21 Savage Has "All The Juice Right Now," According To Drake
Drake loves to throw out cosigns almost as much as loves the month of October, and today he had the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, wishing buzzing Atlanta rapper 21 Savage a happy birthday.
Watch President Obama Dance To Drake's "Hotline Bling" At White House BET Party
Judging by his playlists, we know that Barack Obama has pretty good taste in music for a president, and he lived up to his reputation at BET’s “Love and Happiness” event, hosted Friday night on the White House's south lawn. The concert hosted performances from Jill Scott, Usher, the Roots, Janelle Monáe, De La Soul, and more, but the true highlight came when Barack joined his guests on the dancefloor.
Kanye West Vents About "Tidal/Apple Bullsh*t," Says "Watch The Throne 2" Will Never Happen
Kanye West may be one of Tidal's owners, but he's not happy with what the streaming exclusivity wars are doing to music. During his Seattle stop on the Saint Pablo tour, Kanye couldn't help but express his frustration with the handling of Drake's "Pop Style," which originally featured vocals from himself and Jay Z, but was released as a Drake solo cut when VIEWS dropped on Apple Music.
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. ...
Drake Is Bringing A 30th Birthday Mix To This Sunday's OVO Sound Radio
It's always a good sign when Drake shows up to host OVO Sound Radio. The Toronto rapper has announced that he will be bringing a mix to this Sunday's show on Instagram, suggesting that it will be a special birthday episode for him.Drake turns 30 the following day, so we're expecting big things from his mix, which will hopefully include some new music from himself.
Kanye West Wasn't Calling Out Drake In His Comments About Stage Design Imitation
Kanye West raised some eyebrows when he decided to call out rappers he felt were copying his stage design at his Saint Pablo tour date in Edmonton last week. “This the original," he said. "Accept no imitations. You with the rap God right now. N*ggas be copying my shit, bro. Stealing our shit, stealing our stages. Copying our shit one to one.”
Drake's "One Dance" Is Spotify's Most Streamed Song Ever
Regardless of its critical reception, Drake's VIEWS has managed to break record after record on the sales front. The album's lead single "One Dance" has made Spotify history, surpassing Major Lazer, DJ Snake and MØ's "Lean On" as the streaming service's most streamed song ever. Spotify announced that Drake's track has earned 880 million streams, putting it well above the reported 526 million plays of "Lean On" when it first broke the record in November (no word on how many streams the song has now).
Cleveland Cavaliers Team DJ Takes Shots At Drake After Blue Jays Game 3 Loss
The Cleveland Indians are just one win away from their first trip to the World Series since 1997 and Cavaliers' team dj, DJ Steph Floss, is reminding Drake every step of the way. If you'll recall, Drake playfully trolled Steph Floss and LeBron after the Raptors won Games 3 & 4 against the Cavs during the Eastern Conference Finals, which resulted in the DJ trolling him back when Cleveland eventually won. It was all in good fun, but Steph Floss hasn't forgotten and he's letting Drake have it now that his Blue Jays are on the brink of elimination.
10 Rappers' Myspace Pages Before The Fame
If you were in your teens between the years 2003 and 2009, having a Myspace was a must. The predecessor to Facebook was a major step up from instant messaging platforms like AIM, the only form of social network any of us really had until the mid-2000s, and it also had a big impact on the music industry. For the first time, undiscovered artists had a means of sharing their music with millions of people across the globe (YouTube would come into the picture two years later), and the personal touch of a Myspace page gave eventual fans something more to latch onto.
OVO And Roots Link Up For Fall 2016 Collection
OVO and Roots are back at it again, selling the world some Canadian favorites for the season of Autumn. Hitting stores online tomorrow (October 15th), the OVO X Roots Fall 2016 collection includes hoodies, jackets, headwear, and more. Dawning the iconic Canadian Roots beaver icon, October's Very Own is at the forefront of making Canada seem cool to the rest of the world.
Students At Drake's Old High School Ask Him To Save It From Closure
When Drake reps a particular Toronto institution, do they owe him a favor, or vice-versa?
Lil Wayne Speaks On Drake Sleeping With His Girlfriend While He Was In Jail
Lil Wayne's new memoir about his time spent in prison, "Gone Til November," hit bookstores and online retailers this past week. If you haven't yet scooped up the book, chances are you've seen excerpts from it, or at least, you've scrolled past a headline or two.
Charts Don't Lie: October 12
There's four new records in the top 10 this week, but the #1 spot belongs to Solange Knowles with A Seat at the Table. Drake, the Suicide Squad soundtrack, and Travis Scott all keep her company in the top 10 spots. Rihanna and Kanye West stick in the top 20, while Beyonce, Frank Ocean, DJ Khaled, and Chance the Rapper trickle into the 30s. Other notable hip hop debuts are Dave East's Kairi Chanel at the #38 spot, and T.I.'s new EP Us or Else at #175. ...
Wizkid Teases New Music: "6God x Real Starboy About To School Everybody"
Drake had the most-streamed song of Summer '16 with a little assistance from Wizkid ("Once Dance"), so it's been known that the two have chemistry in the studio. The Nigerian rapper hopped on twitter to tease that there's more where that came from, and throw some shade at The Weeknd (?) at the same damn time.
Sacramento Kings Owner Explains What It's Like To Sit Courtside With Drake
If Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive truly had things his way, he'd never have to sit with Drake, or any other celebrities, while watching his team play. Ranadive recently spoke at length with USA Today's Sam Amick about the team's new arena, the Golden 1 Center, as well as what it's like to sit courtside with Drizzy.
Drake Postpones Remainder Of "Summer Sixteen" Tour Due To Ankle Injury
One week after postponing shows in Toronto, Philadelphia, & Newark due to an ankle injury, Drake has been forced to postpone the remainder of his Summer Sixteen tour "on doctor's orders." This update affects two shows scheduled this week in Brooklyn and a third date in Newark this weekend. Here is the statement from a Drake rep:
Drake & Rihanna Have Reportedly Broken Up Again
It all was good just a couple months ago when Drake & Rihanna received matching tattoos & got caught kissing one another on stage, but unfortunately it appears their Summer romance has fizzled out.
Drake Breaks Michael Jackson's 32-Year Old Record With 13 AMA Nominations
In 1984, Michael Jackson set a record by receiving 11 nominations from the American Music Awards. The mark has never been surpassed -- until today, when the AMAs awarded Drake with 13 nominations. Drizzy is up for Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Album, Favorite Rap Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Rap Song, Favorite R&B Song, and six other awards. The AMAs are slated to go down at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on the evening of November 20th. Check out the full list of nominees below.
Drake's "Boy Meets World" Tour Hits Europe In January
Drake's "Summer Sixteen" tour with Future wraps up this week, with two shows at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn (10/11-12) and then a final one in Newark on Saturday, Oct. 15. Drake had to push back a couple of shows last week due to an ankle injury, so he could do well with a few months rest, 'cause that's all he'll be getting. He's already set to begin another tour at the end of January.
Drake Says He Doesn't "Give A F*ck" About These "Other" Rappers & Singers
Drake may have had to postpone some shows due to an ankle injury, but he was charged up as ever during his Friday concert in Toronto, or as he would call it, the 6. The crowd was as responsive as you'd expect to his Summer Sixteen Tour, which is nearly over, and he was clearly feeding off the energy when he decided to send out a message to his competition.