat. Tory Lanez - Tic Toc
On his last album, Tory Lanez called upon Rich The Kid for a feature (specifically on the track "Talk To Me"), and now RTK has returned the favor. Lanez pops up on "Tic Toc," a new single taken from Rich's upcoming album The World is Yours 2. It debuts at #10.
Originally released back in December, Post Malone's "Wow" has steadily risen up the Hot 100, and is currently sitting pretty at #7. In a clear effort to continue its rise and boost it even further, he's released a new remix of the song that features Roddy Ricch and Tyga. It debuts at #9.
8. Beast Coast - Left Hand
The Beast Coast collective has existed as a loosely-affiliated crew of Brooklyn-based rappers for over five years now, but until last week, they'd never released music together under that name. The collaborative "Left Hand," which features verses from Joey Bada$$, Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice, Erick Arc Elliott, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, CJ Fly, AK, and Issa Gold, debuts at #8.
7. Yelawolf - Trunk Muzik Intro
While Yelawolf's latest freestyle no doubt performed quite a bit better, an actual song from his upcoming Trunk Muzik 3 also makes a dent in the top ten. The album's first track, fittingly titled "Trunk Muzik Intro," debuts at #7.
6. YBN Almighty Jay - Let Me Breathe
Most rappers choose to go silent for a spell after getting jumped; YBN Almighty Jay decided to drop a new video, with a cut on his face in full view. The YBN member, who was robbed in New York earlier this month, responded by sharing his latest effort, "Let Me Breathe," days later. It debuts at #6.
5. Tory Lanez - Freaky
Tory Lanez kicked off 2019 with a spree of diss tracks and freestyles aimed at stirring shit up, but now he seems to gradually be returning to more commercial release strategies. His new single "Freaky" doesn't fare as well as most of his diss tracks did, but it still debuts at #5 on our chart.
4. Bizzy Bone - Enigma (Offset Response)
While Lanez lies dormant in the beefosphere (for now), Bizzy Bone's remaining determined to continue his crusade against Migos. The Bone Thugs member's only appearances inside the top ten in the last three years have come via his recent Migos disses, and his latest follows suit. "Enigma" debuts at #4.
3. Schoolboy Q - Numb Numb Juice
Is Q finally ready to start rolling out his new album? After delaying the still-untitled project in the wake of Mac Miller's death, the TDE rapper finally shared the first taste of it, a song entitled "Numb Numb Juice," this past week. It debuts at #3.
2. Juice WRLD - Make Believe
Juice WRLD was basically the only artist to have a big first week on our last chart, taking advantage of a lack of other big drops to score two Deathrace For Love placements inside of the top ten. But as the album's "Make Believe" proves, he can do just as well when matched with worthy competitors on busier weeks. This one debuts at #2.
1. Yelawolf - Bloody Sunday Freestyle
This past year's been a big one for white-on-white rap beef, with Eminem and MGK's spat dominating weeks of headlines, and even a less-publicized one between MGK and G-Eazy simmering under the surface. Now, Yelawolf has thrown his Marcus Mumford-esque hat into the ring with his latest freestyle, lashing out at MGK and G-Eazy, as well as Post Malone. This one easily debuts at #1.