Song of the Day #4,886: ‘Way 2 Sexy’ – Drake feat. Future & Young Thug

It wouldn’t be a ‘What the Kids are Listening To’ week if Drake didn’t make an appearance. The Canadian rapper has taken up permanent residence on the Billboard Hot 100.

‘Way 2 Sexy’ is one of a record 259 songs Drake has placed on this chart, and one of 54 in the top ten (also a record). This is his 9th song to reach #1.

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Song of the Day #3,485: ‘Wyclef Jean’ – Young Thug

Today’s video is the ultimate example of a director turning lemons into lemonade.

Director Ryan Staake actually shares those duties with Young Thug himself, but as you’ll see when you watch the video, he was pretty much on his own. I won’t give away more than that, because this is best seen without much context.

The video has over 30 million views on YouTube and earned Young Thug a Best Editing trophy at MTV’s Video Music Awards.

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Song of the Day #3,448: ‘Havana’ – Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug

Singer Camila Cabello unexpectedly left girl group Fifth Harmony one year ago (the band’s official press release noted that they had been informed “via her representatives”) to embark on a solo career. Good move on her part, it seems, as her first single sits at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

‘Havana’ is a sultry fusion of Latin influences and American pop and hip-hop. Cabelo, who was born in Cuba and spent her childhood moving between her home country and Mexico before relocating to Miami, manages to pay effective tribute to her culture while delivering a massive radio hit.

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