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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Cool New Post (Idk what to call it)

Hi kids, I'm back for another random post! This edition is kinda related to the last two posts, as this is going to be a mini personal chart for this week. There will be a lot of the new songs I mentioned in the last post, along with some songs that are a couple months old I still enjoy. So yeah, here's the chart.



43. Future/YG - Extra Luv
42. Playboi Carti/Lil Uzi Vert - Lookin
41. Steve Aoki/Migos/Lil Yachty - Night Call*
40. J. Cole - Neighbors*
39. Lil Yachty/Migos - Peek A Boo*
38. Yo Gotti/Nicki Minaj - Rake It Up*
37. 2 Chainz/Gucci Mane/Quavo - Good Drank*
36. YFN Lucci/YFN Trae Pound - Ammunition
35. Xxxtentacion/$ki Mask The Slump God - What In XXXTarnation*
34. Yo Gotti/YFN Lucci - They Like*
33. Big Sean - Jump Out The Window
32. Kodak Black - Everything 1k
31. Kodak Black - Tunnel Vision*
30. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock - Everyday We Lit
29. Xxxtentacion - I Don't Wanna Do This Anymore*
28. Future - Sorry*
27. Kendrick Lamar - DNA*
26. The Weeknd - Reminder
25. Camila Cabello - Crying In The Club
24. 2 Chainz/Drake - Big Amount
23. Chris Brown - Privacy*
22. 2 Chainz/Travis Scott - 4 AM*
21. DJ Khaled/Kodak Black/Gucci Mane/Rick Ross - Pull A Caper*
20. Migos - Get Right Witcha
19. Rick Ross/Young Thug/Wale - Trap Trap Trap
18. Kodak Black - There He Go
17. Liam Payne/Quavo - Strip That Down*
16. Future - Incredible
15. Drake/Quavo/Travis Scott - Portland
14. YG/DJ Mustard - Pop It, Shake It
13. Meek Mill/Chris Brown/Ty Dolla $ign - Whatever You Need*
12. Drake - Free Smoke
11. Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3
10. Playboi Carti - Magnolia
9. Kid Ink/Ty Dolla $ign - F with U
8. Joey Bada$$ - Temptation*
7. Xxxtentacion/$ki Mask The Slump God - RIP Roach
6. Playboi Carti/Lil Uzi Vert - Wokeuplikethis*
5. SahBabii/Loso Loaded - Pull Up Wit Ah Stick
4. French Montana/Swae Lee - Unforgettable
3. Tee Grizzley/Lil Yachty - From The D to the A
2. Vince Staples - Big Fish
1. Machine Gun Kelly/Quavo/Ty Dolla $ign - Trap Paris (Highlight the green box to see, we don't need right away spoilers)



*Not entirely accurate positioning

Here are some songs that would be in the bottom half of the chart/bubbling under:

  • 2 Chainz/Ty Dolla $ign/Trey Songz/Jhene Aiko - It's A Vibe
  • A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie/Kodak Black - Drowning
  • A$AP Mob/A$AP Rocky/Playboi Carti/Quavo/Lil Uzi Vert/Frank Ocean - RAF
  • Ayo & Teo - Rolex
  • Blac Youngsta/Lil Yachty - Hip Hopper
  • DJ Khaled/Drake - To The Max
  • DJ Khaled/Future/Migos/21 Savage/T.I. - Iced Out My Arms
  • DJ Khaled/Future/Yo Gotti - That Range Rover Came With Steps
  • DJ Khaled/Migos - Major Bag Alert
  • Dae Dae/YFN Lucci - Celebration
  • Future - Draco
  • Future - Mask Off
  • Future/Chris Brown - PIE
  • Gucci Mane/Chris Brown - Tone it Down
  • Gucci Mane/Offset - Met Gala
  • Kendrick Lamar - Humble
  • Kodak Black - First Day Out
  • Kodak Black - Patty Cake
  • Lil Pump - Flex Like Ouu
  • Lil Uzi Vert - Do What I Want
  • Lil Uzi Vert/Travis Scott/Quavo - Go Off
  • Metro Boomin/Offset/Drake - No Complaints
  • Migos - T-Shirt
  • Migos/Gucci Mane - Slippery
  • Mike Will Made-It/21 Savage/YG/Migos - Gucci On My
  • NAV - Myself
  • NAV - Up
  • Nicki Minaj/Drake/Lil Wayne - No Frauds
  • Tee Grizzley - First Day Out
  • Travis Scott - Butterfly Effect
  • Xxxtentacion - Look At Me!
  • YFN Lucci - Never Worried
  • Young Thug/Future - Relationship


Anyway, that's the post. What do you think of these songs? Comment that down below. Anyway, back to watching grass grow preference revealing. Peace.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

My Favorite "New" Songs Right Now

DISCLAIMER: I do realize that Graham and Lance have both done something similar sometime this summer, but I am not trying to copy them or anything like that. And these are my opinions, and if you disrespect them I will delete your comments. Let's get started now!

Wait, one more thing to mention. I will no longer be doing weekly Hot Rap Songs chart reviews, mainly because there's not too much of a point to it because I like all but one of the songs on the chart. And that's not really reviewing since I'm putting every single song in green. Anyway.

Time to start the post. So hello guys, and welcome to my next post! These will be my favorite new songs out right now. There are more than 10 new songs I like right now, so I will be listing those as honorable mentions. But this time, I will do those after I reveal #2, similar to what Miles does. Anyway, let's do this!





















