Watch Drake Perform "Hotline Bling" & More At New York Bat Mitzvah
The rap performance at the bar/bat mitzvah isn't anything new, as we've recently seen teens flexing on their friends with guest appearances from the likes of Nicki Minaj and Fetty Wap, but a coming-of-age celebration that went down in New York City this weekend had possibly the most perfect guest --
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (February 20)
It was another busy week on rap Instagram, as last weekend proved a big weekend for flexing, between, All-Star Weekend, both Drake and Kendrick Lamar being presented with keys to their respective cities, and of course, the Grammys. Outside of that, we were still seeing some great photos from Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 event at MSG, The Game and Lloyd Banks seemingly squashing their beef with a pic in Dubai, Teyana Taylor showing off her post-baby body, and Chance The Rapper kicking it with Future.Click through the gallery to see everything that went down in the last week.
Noah '40' Shebib Speaks On Drake's "Views From The 6"
There's still no proper release date for Views From The 6, but the teasers keep coming. Last week a series of various billboard ads, some inspired by the single art for "Summer Sixteen," were spotted across the city of Toronto.
Kanye West Says He Has New Music With Drake & Future
Kanye West has already hinted at an updated version of The Life Of Pablo and a Good Fridays series that may or may not feature 40 songs with Kendrick Lamar and 40 songs with Young Thug. On top of that, Ye has unveiled a couple more exciting collaborations today.
10 Surprising Credits On Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo"
Kanye West's The Life of Pablo has finally arrived, and it's about as good as anyone could've expected. Agitated fans are starting to forgive Kanye for his ridiculous antics throughout the convoluted and unpredictable album rollout. The anticipation really started to build three weeks ago, when Kanye shared the first copy of a handwritten tracklist for his upcoming album, then-titled SWISH. There were 10 tracks listed, and at the bottom of the page appeared the words "KYLIE WAS HERE."
Grammy Awards 2016 List Of Winners
This is a huge night, not only for music as a whole, but for rap, as Kendrick Lamar has become the first hip-hop artist to earn 11 nominations for a single night, besting Eminem's previous record. Unfortunately, the rap awards will not be televised, but luckily, Kendrick is also nominated for Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and more. Others who are up for Grammys include Drake, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, ASAP Rocky, Fetty Wap, J. Cole, and Kanye West.
Top Tracks: February 8 - February 14
Tired of hearing about The Life Of Pablo yet? Kanye West's highly anticipated album only dropped about 36 hours ago, but its eventual release was preceded by several days of frustrated waiting, as his haphazard release strategy continued (and may still be ongoing) with a series of remixing, tracklist updates, and delays. Annoying, yes, but you have to admit that the guy knows how to keep himself in the daily conversation for longer than nearly anyone in our era of short attention spans.
Watch Drake & Reggie Miller's Ping Pong Battle
Drake is currently seated courtside at the Air Canada Centre, in his hometown of Toronto, for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. The game is the final event of All-Star weekend, but perhaps the marquee matchup already occurred earlier this afternoon, when Drake faced off against Reggie Miller in a game of "6-pong."
Stream OVO Sound Radio Episode 15
It's currently -16 degrees Celsius in Toronto tonight -- that's around 3 F for all of us on the other side of the border. Despite the deadly temperatures, it's an exciting time to be in the 6, as the city is currently playing host to the 2016 NBA All-Star weekend. Indeed, there are many eyes on Toronto as well as the man who's emerged as the city's biggest star -- the OVO-helming rapper, whose Global Ambassadorship for the Raptors has made his city much more welcoming to NBA players and executives alike.
Tory Lanez On Drake: "I'd Never Diss Him - I'm A Fan"
As someone who's been known to drop subliminal disses, Drake's words are consistently put under a microscope, and the most recent example of such was his record, "Summer Sixteen".
