SZA confirms Drake’s claim they used to date, but she also wants to set the record straight — it didn’t happen in 2008 … ’cause that woulda been creepy. The singer issued an important correction to what Drake raps about on the new 21 Savage…
Justin Bieber stars as Drake in the new Director X-helmed visual for DJ Khaled’s ‘Popstar.’
That's after eight months of existence.
DJ Khaled and Drake have teamed up to drop two new songs: the flexing ‘Popstar’ and the breezy ‘Greece.’
Following the tragic death of George Floyd on 25 May, a number of protests were staged across the U.S. over the weekend in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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DVF IS ALL-IN: Diane von Furstenberg is among the latest notable personalities to join the “All-In Challenge,” an initiative geared to help those in need of food security.
Supporters can try to land a slew of one-of-a-kind experiences like a walk-on role in a Martin Scorsese movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, or joining the cast of a Cirque du Soleil show. Von Furstenberg has widened the net with her prize by inviting 10 people to her New York studio to have a conversation and a mentoring session. The designer, in an Instagram post, promised prospective winners that they would also receive a personal styling session downstairs in her Meatpacking District store that will include taking home the dress of their choice.
She said their donations of $ 10 or more will go directly to Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry and America’s Food Fund, which benefits Feeding America and World Central Kitchen.
As of Thursday afternoon, the All-In Challenge had raised more than $ 33 million since launching April 14. Other style-conscious personalities are offering prizes such as jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, who is offering two diamond necklaces, including one with a good-luck charm.
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Drake feels “great” about deicing to share his 2-year-old son Adonis with his fans and the rest of the world.
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Drake is dropping a new album, but first he’s hitting fans with an appetizer. The 6 God just dropped a new mixtape called Dark Lane Demo Tapes.
Per 2020 Rap protocol, it’s not a cassette tape, but the project is now up on all streaming services. The ahem…album features 14 tracks and clocks in at 49 minutes long. Per th IG post the Toronto rapper and crooner worked with OVO label founder Oliver El-Khatib and producer OVOnoel on the project. Features include Playboi Carti, Future and Young Thug, amongst others.
Drizzy made the announcement of the new mixtape on Instagram, and also revealed that his sixth proper album is on the way later this year (summer).
Considering it’s Drake, you can expect this joint to be no. 1 next week. Listen to Dark Lane Demo Tapes below.
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My brothers @oliverelkhatib @ovonoel put together alot of the songs people have been asking for (some leaks and some joints from SoundCloud and some new vibes) DARK LANE DEMO TAPES out everywhere at midnight…also my 6th STUDIO ALBUM DROPPING SUMMER 2020!!! Lucky number 6 soon fwd
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Rick Ross’ Port of Miami 2 is already a few weeks old but the Bawse of The South takes no breathers and for his latest visual picks one of the album’s standout cuts which features the much revered King of The North.
For his latest clip to the Drake featured “Gold Roses,” Ricky Rozay roams through the rooms and halls of an elegant mansion which features some aphrodisiac-ish lighting that can make night-time sexy time regardless of who your date is. Seriously, that kind of lighting is the stuff playboys install in their crib for real.
Speaking of playboys, Swae Lee continues to enjoy the solo life in his clip to “Sextasy” in which he woos a young Latina with champagne on a boat ride… in a pool. Kinda surprised no one’s ever thought to do that in their video. Props, young man.
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Spice 1, Post Malone, and more.
RICK ROSS FT. DRAKE – “GOLD ROSES”
SWAE LEE – “SEXTASY”
SPICE 1 – “SAY IT WICHA CHEST”
POST MALONE – “SAINT-TROPEZ”
LUNIZ – “OUT OF CONTROL”
NEF THE PHAROAH – “NEEDED YOU MOST”
ABG NEAL – “BLURRY”
RUBY ROSE – “BIG MOUTH”
Plus, exclusive interviews with Nems, Black Thought and Charlamagne Tha God as well as an editorial by Darrell "Digga" Branch.
Final score: 114-110.
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said in regards to Drake’s courtside antics: “You know, to be on the court, there’s boundaries and lines for a reason.”
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There's no "beef" though.
Kiki, are you flying?
Drizzy is the new Madden cover.
Drake is known for co-opting various styles, so inevitably he got slapped with a culture vulture tag, by some—in particular UK grime artist Wiley. This was among the topics the Toronto rapper addressed during a recent sit down with BBC Radio 1’s 1Xtra Rap Show.
Speaking to DJ Tiffany Calver, the 6 God dismissed any culture vulture rhetoric as a manifestation of haters.