10. 2 Chainz/Travis Scott - 4 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this is a single. If it's not, whatever, it's still a great song. The production is what drew me to it when I first heard it. But then I knew why it was so good when I heard the tag: It's from Murda Beatz! He's not really the GOAT, but he still makes me want to blast his songs on repeat. 2 Chainz delivers great verses with good vocals, and Travis Scott surprisingly adds to the song with his hook. That's probably the first time in forever when he's added to a song rather than making it worse (Portland, Go Off, etc.). Nothing else to say about this one. It's been a highlight of my SoundCloud for a good amount of time, so that means good stuff.





9. Meek Mill/Chris Brown/Ty Dolla $ign - Whatever You Need
I kinda thought Meek Mill's career was over after being totally crushed by Drake in his songs Back To Back and Charged Up (both are awesome songs btw), but hey, if it means him coming back in this way, I'm all for it. At first I thought this was just an above-average R&B-type production, but when I heard DJ Mustard prouced it, I was in shock. Chris Brown does a great job on the hook and completely blows his vocals through the roof. Ty adds to it with his backing vocals as well. Meek Mill comes into his verses strong, and that definitely brings in energy there. Oh yeah, and the production defines it. Moving on.





8. YG/DJ Mustard - Pop It, Shake It
First off, the production drew me to this. Other than that, there's nothing too good. Sure, YG's vocals are great and DJ Mustard nails the bridge. The lyrics aren't necessarily anything I'd like to love by, but they don't make the song worse. But if it weren't for the production, I wouldn't love this. What else can I say here. NEXT!





7. Kid Ink/Ty Dolla $ign - F With U
First of all, there are much better Kid Ink songs out there, especially the ones from 2015 and early 2016. He was one of my favorite rappers of that period. Some of those songs include Promise, Hotel, Body Language, Ride Out, Be Real, Main Chick, Show Me, That's On You, and Swish (not necessarily better than this, but still really good). This song might be better than a couple, mainly because this possesses the elements of your average awesome Kid Ink song. By that I mean a super fun hook, and an even more fun beat, usually produced by someone like DJ Mustard. Those elements are exactly what this song is like. DJ Mustard produced it, and Ty Dolla $ign adds a ton of energy in the hook, especially with the line, "Hot box, drop top the 'Rari".The verses don't really stand out, but are still good. So to sum up, while being nowhere near his best, this is still pretty much your average super fun/catchy Kid Ink song.





6. Joey Bada$$ - Temptation
The well-known song I like to compare this song to the most is Unforgettable by French Montana and Swae Lee. It has that kind of reggae feel that's always fun to jam out to. The vocals are on point, but best of all, the lyrical content is awesome. It's about Joey trying to confront racism. Add those things together, and you get this masterpiece. I didn't know whether or not to consider this new, but even if it's not, close enough.





5. French Montana/Swae Lee - Unforgettable
It's kinda funny how I'm going to review this now right after mentioning this above. Anyway, the "tropical" production defines this. I wouldn't like it as much if it wasn't for that. And that's probably the reason why it's a pop crossover and is in the top 20 on the Hot 100. That's good stuff. Swae Lee's vocals are nice and French's rapping is cool. I don't really see a point in the lyrics, but I respect the fact that they exist. Nothing else to mention.





4. Playboi Carti - Magnolia
This song is rapidly rising on the Hot 100 and both Urban and Rhythmic radio. That is a great thing. The production is awesome and makes you want to party. That contributes to the high energy level showed in the song, along with Carti's vocals. The lyrics are kinda pointless, but kinda cool at the same time. Is this his best song? No. But this is certainly a beyond awesome song and I love to see it gaining more success each week.





3. Steve Aoki/Lil Yachty/Migos - Night Call
First of all, I do not entirely respect Steve Aoki. He is known for producing EDM music that can get EXTREMELY repetitive at times. But in this song, he takes a turn. Normally, style turns by artists don't turn out to be very pleasing. But LOOK AT WHAT THIS GUY HAS TURNED INTO! Going from a mediocre EDM DJ to an amazing rap producer! YES! Even better, his choice of featured artists. Lil Yachty is pretty hit-or-miss for me, as not all of his songs in the past have been this amazing. But this song is definitely a score. And Migos never fail at making such an anthem, so there's no reason to go into them. Quavo does an extroardinary job on the hook, and it's one of the main things I love about this song. All four rappers absolutely slay their verses, doing a great job in making this what it is. Awesome song overall, and I hope Aoki can continue doing songs like these for me to continue enjoying.





2. SahBabii/Loso Loaded - Pull Up Wit Ah Stick
For two guys I have never heard of before in my life, it's pretty damn impressive to make it this high on the list. Although this Loso Loaded dude doesn't exactly contribute to the song, I can still tolerate his part. It's the other guy, SahBabii, that impresses me to the point where it's raining money everywhere. His vocals are GREAT! And so is everything else besides Loso. Production, lyrics, vocals, etc. Masterpiece. And now it's time to reveal my honorable mentions, or songs that came close to making but didn't quit survive the cut. I have seven of them to be exact. So let's go!








HM1. Yo Gotti/Mike Will Made-It/Nicki Minaj - Rake It Up
Yo Gotti's hook is catchy and constantly gets stuck in your head. But my problem with it is that it's kinda overproduced in my opinion. But it's still a good song.



HM2. The Weeknd - Reminder
The fourth and final single off Starboy, this isn't really the best song off there but it has nice vocals and a cool beat.



HM3. Playboi Carti/Lil Uzi Vert - Lookin
This is one of the songs off the mixtape that doesn't sound similar to Magnolia and Wokeuplikethis*. It is pretty unique, but a little too repetitive to make the list.



HM4. J. Cole - Neighbors
While Deja Vu might be the best song off 4 Your Eyez Only, this is still a nice, more upbeat song. Although the whole "Neighbors think I'm selling dope" thing can get aggrivating, the verses stand out enough.



