Drake Postpones Remainder Of "Summer Sixteen" Tour Due To Ankle Injury
One week after postponing shows in Toronto, Philadelphia, & Newark due to an ankle injury, Drake has been forced to postpone the remainder of his Summer Sixteen tour "on doctor's orders." This update affects two shows scheduled this week in Brooklyn and a third date in Newark this weekend. Here is the statement from a Drake rep:
Drake & Rihanna Have Reportedly Broken Up Again
It all was good just a couple months ago when Drake & Rihanna received matching tattoos & got caught kissing one another on stage, but unfortunately it appears their Summer romance has fizzled out.
Drake Breaks Michael Jackson's 32-Year Old Record With 13 AMA Nominations
In 1984, Michael Jackson set a record by receiving 11 nominations from the American Music Awards. The mark has never been surpassed -- until today, when the AMAs awarded Drake with 13 nominations. Drizzy is up for Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Album, Favorite Rap Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Rap Song, Favorite R&B Song, and six other awards. The AMAs are slated to go down at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on the evening of November 20th. Check out the full list of nominees below.
Drake's "Boy Meets World" Tour Hits Europe In January
Drake's "Summer Sixteen" tour with Future wraps up this week, with two shows at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn (10/11-12) and then a final one in Newark on Saturday, Oct. 15. Drake had to push back a couple of shows last week due to an ankle injury, so he could do well with a few months rest, 'cause that's all he'll be getting. He's already set to begin another tour at the end of January.
Drake Says He Doesn't "Give A F*ck" About These "Other" Rappers & Singers
Drake may have had to postpone some shows due to an ankle injury, but he was charged up as ever during his Friday concert in Toronto, or as he would call it, the 6. The crowd was as responsive as you'd expect to his Summer Sixteen Tour, which is nearly over, and he was clearly feeding off the energy when he decided to send out a message to his competition.
Drake Reportedly Refuses To Pay Detail's Medical Bills
Drake has refused to pay the medical bills demanded by Detail, a Detroit producer who is credited on a few tracks -- and the hook on "305 to My City" -- off Nothing Was the Same, reports the Daily Mail.
19 Rappers Rapping Before The Fame
YouTube is perhaps most useful as a historical archive. When it comes to hip hop, the site is a veritable treasure trove of videos of rappers as they were before the fame, back when their music video budgets hovered in the single digits. These clips are not pretty, but grainier is almost better -- intense pixellation gives these videos the character of artifacts rather than modern footage, even if they are only a few years old.
Charts Don't Lie: October 5
With a new album at #1 on Billboard's 200 chart (Shawn Mendes' Illuminate if you're curious), Drake recedes back to the #2 spot this week, where he's followed by the Suicide Squad soundtrack, Travis Scott and Rihanna to represent hip hop in the top 10. Beyonce, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Maxwell, and Usher remain in the top 20, while DJ Khaled slips into the #27 position. Ty Dolla $ign debuts just behind him, at #28, with his new Apple Music mixtape Campaign.
Drake's Ankle Injury Forces Him To Postpone Summer Sixteen Shows
Drake's Summer Sixteen has had him doing shows on an almost nightly basis since July, and while he's been getting through his recent schedule despite an ankle injury, a physician has instructed the rapper to postpone a few of his remaining shows.
Drake Actually Visited Drake University Last Night
Drake University is a private university in Des Moines, Iowa and recently, their Instagram post went semi-viral as they capitalized on their university name with a shout out to Champagne Papi, using the hashtag #BringDrakeToDrake. It's actually kind of surprising that no one from the university didn't think of this technique any earlier.
Top Tracks: September 26 - October 2
Abel Tesfaye, AKA The Weeknd, has had one of the most unexpected career paths of any R&B artist in the new millennium. Basically paving the way for every ensuing singer/rapper who's warranted the "mysterious" tag when first emerging, his early tracks paired The-Dream's Lothario musings with an indie-influenced, lo-fi sound, and druggy themes. After major label move Kiss Land flopped commercially and critically, he went back to the drawing board and returned with a pop sheen courtesy of superproducer Max Martin.
Kanye West, Drake, Diddy, & Chris Paul Visited Lil Wayne In Jail In 2010
Lil Wayne's book "Gone Til November," a memoir of his eight months spent on Rikers Island, is set to come out on October 11th. New excerpts from the book shared by Vulture offer insight into the mind of Weezy and notable stories from his period of incarceration. Most notably, he received visits from Kanye West, Drake, Diddy, & Chris Paul.
Meek Mill Take Shots At Drake, Addresses The Game Beef & More On Funk Flex Freestyle
Meek Mill has found himself amidst a beef with The Game, which has since become entangled with Philly OG Beanie Sigel who recently went on a measured rant against Meek during Taxstone's podcast.
Everything You Need To Know About Tomorrow's "OVO" Air Jordan 12 Release
Not long ago it was reported that both of Drake's "OVO" Air Jordan 12s would be releasing at the top of 2017. However, word has gotten out that "October's Very Own" Air Jordans will actually be releasing in...October.
Drake Brings Out Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Big Sean, & French Montana In L.A.
Drake added to the absurd list of rappers, singers, and athletes he's brought out over the course of the Summer Sixteen tour. Thursday night, during the last of three concerts, at Inglewood's Los Angles Forum, he outdid himself once again by bringing out Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Big Sean, & French Montana. Big Sean joined Drake on "All Me" and French joined Drake on "No Shopping," but the clear highlights of the evening came when hometown heroes Ice Cube and Dr. Dre brought the house down with "You Can Do It" and "The Next Episode."
London On Da Track Says He & Drake Have New Songs On The Way
London On Da Track has already established himself as one of the most sought-after producers in rap, but he's still consistely raising the bar. In a new interview with VladTV, London revealed that he has a few songs in the bank with Drake, which came together after the two met up in his hometown.
Drake Takes Subtle Jab At Matt Barnes During Recent Concert In Inglewood
It's not uncommon for Drake to take the stage in a basketball jersey, especially during his Summer Sixteen Tour. So when he rolled into The Forum in Inglewood, California on Tuesday night, aka the former home of the Los Angeles Lakers, you were right to assume he'd be wearing some Lakers gear. But which jersey would he go with? The logo Jerry West? Kareem? Shaq? How about the recently retired Black Mamba? Nope. He went with Derek Fisher.
Charts Don't Lie: September 28
As new albums from Mac Miller and Usher crack into the top 5, it is Drake who is the real winner this week as he reclaims the #1 spot with VIEWS. That album also became the first record to hit a billion streams on Apple Music, which is just as monstrous as it sounds. Travis Scott and Suicide Squad: The Album also show up for hip hop in the top 10.
Drake Wishes Lil Wayne A Happy Birthday With Heartfelt Instagram Post
Much like everyone else in the industry, including Birdman, Drake has gone ahead & wished his boss man, Lil Wayne, a happy birthday on his IG Tuesday. In addition to the birthday wishes however, Drizzy also thanked Tune for believing in him since the jump & giving him his opportunity. His caption read: “Everything I got is because of god and you. Happy birthday to my brother. Thanks for believing in all of us when you didn't have to. YM we still alive Free C5.”
A History Of Drake Acting In Music Videos
In his early career, you couldn't talk about Drake without mentioning his acting past on teen soap opera Degrassi. While he'll never fully live down his days as Wheelchair Jimmy, the rapper has managed to turn his personal image around, but he hasn't left his acting days behind him for good.