The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 6/27/14
Jay Z features on Jeezy's album single and Eminem joins Busta Rhymes for "Calm Down."
With the 4th of July weekend well underway, this week’s Top 10 features Jeezy and Jay Z at #1 for the Atlanta rapper’s latest single. A much-talked-about Busta Rhymes and Eminem collaboration follows closely at the second spot with a track scheduled to appear on Busta’s upcoming album. Wiz Khalifa switches up his “We Dem Boyz” single for a big-name remix that includes Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, and Nas.
Jeezy Enlists Jay Z For Seen It All
With a Cardo produced track on deck, Jeezy called on Jay Z for a feature on the lead single to his upcoming album of the same name. “Seen It All” follows previous collaborations from the rappers like “Go Crazy” from Jeezy’s debut in 2005.
“20/20 Pyrex vision / Catch your contact standing next to my kitchen,” Jay raps, “Hear the 20s, 50s, hundreds, the money machine clickin’ / And my Rollie ain’t tickin’, I ball / I done seen it all.”
According to the song’s producer, the beat was accidentally sent to Jeezy.
“I never had Jeezy or Jay Z in mind for it," Cardo said. "Big Sean was a person I pictured on it, and Travis Scott...I sent to Jeezy by accident. I had two beats named under the same [name] in my folder for some reason and it got duplicated. I don’t know what happened. Sometimes I’ll name the beat the same thing for some damn reason."
Jeezy’s fifth album Seen It All is tentatively scheduled for release on September 2.
Busta Rhymes & Eminem Collab On “Calm Down”
Produced by Scoop Deville, the Eminem featuring “Calm Down” is slated to appear on Busta Rhymes’ upcoming Extinction Level Event 2, a sequel to the rapper 1998 album of the same name. Speaking with Power 106 earlier this week about the Shady feature, Busta Rhymes said the recording process was competitive.
"We just kept going back and forth, just competitive," he said. "It started to really feel like we battling each other. It started to feel like a three minute and eight second song. After we kept sending it back and forth, it ended up being six minutes. We was like, 'Yo, listen, it's one thing to say 'F the rules, but it's another thing to say we O.D.in'.' But it's a beautiful piece of art...You're probably never gonna experience a moment like this before. It's our first time going in this crazy on a record unlike we've ever done on our own records before and probably unlike what we'll do on any other record again. It's special."
Wiz Khalifa Enlists Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, And Nas For Latest Remix
With a slowed down beat, the official remix to Wiz Khalifa’s “We Dem Boyz” was released late this week. With a trio of rappers representing different regions of the country, the remix features verses from Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, and Nas.
“Understand I shine before ya’ll time / I been outside when T. La Rock invented rhymes / When dinnertime and BBS’s on tinted Saabs was gettin’ robbed,” Nas raps on the third verse. Wiz Khalifa holds down the last verse and the anthemic hook.
Khalifa took to Twitter himself on Thursday (July 3) to release the track to fans.
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