Drake’s VIEWS Now Streaming On Spotify & Tidal
Drake’s VIEWS Now Streaming On Spotify & Tidal May 13, 2016 at 01:48am
Well here’s some good news for fans. Drake’s newly released VIEWS album is no longer an Apple exclusive. On Thursday night, the 6 God was a special guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where he announced that his album, VIEWS, is now streaming on all services, including Spotify & Tidal starting May 13. While there isn’t footage of Drake making the announcement just yet, the proof can be provided below with the stream of Views on Spotify.
Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Diss Tracks?
Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Diss Tracks? May 12, 2016 at 02:21pm
Diss tracks have always been a part of hip-hop, and whether it be from smaller artists or the biggest names in the game, they continued to be released regularly to this day. The competitive spirit of rap has led to a few very iconic diss tracks in the past, and today, we've decided to test your knowledge on some of the most talked about records in our new quiz.Based on a few bars, can you identify the artists who rapped these lethal lines? Take the quiz below and let us know your score in the comments. Which of these bars hurt the most?
Joe Budden Responds To Drake's Alleged Diss On French Montana Collab
Joe Budden Responds To Drake's Alleged Diss On French Montana Collab May 11, 2016 at 10:46pm
Earlier today, French Montana had a very special guest in the studio, and he had to share a couple of highlight moments via social media. For the first time since 2013's "Pop That," it seems that French and Drake are working on a collab. After sharing an Instagram video of Drake explaining his love for French's storied "Cocaine City" DVDs, French played a short snippet of his and Drake's new collab on Snapchat. After hearing the 10-second clip, some have taken a particular Drake line to be a sly shot at Joe Budden.
Charts Don't Lie: May 11
Charts Don't Lie: May 11 May 11, 2016 at 03:28pm
This week the charts are all about Drake, who has both the #1 album and (for the first time ever) #1 song in the country. VIEWS did nearly a million copies sold in its first week, which is virtually unheard of for an artist in 2016. Beyonce falls just behind Drake at the #2 spot after her album LEMONADE debuted at #1 last week. Prince still has ten releases on the chart, which is more than most artists release in a lifetime of music-making, including two in the top 10.
Every Rap And R&B Album That Sold 1 Million Units In A Week
Every Rap And R&B Album That Sold 1 Million Units In A Week May 11, 2016 at 02:35pm
Drake's VIEWS became the most recent album to achieve the rare feat of selling 1 million copies in one week, an accomplishment it shares with only 20 other albums (recorded by Neilsen Soundscan), and even fewer hip-hop releases. Today, we've decided to look back at the small selection of rap and R&B that has reached this milestone. 
Drake & French Montana Were In The Studio Together Last Night
Drake & French Montana Were In The Studio Together Last Night May 11, 2016 at 12:10pm
Although VIEWS is less than two weeks behind him, it seems like Drake is already back to work. Last night the Toronto representative was spotted in the studio with French Montana and a few friends, and even shared a story for French's 'Gram.
Drake Is Appearing On "Ellen" Next Week
Drake Is Appearing On "Ellen" Next Week May 10, 2016 at 01:18pm
Now that VIEWS is out (and selling a milly in one week), Drake is lining up the TV appearances. After locking in Saturday Night Live as both the host and musical guest (coming up on May 14th), as well as the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (May 12), Drake's next stop will be some daytime television.
15 Things We Learned From Drake & 40's Nardwuar Interview
15 Things We Learned From Drake & 40's Nardwuar Interview May 10, 2016 at 11:00am
It's hard not to learn something from an interview. Often times, the subject of the conversation ends up coming away with a some new fun facts thanks to the Vancouver eccentric's vast music knowledge and unmatched research skills. Usually, this is all contained within about 10 to 20 minutes of back-and-forth, but in Drake and 40's new interview with the Human Serviette, he gets a full hour to blow their minds. 
Drake Has "Hot 100" OVO x Air Jordan 6s
Drake Has "Hot 100" OVO x Air Jordan 6s May 10, 2016 at 09:48am
Drake doesn’t make marketing mistakes often, so when he posted and then deleted images of a new pair of OVO x Air Jordan sneakers we’re inclined to think its all part of the plan. After all, Views was able to move an impressive number of units despite a lukewarm reception by critics.
Drake Has 20 Songs On The Billboard Hot 100 This Week
Drake Has 20 Songs On The Billboard Hot 100 This Week May 9, 2016 at 09:52pm
VIEWS has been doing massive numbers. Yesterday, it was reported that the album made its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling an equivalent of 1.04 million albums. That success extends to the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart as well, which was revealed today.
