Last week on Emerging Hip-Hop/R&B, Roddy Ricch and Lizzo made their respective first appearances as solo artists on the Billboard Hot 100. For our latest edition, we take a look at Yella Beezy’s resurgence and highlight the rise of Georgia native Quando Rondo.
Yella Beezy Makes Huge Climb With ‘Bacc At It Again’
This week, Dallas native Yella Beezy leapfrogs a lot of competition, zooming 16 spots from No. 50 to No. 34 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. Thanks to Beezy’s bouncy “Bacc At It Again” featuring Gucci Mane and Quavo, not only does the song climb to 10 million views on YouTube, but now it also has a home on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, debuting at No. 41.
“It’s crazy the love ‘Bacc At It Again’ is gettin’ right now,” says Beezy in an e-mail sent over to Billboard. “People fuckin’ with it for real, for real and we got a lot more shit on the way.”
Though “Bacc At It Again” is bubbling on the music front, keep an eye out for Beezy’s new song, “Rich MF.” Produced by Pharrell Williams, the fiery tune has a strong shot at becoming a summer scorcher thanks in part to the sizzling production.
“[Pharrell] came in with the crazy vibe so I had to talk my talk!” relays Beezy. “‘Bacc At It Again’ getting love, ‘Rich MF’ gonna get more love, and I got a lot more for y’ all. Really taking this sound to another place. I’m fitting to make the summer hot ya understand me?!”
Quando Rondo Makes His Debut on Emerging Artists
Earlier this month, Georgia-bred rapper Quando Rondo released his new mixtape From the Neighborhood to the Stage. Signed to YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s imprint Never Broke Again LLC, Rondo has a singsong delivery and uses gripping stories about his life on the streets to fuel his 13-track project.
Whether he’s a jaded romantic on “Scarred From Love” or in a brutal tug-of-war with his demons on “Imperfect Flower,” Rondo’s poignant storytelling has caught fans’ attention, allowing him to debut at No. 39 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. This past weekend, Rondo unleashed his latest visual “New Ones,” featuring NoCap.