Drake Announces His "Summer Sixteen" Pop-Up Shop Is Opening In NYC This Week
Future's "Future Hive" pop-up shop is officially open for business in New York City, as he and Drake's "Summer Sixteen" tour hits the Big Apple this weekend. Not to be left out, Drake has also announced that he has "Summer Sixteen" pop-up shop coming to NYC as well. The shop, located at 208 Bowery, will be open to the public on Thursday, August 4th through Sunday August 7th.
2 Chainz Shares "Daniel Son; Necklace Don" Artwork
A day after revealing -- via a screenshot of a text conversation with Drake -- that he had a project dropping this Friday (Aug. 5), 2 Chainz has shared the cover art to said mixtape: Daniel Son; Necklace Don.
Joe Budden Is Now Selling Merch Inspired By His Run-In With OVO Trolls
The best response to getting meme'd across the Internet? Turn the viral bait into some cash. Little did Joe Budden know that his participation in a rap beef with Drake would result in a couple of OVO trolls running up on his own property. That fiasco, though, which ended with Budden chasing the kids down in his car and beating their vehicle with rocks while doling out a harsh tongue lashing, ended up earning him more attention than the beef itself.
Kanye West Joins Drake For Night 2 At OVO Fest; Teases Joint Album
It’s hard to believe that night 1 of Drake’s annual OVO Fest could’ve been topped off after Rihanna surprised those in attendance last night, but it looks like it just was. On Monday night, Drizzy decided to once again bring out Chicago legend, Kanye West, to help rip apart the stage on night 2 of the event.
Top Tracks: July 25 - July 31
It's officially August, which means there's pretty much only one month of summer left. It's been a busy season for hip hop, as usual, with big projects from top-tier talents like Chance The Rapper, YG, ScHoolboy Q, and Gucci Mane dropping left and right, and plenty of additional tracks hitting the web as well. That being said, August is poised to be huge.
Watch Rihanna Join Drake For "Too Good" & "Work" At OVO Fest
In its third night tonight, after a weekend that included shows from Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg as well as a Caribana party hosted by soca legend Machel Montano, OVO Fest was finally ready to clear the stage for the man behind it all. The festival collides with the Summer Sixteen tour for its final two nights, and it was expected that Drake and Future would kick off night 1 in style, with a few surprises likely in store.
Drake's "VIEWS" Gains Most No. 1 Weeks Since Adele's "21"
Drake's VIEWS, released at the end of April, is still the No. 1 album in the US. The album has earned its 12th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. After going No. 1 for its first nine weeks of release, VIEWS briefly gave up the top spot to Blink-182's California three weeks ago. Now back at No.
Drake Shares Letter He Wrote Before 2012 OVO Fest: "Where To From Here?"
Drake's 7th annual OVO Fest begins Saturday night in Toronto, and the massively successful event has Aubrey Graham reflecting back on his career, sharing a letter he wrote just before the 3rd installment of the festival in 2012. Posted up on his Instagram account, the handwritten passage looks like it was ripped right out of a notebook, and hasn't been addressed to anyone in particular, but is signed by the rapper.
A Complete Timeline Of Drake & Joe Budden's Beef
We've been entertained for most of Summer Sixteen by a beef between two of rap's most sensitive MCs, Drake and Joe Budden. Budden, of course, had his peak before Drake had even really established his presence the game. The two seem to, at one time or another, have been fans of each other's work, but Drake's massively-hyped album VIEWS is when things started going south between the two.
Kanye West Addresses Taylor Swift Beef During Drake's "Summer Sixteen" Tour
Drake and Future's "Summer Sixteen" tour hit the Chi last night, and one of Chicago's biggest names came out for the event. Kanye West was a surprise guest at the tour stop, performing "Pop Style" with Drizzy as well as "Father Stretch My Hand Pt. 1" for the audience.
Joe Budden Details Instagram DMs Drake Recently Sent Him
The Drake and Joe Budden beef has certainly lasted longer than anyone expected it to, and it's only getting weirder as it progresses. The most recent update comes from Joe's appearance on Cari Champion's ESPN podcast, Be Honest, in which Budden paraphrased a conversation he had with Drake via Instagram DM quite recently.While he said he wouldn't be releasing screenshots of Drake's messages just yet, he was willing to divulge at least the first part of the exchange, which he says Drake initiated.
Charts Don't Lie: July 27
Drake is once again at the #1 spot with his fourth studio album VIEWS. The record continues to thrive, and although "Once Dance" was bumped from the #1 spot, he doesn't seem to show any signs of slowing down soon. Rihanna, Beyonce, and ScHoolboy Q all join Drizzy in the top 10 of Billboard's 200 chart, marking a solid showing for R&B and hip hop on the charts this week.
2016 MTV VMA Nominations Announced
MTV has announced the nominees for the 2016 Video Music Awards. Beyonce earned a whopping 11 nominations. The artist with the second most nominations is Adele, who earned eight, seven of which are for "Hello." Ariana Grande (5), Drake (4), and Rihanna (4) could also be lined up for a big night. Other nominees of note include Chance the Rapper, The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller, 2 Chainz, & Desiigner,
Drake Follows Kid That Ran Up On Joe Budden On Instagram
In the video of Joe Budden's gripping car chase after a posse of Drake stans, one of the stans can be heard to yell back at Budden (who is in pursuit), "Follow me on Twitter, boy! Redakidprodigy!!!!" While it is unlikely that Budden has followed the instigator, another rapper has gone ahead and followed him: Drake.
Top Tracks: July 18 - July 24
Last week, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, Future, and Mike Will Made It all found themselves victims of unauthorized leaks, and subsequently spoke out about the all-too-common occurrence in the music industry.
The 10 Best Songs From Drake's Mixtape Era
Drake revealed at a recent show that he is working on a new mixtape. Hopefully it's a real mixtape and not an album marketed as a mixtape like If You're Reading This It's Too Late, which solid over half a million copies in its first week.
The 7 Best Murda Beatz Beats
A 22-year-old white dude who resembles Scooby Doo's BFF Shaggy, Murda Beatz has emerged as one of hip hop's most in-demand producers over the course of the last 12 months. Migos, Drake, PartyNextDoor, Jeremih and many more have called upon his ability to cater to the whims and preferred sonic environment of each artist.
Drake To Headline iHeart Radio Festival
Drake may be touring with Future through out the summer and the fall for his "Summer Sixteen" tour, but he's still finding the time to make a quick pitstop at the iHeart Radio Festival out in Las Vegas. This morning the annual festival announced their line-up, which features a mix of pop stars, indie rock and hip-hop acts. Drizzy, of course, is among the top billed, alongside Britney Spears, U2 and Sam Hunt. Other performers include Twenty One Pilots, Billy Idol, Ariana Grande, Sia, Usher, Pitbull and more. What do you think of this line? Suspect or nah?
Drake's "VIEWS" Goes No. 1 For 11th Week, Most Since Taylor Swift's "1989"
VIEWS has achieved its 11th week at No. 1. Upon its release at the end of April, Drake's latest album held the top spot for nine consecutive weeks. Earlier this month, it was finally dethroned by Blink-182's California, but it has now been back at No. 1 for two straight weeks.
Drake Says He's Working On A New Mixtape
Drake has kicked off his Summer Sixteen tour, and on top of delivering a stacked setlist of hits, he's made sure to throw some surprises into his performance. Drizzy took some some thinly veiled shots at Tory Lanez and Tyga at the tour's opening Austin tour stop, and on Saturday night in Kansas City, he gave fans yet another topic to discuss, hinting at an upcoming mixtape.