HM5. Big Sean - Jump Out The Window
I hesitated to include this because it's showing signs of flopping on Urban radio, but regardless, it's still a cool song I can go-to in a pinch.



HM6. DJ Khaled/Kodak Black/Gucci Mane/Rick Ross - Pull A Caper
I swear this was so close to making the list. I cannot get enough of Kodak Black's hook here! Gucci and Rick add to the song as well. If one of the songs in the top 10 didn't exist, this would've made it for sure.



HM7. Liam Payne/Quavo - Strip That Down
Now before you judge me and say, "Ooh, you like this just because of Quavo and other than that it's just a regular pop song," let me say...no. This sounds just like an average rap song to me. Sure, Quavo slays and makes the song awesome. But everything else is just as good. And if Liam continues to make songs like this, I will be keeping up.














1. Machine Gun Kelly/Quavo/Ty Dolla $ign - Trap Paris
I don't think you'd expect this to be my favorite new song and my overall favorite song right now. But it's just too freaking good! The production is FLAWLESS. Nothing else describes that. It's so catchy and super fun to jam out to. All three artists equally contribute with their rap parts to make this song what it is. MGK starts the ride in his fun verse, and then Ty Dolla $ign provides his hook, er, anthem! And then Quavo comes in and strikes gold. I can never stop listening to his verse, and this song in general. This completely blows away my expectations to the point where I have this on repeat every day. Great job, guys.




So that's the list. What are your thoughts on these songs and the list in general? Be sure to comment those below, while respecting my opinion, of course. Anyway, back to playing 9 Innings. Peace.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Random Post #1: The Best Songs of 2017 (So Far)

Before I begin this post, there are two disclaimers. Please read them or the post will not make sense.


DISCLAIMER #1: I do realize I haven't posted my favorite and least favorite songs of 2016 yet, and that's because the list is pretty fucked up and I haven't had time to tweak it. I have my bottom 10 songs of 2016 though, but I'll post those some other time.

DISCLAIMER #2: This post is just out there for the hell of it, and I am not trying to start any controversy. These are my opinions, and any comments not respecting them will either A. Be deleted or B. Cause a flame war between you and the true OG legend, me. And the winner of that will most likely not be you. Anyway.


So let's start the post now. Hey guys, I'm back again for the first random post! There will be a lot of these this summer, including the worst songs of 2016, best songs of 2015, stuff like that. This episode will be my personal favorite songs of 2017 so far. It's been a pretty shitty year for pop music, but that doesn't mean for other genres! Most of these songs will be either rap of R&B, because they're the main genres I love and listen to. If you don't like that, either exit this post or reread Disclaimer #2.



Honorable mentions (In no specific order):


Lil Uzi Vert/Quavo/Travi$ Scott - Go Off
This was unbelievably close to making the list. Such an amazing hype song. Travi$ Scott was pretty unnecessary, but Uzi and Quavo do a good enough job to make the song what it is.


Migos - Call Casting
Such a catchy beat and high energy level. Full details are on the album review.


21 Savage/Metro Boomin - No Heart
Such a savage song with hard and aggressive lyrics I enjoy.


21 Savage - Red Opps
See above.


YFN Lucci/PnB Rock - Everyday We Lit
Like Hollow Man said, I feel so lit when I hear this.


Yo Gotti/Kodak Black - Weatherman
Kodak goes hard in the hook. Catchy beat as well. More details in the album review.


Drake/Quavo/Travi$ Scott - Portland
This probably would've made the list if it wasn't for Travi$ Scott. His verse is good but kinda ruins the song. Drake's verse has a great flow and Quavo's hook is awesome.


Rick Ross/Young Thug/Wale - Trap Trap Trap
Such an anthem. I am always jamming out to that hook and it definitely makes you feel good.'


Migos - T-Shirt
Great production and verses. More details in the album review.


DJ Snake/Jeremih/Young Thug/Swizz Beatz - The Half
I love the intro (from Swizz Beatz) and the hook (from Jeremih) as well as the production/drop. Thugger slays as well.


Nicki Minaj/Drake/Lil Wayne - No Frauds
Once you listen to this song, it's pretty damn obvious who won the beef between Nicki and Remy Ma. I also love the line, "I took the price, and lift that bitch up".


Migos/2 Chainz - Deadz
Love the hook and energy level each Migos member and 2 Chainz bring.


PnB Rock/A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie/Quavo - Playa No More
If you look at the featured artists, you can do the math yourself. For more details, see the album review.


Wale/Lil Wayne - Running Back
Great production and lyrics about football. Weezy adds to it as well.


Blac Youngsta/YFN Lucci - Confuse Me
Look at the featured artist and my review on Yo Gotti's mixtape. Enough said.


Xxxtentacion - Look At Me!
I love the high bass in this song, as it sounds the best when it's turned up really loud in your headphones to the point where it practically rapes your ears. Although this isn't too amazing anymore because I got into some of his other songs like What In XXXTarnation and I Don't Wanna Do This Anymore. But it's still one of his best songs.


DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne - I'm The One
Look at my Hot Rap Songs posts for more details on this.


Lil Uzi Vert - Do What I Want
Best song off The Perfect Luv Tape. Love the lyrical content and production.


French Montana/Swae Lee - Unforgettable
It's unforgettable how fast I can grow into songs I don't find much quality in at first. :P


Playboi Carti - Magnolia
Such a catchy beat with a high energy level, just like Call Casting.


Xxxtentacion - I Don't Wanna Do This Anymore
This is definitely the shortest song I've ever heard, at only 1 minute and 28 seconds long. Other than that, I don't really know what it is about this song I love.