“I hate that people think that me being into music from these kids that are trying to like make it and trying to build a name for themselves is like, ‘Oh, that’s some culture vulture,” he said. “What does that even mean? I don’t understand. Would you rather me not acknowledge anything or support? That’s some real confused like…hater sh*t.”
While Drake has been known for liberally hopping on the waves of, for example, the trap rap styles of the Migos or grime aesthetics of Skepta, he does give the originators their props.
He added, “I see it a lot. I’ll never understand how supporting somebody’s song or even going a step further giving somebody a song or linking so, I’ll never understand how that’s not viewed as something admirable.”
Drake then added that it was Wiley’s comments that got under his skin. In turn, Wiley took to social media to respond, and he feels a ways.
We’d bet good money this gets squashed sooner rather than later. Listen to a portion of the BBC Radio 1 interview below.
And they thought it couldn’t happen. After a nasty back-and-forth a few years back Meek Mill and Drake are back on good terms and today they’re showing the world that a minor misunderstanding shouldn’t lead to a lifelong beef.
In their visual to “Going Bad,” Meek and Drake turn up mafia style with a gang of well dressed gentlemen you don’t wanna owe anything to unless you wanna sleep with the fishes or have the present Nipsey Hussle slap life outta you.
Back in the ATL Freebandz H.N.I.C. Future comes through with a visual for “Never Stop” where he styles in a luxurious mansion where the women style in black angel wings and push wheelbarrows filled with cash. That must be his monthly sneaker budget.
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from A$ AP Rocky, Trevor Jackson, and more.
FUTURE – “NEVER STOP”
MIKE WILL MADE-IT, A$ AP ROCKY, A$ AP FERG & NICKI MINAJ – “RUNNIN”
A$ AP ROCKY – “KIDS TURNED OUT FINE”
TREVOR JACKSON – “WARNING”
LOCKSMITH FT. JARREN BENTON – “GHOST”
MIKE SMIFF – “I GOT YOU”
LeBron James and Kevin Durant are included in that "many more."
Kanye West refuses to exit 2018 without extra drama. Yesterday (Dec. 29), the rapper/producer/designer took to Twitter to express his anger at finding out Drake was once again following his wife on Instagram.
We repeat, Yeezy was big mad the 6 God followed Kim Kardashian on IG.
Again, a guy who just bought his wife a Miami Beach condo for a cool $ 14M, is upset about an actor turned rapper following said spouse on social media.
“I never knew till this morning that Drake followed my wife on Instagram back in September,” Kanye tweeted in a series of since deleted tweets that included a screenshot of an article about the non-story. “When I want to [sic] far with Wiz everybody stood up and I had to apologize cause it was too far.”
He added, “I had to bring this up because it’s the most f*cked up thing of all and I just saw it this morning. Imagine having a problem with somebody and they follow your wife on Instagram.”
Word, son? Although the tweets were wiped, this is the Internets.
Let us know if you think Yeezy has a legit beef in the comments.
Photo: Prince Williams
Plus, editorials on the "King Of R&B" debate and Drake vs. Kanye.
Score a W for Drake. The Toronto rapper won a settlement in a lawsuit be brought against woman who falsely claimed he got her pregnant and even said that he raped her.
Turns out, as most people figured, she was pulling the jig.
Reports Page Six:
“The filing made by Drake against Layla Lace has been resolved, with Layla avoiding going to trial by agreeing to a stipulated judgment which prohibits her from repeating past statements she made against Drake,” his lawyer told Page Six on Friday.
The “In My Feelings” rapper, 32, met Lace in February 2017 while he was on tour in Manchester, England, where he claims they had consensual sex at his hotel. A few months later, the model went on a Sirius XM radio show and claimed she was pregnant with his child.
After dropping the pregnancy bombshell didn’t get the reaction she wanted from the rapper, she went to New York police and claimed Drake raped her during their one-night stand. She also continued to demand millions of dollars from the rapper.
At the time, he sued for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation and abuse of process.
Actually, how was she able to avoid jail time?
Drake’s lawyer said his client wants fans to move on past the incident.
Meek Mill and Drake reunite and bury the hatchet on the new song “Going Bad” from Meek’s new album, Championships.
The guitar gently weeps.
Travis Scott and Drake turn “Astroworld” into a fully realized universe in the spacey, Dave Meyers-directed “Sicko Mode” video.
French Montana went from being all over the place to sporadically dropping new material here and there but regardless of how consistent he is when he does drop something people pay attention.
Today the Bronx rapper jumps back on the scene with the long awaited visual to the Drake assisted “No Stylist” where the two floss their lavish lifestyle from the block to the private fashion shows. Dope to see Slick Rick still stylin’ on them by the way.
