This Generation's Hip-Hop Writers Continue Stronghold

Sep 19, 2017

Following the release of his debut album in August, Jahseh Onfroy claims his #1 hitmaker spot for the third week running, with other rappers holding their own close behind, showcasing the power streaming has had for the genre. Just 19 and recently released from prison, Onfroy got his start with a Blue Snowball microphone and a plethora of influences ranging from Kurt Cobain to Tupac Shakur.  

New to Hot Hitmakers this week is Cody Fayne, having written two songs with SZA for her latest album CTRL. Search for Cody though, and you'll find only mentions of "The Weekend" and "Love Galore," nothing of the man himself. 

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

September 30, 2017
1

Jahseh Onfroy

"Roll In Peace"   Kodak Black [ft. XXXTENTACION]
"Everybody Dies In Their Nightmares"   XXXTENTACION
"Jocelyn Flores"   XXXTENTACION
"F**k Love"   XXXTENTACION [ft. Trippie Redd]
2

Belcalis Almanzar

"Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"   Cardi B
"No Limit"   G-Easy [ft. A$AP Rocki & Cardi B]
3

Michael Williams II

"Unforgettable"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Rake It Up "   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
4

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

"Bank Account"   21 Savage
5

Symere Woods

"Sauce it Up"   Lil Uzi Vert
"444+222"   Lil Uzi Vert
"The Way Life Goes"   Lil Uzi Vert
"Neon Guts"   Lil Uzi Vert [ft. Pharrell Williams]
6

Khalid Robinson

"Location"   Khalid
"1-800-273-8255"   Logic [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
"Silence"   Marshmello [ft. Khalid]
7

Tay-K

"The Race"   Tay-K
8

Kendrick Lamar

"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
9

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth
10

Steve Mac

"What About Us"   P!nk
"Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
11

Quavious Marshall

"I'm The One"   [ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne]
"I Get That Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
12

Bryan Simmons

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
13

Taylor Swift

"...Ready For It?"   Taylor Swift
"Look What You Made Me Do"   Taylor Swift
14

Justin Tranter

"Bad At Love"   Halsey
"Believer"   Imagine Dragons
"Friends"   Justin Bieber + BloodPop
15

Leland Wayne

"Mask Off"   Future
"I Get That Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"No Complaints"   Metro Boomin [ft. Offset & Drake
16

John McDaid

"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"What About Us"   P!nk
17

Shane McAnally

"Drinkin’ Problem"   Midland
"Body Like A Back Road"   Sam Hunt
"Unforgettable"   Thomas Rhett
18

Cody Fayne

"The Weekend"   SZA
"Love Galore"   SZA [ft. Travis Scott]
19

Ludwig Göransson & Donald Glover

"Redbone"   Childish Gambino
20

Josh Osborne

"All The Pretty Girls"   Kenny Chesney
"Drinkin' Problem"   Midland
"Body Like A Back Road"   Sam Hunt