As we’ve said time and time again, diss tracks are the surest (and quickest) way to get into our top ten, and here’s another example of the power of the diss. Snap Dogg is an artist who’d only appeared twice on our site before last week, and never as a lead performer. And yet, the first solo track of his that we’ve posted immediately debuts at #1 because it’s a Tekashi 6ix9ine diss. It might also have something to do with the fact that at first glance, Snap Dogg’s name looks suspiciously like a much more famous rapper’s.
This week, no artist has more than one appearance inside of the top ten this week. New tracks barely missing out on a spot this week include Knoc Turn’al, Xzibit, Warren G, Nate Dogg & Shade Shiest’s “Str8 West Coast” remix (#12), Khalid’s “Don’t Pretend” (#13), Tory Lanez and Melii’s “Soco” (#15), and Yelawolf, Caskey and Doobie’s “No Such Thing as Free” (#16).
10. Kevin Rudolf Feat. Lil Wayne – I Will Not Break
A little over a decade ago, Kevin Rudolf’s big break came at the hands of Lil Wayne, the man who signed him and guested on his biggest track to date, “Let It Rock.” Years later, Weezy’s back for another assist on a track called “I Will Not Break.” This one debuts at #10.
9. Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)
The buzz around Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” (originally released in December) has risen to a fever pitch in the past couple of weeks, buoyed by controversy about the song getting kicked off of Billboard’s country chart. Last week, LNX responded with a remix featuring none other than country music superstar Billy Ray Cyrus, which boost the song’s profile even more. The “Old Town Road” remix debuts at #9.
8. Trippie Redd – Murder
Trippie Redd hasn’t made a ton of noise since dropping his debut album last year, but he has kept loosies trickling out every few months. The brief “Murder” is the latest, and it debuts at #8.
7. Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap
The sudden news of Nipsey Hussle’s murderthrew the hip hop world into a tailspin last weekend, and tributes to the deceased LA rapper continue to pour out. We posted the title track to his final album as a throwback last week, and it rose to #7 in its first week back on the chart.
6. Tory Lanez – Touchdown
Some of Tory Lanez’s biggest hits to date (like “Say It”) have come at the hands of repurposed ’90s R&B songs. For his latest project, he’s kept that formula alive, but switched from ’90s R&B to international pop music. International Fargo flips songs from Africa, the Caribbean, and elsewhere. “Touchdown” from that project debuts at #6.
5. Zaytoven Feat. Quavo & Takeoff – Cease & Alamo
Out of the blue, Zaytoven blessed us with a new project by the name of Make America Trap Again, featuring contributions from many of Zay’s close collaborators. Two of those, Migos‘ Quavo and Takeoff, guest on “Cease & Alamo.” It debuts at #5.
4. Yelawolf Feat. DJ Paul & Rittz – Box Chevy 6
The most popular track on HNHH from Yelawolf’s new Trunk Muzik 3 has proven to be “Box Chevy 6,” a continuation of one of the MC’s best-loved series. The sixth edition, which features DJ Paul and Rittz, is down three places in its second week out, from #1 to #4.
3. Kizz Daniel – Fvck You
While not exactly a diss track, Kizz Daniel’s “Fvck You” comes from the same spirit, as a challenge issued to Daniel’s fellow Afrobeat artists. Since its release, Tiwa Savage, Davido, and others have responded. “Fvck You” debuts at #3.
2. Schoolboy Q Feat. Travis Scott – Chopstix
Following “Numb Numb Juice,” the official lead single from Schoolboy Q’s still-untitled upcoming album, we got a leak of another track from the album called “Chopstix” last week. Featuring Travis Scott, this song was delayed from its original Friday release date as a moment of silence to honor Nipsey Hussle. It’s since been given an official release, and debuts quickly at #2.
1. Snap Dogg – Tekashi (6ix9ine Diss)
The top comment on “Tekashi” is “Thought this said snoop dogg lmao I was about to say oh shit!” and that about sums it up, along with the song’s 21% user approval rating. Snap Dogg’s solo debut on HNHH debuts at #1.