Former Clipse No Malice meanwhile continues to spread the word of the Lord with hopes of converting heathens into God fearing apostles in Mark Steele’s clip to “Grace Of God.” We wonder what’s his views on Jesus Malverde a.k.a. the patron saint of drug smugglers.
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Mahalia, Torae and Praise, and more.
FRENCH MONTANA FT. DRAKE – “NO STYLIST”
MARK STEELE FT. NO MALICE – “GRACE OF GOD”
MAHALIA – “SURPRISE ME”
TORAE & PRAISE – “TAKE NOTES”
NINATHEELITE – “RIDE”
TURK PAPI – “FEEL IT IN THE AIR REMIX”
Two shows in Miami that were scheduled to go down this weekend got axed, and will go down in November nstead.
Drizzy took to Instagram to essentially tell his fans, My bad.
“I just wanted to say how sorry I am about these two Miami shows,” read Drake’s message on Instagram. “I got so ill so fast and I had never experienced anything like that in my life. Unlike other show cancellations or date adjustments due to production issues this one fell on me and I just want to apologize because I hate letting down anyone who come [sic] to share these moments with us.”
No word on what exactly Drake was suffering from but he seems to be on the mend. Tickets for the postponed Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 shows will be honored on Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, respectively.
Millie Bobby Brown is defending her friendship with rapper Drake.
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"Healing and moving forward created one of the most electric and gratifying moments of my career," Drake said.
Drake surprises Myles Truitt on the set of “Kin,” all thanks to Zoe Kravitz, plus more from Truitt on working with Michael B. Jordan, acting, and his first on-camera stunt.
Drake makes London his playground in the new video for “Nonstop.”
Bella Hadid fired back on Twitter after rumors surfaced claiming Drake wrote his new song “Finesse” about her. The supermodel slammed the reports as well as a “disrespectful” fan who suggested she “probably” had sex with the rapper.
Right on schedule, Drake dropped his new album, Scorpion. Of course, rap debate Twitter is lit with commentary, slander, conspiracy theories and all types of trolling.
You knew it was going to be crazy when the Boy was trending just off the strength of sharing his track list.
He even got Plies trending.
Also, Spotify diehards are getting clowned.
Check out some of the craziest reactions to Drake’s Scorpion so far in the gallery.
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Tiffany Haddish revealed to Jada Pinkett Smith on Facebook Watch’s “Red Table Talk” that she was all set for a dinner date with Drake until he canceled their plans at the last minute – and it sounds like the rapper might have seriously missed out!
Plus, DX's reviews of Black Thought and A$ AP Rocky's new projects.
All in the name of art.
Drake finally picked up his smartphone and took to Instagram to address at least one portion of Pusha T’s scathing “The Story Of Adidon” diss track. With the Virginia rapper using a photo of the Canadian superstar in Blackface, Drizzy clarified the reasons behind the picture but nothing else.
“I know everyone is enjoying the circus but I want to clarify one image in question,” Drake wrote Wednesday (May 30) at 10:55PM.
He added, “The picture is from 2007, a time in my life when I was an actor and I was working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles, being stereotyped and type cast. The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment.
Drizzy goes on to say that he and fellow actor Mazin Elsadig were attempting to highlight the battles they had as young Black actors trying to get into the game. Elsadig, 30, is an actor of Sudanese descent and worked with Drake as a cast member of Degrassi: The Next Generation.
What we’re wondering is of all the flame Push gave Drake, including claims of a kid with a porn star chief among them, it is beyond curious he chose this as a moment to speak out. Stay tuned as this will surely heat up over the next few days.
Drake definitely got the whole Hip-Hop world talking after dropping the “Duppy” diss track aimed squarely at Pusha T and Kanye West, getting in some shots most didn’t expect. King Push rested a bit to let the holiday weekend pass and returned fire with “The Story Of Adidon” and it got really personal really fast.
Rapping over Jay-Z’s “The Story Of O.J.” and using the name of the Brooklyn mogul’s late father, Pusha wasted no time in getting into it with blistering bars.
“Drug dealin’ aside, ghostwritin’ aside’Let’s have a heart-to-heart about your pride/Even though you’re multi, I see that your soul don’t look alive/The M’s count different when Baby divides the pie, wait/Let’s examine why/Your music for the past few years been angry and full of lies/I’ll start it at the home front, “I’m On One”/Dennis Graham stay off the gram, bitch I’m on one,” Pusha starts.
Pusha went for the jugular and mentioned Drake’s father Dennis Graham and his mother, Sandi Graham, making sure to mention that his father walked out on his life just as he’s allegedly walking out or not taking care of a child he fathered with Sophie Brussaux. Even Drizzy’s producer 40 caught in a foul way.
Oh yeah, it went there.
