Drake Wants To Start Acting Again
If Drake's "Hotline Bling" goes No. 1, as he's hoping for, one would imagine that he'll have accomplished most everything he's dreamed of in the music realm. That's not to say he'll slow down anytime soon, but perhaps Drizzy is ready to start exploring new ventures -- or, rather, get back into old ones.
28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (Oct 10-16)
There is much we can learn from rap Instagram, much to read between the lines as rappers attempt to craft their image without pesky publicists looking over their shoulder. Take a look at some of the best hip hop Instagram posts of the week after the jump.
PReign Calls Out Tory Lanez Over "The 6"
Uh-oh, drama's brewing up north. PReign just called out Tory Lanez on Instagram before quickly deleting his post. There's a screenshot in the above gallery, and as you can see, Reign wrote, "Hey!! Kid with all the beads on. Behave yourself before I really have to remind people your from Brampton. N*ggaz let this rap shit gas them," next to a picture of Lanez wearing a few bead necklaces.
Drake Gets A "Boy Better Know" Tattoo
Thanks to big co-signs from Drake and Kanye West, the U.S. finally seems to be ready to appreciate the UK's Skepta. Although his name has been entangled more closely with that of Drake's, Skepta isn't officially signed to OVO, more like an OVO-approved act. It seems this works both ways, as Drizzy tatted Skepta's own crew, BBK, aka Boy Better Know, on his upper arm.
Drake Covers W Magazine
Following his cover of The FADER's big 100 issue, Drake goes in alternative direction for his next magazine cover. Drizzy has landed the cover of high-fashion-meets-art magazine, W.
Charts Don't Lie: October 14
The biggest story in this week's charts is the triumphant return of Janet Jackson, who -- as she should -- takes the top spot this week, making her one of three artists who has scored number one albums over the last four decades. It kicked off a very rap and R&B-heavy top 5, followed by The Weekend, Drake & Future, and Fetty Wap. Take a look at the full breakdown below.
Jas Prince Requests $11 Million In Drake Royalties From Cash Money
You may remember that Jas Prince, a.k.a. the man who discovered Drake, filed legal documents against Cash Money earlier this year, demanding that they open their books and reveal the dollar amount they made off of Champagne Papi.
Here Are The Nominations For the 43rd Annual American Music Awards
The nominations have been announced for the 43rd annual American Music Awards. Taylor Swift led all artists with 6 nominations. The hip hop/R&B noms were predictably scarce/pop-oriented: The Weeknd scored five nominations and Nicki Minaj earned three. Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, and Drake each earned two. The AMAs are going down on November 22nd with Jennifer Lopez set to host. Performers have yet to be announced. Check out the complete list of nominations below. Artist of the Year
Future Buys Drake Diamond-Encrusted FBGOVO Ring
Diamonds were a major theme of Drake and Future's recent joint album, What a Time to Be Alive. Diamonds adorned the Shutterstock cover art and were the subject of the tape's second biggest hit (currently at No. 53).
Bryson Tiller Explains Not Signing With Drake & OVO
Louisville's Bryson Tiller came out of nowhere at the end of last year with his breakout hit, "Don't." The song began really blowing up this year, but not before Tiller had received cosigns from artists such as Drake and Timbaland. Before releasing his debut album, T R A P S O U L, which reached No.
Drake Brings J. Cole Out At Austin City Limits
Last week, Drake brought Future out to perform some What A Time To Be Alive during his first set at Austin City Limits, so the bar was set pretty high for weekend 2. Drizzy didn't disappoint, and judging by the crowd's reaction, gave the people what they wanted by bringing J. Cole out for a short set. In his introduction, Drake mentioned that Cole had come all the way from the Million Man March 20th anniversary event in D.C. to make an appearance.
How Much A Co-Sign Cost? The Downside Of Collaborating With Drake & Kanye
About five months ago, just after the long-rumored Drake remix of Fetty Wap's already-buzzing "My Way" had surfaced, the Paterson, New Jersey crooner explained how it all came about. "He sent me a DM, and I sent him my number," Fetty said, "He was like, 'Yo, I want to cut the [remix] tonight.' Next thing I know, I checked my email and it was there." This wasn't the first time Drake put his approval stamp on a hot track by way of a quick 16, but Fetty was the first
Drake's "IYRTITL" Is 2015's Highest-Selling Digital Album Through Q3 By Far
The official SoundScan report for the first three quarters of 2015 is in. Taylor Swift's 1989 is the overall top selling album, Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" is by far the best-selling single of the year, and Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late is far and away the best-selling digital album in the entire music industry.
Stream The Game's "The Documentary 2"
The Game has been promising The Documentary 2 all summer, and while it may have taken a little longer than expected, the project has been made available today.
The Game Don't Change: The Making Of "The Documentary 2"
“My nostalgia is one hundred percent Compton and zero percent snitch" - The Game --------------------- 3:35 PM, HNHH HQ, one Monday in September: the elevator door groaned open. There stood The Game and his entourage. I couldn’t actually see his face, but I could still see him, amid the flood of bodies pouring out of the elevator and into the adjacent room -- a camo snapback floating above the crowd, cocked up and backwards at the jauntiest angle possible.
Rick Ross Clowns 50 Cent For Filing For Bankruptcy
Rick Ross recently visited Angie Martinez to discuss rap beefs that currently surround him, namely the Meek Mill and Drake beef and his own back-and-forth with 50 Cent.
5 Things To Know About The Sauce Twinz
If you're a fan of Houston rap, you're likely familiar with the Sauce Twinz, the duo of Sauce Walka and Sancho Saucey. They differ from the classic DJ Screw sound that has stayed in Houston hip-hop through artists like Slim Thug and Paul Wall, though certain elements and lingo from the mid-'90s scene can still be found throughout the Twinz' music. They take influence from the zealous trap sound of Atlanta, and their rampant ad-libbing has earned them comparisons to Migos.
Drake & Future's "WATTBA" Suffers 81% Drop In Album Sales
After selling 334,000 pure albums in week one, Drake and Future's WATTBA reportedly sold 65,000 albums in week 2, an 81% decline in sales. Looks like it's gonna be a while before it goes platinum...
Sauce Twinz & Meek Mill To Release Drake Diss
Earlier tonight, we reported that Meek Mill has been in the studio with the Sauce Twinz. As both Meek and Sauce Walka, one half of the Twinz, are beefing with Drake, we had to wonder if, during their session, they recorded a Drake diss track. And, indeed, it looks like they have done just that.