Top Tracks: October 17 - October 24
Well clearly the big news today is the announcement of Drake's new project More Life, and the ensuing tracks that the 6 God dropped on OVO Sound last night. Dude can still easily dominate the conversation whenever he wants to.
DJ Khaled Documented His Fiancée's Childbirth On Snapchat
There's no event that DJ Khaled won't snapchat. We've seen him document his shower routine, his adventures of being lost at sea on a jetski, and now, the birth of his son. Last night, anyone tuning in to Khaled's Snapchat got a full view into the hospital room where his fiancée, Nicole Tuck, was giving birth to their first child. Khaled posted a few clips from the scene, where he seemed to be playing his new album -- as we hear his hits "For Free" and "I Got The Keys" being played as his Nicole goes through labor.
Charts Don't Lie: October 19
With new albums at occupying the top three spots (Green Day, Norah Jones and OneRepublic in descending order) on the Billboard 200 chart, Drake is displaced to the #4 position, where he is later joined by the Suicide Squad soundtrack and Solange's surprise release. Travis Scott, Rihanna, and Kanye West are in the top 20 while the rest of the artists are just barely on the outskirts of the top 30. There are no new hip hop releases that make an appearance on this week's chart. ...
DJ Khaled Is The New Face Of CIROC Mango
DJ Khaled has parlayed his Snapchat fiefdom into a diverse array of sponsorships and other lucrative business opportunities. His latest coup: a deal that makes him the face of CÎROC's newest flavor: CÎROC Mango.
Who Are Your Favorite Rappers Voting For?
Tonight marks the third and final presidential debate before the election on November 8th. Ever since the first one, which took place on September 26th, Donald Trump has taken a huge nose-dive in the polls, but as we've seen in races past, anything can happen in the final weeks.
DJ Khaled Introduces His Own Champs Sports In Miami
Long before DJ Khaled was shouting "We The Best" and dominating Snapchat with Major Key alerts, the Miami native was an employee at Champs Sports. And in celebration of all of his success, Champs Sports recently hooked him up with his very own store located in Miami. Khaled's very own Champs Sports will serve as an invite-only hangout spot for inspirational, fashion-focused “cloth talks” with athletes, artists, and other celebrities from all walks of life.
Top Tracks: October 10 - October 16
Last week gave us Gucci Mane's second album of the year, Woptober, The Game's 1992, and Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge (aka NxWorries)' Yes Lawd!, and we've still got projects from D.R.A.M., Joe Budden, Common, and Jeezy dropping soon, but it feels like it's been a while since any major releases have arrived.
Top Tracks: October 3 - October 9
Barring The Weeknd's Starboy and any late-year surprises, we don't seem to have a whole lot coming on the release calendar as fall settles in. Gucci Mane's Woptober, Anderson .Paak and Knxledge's Yes Lawd! under their Nxworries title, and D.R.A.M.'s debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M. are all coming later this month, but compared to the summer we just had, that's small potatoes.
Jay Z, DMX & Ja Rule Reunite Backstage At Beyoncé Show
Beyoncé's final show on her formation tour brought out some enviable guests, but the backstage scene was even more star-studded. An impressive group photo following the show revealed Papoose, Remy Ma, and T.I. were among those taking in the concert from sidestage, but a very special moment came when Jay Z, DMX, and Ja Rule reminisced on old times.
Charts Don't Lie: October 5
With a new album at #1 on Billboard's 200 chart (Shawn Mendes' Illuminate if you're curious), Drake recedes back to the #2 spot this week, where he's followed by the Suicide Squad soundtrack, Travis Scott and Rihanna to represent hip hop in the top 10. Beyonce, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Maxwell, and Usher remain in the top 20, while DJ Khaled slips into the #27 position. Ty Dolla $ign debuts just behind him, at #28, with his new Apple Music mixtape Campaign.
DJ Khaled Previews A Bunch Of Upcoming Air Jordan Heat
When it comes to collecting sneakers and getting the most sought after releases before anyone else, DJ Khaled truly is truly among "the best."
Top Tracks: September 26 - October 2
Abel Tesfaye, AKA The Weeknd, has had one of the most unexpected career paths of any R&B artist in the new millennium. Basically paving the way for every ensuing singer/rapper who's warranted the "mysterious" tag when first emerging, his early tracks paired The-Dream's Lothario musings with an indie-influenced, lo-fi sound, and druggy themes. After major label move Kiss Land flopped commercially and critically, he went back to the drawing board and returned with a pop sheen courtesy of superproducer Max Martin.
DJ Khaled Helps University Of Michigan Debut New Air Jordan Sneaker Collection
The Michigan Wolverines are now #TeamJordan and the two celebrated their new partnership over the weekend by unveiling new uniforms for the men's and women's basketball teams, as well as this full collection of maize and blue Air Jordans. The Wolverines introduced the new threads and kicks at the Crisler Center on Friday night in an event that was emceed by FabFive legend Jalen Rose as well as DJ Khaled.
DJ Khaled To Release Book "The Keys"
We're about to receive Lil Wayne's memoir in the coming week, Gucci Mane recently announced his own book deal, and next up in the rap game to take on the book game is DJ Khaled. The Major Key DJ is prepared to share the keys of success in his upcoming book, titled "The Keys," for which the cover was unveiled yesterday. The book will reportedly explain Khaled's philosophy for success, real life Khaled stories, as well as some additional mogul talk provided by the likes of Lyor Cohen, LA Reid, Diddy, Jay Z and more.
Presidential Debate Tonight, Anticipated To Be Most Watched Of All Time
This is gonna be a moment. After what has felt like a decade of campaigning, we the people have reached a momentous landmark in one of the strangest elections of the last century - the first debate. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will square off on live television tonight at 9pm EST with the world watching, for what is widely expected to be "the largest audience for a campaign event in American history."
Top Tracks: September 19 - September 25
Last week's biggest news story continued to be The Game and Meek Mill's beef, which has now spiraled out to include accusations of ratting, an alleged brawl with Beanie Sigel, and
Charts Don't Lie: September 21
With six new releases taking up the top eleven spots on the Billboard 200, most hip hop records took a tumble on the charts this week. Drake and the Suicide Squad soundtrack each bounced up a spot, to #2 and #3 respectively, but everyone else on our list fell, aside from Kanye who stayed put at the #21 spot. After debuting with the #1 album in the country, Travis Scott lands at #6 with Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Beyonce, and DJ Khaled stay within the top 20 with their newest releases.
Top Tracks: September 12 - September 18
Summer '16 seemed to come and go without a good, entertaining beef, but in the week before the official Fall equinox, one has emerged. You could definitely deem the new Meek Mill Vs. The Game beef as a spinoff of Meek and Drake's last summer, but when it comes to bars, this beef's picking up the long-dormant one's slack. We've already got a diss apiece from both parities involved, and although Meek's came in too late on Sunday night to be counted in Top Tracks this week, Game's is in here, and you can be sure Meek's will be next week.
DJ Khaled & Drake’s “For Free” Certified Platinum
Men lie, women die, but numbers don’t right? Well, that’s the case for DJ Khaled’s latest hit single with Drake “For Free,” which just went platinum this afternoon by the RIAA.
Top Tracks: September 5 - September 11
We finally got to breathe a sigh of relief last week after the absolute onslaught of must-listen projects that arrived in the month prior. This calm will be short-lived, though, as we get Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine on Friday, Ty Dolla $ign's Campaign and Mick Jenkins' The Healing Component just a week later, Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition on the 30, and The Game's 1992 to kick off October.