Tekashi 6ix9ine tops a chart otherwise dominated by the late XXXTentacion.
Every time a young, active artist dies tragically young, there's always material in the vaults just waiting to be unveiled to the world, finished or not. With some, it takes years for those songs to get mastered, go through the legal hoops, and be released. XXXTentacion, on the other hand, was fond of releasing rough, lo-fi music, so it seems fitting that a few of his unreleased demos should be shared as-is. After his death last week, several songs leaked out, and most of them made our top ten.
Following X's three appearances, 2 Chainz and Quavo have the most with two apiece in the top ten. New songs barely missing out on spots in the top ten include The Carters' "Salud!" (#11), Tory Lanez and Rich The Kid's "Talk To Me" (#12), Playboi Carti's "Check" (#14), and Juice WRLD's "Rich And Blind" (#16).
10. 2 Chainz Feat. Drake & Quavo - Bigger Than You
Last week's #1 is also the only repeat guest in our top ten this week. 2 Chainz's massive new single, which features Drake and Quavo, hangs on for another week. In its second week out, "Bigger Than You" is down nine places from #1 to #9.
9. Wiz Khalifa Feat. Swae Lee - Hopeless Romantic
Wiz Khalifa's been teasing his Rolling Papers 2 project for what seems like forever, and last week, he finally gave us a taste from the upcoming album. The new single "Hopeless Romantic" features none other than Swae Lee, who decidedly leaves his mark on the track. This one debuts at #9.
8. XXXTentacion - Tear Drop
As far as leaks in the wake of XXX's death go, this track that Ugly God shared last week is the most rough and unofficial. "Tear Drop," which UG produced himself, makes use of the same lyrics that X rapped during his infamous performance during last year's XXL Freshman Cypher, and it clearly wasn't approved, as it was taken down soon after. "Tear Drop" debuts at #8.
7. Freeway Feat. Lil Wayne - Blood Pressure
Freeway? In our top ten? In 2018? This seems super unlikely until you consider that "Blood Pressure," taken from the Philly rapper's new album Think Free, features Lil Wayne, who's usually all but guaranteed a spot in the top ten with every new verse. This one debuts at #7.
Rich The Kid's been having a rough go of it as of late, but last week he was also afforded another opportunity to bask in the glory of his most successful song to date, "Plug Walk." He just dropped a huge remix featuring the heavy hitters 2 Chainz, YG, and Gucci Mane. It debuts at #6.
It's been a while since we got new Rick Ross shit, so a fresh single was definitely a welcome surprise. "Green Gucci Suit" also features Future as a bonus, which certainly helped its chart performance. It debuts at #5.
4. Juice WRLD - Legends
Chicago's Juice WRLD has had a huge year, signing to Interscope, seeing his tracks "All Girls Are the Same" and "Lucid Dreams" blow up, and dropping his debut album, Goodbye & Good Riddance. Last week, he took a break to mourn XXXTentacion with a two-song release entitled Too Soon... One track from it, "Legends," debuts at #4.
3. Trippie Redd & XXXTentacion Feat. Quavo & Ski Mask the Slump God - Ghost Busters
Despite his previous issues with XXXTentacion, Trippie Redd was still sitting on a few collabs with the late Floridian. He shared one of them, "Ghost Busters," last week, at first just featuring Ski Mask, but then a Quavo verse magically appeared on it as well. It debuts at #3.
2. XXXTentacion - Bad!
Along with Ugly God, close XXX friend and collaborator Ski Mask the Slump God also dropped an unfinished song from the late rapper last week. Like "Tear Drop," "Bad!" was also taken down shortly after being posted. Nevertheless, it debuts at #2.
1. Tekashi 6ix9ine - Blood Walk
Overshadowing even XXXTentacion's death, it seems, is the continued drama around Tekashi. This time, it's his status as a blood that's been called into question. Back in March, he shared a snippet of a remix of Rich The Kid's "Plug Walk," and now, after The Game has repeatedly claimed that 69 is a "fake blood," the full version has arrived. It debuts at #1.