Drake Set To Announce Lineups For NBA All-Star Game
With the NBA All-Star game going down in Toronto this weekend, Drake is surely going to make his presense felt throughout the 6. Kicking off the festivities Friday night, the OVO leader served as a coach for the Canadian team at the Celebrity game, where he ended up throwing a slight jab at Meek Mill in the process. But that’s not all Drake is doing this weekend.
Did Drake Throw A Jab At Meek Mill During The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game?
Well it looks like there could be another chapter still being written in the on-going Drake x Meek Mill beef. On Friday night, Drake served as the Canadian coach for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game alongside his opposition, Kevin Hart, helming the US squad. But before the jump ball was tipped, the OVO leader & Kevin Hart were being interviewed by ESPN’s Sage Steele when Drake ended up giving a subtle jab to Kevin Hart Meek Mill.
Mayor Of Toronto Awards Drake With The Key To The City
UPDATE (2/12/16 8:17 PM): The key was placed in Drake's hands today before the celebrity all-star game at the Air Canada Centre, the home of NBA All-Star Weekend 2016. Drake was already suited up, as he would proceed to coach the Canadian celeb team after being presented with the key to his hometown. Upon receiving the key, Drake said, "This is one of the greatest moments of my life, if not the greatest."
Review: Majid Jordan's "Majid Jordan"
It’s safe to say that all eyes are on Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, better known as Majid Jordan, for one reason: Drake. After signing the R&B duo to OVO Sound, the record label he co-founded with producer Noah “40” Shebib and Oliver El-Khatib, Drizzy took Majid Jordan from virtual unknowns to producers of a double platinum, #1 song real quick.
Drake's Basketball Career: A Brief History
They say that rappers want to be athletes and athletes want to be rappers. For no one is this axiom more true than Drake.
OVO Shares Closer Look At Its Air Jordan Apparel Collaboration
Drake is about to get into host mode for this weekend's All-Star weekend in Toronto, and what a better time to launch OVO's collaboration with Air Jordan. The OVO Store has given us a closer look at some of the apparel that's releasing via their Instagram, which includes some hoodies, trackpants, and in true Drake fashion, velour.OVO Radio will also be airing the Saturday night of the big weekend, and after Drizzy debuted Summer Sixteen on the last show, and put up some new ads in the city, we're expecting big things.
Charts Don't Lie: February 10
The Billboard 200 Chart shifted considerably over the past week, leaving artists like Tank in the dust as the likes of Rihanna and Kevin Gates rose to take the #1 and #2 positions, respectively. Rihanna's album, which debuted at #27 last week, claimed the #1 position we all expected it to have. The reasoning for the weak debut was on a technicality, but now that the album is properly available, it moved nearly 125,000 units.
Drake Is Starting To Put Up “Views From The 6” Billboards In Toronto
It looks like OVO SZN is quickly approaching. After dropping off the single “Summer Sixteen” a couple weeks back, Drake has now started to throw up some advertising for his upcoming album, Views From The 6ix, all over his hometown of Toronto, just in time for this weekend’s NBA All-Star festivities.
Drake's "Summer Sixteen" Gives Him His Highest Sales Week As A Lead Artist
Drake is pretty much bigger than ever right now, and the fact that his latest record, "Summer Sixteen," which is hardly a bid for pop success like "Hotline Bling", has given him his biggest sales week as a solo artist, is evidence of such. According to Billboard, the single has netted a whopping 215,000 downloads this week.
Top Tracks: February 1 - February 7
Constant new music from the game's biggest stars has become the norm. And while it's almost too much to digest, we're not complaining. This week's Top Tracks is dominated by Future, Drake, and Rihanna, and it's likely those names aren't going anywhere -- Future, especially, who's already dropped two projects this year, adding to the four he put out in 2015. And don't let me forget about Meek. Drizzy stans aren't gonna let him live any time soon, though most everything he's dropped this year has cracked the Top 10. He's finally using all the controversy to his advantage.