How Meek Mill Can Bounce Back From His Summer Slump
At the end of June, things were looking better for Meek Mill than they had in a while. Having just been released from prison six months prior, he was dating the hottest and most talented female rapper in the game, and saw the long-delayed Dreams Worth More Than Money receive rave reviews and the number one spot on the Billboard 100.
Tyga Says Drake Should Be In Billboard's Top 10 List
The Game just expressed his dissatisfaction with Billboard's recent "10 Greatest Rappers of All Time" list for not including West Coast emcees like 2Pac, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg. Another L.A.
Adele Wants To Be On The Official "Hotline Bling" Remix
"Hotline Bling" feels like the most remixed song of the year. In the past few months, Drake's smash hit has been been reworked or covered by Bieber, Kehlani, Erykah Badu, and even Jadakiss. Somewhat surprisingly, none of the remixes have been sanctioned by Drake himself, though should he decide to start reaching out to candidates for an official remix, he's already got perhaps the world's biggest pop star waiting for his call.
Rick Ross Claims To Be One Of The Biggest Ghostwriters In Rap
Rick Ross just got off house arrest, and while he's happy to be a free man, the time spent in seclusion gave him a lot of time to reflect -- ultimately inspiring the material for his upcoming studio album Black Market. In a new interview with Time magazine, the MMG bawse talked about one of the records that was inspired by this introspective time in his life, the sure-to-be informative "Ghostwriter," which will find him musing on being one of the biggest writers in the business (we knew he did some stuff for Diddy, but otherwise this is news to us).
Funkmaster Flex Disses Drake Again
Following Meek Mill's now infamous Twitter attack on Drake, Funkmaster Flex was one of the few who rushed to the rapper's side, playing a number of Quentin Miller reference tracks on his radio show, and taking shots at Drizzy all the while. Now that the beef is over, it's been generally agreed upon that Drake came out on top, but it hasn't stopped Funk Flex from taking a random shot at the rapper during a DJ set at Jadakiss' show in NYC Saturday night.
Future On WATTBA: "It Never Happened"
Anyone who follows Future on Twitter knows that the man loves to remain cryptic, constantly tweeting vague phrases, any of which could probably be read as either a subtweet or a mixtape title under a magnifying glass. In a recent interview with Mass Appeal, Fewtch continued in that tradition of puzzling but highly hashtag-able phrases when asked about one of his projects, and it has the Future Hive in a frenzy.
Meek Mill's "Dreamchasers 4" Is Coming At The End Of December
Yesterday, Meek Mill shared the artwork to Dreamchasers 4 and said that the mixtape was coming "very soon." Though Meek hasn't offered a release date, Rick Ross recently revealed to DJ Skee that DC4 is coming at the end of December, after Ross' own album, Black Market, which is set for release on December 4.
Drake Previews "Views From The 6" Snippet
A seemingly fake/fan-made video was circulating the web recently, purporting a release date for Drake's Views From The 6. The January release date doesn't seem too far-fetched, however there hasn't been any confirmation or response from Drizzy's side. Last night, Drake took to his Vine account (sorry Instagram users) to preview a 6-second snippet off the Views album, his way of saying, it's on the way (at least, that's what we're interpreting).
Charts Don't Lie: November 18
We just experienced our second week in a row with no notable rap and R&B debuts, but it's all leading up to the huge sales week that will include Jeezy, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and Justin Bieber. In the meantime, the same major players have been keeping the charts populated, with The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Drake, and Future making up a big chunk of sales, while Bryson Tiller continues to surprise with consistent numbers.Check out the full breakdown below.
Drake Scores "Most Important" Magazine Cover Of His Career
In September, Drake appeared on the cover of the FADER 100 issue, his first magazine cover (and interview) since his infamous February 2014 Rolling Stone cover story that led to a spat with Jay Z.
Charts Don't Lie: November 11
This was a bit of a dry week for rap and R&B releases. While we await projects from Ty Dolla $ign, Jeezy, and Logic next week, things are pretty quiet, with no big debuts this cycle. The good news is, there are still quite a few rap albums occupying the top ten, with The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, and Drake & Future's WATTBA continuing to do numbers. Meanwhile, Bryson Tiller continues his low-key but impressive presence within the top 30.Check out the full breakdown below.
Wipe Away Drake's Tears With New Mobile Game "Drizzy Tearz"
Drake has been a longtime staple of Big Ghost's annual "Softest Rapper in the Game" awards, and though he is come a long way since his Take Care days -- he is no longer the "Patron Saint of Tenderness" -- his reputation as a softy still follows him.
Tracking OVO's Jamaican Influence
What's with the Jamaican patois in Drake's If You're Reading This, It's Too Late? Why is he going all cha-cha in the "Hotline Bling" music video? It seems that our boy Drizzy has caught a small case of the Caribbean fever, so to speak, because he's nodding to the culture everywhere these days.
50 Cent Clowns Meek Mill For Getting Bodied By Drake's "Back To Back"
50 Cent has managed to stay in the headlines throughout his current visit to the E.U. And he seems intent on making enemies with all of MMG.
Lil Wayne Raps "Back To Back" Remix Acapella In Vegas
At the end of last month, we got a 7 second preview of Wayne rapping over Drake's "Back to Back." Wayne then announced that he'd be dropping No Ceilings 2 on Thanksgiving, leading fans to believe that a Weezy remix of "Back to Back" will appear on the tape.
Drake Billboard In Toronto Signals "Views From The 6" Is Coming Soon
Drake's third album of 2015 -- and his most anticipated, as both IYRTITL and WATTBA were surprise releases -- appears to be around the corner. The 6 God prayer hands have recently adorned a black billboard in Toronto, which reads, "The 6 is watching." Drake posted a snapshot of the billboard on Instagram, and wrote, "be home soon," implying that Views from the 6, his fourth solo album, dedicated to his hometown, will be hitting the Toronto streets in the near future.
Charts Don't Lie: November 4
This week wasn't all that exciting for debuts, as the biggest new album came from DJ Khaled, and didn't manage to crack the top 10. This week we did see a lot of albums continue to hold on to high chart positions with The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, and Drake and Future's project all proving they have some longevity on the charts. Bryson Tiller is also hanging on with his debut, while Game's two albums have slipped considerably.Check out the breakdown below.
Meek Mill Was Asked About Drake On Live TV
Meek Mill can't even go to a basketball game without being reminded of his beef with Drake. Meek was in attendance at last night's Sixers face-off with the Cavs, and naturally, an NBC reporter found him in the crowd to get a couple comments about the team -- though he probably wasn't expecting to get into the hard questions. It's unclear if the reporter was well-aware of how uncomfortable bringing up Drake might make Meek -- perhaps she was just trying to ask a light-hearted question about a fellow rapper unbeknownst to the drama that went down a few months back.