10 Great Tracks Premiered On OVO Sound Radio
Premiering last July on Beats 1, OVO sound Radio has hosted many mixes, and many exclusive records have been premiered in the process. Just this weekend, three new records from Drake made their way out through the show, adding to large catalog of songs the 6 God has shared over the course of his Apple Music run. Of course, it's not only Drake, or even his stable of OVO artists who have shared new music on these mixes, and today we're going back through some of the premieres that impressed us, whether they made a huge impact or flew relatively under the radar.
Top Tracks: May 30 - June 5
Do you ever get the feeling that hip hop's current class of elites is more of a group of superfriends than ever before? Let's play six degrees of separation with this week's top ten tracks-- the most momentous batch in recent memory. At the top we've got DJ Khaled, who's collaborated with more of rap's A- B- and C-listers in his career than arguably anyone else, and who's accompanied by Drake.
Drake's Twitter Account Was Hacked This Morning
Although Drake really came through for fans on the latest episode of OVO Sound Radio, premiering a swell of new songs from Roy Wood$, himself, Gucci Mane and more, he's still been targeted in a recent hacking spree that's been happening on twitter over the course of the weekend.
Drake & Steph Curry Attend Ayesha's Restaurant Opening In San Francisco
Getting a few days off after a convincing victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Steph Curry was there to support his wife Ayesha at the opening of her new International Smoke restaurant in San Francisco last night.
Joe Budden Praises Drake's "4PM In Calabasas," Says Diddy Needs To Respond
There was a flood of new music on tonight's episode of OVO Sound Radio. It was thought that Drake would pay tribute to Gucci Mane in his DJ mix, and he took it a step further and surprised listeners with a brand new collab with the unshackled Brick Squad boss himself: "Back on Road." A bit later, Drake's current No. 1, "One Dance," received a fittingly poppy remix from another Canuck in Justin Bieber. And lastly, Drake signed off by adding another installment to his storied time-sensitive city songs, this one called "4PM in Calabasas."
Stream Episode 23 Of OVO Sound Radio, Hosted By Drake & Roy Wood$
OVO Sound Radio is back with another episode on Beats 1 radio tonight, and lucky number 23 looks to be a good one. Tonight's episode is hosted by Drake and will include a special guest mix from OVO's Roy Wood$. Less than an hour ago, Wood$ shared his latest single, a chilled summer riddim titled "Gwan Big Up Urself," via Apple Music. Expect to hear that tonight as well as potential new material off his upcoming album, Waking at Dawn.
Drake Spotted Wearing Hailey Baldwin’s Necklace After Their Date
Random coincidence or not, but Drake was spotted wearing the same necklace as his new 19-year old fling Hailey Baldwin following the two’s dinner date at The Nice Guys on Tuesday night in LA.
Tomorrow's Drake-Hosted OVO Sound Episode Is Dedicated To Gucci Mane
What to expect on tomorrow night's episode of OVO Sound Radio? Well, Drake and Khaled's new summer anthem already got the Beats 1 drop earlier today from Zane Lowe, though it's likely that Drake will play the song tomorrow night. He is DJing after all.
DJ Khaled Says "Major Key" Will Feature Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay Z & Many More
As the rap world was still processing the surprise Cruel Winter super-collab from Kanye West, six of the game's top emcees, and Desiigner, DJ Khaled went live on Beats 1 to remind fans that summer's here and that the season is his for the taking. With the help of Zane Lowe, Khaled just shared the first single off his upcoming album, Major Key. It's titled "F*ck Me For Free," or "for radio purposes, "For Free." The song is a loose, breezy party anthem from Drake and is produced by the OVO team of Nineteen85 and Jordan Ullman.