We’re posting the song below and all of the over-the-top reactions and hot takes below and on the following pages. As Pusha T said, it’s “gonna be a surgical summer” and we doubt Drake is going to let this cook.
Pusha T‘s DAYTONA is still very much front of mind for many fans, despite the shot from Drake and the “Duppy” diss track. While Push addressed the track by quoting one of the bars, he’s dodging the jabs and instead quoted himself while bigging up Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole.
As heard on DAYTONA‘s “Infrared,” Pusha T opens up the verse saying, “Believe in myself and the Coles and Kendricks/Let the sock puppets play in their roles and gimmicks” as he went for self on the album’s final track. Push quoted this portion of the verse in a tweet from Kendrick Lamar and thanked him for throwing support behind his new project, which has passed most critical high marks thus far.
This proves to be rather interesting as there was some chatter than K-Dot and Drizzy had some unspoken beef and with the Compton lyricist bigging up DAYTONA, could there be more smoke on the horizon? Stay tuned.
Still waiting on that response though, King Push.
And posts it on Instagram.
Lorde covers Drake’s “Shot for Me” at her Melodrama tour stop in Toronto.
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If you watch Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ video backwards, he steals a million dollars from the people of Miami.
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If you missed any music drops this week, check out the #DXHitList featuring the latest from .idk, Drake, Dreezy, Migos, PRhryme and Gunna.
Wicked Pictures contract performer, sex educator and sexual wellness advocate Jessica Drake will host a sex workshop tonight from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Adam & Eve store in Oklahoma City.
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It's Scary Hours SZN, featuring "God's Plan" and Diplomatic Immunity."
Word is there will be 2 new Drake songs dropping at midnight (Jan. 20). And they are here
As Drake noted on his Instagram, the songs are called “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” The songs are from a 2-track EP titled Scary Hours.
Drake being Drizzy on both of these joints. “God’s Plan” has a bouncier groove while “Diplomatic Immunity” is a string-heavy number.
Drake surprise-drops two new songs, “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.”
Lil Wayne and Drake team up for a remix of Jay-Z’s “Family Feud.”
Drake probably has the pick of the litter when it comes to custom footwear and fashion pieces from designers all over the world, and his latest haul should fill most sneakerheads with envy. For his 31st birthday last month, Dominic Chambrone’s design company The Shoe Surgeon spliced some material from Italian sports fashion brand Stone Island to create the OVO boss a pair of one-of-kind Air Jordan 12s.
Sole Collector writes:
The model was re-crafted using an actual jacket and denim from Stone Island. Ribbed cuffs from the jacket were attached to the collar for the sock-like fit and a Stone Island badge wraps around the heel. The company’s name is also etched along the midsole tab, where ‘Jumpman’ wording typically appears.
The outlet kindly reminded the hypebeasts out there that this will be an exclusive pair that will never be replicated.
Check out the collection via the Instagram post below. Don’t forget to swipe right.
We’ve created a 1/1 @ovo x @stoneisland_official aj12 exclusively for @champagnepapi birthday! This pair was re-crafted repurposing a jacket and denim from Stone Island. Utilizing the ribbing cuffs from the jacket to act as a sock type fit. And keeping the signature badge to button on or off the shoes. The Stone Island materials utilized are some of the most luxurious of textiles we have ever used.
Photo: The Shoe Surgeon/Instagram
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If Drake isn’t the king of Toronto then he’s at the very least the prince of the Canadian city, so it’s only right that the 6 God expand his empire in The Queen City and make his presence felt.
After opening up a flagship October’s Very Own flagship store in Yorkdale Shopping Centre mall, Drizzy is now focusing on the grand opening of a Pick6 in the same place where the Houston Bar and Grill used to hold court.
No word on whether Drake’s latest venture will be a new restaurant and being that he already owns a restaurant in his hometown we wouldn’t be surprised if Pick6 turned out to be sports bar. But whatever it is we’re sure it’s going to be host to all kinds of celebrations to commemorate Drake’s continuous wins.
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Drake joined Future and Lil Boosie as the latest rappers to take Jay-Z‘s money phone jab from the Brooklyn rapper’s “The Story of O.J.” track from the 4:44 album. Drizzy was in Texas for his annual Houston Appreciation Week and left a humorous message for Hov in response.
Drake retired Lira, Miracle & Maliah jerseys @ the strip club during HAW weekend …that's sooo Drake lol …gotta love this guy😭 pic.twitter.com/TEFhsUrHRd
— Trev aka TrevVanzant (@TheTTT333) July 22, 2017
After honoring former pole athletes Lira Galore, Miracle Watts, and Maliah Michel during an epic retiring of their jerseys and hanging them in the rafters, Drake got on video with huge stacks of money and put them to his ear. Drizzy’s love of strippers is well known and he responded in kind to Jay-Z with the stacks in hand.