Lil Yachty/Migos - Peek A Boo
Read my last Hot Rap Songs post for a full review.


Kendrick Lamar - Humble
Another song that I love but can't really explain why.


Migos/Gucci Mane - Slippery
Not the best song off Culture, but still a fun song. More details in the album review.


6LACK - Prblms
Roast me if you want to get COOKED.


A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie/Kodak Black - Drowning
This song is like a math problem. A Boogie + Kodak + Their jewelry + Chart success = Something pretty good.


Migos - Get Right Witcha
See Slippery.


Kendrick Lamar - DNA
What's there to not like about this?


Kid Ink/Ty Dolla $ign - F With U
This is nowhere near Kid Ink at his best (for example: Body Language, Be Real, Hotel, Main Chick, etc., with the first and third being my favorites from him), but DJ Mustard definitely makes this what it is.


Gucci Mane/Offset - Met Gala
Everything about this is just so amazing! Gucci Mane, Offset, Gucci Mane, Offset, Gucci--Alright I'm getting carried away.


YG/DJ Mustard - Pop It, Shake It
DJ Mustard gets some bars! Finally! I love the production in this as well.




And now for the actual list. I will use album covers to add more suspense. So here we go.






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10. Ayo & Teo - Rolex
One of this year's popular dance challenge/meme songs. A lot of people tend to hate songs like these, but I don't see a problem with them. They're always catchy and fun to dance to, and this song fits into that category. I love the production and vocals as well. I caught onto it pretty early because a lot of people at my school were listening to it and loving it, so it was hard for me not to catch on. Kinda got overshadowed because I was still in love with There He Go at the time, but still a good song.




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9. Yo Gotti/YFN Lucci - They Like
Not going to go into this because I did a full-on review of it in the review of Gotti's mixtape. But in sum, it has a great hook with very powerful vocals from YFN Lucci. The verses are good too. Let's move on.




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8. Playboi Carti/Lil Uzi Vert - Wokeuplikethis*
One of the songs I'm currently loving. It has a really catchy beat and a fun hook, where Carti repeats, "Woke up to n***as talkin' like me, talk, woke up to n***as soundin' like me, talk". Production-wise, it sounds pretty similar to Magnolia, as this Pierre guy produced those two and four other songs on the mixtape. And from my opinions on this song and Magnolia, he's a pretty good producer. Makes me wish he'd work with some other rappers, like maybe 21 Savage or something. I also love the vocals from both rappers, especially Carti. The lyrics are cool too. Moving on.




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7. Kodak Black - Tunnel Vision
If you want an explanation of this song, please see this post. Enough said.




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6. The Weeknd/Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming
A song I feel quite ashamed for really liking. This type of music is not my type. That said, I can't really explain what I like about this. I just like it. Don't know what else to say.




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5. Migos/Lil Uzi Vert - Bad and Boujee
An old, outdated review of this can be found here. Most of that information is true because my opinion on this hasn't really changed. So if you want a review, please use that. NEXT!




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4. Mike WiLL Made-It/21 Savage/YG/Migos - Gucci On My
"Ransom...Ransom...Ransom..." It's lit. I had this on repeat back in April because it's so good. Anyway, first, let's look at the artists. Mike WiLL Made-It, well, we all know who he is. That awesome rap producer. 21 Savage, one of the best rappers to exist. Everybody loves to hear him rap about the street life. YG, the My Hitta guy. This song isn't anywhere near as good as that. but still. And Migos, the Bad and Boujee and Fight Night guys. Both awesome songs. So for this song, we take those four artists and mash them together. And we get this amazing stuff. The production could've been better, but also could've been worse. All five of the rappers (21, YG, Quavo, Offset and Takeoff) make this what it is. And the lyrics. So that's that song. Spent two weeks as my favorite, but ti's fading on me quickly. But still really good.




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3. Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3
One of the most controversial hits this year so far. By hit, I mean it's peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 (so far). Anyway, this is one of those songs that you either love or you hate. Not many people think it's decent/mediocre. Most of the haters aren't fans of hip hop/rap music, while most of the fans are. Alright, enough background info. Onto the song. So the production is fire. That's one of the main things. I also love the mumbling towards the middle of the song. Unfortunately, the radio plays the version without the mumbling, which sucks because that's one of the main things that made the song awesome. That's one of the top things people hate about this song. There's also the hook, which constantly gets stuck in your head. The lyrics are good too, about a relationship he had in the past. Cool song overall. If you don't like it at the first listen, give it a chance. It'll grow on you.




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2. Tee Grizzley/Lil Yachty - From The D to the A
When I first heard Tee Grizzley's single First Day Out, I literally thought that Grizzley was the producer and 2 Chainz handled the rapping, because they sound pretty much exactly alike. When I found out it wasn't him, I was surprised. Anyway, he returns in this song with Lil Yachty, who is half-decent in my opinion. He's had some good stuff in the past, but also some bad stuff, which mainly comes in the form of features (Yeah Kyle!). Either way, it's about the hometowns of the two rappers (Detroit, the D, and Atlanta, the A), hence the title. The rappers deliver very powerful verses with some pretty solid bars. But the thing about this song is there are twelve verses in this song. Twelve. And this song is only two minutes and 39 seconds long. Impressive. It is such and uplifting song that has a lot of energy and it's so fun to jam out to. I had this on repeat for quite a while because it's so good (In fact, I still do). I love the energy level and the way the rappers deliver their verses. Amazing song. It would've spent 3-4 weeks at #1 on COAEP. And just remember, the moment you hear, "Off top, run a n***a out his socks", you know things bout to get lit. :D




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1. Kodak Black - There He Go
This should've been SO hard to guess (sarcasm alert). This song is awesome in every way possible. I've never heard of this producer before, other than the fact that he also produced Everything 1k (another amazing song). But this song wouldn't have been the same without him. Like From The D to the A and some other songs on this list, it has such a high level of energy and it's so catchy and fun. I love everything about the hook, vocals, lyrics, everything. This song was recorded hours after he was once released from jail, and you can tell from the hook. The vocals are great too. Basically, you can take everything Miles says about an average rap song and translate it into the opposite. (By the way Miles, if you're reading this, don't you DARE roast me for that). So yeah. It spent 8 weeks at #1 on COAEP, and if I were still making the chart, it would still be in or near the top 10, making it have spent 23 weeks on there. Interesting. That's all I got to say about it.




