Tory Lanez stole the headlines this week by ripping the bandaid off whole. His exhibition match with Joyner Lucas didn't meet the requirements of our FIRE EMOJI playlist, but it did prove his mettle as an offensively-minded "player in the game." If anything, his posturing bodes well for future endeavors.

He did, however, eclipse the mark set by his predecessors on the list, in becoming one of the few new entrants. On Dipset's new album cut "No Sleep," Tory Lanez pitches his voice to new extremes. The question is, how high can it go?

Meek Mill selected reserve seating when he submitted loosie tracks to the ledger, one week ahead of schedule. Next week don't be surprised if we're raising Meek's hand in victory twice over. "The long game" usually produces fitting results. "Oodles O’ Noodles Babies" is as defiant a mood as you'll see in this era of syrupy unrest.

The remainder of the EMOJI graduates make up an assorted lot. A$AP Rocky finally consolidated his "Sundress" record which was unceremoniously leaked without his consent. The subtle changes he incurred made all the difference in the World. On the other end of the media spectrum, the quiet but consistent Peewee Longway recycled the well-worn catchphrase "Bout It Bout It" to greater heights.

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