“Hello? What they say? Don’t put money in your ear?” Drake said, apparently just having a laugh and not at all attempting to start a beef.
Check out Drake’s money phone response to Jay-Z in the clip below courtesy of Karen Civil.
Drake's not putting his money phone down any time soon pic.twitter.com/iGfsuIO5QN
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) July 22, 2017
Drake has never been one to do the "money phone" thing so obviously Hov's line didn't get to him. He's just poking fun.
— Stephen Dacres (@SRDtv) July 22, 2017
Why are y'all acting like Drake don't have money just cause he did the money phone to rile y'all up. 😭😭😭
— sᴄᴏᴏʙᴇʀᴛ ᴅᴏᴏʙᴇʀᴛ. (@drizzyxcole) July 22, 2017
But not everyone is laughing.
Drake corny for that money phone IG post
— dRONK. (@iDntWearCondoms) July 22, 2017
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Drake Bell says there are ‘no hard feelings’ between him and Josh Peck after the ‘Drake & Josh’ star didn’t invite his onscreen step-bro to his wedding.
Rick Ross also comments on featuring Chris Brown on "Sorry."
‘Degrassi’ co-creator Linda Schuyler says Drake didn’t get kicked off the series.
The entire media world is sitting on the edge of their seats, waiting for the next update in the Lamar Odom scenario with hopes that the news is positive.
Drake is tuned in just like everyone else and as he was leaving West Hollywood’s The Nice Guy Restaurant located at 401 N La Cienega Blvd when bold paparazzi asked him his thoughts on the situation, in obvious hopes he say something crazy. The Hip-Hop superstar wouldn’t bite on that bait but he did send out his well wishes like everyone else with a heart.
“I wish him the best, him and his family,” Drake replied to the photographer’s question. “It’s definitely a serious thing.”
Although the complete details of Lamar Odom’s condition, after the former NBA star collapsed at on Nevada brothel on October 13, are largely unknown, it has been confirmed that he not only binged on cocaine but popped at least ten sexual performance supplements throughout the day. It has been heavily reported that Odom, 35, remains on life support and his clinging to his life as his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian remains by his side.
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Check it out as Rick Ross debates with Hot97 and EBro and we finally get to hear some of the bawse’s thoughts on the Drake and Meek Mill beef. MMG has been one of the most armor-proof brands in Hip-Hop over the past decade, but lately with Meek getting attacked by Drake in various forms, the MMG imprint has been a bit quiet in the eyes of many in the media and consumers of Hip-Hop.
Regardless, when its all said and done, MMG still has the bawse, Wale is still putting out great music, Meek is doing what he does and sold 250,000 the first week. Rozay has a family forming with his new fiancé, he’s got a team to manage and he’s working on his own material as well. Find out more below.
We’re going to go ahead and say the Drake isn’t for jihad, but if this asshole makes it into a movie, Drake has the role locked in. Looks like Drizzy will be keeping his beard longer.
The Internets, such a wild place.
Please, no diss tracks or struggle rap tunes called “ISIS Drake.” Also, Drake is not engaged to Serena Williams.
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Why this ISIS member look like Drake? LMAOOOOO pic.twitter.com/3VoDfa4ITm
— S (@SayWalllah) October 5, 2015
Drake got so ahead of himself defeating meek mill that he thought he could now join ISIS and defeat the west pic.twitter.com/ppBxF8cfTJ
— Aaron. (@GymKardashian) October 8, 2015
The 2015-2016 NBA season is around the corner and as promised, the new Toronto Raptors Drake OVO alternate jersey has arrived.
During this year’s OVO Fest, the hometown debuted what many thought to be new OVO alternate jersey and they thought right. The defending first round knockouts are allowed to rock their new uniforms a few times throughout the season and expect them to sport them during televised games this season.
The OVO alternate jersey is currently available exclusively at Real Sports apparel for $ 129.99 (CAD). If you’re a Drizzy fan, you had better get it while it’s hot.
Check out more OVO Toronto Raptors gear in the gallery below. It’s not cheaply made threads, either. Mitchell & Ness gave it their official seal.
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(AllHipHop News) It appears all the hype over Drake and Future’s collaborative project What A Time To Be Alive is waning. Drizzy Hendrix had the internet going crazy as speculation something big was coming from the two stars, and when WATTBA finally hit iTunes fans gave the project one of the biggest sales weeks of the year (334,000 pure albums).
However, week 2 was not as big for Drake and Future. The project pushed just 65,000 copies in its sophomore week. That accounts for an 81% drop in sales, one of the worst declines for a #1 album from a debut week to a second week in Hip Hop history.