So that was this post. And remember, only comment if you have something nice to say. If not, go back to the top and reread disclaimer #2. Then exit the post. Anyway, because this post is out now, there will be no Hot Rap Songs post this week. This is basically the Hot Rap Songs post y'all are gonna get. But don't worry, I'll be sure to do double entrant reviews and all that double stuff next week. So now y'all are probably wondering, "Why don't you just post the chart after this?" The problem with that is that I'm lazy and I don't want to have to take the time out and make a whole new post after this. I'd much rather browse Youtube or watch South Park on a summer day like this. So yeah, what else is there to say.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

DJ Khaled (5) Hot Rap Songs Week of 6/17/17

Hey guys, I'm quickscoping noobs while I report them by faggots back here for another Hot Rap Songs post! We had an okay week this week. We had some pleasing jumps within the top 10, but one of my favorite songs of this year so far sadly left us after a one-week tenure this week. More into all that later. Anyway, here are our exits this week:

Kendrick Lamar - Element (#24)
Playboi Carti/Lil Uzi Vert - Wokeuplikethis* (#25) (D:)

Last week's #1 song: DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne - I'm The One
THE COUNTDOWN
25. Lil Yachty/Migos - Peek A Boo (DEBUT)
24. Drake - Gyalchester (RE-ENTRY)
23. Kendrick Lamar/Rihanna - Loyalty (#23)
22. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 (#21)
21. Drake/Quavo/Travi$ Scott - Portland (#20)
20. Tee Grizzley - First Day Out (#22)
19. Kendrick Lamar/Zacari - Love (#17)
18. Xxxtentacion - Look At Me (#14)
17. Playboi Carti - Magnolia (#18)
16. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock - Everyday We Lit (#19)
15. Gucci Mane/Drake - Both (#15) (LOL)
14. Migos/Gucci Mane - Slippery (#16)
13. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie/Kodak Black - Drowning (#13)
12. Rae Sremmurd - Swang (#12)
11. Migos - T-Shirt (#11)
10. Kodak Black - Tunnel Vision (#10)
9. Kendrick Lamar - DNA (#7)
8. Ayo & Teo - Rolex (#9)
7. French Montana/Swae Lee - Unforgettable (#8)
6. Kyle/Lil Yachty - iSpy (#6)
5. Post Malone/Quavo - Congratulations (#5)
4. Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3 (#4)
3. Future - Mask Off (#3)
2. Kendrick Lamar - Humble (#2)
1. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne - I'm The One (#1) (5th week at #1)

Biggest jump: YFN Lucci/PnB Rock - Everyday We Lit (+3)

Biggest drop: Xxxtentacion - Look At Me (-4)

New entrants:
- With Gyalchester re-entring because of the Billboard Music Awards a week or two ago, we have only one new entrant.
- Lil Yachty teams up with Migos for one of the singles off his debut album, Teenage Emotions. This song is called Peek A Boo. First of all, I'd like to say that this is my biggest guilty pleasure of this year so far. I will not recite any of the lyrics because 90% of the lines in the hook are not very appropriate, but if you're dying to see the lyrics, please click here at your own risk. I will also say that he is not referring to the game for babies when he says "peek a boo". Anyway, Lil Yachty does a nice job on the vocals, and the Migos members definitely add to the song. In fact, this song might actually be blue or red if it wasn't for Migos. I like the production in this as well. It's just the lyrical content that makes the song not too likable. So yeah, great song to sum up.

I Heard Your Blurb She Got That Water:
- Everything in the top 13 holds except for Unforgettable and Rolex, each of which jump a spot. Because of that, DNA drops two. Quite honestly, I'm fine with this move. Mainly because that puts Unforgettable a spot behind iSpy, and then soon, it'll be gaining more popularity and eventually jump over iSpy, let iSpy drop, and let me finally see iSpy leave while Unforgettable tops every single chart that possibly exists...Wait, I'm getting pretty carried away here. I just like this move.
- I'm cool with the biggest jump. Let it jump more!
- With the saddening departure of Wokeuplikethis* this week, we now have a two-way tie for purple. I was going to just put Wokeuplikethis* in purple because I grew into it a little more, but Billboard hates me, so that's not an option.
- This is unrelated to the chart, but the next single from Drake's More Life has been announced. It's Glow, featuring Kanye West. It certainly is a great song, but not the best choice in my opinion. More on it when it debuts. Anyway.


Top 20 Review:

-1-Worst song on the chart
20. iSpy

0-Crap
19. Swang

1-Bad
NONE!

2-Mediocre
NONE!

3-Decent
NONE!

4-Good
18. Love

5-Great
Rest of the songs

6-Best song on the chart
1. TIE: XO TOUR Llif3
1. TIE: Magnolia

Total score: 90/100 (Nothing changed)


Top 5 picks:
1. TIE: XO TOUR Llif3
1. TIE: Magnolia
3. Unforgettable
4. Slippery
5. Tunnel Vision

Bottom 3 picks:
1. iSpy
2. Swang
3. 1-800-273-8255 (Good, just the next worst song)


For the most missed and throwback picks for a week or two, it's going to be all Drake because of the Drake rankdown I'm doing on Pulse Music Boards.