Drake Loves ESPN's Doris Burke And He Doesn't Care Who Knows It
Drake loves Doris Burke and he doesn't care who knows it. Given the chance, he would probably shout it from on top of a mountain. ESPN's beloved sideline reporter, widely regarded as the best in the biz, recently sat down for an interview with New York Magazine and she spoke about the time that the Raptors' global ambassador sent her some signals during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. According to Doris:
DJ Khaled Dropping New Single With Drake On Friday
As if new music from Travis Scott, Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa & YG wasn’t enough for y’all, DJ Khaled is about to really turn this Friday all the way up when he releases his new single with Drake later today called “For Free.”
Charts Don't Lie: June 1
Drake's reign at the top is now four weeks strong as VIEWS continues to beat out the competition. Beyonce wasn't so lucky, however, as she falls to the #4 spot while Ariana Grande and Blake Shelton rank above her with their respective new releases. Rihanna comes in at #5 while Prince slips out of the top 10 for the first time since his passing. Elsewhere, Kevin Gates, Chance The Rapper, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller, and G-Eazy all fall within the top 30 spots. ...
Drake Will Be DJing On OVO Sound Radio This Saturday
Drake's OVO Radio has proven to be a good place for the rapper to give Toronto artists some shine, as well as premiere his new music. Generally, when the 6 God himself makes an appearance on the show, you can usually expect a surprise or two, and this Saturday, Drizzy will be behind the boards, sharing the news on Instagram today.
Drake & Model Hailey Baldwin Spotted On First Date
This past Memorial Day, it was a Canadian's house party that was all the rage, as celebrity pics from the poolside bash as well as a video of an epic catfight soon made their way online. Though Drake managed to avoid any incriminating photos, he was rumored to have been seen cozied up with a new lady friend, 19-year-old model Hailey Baldwin.
Top Tracks: May 23 - May 29
Happy Memorial Day. The past week has been a wild one, what with the chaos at T.I.’s NYC show, Gucci Mane’s release from prison, and a new Kevin Gates tape. Summer’s officially here, so expect things to keep picking up in the rap game— we’ve got a ScHoolboy Q album, SremmLife 2, and a bunch of other heat on the way. On the top tracks side of things, there was quite a bit of turnover in our list this week, with only the bottom and top tracks from the last edition making return appearances.
Drake's Memorial Day Mansion Party Ends In Brawl
Drake took a break from luxuriating in his pile of VIEWS money to throw a Memorial Day rager Monday afternoon at his mansion in Hidden Hills, California. Drake is often hosting famous individuals (Odell Beckham and Rob Gronkowski paid the mansion a visit last month). For his party, he mingled with celebrities and regular folk alike.
Drake's "Views" Is No. 1 For 4th Straight Week With Another Record Streaming Performance
Drake's VIEWS will spend a fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on the albums chart, reports Billboard. As the album sits at No. 1 for the latest June 11-dated chart, VIEWS has already spent more weeks at No. 1 than any other album by a male artist in over four years.
Justin Bieber Has Remixed Drake's "One Dance"
That's right. As Drake's first-ever No. 1 single is currently wrapping up its second week at the top of the chart, the only other Canadian who can rival his stardom has come through with a soon-to-be-released remix. When it drops, Bieber's "One Dance" remix might rival the original for the worldwide song of the summer.
Drake Trolled The Cleveland Cavs On Instagram Following Huge Game 4 Victory
After the Toronto Raptors picked up a must-win game over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, their global ambassador, more commonly known as Drake, took to instagram for some light ribbing of LeBron James. But when the Raptors went back to back to tie the series at 2-2 Drake went full troll, both during and after the game. It's like if Spike Lee had an instagram account during the Knicks' 1994 playoff battle with Reggie Miller and the Pacers, but more playful. A lot more playful. Like the puppy dog version of that.
Drake's Third-Week Streams Are Bigger Than Any Album's First-Week Numbers...In History
Earlier today, it was reported that Drake's "One Dance" reclaimed the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100. Unsurprisingly, his success also extends to the albums chart, as VIEWS currently sits at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its second week (for the week of May 28). The most recent albums chart -- for the week ending June 4 -- is set to be revealed tomorrow (May 23), and Drake will surely take No.