This Week, Go Yayo Fought His Way to the Top.

Each week, we take a survey of the local music scene and try to determine which acts in town are really putting in work and seeing it pay off. Which bands have the most intriguing shows coming up? Which bands are getting the most press around town? Which bands have accomplished the most notable feats of late? Based off these criteria, our music writers submit a list to be weighted and compiled into a master list revealed each week in this here space. We like to think it’s fairly revealing. Check out our previous Buzz Rankings here.

There are many ways to promote new albums — or mixtapes, as it were. Just ask Go Yayo, who put out another fire tape in the past week.

Good reviews on sites like ours? Those will net you clicks and positive feedback.

Pretty much single-handedly saving 2 Chainz and T.I.’s clusterfuck of a Bomb Factory show? That’ll score you loads more in the way of kudos.

But if it’s real notoriety you’re seeking, there’s a third route to take — starting fights with far bigger names in the rap industry.

Go Yayo understands that well. Backstage at that aforementioned Bomb Factory show, he and his crew beefed with T.I.’s crew — and, much to the internet’s delight, the whole thing was caught on video.

For his antics, Go Yayo scores his first-ever No. 1 spot in our weekly, local music power rankings.

He narrowly edged out 20-time champ Erykah Badu, who collabed with D.R.A.M. on the “Broccoli” rapper’s new album.

Loads of others on this week’s list dropped new albums, EPs and singles this week, too. You can check those out over here. Some highlights among those include Leon Bridges’ backing singer Brittni Jessi, Pentatonix, Bowling for Soup and Zane Williams.

Speaking of ol’ Leon, his proclivity for snappy dress earned him InStyle’s Man of Style award. Noice!

Leon’s method of sliding into this week’s Rankings was slightly more positive than former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese, who threw a fit after he was snubbed from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot. And Deep Ellum’s harmonica man Jack Gulledge was robbed at gunpoint, initially losing his instruments, though he later got them back.ct_buzztemplate

(Also receiving votes this week: Vinnie Paul, Blue, The Misfit, Doc Swicegood, Xes, Bobby Sessions, Keite Young, The Dividends, They Say the Wind Made Them Crazy, Duell, Honor System, Drakulas, Austin Allsup, Dezi 5, Simone Gundy, Spoonfed Tribe, -topic, The Buffalo Ruckus, Jay Luse, The Eggshells, Larry g(EE), Bad Mountain, Fooly Faime, Rikki Blu, The Hendersons, G.U.N., Kirby Brown, The Gritz, Coolboy3000, Lily Taylor, Slow Seers, Lou Charle$, Field Guide, Kevin England, iill, Jared + The Jewelers, Moth Face and Rat Rios.)

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