Other top-selling albums to see a significant fall in sales its next week are Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park (83% – 144,000 to 25,000), Kanye West’s Yeezus (80% – 327,000 to 65,000), Jay Z’s Kingdom Come (79% – 680,000 to 140,000), and Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (78% – 496,000 to 108,000).
Drake and Future were able to remain in the Top 5 in their second week. Thanks in part to streaming totals, What A Time landed at #2. Fetty Wap’s self-titled album is currently at #1.
Whether it’s diss tracks or new album streams, there is a reason why people can’t stop listening to OVO Sound Radio. Today, the Beats 1 Radio show once again makes news by releasing the official track by Beyonce and Drake titled “Can I”, which originally linked in the spring featuring singer Sal Houdini.
Check out the track below.
He started from the bottom, and now, Drake has accomplished what only three other artists have done before him.
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(AllHipHop News) Fetty Wap is set to add a #1 album to his list of accomplishments this year. Billboard reports the New Jersey representative is looking to push around 110,000 equivalent album units of his self-titled LP. That should be enough to land Fetty in the pole position on the Billboard 200 album chart.
According to HitsDailyDouble, Fetty Wap only sold close to 60,000 pure albums. The rest of the 110,000 units came from track equivalent album and streaming equivalent album totals.
Last week’s top project came from Drake and Future. The duo’s What A Time To Be Alive is looking to fall to #2 on the album chart. The joint effort opened with 375,000 units (334,000 pure album sales).
The equivalent album units estimates for WATTBA have not been released yet, but the traditional album sales for the mixtape are nearing 60,000 copies. That would be an 80% drop in sales in one week.
Josh Peck and Yvette Nicole Brown — who used to play nemeses on ‘Drake & Josh’ — squashed their beef with a cute reunion.
(AllHipHop News) It has been over a year since Drake has done an interview for a magazine cover story, but the OVO leader let down his guard for a new article in The Fader. The lengthy piece included the most talked about Hip Hop story of the summer – Drizzy’s battle with Meek Mill. The “Back To Back” rhymer also finally addressed the Quentin Miller ghostwriting allegations.
On finding out Meek blasted him on Twitter:
I was at a charity kickball game—which we won, by the way—and my brother called me. He was just like, “I don’t know if you’re aware, but, yo, they’re trying to end us out here. They’re just spreading, like, propaganda. Where are you? You need to come here.” So we all circled up at the studio, and sat there as Flex went on the air, and these guys flip-flopped [about how] they were gonna do this, that, and the third.
On Meek’s perceived lack of strategy:
You guys are gonna leave this for me to do? This is how you want to play it? You guys didn’t think this through at all—nobody? You guys have high-ranking members watching over you. Nobody told you that this was a bad idea, to engage in this and not have something? You’re gonna engage in a conversation about writing music, and delivering music, with me? And not have anything to put forth on the table?
On his “Back To Back” response track:
I was like, “I’m gonna probably just finish this.” And I know how I have to finish it. This has to literally become the song that people want to hear every single night, and it’s gonna be tough to exist during this summer when everybody wants to hear [this] song that isn’t necessarily in your favor.
On the Quentin Miller reference tracks and ghostwriting accusations:
I need, sometimes, individuals to spark an idea so that I can take off running. I don’t mind that. And those recordings—they are what they are. And you can use your own judgment on what they mean to you…
There’s not necessarily a context to them. And I don’t know if I’m really here to even clarify it for you…
If I have to be the vessel for this conversation to be brought up—you know, God forbid we start talking about writing and references and who takes what from where—I’m OK with it being me…
It’s just, music at times can be a collaborative process, you know? Who came up with this, who came up with that—for me, it’s like, I know that it takes me to execute every single thing that I’ve done up until this point. And I’m not ashamed.
Drake sat down for an increasingly rare interview with The Fader for its 100th issue. Of course, he talked his beef with Meek Mill, an he let the chopper spray.
Drizzy brought the situation up without the writer even having to ask, starting with when Funkmaster Flex pump faked everybody.
“I’m just gonna bring it up ‘cause it’s important to me,” Drake told The Fader. “I was at a charity kickball game—which we won, by the way—and my brother called me. He was just like, ‘I don’t know if you’re aware, but, yo, they’re trying to end us out here. They’re just spreading, like, propaganda. Where are you? You need to come here.’ So we all circled up at the studio, and sat there as Flex went on the air, and these guys flip-flopped [about how] they were gonna do this, that, and the third.”
Then, when Drake dropped “Charged Up, ” there no immediate retort.
