DJ Khaled Dethrones Drake & Gets First No. 1 With "Major Key"
Drake's VIEWS will relinquish the No. 1 spot on the albums chart for a second time since its release at the end of April. Taking the crown on the latest Sales Plus Streaming chart is DJ Khaled's Major Key, which moved 96,000 equivalent album units in its first week, reports HDD. After earning its 12th non-consecutive week at No. 1, VIEWS is back to No.
Drake Endorses A Boogie, Brings Out Derrick Rose At Madison Square Garden
Drake didn't have any further words for HOT 97 at his second Madison Square Garden show Saturday night, but he did have some surprises in store. After shouting out buzzing New York rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie on Friday, he gave the rapper a full opening set on night 2. Following performances from OVO acts dvsn and Roy Wood$, A Boogie performed a few song including "Friend Zone," and his popular single, "My Shit." Drake has been known to remix records from up-and-coming rappers, and Boogie's guest spot at the show has certainly fuelled rumors of a potential collaboration.
5 Recent HOT 97 x Rapper Beefs
Rappers are constantly taking subliminal shots at one another, but other artists are not the only people involved in rap beefs. The strong personalities of New York radio are constantly getting caught up in heated disagreements with artists, either through their opinions, or direct jabs at artists. Recently HOT 97 has been at the center of a few of these conflicts, most recently inspiring Drake to take some shots at them at a recent show. We've gone back through a few of the various issues between Funk Flex, Ebro, and the rest of the rap game, highlighting 5 of the more recent instances.
Drake Talks Sh*t, Kills With Softness At Madison Square Garden (Review)
All along, it seems like “Summer Sixteen,” Drake’s first single of the year, not included on VIEWS, was designed to be his heated opener during his tour of the same name, which hit Madison Square Garden last night for the first of four shows at the elite Manhattan arena. Though billed as a co-headlining tour with Future, make no mistake -- this was Drake’s show, and Drake’s audience.
Ebro Reacts To Drake's Hot 97 & Funk Flex Diss
Earlier this week Ebro recalled a conversation he had with Drake where the possibility of a diss from Eminem was brought up. While he stressed that the two were joking about the topic, the internet managed to turn it into a huge debate, one Drake was not happy with, dissing Hot 97 and DJ Funkmaster Flex on stage at New York's Madison Square Gardens Thursday night.
Drake Blasts Hot 97 & Funk Flex At Madison Square Garden; Funk Flex Responds
Whether you’re there for him or Future, Drake is quickly making his “Summer Sixteen” Tour a don’t-miss event. After taking shots at Tory Lanez & Tyga in Austin, clapping back at Joe Budden in Dallas, and bringing out Kanye West in Chicago, the 6 God opened up his first of four night run at Madison Square Garden Thursday night by stirring up some more drama surrounding his name, this time calling out the hometown radio station, Hot 97, in the process.
French Montana's "MC4" Tracklist Features Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Nas & More
French Montana finally has a concrete release date for his album MC4, which is also (finally) getting some buzz thanks to his single with Drake, "No Shopping," although the single caught more attention for Drake lyrics possibly dissing Joe Budden than it did for French.
A History Of Drake & Kanye's Collaborations
Kanye first brought up the possibility of a collaborative project with Drake a year or so back, revealing that the project, which was merely an idea at that point was at one point titled Wolves. At the time, Kanye wasn't too confident that the album would ever happen, but when he made a surprise appearance at Drake's 7th annual OVO Fest on Monday, he got the conversation going once again, confirming that a collaborative project between the two rapper was on the way.
Apparently There's A Rumor Eminem Will Drop Drake Diss Track
Drake's reign has been all Summer '16, from VIEWS remaining unmoved from the #1 spot on the Billboard 200, to Kanye West confirming a joint album with the rapper, it seems everyone wants a slice of the OVO pie.
Here's The Tracklist For 2 Chainz's "Daniel Son; Necklace Don"
Two days ago, 2 Chainz surprised fans with the announcement that he would be dropping a new mixtape on Friday. He's been grinding hard this year, and isn't letting up any time soon.
Skepta Matches Drake's BBK Tattoo With Some OVO Ink
Despite having his own deal with Young Money, and OVO Sound's contract under Warner Brothers, Skepta insists that Drake has plans to sign with his independent label, BBK, though the details have not been worked out just yet.
Charts Don't Lie: August 3
Gucci Mane is making his comeback Billboard official this week, coming in at the #2 overall spot with his latest album Everybody Looking, which also has a couple tracks debuting on the Hot 100. Gucci's efforts aren't quite enough to displace Drake from the #1 spot, however, as he takes the crown for the 12th week with VIEWS. Rihanna and Beyonce maintain positions within the top 10, and ScHoolboy Q's Blank Face slips down the charts after a strong debut.
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.