Drake Earns First No. 1 On Hot 100 With "One Dance"
Drake Earns First No. 1 On Hot 100 With "One Dance" May 9, 2016 at 02:50pm
We were unsure how long Desiigner would keep the #1 Billboard Hot 100 spot on lock with "Panda," as Drake edged closer and closer to the spot each week. After landing at #2 last week, Drake has finally made it. Meanwhile, Desiigner slips from #1 to #2, after two weeks of reigning supreme. 
Skepta Confirms Drake Is Actually Signed To BBK
Skepta Confirms Drake Is Actually Signed To BBK May 9, 2016 at 12:39pm
Back in February, we reported on the somewhat confounding news that Drake had signed to Skepta's BBK (Boy Better Know) imprint. The news was announced by Drake himself, via an Instagram post, where he referred to himself as the first Canadian to sign to BBK. The details surrounding his deal were unclear, and how/if it would effect his current situation with Young Money. Some speculated that he didn't actually sign to BBK. 
Drake's "One Dance" Will Be The First "VIEWS" Music Video
Drake's "One Dance" Will Be The First "VIEWS" Music Video May 7, 2016 at 09:05pm
Aside from the bonus track "Hotline Bling," "One Dance" will be the first VIEWS track to get a music video. Drake shared the news tonight in an Instagram post in response to the Raptors beating the Heat tonight on the road to take a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. He wasn't able to attend the game in Miami because he's currently busy shooting the "One Dance" video.  "On set for 'One Dance' and it's killing me that I am missing these games!!!" wrote Drake, before congratulating his team on the big win. 
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (May 7)
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (May 7) May 7, 2016 at 10:47am
The Met Gala took place on Monday, and there seemed to be more rap and R&B artists in attendance than ever, even despite Rihanna's notable absence. Of course, both Future and Ciara were in attendance (but seemingly were able to avoid one another), while Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd and Kanye West all came through with memorable looks (Ye decided to go all out with the contacts).
Drake To Guest On The Tonight Show Next Week
Drake To Guest On The Tonight Show Next Week May 6, 2016 at 07:46pm
Jimmy Fallon has proven to be a reliable plug when it comes to hip-hop. Last night, Chance the Rapper went on The Tonight Show to debut a new song, "Blessings," and announce the release date of his long-awaited Chance 3 mixtape.
Drake Confirms That "VIEWS" Has Gone Platinum
Drake Confirms That "VIEWS" Has Gone Platinum May 6, 2016 at 07:23pm
Yesterday, Republic Records, the company primarily responsible for the distribution of Drake's new album, reported that VIEWS had sold the equivalent of 1.2 million copies in its first six days of availability. Those numbers suggest that the album is already platinum, though official certification hasn't yet been provided by the RIAA.
J. Cole, Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Highest Earning Musicians Of 2015
J. Cole, Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Highest Earning Musicians Of 2015 May 6, 2016 at 11:34am
Billboard has released their annual list of Top Money Makers in the music industry, and while it's largely dominated by pop stars and legacy rock bands, a few rap and R&B artists also made the cut. The list is determined by the money made from sales, streaming, publishing, and touring, so anything made outside of those categories does not qualify, which is why artists like Dr. Dre and Diddy, who are known primarily for their business ventures these days, were not included.
More Drake & Rihanna Dating Rumors Begin To Circulate
More Drake & Rihanna Dating Rumors Begin To Circulate May 5, 2016 at 05:48pm
After continuing their storied run of collabs with two brilliant tracks this year -- "Work," which spent eight weeks at No. 1 and, just recently, the VIEWS standout "Too Good" -- rumors now suggest that the chemistry between Drake and Rihanna might run deeper than the music. The pair got awfully close in the "Work" video, and RiRi has twerked all over Drizzy each time she's brought him out on stage during her current Anti tour.
"VIEWS" Is Reportedly Platinum; Drake Announces Physical & Streaming Release Dates
"VIEWS" Is Reportedly Platinum; Drake Announces Physical & Streaming Release Dates May 5, 2016 at 01:08pm
All the early reports suggested that Drake's new album, VIEWS, was expected to do huge numbers, and Republic Records, the label primarily responsible for the album's distribution, has now verified those predictions. According to Republic, VIEWS has sold the equivalent (including streams) of 1.2 million copies in its first six days of release.