Says The Fader:
When a reply to “Charged Up” didn’t come, Drake could hardly believe it. “This is a discussion about music, and no one’s putting forth any music?” he says, speaking with a furrowed brow, as if reliving his incredulity. “You guys are gonna leave this for me to do? This is how you want to play it? You guys didn’t think this through at all—nobody? You guys have high-ranking members watching over you. Nobody told you that this was a bad idea, to engage in this and not have something? You’re gonna engage in a conversation about writing music, and delivering music, with me? And not have anything to put forth on the table?”
Taking offense to Meek Mill failing to have worthy retaliation in the chamber, he figured he had to make a song that have vitriol, and could get radio play (see: “Back To Back”).
It was then that he decided to just go ahead and do another song. “I was like, ‘I’m gonna probably just finish this.’ And I know how I have to finish it. This has to literally become the song that people want to hear every single night, and it’s gonna be tough to exist during this summer when everybody wants to hear [this] song that isn’t necessarily in your favor.”
And there you have it.
The 100th issue of The Fader hits newsstands on October 27. Peep the full cover story, including his thoughts on ghostwriting, right here. Video of the cover shoot on the flip.
Photo: The Fader
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Whether it’s about his no. 1 album, Dirty Sprite 2, or his bad blood with his ex-fiancee Ciara, Future remains the talk of the town. The Freebandz rep is XXL’s latest cover star and opened up not only about his beef with Ciara but the feud between his two hip-hop comrades, Drake and Meek Mill.
When it comes to Ciara and her boyfriend Russell Wilson, Future claims that he does not have an issue with Wilson being around his son, but he feels Ciara does certain things in the spotlight out of spite.
“I’m telling you right now, I’m giving you two sides. Like, I’m cool with it. I’m cool with him being around him but certain situations, we all in the public eye, you can’t move around with my son a certain kind of way, you know what I’m saying? I feel like a lot of moves are just made out of just being evil, basically. Because, you know, the success of my album and you still want to make certain moves to take the spotlight off me a little bit and shed light on a negative situation. Why would you want to put light on a negative situation? Even if I didn’t care about it, the people have a way of looking at it. Why would you want to give these people an opinion on our kid? Why won’t we just let our child be a child?”
Fewtch also said that he never got to know Wilson, which is another gripe he has with CiCi.
“I want to be able to judge him for myself. I want to judge the nannies that’s around my child. I don’t want to pay for a nanny that I never met, that I never got a chance to interview. That’s not the life I want for my child. I want to be involved 100 percent in all decisions made. This my flesh and blood. If I don’t want him to do something, there’s supposed to [be a] compromise or we supposed to talk about it. You not supposed to just go behind my back and do it. This is my son, too.”
As for the tension between Drizzy and Meek, the “Honest” rapper said he has love for both of them but didn’t comment on their beef or Meek’s claims that Drake doesn’t write his own rhymes.
“On some real shit, I love Meek. And the Drake situation, I feel like genuinely we’ve been building a great relationship over these years. We got history together. We went on a few tours together so it was like, publicly, some things was said and it was took out of context. And even with the situation coming out, we put it all behind us, went on a sold out tour and we built from that and I feel like it’s genuine, it’s authentic and we built trust between each other. So with trust it’s just bringing us closer because in this industry, as you get bigger, I feel like you lose trust for everyone around you. You feel like the people you come in contact with, you can’t trust them. So I feel like it had to happen over years, that couldn’t happen over a few months.”
Future just dropped a joint project with Drake, What A Time To Be Alive, which is projected to sell over 500,000 copies its first week.
(AllHipHop News) It seems Aubrey Drake Graham will not be able to shake the ghostwriting tag any time soon. Yet another emcee keeps the story going. This time it was New York City rhymer Mickey Factz.
[ALSO READ: Drake’s Producer Noah “40” Shebib Once Said: You Have No Credibility If Someone Writes Your Raps]
The Y-3 mixtape creator stopped by Sway In The Morning, and he started his visit off by participating in Sway’s “5 Fingers of Death.” Factz ended a nearly 11-minute rap with a message for Drake.
“Aubrey, I heard you need a ghostwriter. Hit me up man, if you want some more fire,” spit Mickey.
Later in the interview, Factz talked about connecting with Drake before he reached superstar status. The two rappers teamed with Travis McCoy for the track “Overdose.”
“I was a fan of Drake before he was popular. I would go on his Myspace page, and he had a record up there with Trey Songz and Pusha T,” explained Mickey. “I reached out to him , and said ‘Yo, we need to work.’”
According to Factz, he and Drizzy worked on other music together that did not make it onto So Far Gone. Apparently they lost contact after Drake signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money.
Mickey stated he’s not bitter about his current career situation. He told Sway he just wants to be mentioned among great lyricists such as Elzhi, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Kxng Crooked, and Rakim.
