The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 5/5/14
Kanye West listens to a young rapper in New York and Lil Wayne brings along Drake for "Believe Me."
After DJ Khaled and Big K.R.I.T. took the top spots last week, this week’s Top 10 gets a re-haul thanks to a Kanye West sighting in SoHo in which a young rapper got the chance to show his skills off while being filmed by paparazzi. The quickly-developed rift between Tyga and Chicago rapper Lil Durk also heated up this week with a formal dis track from Tyga boosted by a charged-up Game. Lil Wayne’s first Carter V single, the same track he escorted Floyd Mayweather to the ring to last week, was finally released and climbed up to #3 with its feature from Drake.
Elsewhere on the list, 2 Chainz enlists A$AP Rocky and Rick Ross for a new single, a snippet from the Wu-Tang Clan’s one-copy album gets released by Forbes, 50 Cent keeps his Animal Ambition singles streak up with a single featuring Kidd Kidd and Jadakiss, and Slaughterhouse returns with new music.
Eighteen Year Old Emcee Raps To Kanye West In New York
Catching the rapper and his fiance Kim Kardashian walking in New York City late at night, an aspiring emcee approached the couple and got the chance to rap to Kanye West. The aspiring rapper, an 18-year old Queens man, goes by Simbaa and told Complex that this was his second encounter with West in a recent interview.
Once they reached Kanye’s building, West even stopped to let Simbaa finish his routine before calling it a night. Simbaa has several songs uploaded to his Soundcloud page. Video of the encounter is available for streaming on HipHopDX here.
Lil Wayne Releases “Believe Me” With Drake
Last week a preview of Lil Wayne and Drake recording the song was enough to crack the Top 10 and this week the full single ends up in the Top 3. Wayne also performed the live debut of “Believe Me” while escorting boxer Floyd Mayweather to his match against Marcos Maidana last Saturday.
With a sung hook from Drake and two verses apiece from both rappers, “Believe Me” features plenty of YMCMB talk as it serves as the first single to The Carter V. “Drop dead gorgeous but the bitch ain’t dyin’ for a nigga,” Wayne raps, “Where the real Queens at? Shout out Capone-and-Noreaga / We can shoot it out and see who live to tell the story later / Diamonds in my Rollie face, cannot be exfoliated.”
Watch Lil Wayne escort Mayweather to the ring on HipHopDX here.
Tyga & Game Diss Lil Durk On “Chiraq” Remix
After previewing his diss for Lil Durk via Instagram, Tyga enlisted Game for a charged up addition to his Durk takedown. Released on May 3, Lil Durk’s diss aimed at Tyga came as a part of Meek Mill’s “Chiraq” remix. “I heard Tyga sneak dissing on me, tell them thot bitches I’m not right / Tyga only got one name but that nigga ain’t got one stripe,” Lil Durk raps on the remix. “He backpack, so easy to get the nigga shit snatched / Ask Marly Marl to get his shit back / In Chiraq don’t come here.”
Using the chance to take aim at 40 Glocc as well Durk, Game starts with his dis for the former G-Unit Records rapper. "First off, let me go on 40 Glocc again," Game raps on the track. "Talk about my kids on Instagram / Nigga must wanna get his ass socked again / Tell a lie like I pulled out a glock on him / Don't make me resurrect 'Pac again."
Addressing Lil Durk, Game joked that he’d never heard of him before. "I don't fuck with no new niggas," Game rhymes. "They like to sue, no woo, nigga / Tyga hit me like 'Durk dissing' / Dirk Nowitzki? Dirk who, nigga? / Never heard of these niggas.”
This Week's Top 10
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