The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 11/4/13

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The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 11/4/13

Eminem's remake of Black Moon's "I Got Cha Opin" takes the top spot while Busta Rhymes enlists Q-Tip, Lil Wayne and Kanye West for his latest single.

Today (November 9), on the twentieth anniversary of legendary Hip Hop releases from A Tribe Called Quest and Wu-Tang Clan with Midnight Marauders and Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) respectively, this week’s top 10 is held down almost entirely by Detroit emcee Eminem. With the recent release of his eighth studio album, Eminem has also matched a record held for nearly half a century by The Beatles as the first artist to simultaneously hold four songs on the Billboard’s Top 20 as a lead artist (the ubiquitous English band accomplished the feat in 1964). With “The Monster,” “Berzerk,” “Survival,” and “Rap God” placed on Billboard’s Top 20 in that order, DX’s own list features an alternate set of tracks beginning with the Buckshot featuring “Don’t Front” and ending with an exclusive Youtube performance of “Rap God.”

Besides Em’s domination, the list also prominently features a new Busta Rhymes single with features from Q-Tip, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. And while Childish Gambino anchors the list with a new song, a detractor of his claims the fourth spot with blogger/emcee DDot Omen’s diss called “Ether-Net” (presumably attacking Gambino’s upcoming because the internet album title amongst other things).

Eminem Remakes Black Moon’s “I Got Cha Opin” On “Don’t Front”

With Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 released earlier this week after a calculated build-up, one of the album’s bonus tracks, “Don’t Front,” finds the Detroit emcee remaking Black Moon’s “I Got Cha Opin” from the Brooklyn crew’s debut album, Enta da Stage. Em’s version, “Don’t Front,” not only tops this week’s Top 10 but also features prominently on the soundtrack of the recently released videogame Call Of Duty: Ghosts, which hit stores on the same day as Eminem’s latest album (Tuesday, November 5).

The song features Black Moon emcee and Duck Down mainstay Buckshot on the chorus and leading into each verse. Earlier this week Buckshot spoke exclusively to HipHopDX about the process and his own reaction to Em’s remake. “In your head, you kind of don’t think anything,” Buckshot said. “You’re just happy that a person wanted to do the record. It was more of a shock than anything. You don’t have stuff like that in your mind, like, ‘Someone’s going to do my record over.’ That’s not something [I think about].” The Brooklyn native went on to describe his own reverence for Eminem. “If you ever doubted Eminem as any type of a spitter, listen to ‘Don’t Front’ and that shit will convince you nine-fold,” he said. “When I listen to that record, he’s not a game.”

"Don’t Front” was released in full just weeks after the twentieth anniversary of Black Moon’s Enta da Stage, which was originally released on October 19, 1993.

Busta Rhymes Teams Up With Q-Tip, Lil Wayne, And Kanye West For “Thank You”

Representing an amalgam of historical musical connections, Busta Rhymes’ latest single from his upcoming Extinction Level Event 2 album features longtime collaborator Q-Tip alongside the frontman of the label that most recently signed him in Lil Wayne. While it is only Tip and Busta that deliver verses on “Thank You,” both Wayne and Kanye West make appearances via adlibs throughout the song. More than a year ago, while at the annual BET Hip-Hop Awards Show in 2012, Q-Tip made mention of “Thank You” in an interview with Vibe, asking fans to utilize social media like Facebook and Twitter to call for Busta’s use of the song as his first single to this upcoming album. While that call never materialized results—”Twerk It” has since claimed the honor of acting as Busta’s first Cash Money single—we now have the full audio of “Thank You” responsible for the second spot on DX’s weekly Top 10.

The song is built on an open sample of Alicia Meyers’ 1981 Disco track “I Want To Thank You” and acts as another reminder of Busta’s upcoming sequel to the first Extinction Level Event released more than a decade ago in 1998.

Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” Takes Over The Top 10

Besides holding down the top spot with the recently released “Don’t Front,” Eminem has tightened his grasp on DX's weekly Top 10 this week with a slew of songs from The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Last week’s most listened to song, the Kendrick Lamar featuring “Love Game,” has been knocked down two spots to #3, while another bonus track, “Groundhog Day,” makes its first claim on the list at #5. “Groundhog Day” seems to pay ode to the popular film by the same name and finds Eminem continually retelling and referencing his history within the industry. “I remember Proof would visit, couldn’t wait to play him my new shit,” he raps, “He’d go complete ballistic, go through the roof for his shit / It’s like we knew the instant / We touched a mic that both of us two existed / To do this shit / Never quit, too persistent.”

Following in kind, Australian singer/songwriter Sia features on another song that doesn’t appear on the normal retail version of The Marshall Mathers LP 2 with “Beautiful Pain,” which accompanies the deluxe version of the album’s release. The song has again rekindled the issue of Eminem’s sometime homophobic lyrics given Sia’s publicized bisexuality. For her part, after answering several questions about her involvement on the album, Sia has recently come forward with news that she will donate her end of the profits from the song to homeless LGBT youth in the Los Angeles area.