[ALSO READ: Mickey Factz Releases “Y-3” Mixtape + “Qasa” Video]
Watch Mickey Factz’s interview below.
(AllHipHop News) Drake was not done with Meek Mill yet. After hitting the MMG star with the songs “Charged Up” and “Back To Back” in July, Drizzy took a third shot at Meek on “30 For 30 Freestyle.” The track appears on his joint mixtape What A Time To Be Alive with Future. Some are even suggesting Future also threw a jab at Meek on the project.
Fans of the OVO founder and the Freebandz Gang leader decided to get in on the action as well. Thousands of Instagram users flooded Meek’s IG comment sections with diamond emojis. The pictures represent the cover art for What A Time To Be Alive.
Meek has not officially responded to Drake or Future, but a caption on one IG pic read, “#f*ckboyseason lol.” The message was posted overnight after What A Time To Be Alive dropped.
Check out Meek Mill’s recent Instagram posts below.
The highly anticipated Drake and Future joint mixtape finally dropped last night, and one fellow performer does not seem to be feeling What A Time To Be Alive. In the middle of #WATTBA trending worldwide, Kid Cudi posted a tweet that many people on the interwebs saw as a slight diss towards Drizzy Hendrix.
There were no names mentioned in the tweet, but Cudi’s timing was kind of suspicious. And don’t forget this: Kid Cudi: If I Rapped About What I Have There Would Be No Drake (VIDEO).
What do you think? A subliminal or a coincidence?
Drake and Future have revealed that they are dropping their awaited joint album.
What a Time to Be Alive comes tomorrow – Sunday, September 20 at 8 EST.
Drake made the big reveal on Instagram.
The original title was Put It All in a Plastic Bag according to interweb lore.
The singer supported his rumored girlfriend Serena Williams on Tuesday, sitting front row at her NYFW runway show.
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If the rumors indeed pan out, the alleged Drake and Future mixtape may be the biggest musical release since Kanye West’s Gradution; or Jay Z’s The Blueprint if it turns out to be the classic everybody hopes it to be.
Much like he did with If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, the Canadian all-star is giving the world little time to prep for his bombshell of a release. And much like the aforementioned platinum-selling mixtape, DJ Skee has hinted at the Drake and Future mixtape’s existence, so if it magically lands in your lap in the next 24 hours, just remember we told you not be surprised.
Peep how the rumored Drake and Future mixtape has the Internets losing their sh*t in the gallery down below.
Wait so Drake and Future dropping a mixtape? Drake know what he doing breh he needs this pic.twitter.com/FMq0holr4w
— GUNS & CRAYONS (@GUNSandcrayons) September 11, 2015
If Drake and Future really drop a mixtape tomorrow, Ima prolly slap my grandma. And I love her she's a nice lady.
— I'm a dumbass. (@justtwocups) September 11, 2015
Damn 2 people are about to break the internet tomorrow with this mixtape coming out of left field…
— DJ Skee (@djskee) September 10, 2015
but rap game bout to light up! My 2 fav rappers right now bout to break the Internet I promise!
— Louie V Gutta (@LouieVGutta) September 10, 2015
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Gone but not forgotten and dearly missed, Sean Price continues to shine even from the essence as his fans are blessed with visuals to the Alchemist produced “Figure More” off of his Songs In The Key Of Price mixtape.
Assisted by fellow Brooklynite Illa Ghee, the microphone Master of Ceremonies has his vibrant personality appropriately captured with comic strip animations while he serves up bars with so much crunch that Nestle would consider distributing them. Rest In Power, Mr. Price.
Having been dubbed by some as “the ghetto engine that could” thanks to his lackluster album sales and determination to make it, Troy Ave continues to churn out visuals in spite of his skeptics and naysayers. On latest offering, “A Bronx Tale” off his now infamous Major Without A Deal LP, the Brooklyn rapper tells a story that you aren’t likely to tell your kids at bedtime, but would probably enjoy yourself in your downtime.
Check out the rest of today’s release which include work from Majid Jordan featuring Drake, Dj Cassidy, Necro, and more.
SEAN PRICE FT. ILLA GHEE – “FIGURE MORE”
TROY AVE – “A BRONX TALE”
MAJID JORDAN FT. DRAKE – “MY LOVE”
NECRO – “LICINPUSEE”
JOVANIE – “WHIP!”
DJ CASSIDY FT. CHROMERO & WALE – “FUTURE IS MINE”
KRONDON & SHAFIQ HUSAYN ARE WHITE BOIZ – “MOTHERSHIP INTRO”
KING LOUIE – “PAY BACK”
PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS – “HOT NEGRO PLEASE”
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J. Cole brings out some of Hip Hop’s biggest names to end his 2014 Forest Hills Drive tour.