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.
Drake Takes Shots At Meek Mill On "Truffle Butter" At Austin City Limits
Those lucky enough to be at Austin City Limits last night (Oct. 3) got to see Drake bring out Future to perform tracks off their recent joint album, What a Time to Be Alive, live for the first time.
Sauce Twinz Preview Meek Mill Collab; Drake Diss On The Way?
This sounds like an unexpected collab -- Meek Mill and the Sauce Twinz -- though maybe it shouldn't be, as both Meek and one half of the Twinz, Sauce Walka, have beef with Drake. Meek's one diss record, "Wanna Know," dropped at the end of July and was the last track in the beef that rocked the summer. Though Meek technically got the last word, most onlookers felt like "Wanna Know" didn't stand up to Drake's two diss tracks. Drake's winning streak has since continued while Meek has stayed quiet.
Drake's "Hotline Bling" Video Is "Coming Soon"
It's been a busy Sunday on Drake's Instagram. The OVO rapper peppered his timeline with photos of his performance at Austin City Limits last night, only to cap things off with yet another shirtless selfie that has already been greeted with open displays of thirst from women everywhere.
Drake Brought Future Out To Perform "WATTBA" Tracks At Austin City Limits
Just before dropping their joint project, Future brought Drake out during his set in Toronto, and last night at Austin City Limits, Drizzy returned the favor. As a result, we got to see some What A Time To Be Alive songs performed for the first time live, as the two rappers ran through "Big Rings," "Digital Dash," "Jumpman," and more. The Austin crowd was definitely feeling the new material, and seeing a couple clips from the show, the songs work well in a live setting, though next time we hope they break out "Diamonds Dancing".
PARTYNEXTDOOR & Boi-1da To Provide Mixes For Tonight's Episode Of OVO Sound Radio
UPDATE/RECAP: The show began with a mix from OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib, who played mostly Drake material, including a mastered version of the long-awaited Drake and Beyonce collaboration, "Can I" -- listen here. Then it was Boi-1da's turn, and he went through some of his most memorable productions, reminding us that he's been behind so many smash hits. The focus then shifted to PartyNextDoor, and he premiered 7 (SEVEN!) new records.
Marvel Remixes 8 More Album Covers: Future, Clipse, Curren$y, Drake, & More
Marvel has been repeatedly endearing itself to hip hop fans the last few months with their impossibly cool remixes of well-known hip hop album art as comic book covers. Their last batch tackled the likes of 2Pac, Jay Z, Mos Def -- this time, they rework covers from such hip hop veterans as Missy Elliott, Geto Boys, and Redman along with a few newer faces.
Charts Don't Lie: September 30
Last week belonged to Drake and Future, and while their numbers didn't live up to the inflated projections, they still managed to keep Lana Del Rey, Mac Miller, and the persistent Beauty Behind The Madness out of the top spot. Miller's major label debut came in at number 3, a little lower than his previous independent offering, but we're sure the new money behind him will keep the gears moving throughout the year.
OVO Drops Drake's "Hotline Bling" Merch
Drake recently threw up a pic to Instagram of a hoodie and a cap, both a creamy pink hue and bearing the "1-800-HOTLINEBLING" seen on the track's cover art. Capitalizing on the fact that no one can get that goddamn hook out of their head -- "you used to call me on my celllllll phone...." -- OVO just dropped the hat on their online store. The embroidered pink unstructured strapback cap is available for $45. The hoodie isn't up yet, but we can only assume that that is on its way.
Drake And Future's "Jumpman" Is Now A Super-Addictive Video Game
People who dig both Doodle Jump and WATTBA will be pleased to find that their passions have been consolidated in a new browser-based video game called "Jumpman." The game allows you to select the disembodied head of one of three characters -- Drake, Future, and Metro Boomin -- and bounce upward from platform to platform, finding your tempo amidst a diamond-encrusted landscape. Shoutout to hip hop-savvy programmer that put together this internet masterpiece.
Top Tracks: September 21 - September 27
Top 10s are only exciting when they actually change. For a while, that wasn't happening. Luckily, our Top 100 is getting more exciting each week, as we move further and further away from the incessant Drake domination. Let's get to it. 10) The Game ft. Diddy - Standing On Ferraris
Drake Just Landed His 100th Placement On The Billboard Hot 100
Drake has kept the hits coming over the last few years, and Billboard has been keeping track. Today, it was announced that Drizzy had landed his 100th entry on the Hot 100 chart.In fact he landed his 93rd, 94th, 95th... so on and so forth, as eight songs from his joint project with Future, What A Time To Be Alive, made their way on to the chart.
Drake On Meek Mill: "Don't Worry, He's Dead Already"
It seems that fans chanting "Fuck Meek Mill" is fairly commonplace at Drake shows these days, enough that the OVO rapper decided to address some fans dissing his rival."Don't worry, he's dead already," Drizzy joked at his Landmark Festival performance in DC earlier tonight, which was answered by cheers from fans.
Jahlil Beats Says Drake & Meek Mill's Beef Might Not Be Over
Though the beef between Drake and Meek Mill barely lasted a couple of weeks, it was by far the most sensational event to happen in hip-hop all year. It's now two months after Meek Mill's Twitter fingers ran wild, and we thought the beef was long over with. Not so fast, says Jahlil Beats, who produced Meek's one and only diss track, "Wanna Know."
First Week Sales For Drake & Future's "What A Time To Be Alive", Mac Miller's "GO:OD AM"
The first week sales for Drake and Future's internet-dominating WATTBA have arrived. Originally, the industry insiders were expecting it to move close to 500,000 copies opening week, but that number was later adjusted, and the final sales land somewhere squarely within the updated projections.
Drake Speaks On Quentin Miller's Reference Tracks & Beating Meek Mill With "Back To Back"
With the FADER 100 issue, Drake has given his first interview since early 2014. As he hasn't spoken to the media during a time when the media wants him most, the new issue finally lets fans hear Drizzy touch on some controversial topics that have surrounded him for much of the summer. Even though he dealt with said controversies about as well as he could have, most of us still have a few tough questions that we want to direct at the "6 God."
Drake Covers FADER's 100th Issue
For its 100th issue, FADER has gotten a cover star worthy of the occasion: Drake, who has given the magazine his first extended interview since his infamous February 2014 feature in Rolling Stone, in which he felt his words were manufactured to create a false conflict with Jay Z. His new cover story comes at a time when he's one of the world's biggest pop stars -- soon after signing a $20 million contract with Apple Music and days after releasing one of the year's most hyped projects with Future, titled What a Time to Be Alive.
Who Had The Better Verse: Drake Vs. Future
What a Time to Be Alive has finally resonated on our ears. The ten-song effort is a testament to many things: the prominence of the dark, druggy, Atlanta trap sound; Future's work ethic; Drake's diversity. The album is one of the more surprising releases in recent history, and recent history has almost exclusively boasted albums that were (at least trying to be) a surprise.