Eminem’s spot on the list extends beyond album tracks but also includes the melancholy sixth song on the record, called “Legacy.” On the song, Eminem looks back at his childhood insecurities and hardships with a recurring chorus performed by singer Polina. “Instead of tryin’a escape through my comics / Why don’t I just blast a little something like Onyx / To put me in the mood to wanna fight and write songs that / Say what I wanna say to the kid that said that I eyeballed him.”

Eminem’s take on the list is rounded out by his appearance alongside Slaughterhouse on BET’s “The Backroom” as well as an exclusive YouTube video appearance of his hit song “Rap God” for the website’s recent inaugural awards show. Both videos can be streamed below.  

This Week's Top 10

1. Eminem f. Buckshot - "Don't Front"

2. Busta Rhymes f. Q-Tip, Lil Wayne & Kanye West - "Thank You"

3. Eminem f. Kendrick Lamar - "Love Game"

4. DDot Omen - "Ether-Net (Childish Gambino Diss)"

5. Eminem - "Groundhog Day"

6. Eminem f. Sia - "Beautiful Pain"

7. Eminem & Slaughterhouse Rap On BET's "The Backroom" [Video]

8. Eminem - "Legacy"

9. Eminem - "Rap God" (2013 YouTube Music Awards Performance) [Video]

10. Childish Gambino - "Melrose"

Last Week's Top 10

RELATED: Buckshot Was Shocked Eminem Remade "I Got Cha Opin" On "Don't Front"

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  • IsHulle!!!
    Eminem Week!!!
  • Patricia Astudillo
    until I looked at the check four $4800, I have faith that...my... friend woz like actually erning money parttime at their computer.. there friend brother started doing this for only 8 months and resently paid for the debts on their cottage and got a great Lotus Esprit. visit the website WWW.FB39.COM He obviously dissed the system where white men in suits from Hollywood try to adapt the music so that it would appeal to the masses and would fuck up their mentaility. What the fuck were you thinking? He hates Hollywood cause they make movies over there? Moron.
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXNeu-H3Tog
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt6vwTjR1ew
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkBvuhBBhvA
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TByq_vr_ckw
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpe1QieFGBw
  • SLAUGHTERHOUSE
    WELCOME TO THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE WERE WE BRING THE VERBAL LLAMAS OUT
  • SLAUGHTERHOUSE
    the beat they used for the cypher is what the album should sound like
  • SLAUGHTERHOUSE
    slaughterhouse next album better be raw in just we trust
    • Anonymous
      no slaughterhouse on mmlp2 no eminem on slaughterhouse next lp
  • SLAUGHTERHOUSE
    You herbs we merged, we're an alliance We fight fire with flame-throwers, why would you try us? We a outfit, equivalent to Voltron's That boy Crooked I's equivalent to four arms Joell Ortiz is the body The cannibal slash killer, kill you then eat your body Joe Budden is the pair of legs He runs shit alongside I, the apparent head I am the general, bow now
  • Anonymous
    WHERE THE FUCK IS SLAUGHTERHOUSE
  • sxxx9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDGc47BlTQs
  • Leslie Rodrigue
    til I saw the paycheck four $6778, I didn't believe that my best friend was like they say truly erning money parttime from there computar.. there mums best friend started doing this for only seventeen months and a short time ago took care of the debts on their mini mansion and got a gorgeous Citron 2CV. these details www.wiki34.com Not too much rappers in the game being vocal about some of the stuff going on. Always good to have someone like tyler who speaks their mind despite the possibilty of getting backlash beacause of doing so
  • Anonymous
    Love game is awful.
    • hanna
      stfu forever
  • hanna
    i want to rub em's cock on my tits
  • hanna
    am i the only one that's fucking normal anymore
  • hanna
    i want he's honey all over me
    • hanna
      i meant to put his honey fuck me
  • hanna
    damn i just wanna suck that cock
  • hanna
    and i don't care what anybody says about me or thinks about me his fine as fuck and if you don't like it fuck you
    • Lillian 1995
      yes he is fine!!!! also I like me fans, Im bi :)
    • Lillian 1995:
      *his fans
    • hanna
      what's your twitter i will follow you
  • hanna
    em got me wet
  • hanna
    damn he 41 and still got abs man i would love to lick those abs up and down
    • Lillian 1995:
      hi. same feeling
  • hanna
    eminem is a sexy beast i love you em keep doing your thing damn i would love him to cum on my face
  • Lillian 1995
    good to see a real hip hop song as no. 1 :) Eminem is my super hero, my man, he is so damn sexy. I wish I was her girlfriend, but I'm just 18 and he would refuse me :(
  • Anonymous
    was this really news come on hip hop dx is being gay
  • Anonymous
    The whitest album ever made and don't be fooled by Marshall fake homophobia he is a bisexual who often raps about engaging in homosexual acts.
    • Anonymous
      stfu forever you faggot you just mad cause he get more pussy that you'll ever see or get bitch
    • Anonymous
      SHUT THE FUCK UP YOURE A FUCKING FAGGOT RETARD SMH
    • Anonymous
      Dont stop them from choking on cum! Let them fill their bellies. Dont fuck with these matrix programs, they dont know no better lol
  • Anonymous
    Expected more Eminem...
    • Anonymous
      i expected you to stfu