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Successive is a single by Jetanie rapper Yahtzee released on 9th March 2018 for her upcoming album Chaotic Neutral. The song is a posse-cut, featuring rap verses from Pop Village, Flavia, Black Card and DJ Shoe. Yahtzee has stated that this song is her “official comeback”.

Background

Yahtzee teased the song on 8th November 2016 via a Facebook post, which included a image of her working in a studio with Flavia.

Yahtzee later confirmed a song titled Successive in an interview with TBA on 16th December 2017, and stated that she had produced the instrumental herself. She said ”People don’t like the fact that people don’t often write and produce their own stuff these days, so I thought producing the beat myself would help me stand out and show music critics that somebody actually still cares about doing that type of stuff these days.”

All of the featured rappers on the song, Pop Village, Flavia, Black Card and DJ Shoe, are young, new artists. Talking about making the collaboration, Yahtzee stated ”Pop Village, Black Card and Shoe are all new to the scene, so if they worked with a highly experienced MC like me, it would help them get places.” Everybody wrote their own verse, except for Black Card, whose verse was written by Flavia.

Yahtzee also stated that Successive is the first of three collaborations that she intends to release with Flavia in 2018.

Critical reception

In a review, TBA wrote ”Successive definitely stands out compared to Yahtzee’s previous hits. She really went all in on this one, and this tune proves that she has certainly not fallen off. The choice of instrumental is a bit questionable though - jazz does not mix well with loud electro noises.”

Music video

The music video for the song premiered on Tidal on 8th March 2018, before being uploaded to Yahtzee’s YouTube channel on 10th March 2018. The video surpassed 2 million YouTube views in less than 4 hours and now has over 180 million views.

Remix

The official remix features additional vocals from Viola and Zahgsoja, and does not feature Flavia due to it being marked as “Explicit” on iTunes.

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Lyrics

Main article: Successive/Lyrics

Track listing

Digital download

  1. "Successive"
  2. "Successive" (Explicit Remix)
  3. "Successive" (Clean Remix)

CD single

  1. "Successive"
  2. "Successive" (Radio edit)
  3. "Successive" (Discodisc remix)
  4. "Successive" (Instrumental)

The radio edit removes DJ Shoe’s verse from the song, though his intro remains intact.

Chart performance

Successive debuted at #2 in Jetania on 11th March 2018. Yahtzee posted a live reaction on her YouTube channel. Shocked by the results, she commented saying ”I was expecting number 20 at the best.”

Charts

Chart (2018) Position
Australia (ARIA)
24
Australia Urban (ARIA)
11
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)
21
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)
43
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)
20
Brazil (Billboard Brasil)
16
Brazil Streaming (ABPD)
5
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)
80
Denmark (Tracklisten)
22
El Kadsreian Top 100 (Official El Kadsre Charts)
71
France (SNEP)
72
Germany (Official German Charts)
37
Hungary (Single Top 40)
29
Italy (FIMI)
75
Japan (Japan Hot 100)
88
Jetania (OJC)
2
Kuboia (Karuboia)
2
Kuboia Rap (Karuboia)
1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)
25
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)
18
Norway (VG-lista)
26
Scotland (Official Chart Company)
36
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)
32
Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade)
23
UK R&B (Official Chart Company)
11
UK Singles (Official Chart Company)
39
US Billboard Hot 100
92
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
48
US Billboard Hot Rap Songs
23

Year-end charts

Chart (2018) Peak
Position
Kuboia (Karuboia)
13
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