Most missed song: Drake - Summer Sixteen

Throwback pick (2009): Drake/Lil Wayne/Jeezy - I'm Goin In

#1 Recommendation For This Chart: Tee Grizzley/Lil Yachty - From The D to the A

#1 Recommendation For You: 2 Chainz/Travi$ Scott - 4 AM


Also, here's a question of the week.

QOTW: Gucci Mane released his newest mixtape, Droptopwop, a week or two ago. What are your thoughts/favorites off the mixtape?

My answer: I think it was a pretty solid mixtape. My favorites off the tape include Met Gala (feat. Offset), Both Eyes Closed (feat. 2 Chainz and Young Dolph) and Loss 4 Wrdz (feat. Rick Ross). Not as good as anything he released last year, but still something worth checking out.


That's it for this episode and I'll see y'all later.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Album Review #4: PnB Rock - GTTM: Goin Thru The Motions

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Hey kids, and welcome to my next album review! Today, we're breaking down Philly rapper and R&B singer PnB Rock's debut album GTTM: Goin Thru The Motions. We're going to see what songs could be potential singles (in my opinion) and how this compares to the work of other artists similar to him. Also, I did make a queue for these reviews, and the next two albums on the queue to review are The Weeknd's smash record Starboy and Gucci Mane's Christmas-themed mixtape The Return of the East Atlanta Santa. So without further ado, let's get straight to this review.


There's not much background info on PnB Rock to talk about because, well, this is his debut album. I just know that he's signed to Atlantic Records and has spent quite a bit of potential career time behind bars. There are three songs, single or not, I can think of that I loved that he was featured in. The first is Kodak Black's Too Many Years appears off Kodak's mixtape, Lil Big Pac, and it actually just recently left the Billboard Hot 100 Bubbling Under, unfortunately failing to debut there. It was released last summer and I first listened to it in October, but despite all that, I still really love the song and it managed to make it in my liked tracks on SoundCloud (which is an honor). I love the meaning conveyed in the song, about how they've used up a lot of time (too many years) on drugs and stuff they aren't proud of now and they wished they could change. Amazing song. The second appears on the soundtrack to comedian Kevin Hart's movie What Now?. It is All Day, which also features Lil Yachty. I loved the instrumentals in that song along with the hook and Yachty's rapping. The final is YFN Lucci's single, Everyday We Lit, which appears on his EP Long Live Nut. Just so y'all know, that album is on the queue and I will be breaking it down soon. That song was a really catchy anthem with great vocals from both artists. Aside from all that, PnB released one mixtape (RNB3) prior to the release of this album, but I never got around to listening to it. Anyway, that's enough background info.

Now onto the album. I had high hopes after listening to promotional singles like Selfish and Playa No More (feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Quavo), but about halfway through my listen to this album, I questioned them. I realized that a good portion of this album was R&B, and trust me, it wasn't really the good kind. Sure, there were upbeat jams like Playa No More and There She Go (feat. YFN Lucci), but the R&B songs like Smile and Notice Me made me lose respect for this album. In fact, this album actually might be bad if it wasn't for the features, which I think we should dig into now.

The featured artists on this album include Wiz Khalifa, YFN Lucci, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Quavo (of Migos), and Ty Dolla $ign. In my opinion, that's a pretty loaded group of rappers. Turns out, all but one of them contributed to making the album not bad. Wiz Khalifa's collab, Attention, was a really good song. He had a great verse and PnB's hook can easily get stuck in your head. The YFN Lucci collab, There She Go, is definitely one of my favorites, if not my favorite, off the album. The song had a really catchy beat and hook. Lucci is rapping in his verse, and he kills it. I can never get enough of that verse. There were two songs on this album with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. The first, Playa No More (which also featured Quavo) is probably another one of my favorite songs off the album. It had such a fun beat and great verses from both of the featured artists, especially Quavo. I don't necessarily like PnB's vocal work in the song, but the hook is still enjoyable. The second A Boogie song, Stand Back, reminded me a lot of Drake's 2015 song 10 Bands. I loved that song, so it should be easy to predict the outcome of this. And then there's the Ty Dolla $ign collab, Hanging Up My Jersey, which was one of the album's promotional singles. I listened to it and...I wasn't a fan. I don't really like the production or PnB's vocals. Ty Dolla $ign isn't bad, but isn't good either. It's overall a pretty mediocre song. That's all for the features.

Now for the singles. The lead single from this album was called Selfish and actually didn't do too bad on the Billboard Hot 100. That was an awesome song. It had a really catchy hook and a fun beat as well as great lyrical content. It's probably my favorite song off the album, as it spent 2 weeks at #1 on COAEP compared to Playa No More's #5 peak and There She Go's #8 peak. Speaking of which, Playa No More was the second single off the album, although it failed to do much. I already talked about that one. The third single was New Day, which was another really fun song. I love everything: Production, vocals, etc. That's all the singles. Now onto the track ratings.


