SXSW Polaroids: PartyNextDoor, Metro Boomin, Flatbush Zombies, Denzel Curry & More
We're back, with more goodness from SXSW. Exclusive interviews from our trip down South will continue to roll out in the forthcoming week, but to follow up our trip recap and photo diary, we've got some special Polaroids to be 100% accurate these are actually Fuji Instaxs, but you get the idea.
5 Things We Want From PartyNextDoor's "P3"
It's been a fast year for OVO so far, beginning with Drake's "Summer Sixteen." All eyes were directed toward Views from the 6, which is, finally, set to arrive next month. There hasn't been another taste of Views since, though OVO has kept its name out there with the release of the self-titled debut album from Majid Jordan as well as the signing of the anonymous R&B act dvsn.
Mo-G Accuses Drake Of Stealing His Style, Calls Him "Little Forest Hills Creature"
Looks like there’s trouble brewing up North. Toronto rapper Mo-G has been laying into Drake and his manager Oliver El-Khatib on Instagram. He’s accusing Drake’s team of all manner of shady behavior, including offering him only $500 for writing credits and jacking swagger and dance moves. Mo-G has uploaded it all to Instagram as evidence, saying he “ain’t afraid to speak the truth in public.”
Rihanna & Drake's "Work" Spends A Fifth Week At Number One
The first time Drake showed up on a Rihanna song was "What's My Name," and it promptly went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Funny how history repeats itself.
Drake & Rihanna Surprise Fan With Cancer In Miami
Last week, as the "Anti" tour hit Miami, Rihanna brought out Drake to perform their smash hit "Work," currently the No. 1 song in the country. During their stop in Miami, the two megastars took the time to visit a young fan of theirs named Megan, who's currently undergoing cancer treatment.
Watch Highlights Of Drake's Surprise Fader Fort Performance
The entire OVO Sound crew flew down from Toronto to Austin last night to crash the Fader Fort and put on a surprise label showcase. On the final night of SXSW, Fader's closing party featured performances by Jazz Cartier, Gallant, and Anderson. .Paak, before OVO came through and each of the label's acts took the stage, one by one.
Are Drake & Kendrick Lamar Planning A Collaboration?
Rumors are circulating online suggesting that there could be a collaboration brewing between Kendrick Lamar and Drake. Many have presumed there to be a longstanding beef between the two rappers, though much of that narrative is likely the result of the media being unable to resist the temptation of pitting the game's two biggest stars against one another.
Kanye West & Drake Make TIME's "30 Most Influential People On The Internet" List
TIME, forever trying to crown influential people in the hope that they’ll be considered influential again, has released it’s second annual list of “The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.” Number one on that list? None other than Kanye West.
Drake Confirms April Release For "Views From The 6"
The lead up to the release of Drake’s Views From The Six has been short on details and long on rumors. We’ve seen a number of social media posts from both Drake and his producer/friend Noah “40” Shebib suggesting that they are in the “home stretch” of recording.
Top Tracks: March 7 - March 13
After the excitement of new projects from Kevin Gates, Future, Young Thug, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, French Montana, and Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz, we seem to have hit a bit of a lull three months into 2016. Views From The 6 is (hopefully) in sight for April, and A$AP Ferg and ILoveMakonnen both should have new material out in the next few weeks, but March is definitely looking like a down month for hip hop's upper echelon.
Hudson Mohawke Threatens To Leak Kanye West & Drake Songs
Hudson Mohawke has been a more behind-the-scenes figure when it comes to G.O.O.D. Music releases, but one would still assume he's getting his due credit (and pay), even if he's not releasing music front-and-center of the label.
10 Essential Roy Woods Tracks
Roy Woods is one of OVO Sound's youngest stars. Born in 1996, with the name Denzel Spencer, Woods came up in Ontario where he thrived as a football player. Ball wasn't life though, not for Woods, and ultimately he turned to music...good thing for us.
ILoveMakonnen Says An OVO Compilation Album Is Already Finished
Drake is currently putting the finishing touches on his highly anticipated Views From The 6 album, which is reportedly set to arrive sometime next month. However, that may not be the only project the 6 God has his hands on this year. According to fellow OVO member, ILoveMakonnen, a compilation album from the entire OVO camp is reportedly already finished, and could be dropping later this year.
There Could Be A Version Of Kanye West's "Wolves" With Drake & Björk
The mystery of "Wolves" continues. Kanye first unveiled a version of the song during an iconic performance on SNL 40 in February of last year. The song featured Vic Mensa and Sia, who both joined him on stage. An official version of "Wolves" wouldn't be heard until a year later, when, on February 11, he played his new album, The Life of Pablo, to a sold-out crowd at MSG.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 5)
Lots of exciting stuff going down on Instagram this week. First off, we got an update on ALL of the upcoming TDE releases, and surprisingly, it was Kendrick's album that came through first (though it seems Q, Isaiah, Sza, and Soulo aren't far behind). We also got a brief update on Drake's Views From The 6 through a photo of Drizzy's creative partner, 40, stocking up with supplies to camp out in the studio (and to keep it Canadian, a Tim Horton's cup in hand).
Drake's New Instagram Photos Suggest He's In The "Home Stretch" Of Recording "Views"
We know that Drake's 4th studio album, Views From The 6, is scheduled to drop in April (most likely Saturday, April 2nd on OVO Radio by the looks of the ads), and it appears that the rapper is putting the finishing touches on the project right now.
Rihanna & Drake's "Work" Spends Another Week At #1 On Billboard Hot 100
Drake may still be without a solo #1, but "Work" is his second collaboration with Rihanna to top the charts, and it doesn't seem to have any plans to leave its perch. Last week, the single managed to steal the glory from Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" just as the double video for the track dropped, meaning that those VEVO streams have now been counted towards this week's numbers, so it's pretty obvious "Work" wasn't going anywhere.
Mysterious R&B Act dvsn Appears To Have Signed With OVO Sound
We still don't know much about dvsn, other than the act works with "Hotline Bling" producer Nineteen85 and they've released a few impressive traditionally-informed R&B singles, but today they've just been given a big look, seemingly pairing with Drake's label, OVO Sound.
Stream OVO Sound Radio Episode 16
UPDATE: It has been revealed that DJ Maximum, Skepta's offical DJ, will be tonight's special guest. He's just taken the decks now. Tune in here.
Drake Made Another Surprise Appearance At A London Club
Drake performed with Rihanna at the BRIT awards last week, and he hasn't been in any rush to get home since. Right after the show Wednesday, Drizzy showed up to a Section Boyz performance to show his support for the local scene, and Friday night, he pulled another surprise appearance, showing up at the Libertine nightclub in the Mayfair district.