TRACKS:
1. Attention (ft. Wiz Khalifa)- 9/10
2. There She Go (ft. YFN Lucci)- 10/10
3. Playa No More (ft. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Quavo)- 10/10
4. Selfish- 10/10
5. Plans- 8/10
6. Range Rover- 8.5/10
7. Notice Me- 5/10
8. Hanging Up My Jersey (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)- 5.5/10
9. Smile- 5/10
10. Misunderstood- 8/10
11. Heart Racin- 7/10
12. Questions- 4/10
13. New Day- 10/10
14. Stand Back (ft. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie)- 9/10


Top 5 tracks:
5. Attention (ft. Wiz Khalifa)
4. New Day
3. There She Go (ft. YFN Lucci)
2. Playa No More (ft. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Quavo)
1. Selfish

Bottom 5 tracks:
5. Heart Racin
4. Hanging Up My Jersey (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)
3. Notice Me
2. Smile
1. Questions

Total album score: 109/140 (77.9%) (Better than I thought)


So that's...the album. The reason why I took a while to get this out is because I'm reviewing the Hot Rap Songs chart weekly now. More time working on that: Less time to work on this. Thanks for reading, I'll see y'all next time.

#IDontWannaBeAPlayaNoMore

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

DJ Khaled (4) Hot Rap Songs Week of 6/10/17

This wasn't too interesting of a week. We had just one exit/entrant for the second week in a row, but the one entrant is definitely one worth talking about. Also, it's funny how at the time of typing this, the chart is showing up on my phone but not my laptop. Anyway, here is our lone exit:

Calvin Harris/Future/Khalid - Rollin (#20)

Last week's #1 song: DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne - I'm The One
THE COUNTDOWN
25. Playboi Carti/Lil Uzi Vert - Wokeupliekthis* (DEBUT)
24. Kendrick Lamar - Element (#25)
23. Kendrick Lamar/Rihanna - Loyalty (#23)
22. Tee Grizzley - First Day Out (#24)
21. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 (#22)
20. Drake/Quavo/Travi$ Scott - Portland (#19)
19. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock - Everyday We Lit (#21)
18. Playboi Carti - Magnolia (#18)
17. Kendrick Lamar/Zacari - Love (#16)
16. Migos/Gucci Mane - Slippery (#17)
15. Gucci Mane/Drake - Both (#13)
14. Xxxtentacion - Look At Me! (#15)
13. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie/Kodak Black - Drowning (#14)
12. Rae Sremmurd - Swang (#12)
11. Migos - T-Shirt (#11)
10. Kodak Black - Tunnel Vision (#9)
9. Ayo & Teo - Rolex (#10)
8. French Montana/Swae Lee - Unforgettable (#8)
7. Kendrick Lamar - DNA (#7)
6. Kyle/Lil Yachty - iSpy (#6)
5. Post Malone/Quavo - Congratulations (#5)
4. Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3 (#4)
3. Future - Mask Off (#3)
2. Kendrick Lamar - Humble (#2)
1. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne - I'm The One (#1) (4th week at #1)

#1 song this week 1 year ago: Desiigner - Panda

Biggest jump: Tie between Tee Grizzley - First Day Out and YFN Lucci/PnB Rock - Everyday We Lit (+2) (LAME)

Biggest drop: Gucci Mane/Drake - Both (-2) (WE NEED MORE ACTION!)


New entrant:
- Well guys, I think I might've found my summer jam for 2017. It's Wokeuplikethis* by Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert! This song is undeniably catchy and has a really fun hook that easily gets stuck in your head. Lil Uzi Vert definitely does a great job and adds a lot to the song. Awesome song to sum up. I still don't know if this is better than Magnolia, but it's confirmed that this will be the next single from the album, not Magnolia. Take that haters! :P

Woke Up To N***as Blurbin Like Me:
- That's right, we now have a three-way tie for the best song on this chart. Because of this, I am expanding my top 5 picks to top 10 because there's so much awesomeness on this chart. I already talked about both Playboi Carti songs. And XO TOUR Llif3, well, you know my love for that. I'll also do my top 3 recommendations for this chart because there are also a lot of good rap songs not on this chart yet. So yeah.
- All of the top 10 holds their spots except for a switch at #9 and #10. I can't say I'm happy about that switch, as the dropper is slightly better than the riser, but I'll take it.
- We also have a one-weeker (Rollin) departing us this week. I did grow into it a little bit, but if it leaving means my new jam debuting, I'm all for it.
- +2 and -2 for our biggest jump and drop? Really? Oh well. I'll take the jumps, but I'm split on the drop. It's still a good song, but I am getting tired of it. It's been around since before Christmas, so I wouldn't be sad to see it go.
- DNA was featured in an ESPN commercial for the first game of the NBA finals, which did lead to me getting it stuck in my head this morning, which led to me growing into it more. (Although I'm not liking the NBA right now, the commercial did get me into wanting to watch the game tomorrow night) How long has it been at #7 anyway?
- On the negative side, I'd like to know who the hell still listens to Swang. If there still are people out there that do, I'd like to have a talk with them. If I'm correct, the only reason it debuted in the first place was because of Black Beatles's popularity. So it should be long gone by now.
- Here are some songs (not on here) from the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs Chart that I'm loving now:

~ Drake - Gyalchester
~ 2 Chainz/Gucci Mane/Quavo - Good Drank
~ Migos - Get Right Witcha
~ Lil Yachty/Migos - Peek A Boo
~ 6LACK - Prblms
~ Trey Songz - Nobody Else But You
~ Post Malone - Go Flex
~ Drake - Free Smoke
~ The Weeknd - Reminder


Top 20 Review:

-1-Worst song on the chart:
20. iSpy

0-Crap
19. Swang

1-Bad
NONE!

2-Mediocre
NONE!

3-Decent
NONE!

4-Good
18. Love

5-Great
Rest of the songs

6-Best song on the chart
1. TIE: XO TOUR Llif3
1. TIE: Magnolia

Total score: 90/100 (What's better than heaven?)


Top 10 picks:
1. TIE: Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3
1. TIE: Playboi Carti/Lil Uzi Vert - Wokeuplikethis*
1. TIE: Playboi Carti - Magnolia
4. French Montana/Swae Lee - Unforgettable
5. Drake/Quavo/Travi$ Scott - Portland
6. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock - Everyday We Lit
7. Migos/Gucci Mane - Slippery
8. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance The Rapper/Lil Wayne - I'm The One
9. Xxxtentacion - Look At Me!
10. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie/Kodak Black - Drowning


For the most missed songs and recommendations, I'll do three because of the great new music and 2015 Urban Rankdown I'm doing.

Most missed songs (Literally picked these out at random):
1. Meek Mill/Drake - RICO
2. OT Genasis - Coco
3. Rich Homie Quan - Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh)

Throwback pick (1996): 2Pac - All Eyez On Me (The movie's coming!)

Recommendations for the chart:
1. Xxxtentacion - I Don't Wanna Do This Anymore
2. Travi$ Scott - Butterfly Effect
3. Tee Grizzley/Lil Yachty - From The D to the A

#1 Recommendation For You: Lil Uzi Vert - Do What I Want

Recommendation to leave next week: Rae Sremmurd - Swang

Recommendation to hit #1: Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3

Recommendation to debut: See a bit above


That's it for this episode, and I'll see y'all later.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

DJ Khaled (3) Hot Rap Songs Week of 6/3/17

Yes, I realize this post is late. I don't want to get too into that. Also, I am copying this from Mark/Hollow Man's blog because I don't have time to type out all of the songs. Anyway, here is our lone exit this week:

Logic - Everybody (#25)

Last Week's #1 Song: DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance the Rapper/Lil Wayne - I'm the One (2nd week)
THE COUNTDOWN
25. Kendrick Lamar - Element (#21)
24. Tee Grizzley - First Day Out (#23)
23. Kendrick Lamar/Rihanna - Loyalty (#20)
22. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 (#14)
21. YFN Lucci/PnB Rock - Everyday We Lit (#24)
20. Calvin Harris/Future/Khalid - Rollin' (DEBUT)
19. Drake/Quavo/Travis Scott - Portland (#18)
18. Playboi Carti - Magnolia (#22) (YES)
17. Migos/Gucci Mane - Slippery (#19)
16. Kendrick Lamar/Zacari - Love (#15)
15. Xxxtentacion - Look At Me! (#17)
14. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie/Kodak Black - Drowing (#16)
13. Gucci Mane/Drake - Both (#13)
12. Rae Sremmurd - Swang (#10)
11. Migos - T-Shirt (#9)
10. Ayo & Teo - Rolex (#12)
9. Kodak Black - Tunnel Vision (#8)
8. French Montana/Swae Lee - Unforgettable (#11)
7. Kendrick Lamar - DNA (#7)
6. Kyle/Lil Yatchy - iSpy (#5) [1 Week at #1]
5. Post Malone/Quavo - Congratulations (#6)
4. Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3 (#4) (JUMP!)
3. Future - Mask Off (#3)
2. Kendrick Lamar - Humble (#2) [4 Weeks at #1]
1. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Quavo/Chance the Rapper/Lil Wayne - I'm the One (#1) [3rd Week at #1]


#1 Song This Week One Year Ago: Desiigner - Panda


Biggest jump: Playboi Carti - Magnolia (+4)

Biggest drop: Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 (-8)

New entrants:
- First of all, this is not a rap song. Therefore, it doesn't belong here. Second, it's not even that good. Future saves it from being bad. Khalid and the production kinda suck and would've made it bad. So yeah.

In New York I Milly Blurb:
- I'm so happy about the biggest jump! I grew into that song a lot this week and now it's one of my favorites. Wokeuplikethis* is really good as well, but this one is better by just a little bit. Some kid even played it in reading class once. That was cool.
- I'm cool with out #1, but I much rather prefer #4. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening.
- I grew into Unforgettable a lot this week, too. It's really catchy and I love the rapping and Swae Lee's vocals. What the hell was I thinking before? :P
- Slippery is gaining airplay on Urban radio. I have yet to hear it on my local hip-hop station, but hopefully it'll smash soon.
- We have another pleasing switch in the top 5. I've loved Congratulations for quite a while now, but it's the decline of #6 that pleases me more. I could go into everything wrong with that horrid song, but trust me, it won't be the easiest task.
- Good to see Swang dropping out of the top 10. I just cannot stand the falsetto and the trombone that makes the song sound so negative. 
- I'm pleased to see Drowning and Rolex becoming hits. In fact, the latter recently impacted pop radio. So that was nice to hear. 


Top 20 Review:

-1- Worst song on the chart:
20. iSpy

0-Crap
19. Swang

1-Bad
NONE!

2-Mediocre
18. Rollin'

3-Decent
NONE!

4-Good
17. Love

5-Great
Rest of the songs, too lazy to rank

6-Best song on the chart
1. XO TOUR Llif3

Total score: 86/100 (HEAVEN!)


Top 5 picks:
1. XO TOUR Llif3
2. Portland
3. Magnolia
4. Unforgettable
5. I'm The One

Bottom 3 picks:
1. iSpy
2. Swang
3. Rollin'


Most missed song: Lil Dicky/Fetty Wap/Rich Homie Quan - $ave Dat Money

Throwback pick (1999): Eminem - Role Model

#1 Recommendation For This Chart: Tee Grizzley/Lil Yachty - From The D to the A

#1 Recommendation For You: Lil Pump - Flex Like Ouu

Recommended song to leave next week: Rae Sremmurd - Swang

Recommended song to hit #1: Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3

Recommended song to debut: Lil Uzi Vert - Do What I Want


Thanks for reading, and I'll see y'all when the next post isn't delayed.