Meek Mill Takes Shots At Drake During Powerhouse Philly
Meek Mill was fairly quiet after taking what most have deemed an L from Drake, but over the last few days he's started speaking out once again, referencing What A Time To Be Alive on Instagram, getting involved in an Instagram beef with Wale, and -- as of last night -- dissing Drake on stage.
Is Meek Mill Making A "Back To Back" Remix?
A clip obtained by the Shade Room clearly depicts Meek Mill throwing down bars over the Noah "40" Shebib-produced "Back to Back" instrumental. Although his intentions are unclear, it's unlikely that he was just casually freestyling over a diss track directly at him. Is a "Back to Back " remix in the works? Would it be a rebuttal diss track, or simply a straightforward remix?
Charts Don't Lie: October 21st
Last week belonged to The Game, who released The Documentary 2, the long-awaited sequel to his beloved debut, and the first of two new projects. Game's numbers weren't big enough to surpass Selena Gomez' Revival, but with The Documentary 2.5 releasing on Friday, he's doing alright for himself. Elsewhere on the charts, The Weeknd has continued to pull in big numbers, while J. Cole has proven his longevity, outlasting competitors like Nicki Minaj to be the only 2014 release within the top 40.Check out the full stats below.
Drake Seemingly Addresses The Link Between "Hotline Bling" & D.R.A.M.'s "Cha Cha"
Drake's "Hotline Bling" video has inspired a flurry of memes since it dropped last night, but it's also inspired a lot of discussion around the song's speculated link to D.R.A.M.'s "Cha Cha".
The Internet Celebrates Drake's Dance Moves With #DrakeAlwaysOnBeat
The internet was abuzz last night after Drake dropped his much-anticipated "Hotline Bling" video. Specifically it was abuzz about the fact that the video was basically Drake dancing inside a neon cube for five minutes. Not usually known for his dance moves, Drake put on a absolute clinic. Not that his dance moves were particularly good, but he danced with such conviction, his moves were hard to deny.
Drake's "Hotline Bling" Video: The Best Memes & Twitter Reactions
Drake is at a point where all of his video HAVE to be events or their deemed as failures, but at the same time, he's also at a point where he can make a video of himself doing weird dance moves for 4 minutes and it WILL be an event.That's exactly what happened with "Hotline Bling," which seems perfectly designed to be preserved as a GIF collection rather than a music video. Like clockwork, the clip was cut into small moments and memes by Twitter within minutes of it dropping.
D.R.A.M. On Drake’s “Hotline Bling”: “I Feel I Got Jacked For My Record”
Drake’s “Hotline Bling” has seen nothing but success since it was first released back in July on the OVO Beats Radio.
The Weeknd Shuts Drake's "Hotline Bling" Out Of The No. 1 Spot For Another Week
Drake talks a lot about his accomplishments (though he'll claim otherwise), and while he has a Grammy and a hundred Hot 100 placements to his name, he's still not able to brag about topping the Billboard singles charts -- because he never has. "Hotline Bling" is the closest Drizzy has come to claiming the top spot (as a lead artist) since "Best I Ever Had" in 2009, and -- as he shared on Instagram recently -- he's hoping that this is the one to go all the way.
Vote For Your Favorite "Hotline Bling" Remix
Drake's "Hotline Bling" has been a staple of late night chill sessions from Toronto to Tahiti ever since he premiered in July on the second episode of OVO Sound Radio.
Drake's "Hotline Bling" Video Arrives Tomorrow, October 19
At the beginning of the month, Drake revealed that the "Hotline Bling" video was on its way, and, today, he's confirmed via Instagram that said video will arrive tomorrow, on October 19. He first posted a picture showing the date "October 19" written in the same "1-800-Hotline-Bling" font as on the single's cover art. In his next post, he verified that October 19 will be the date that he releases the video to his biggest hit of the year.
Meek Mill References "WATTBA" On Instagram
Meek Mill just posted an Instagram that's got us like...huh?? The Dreamchasers rapper posted a picture of two new sparkling diamond rings on adjacent fingers and wrote, "What a time...."
Listen To OVO Sound Radio Episode 8 Featuring Illangelo & Nineteen85
The new episode of OVO Radio aired Saturday, and while it was hard to live up to the previous two shows (which debuted new music from Drake x Future and PartyNextDoor respectively), there were still some great moments. The biggest drop came with the Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez collaboration, "Strong," which gives us hope that Drizzy will show up somewhere on the upcoming Biebs project. "Hotline Bling" producer Nineteen85 put together a varied mix of material, including a K-CI and JoJo version of Drake and J.
Drake Wants To Start Acting Again
If Drake's "Hotline Bling" goes No. 1, as he's hoping for, one would imagine that he'll have accomplished most everything he's dreamed of in the music realm. That's not to say he'll slow down anytime soon, but perhaps Drizzy is ready to start exploring new ventures -- or, rather, get back into old ones.
28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (Oct 10-16)
There is much we can learn from rap Instagram, much to read between the lines as rappers attempt to craft their image without pesky publicists looking over their shoulder. Take a look at some of the best hip hop Instagram posts of the week after the jump.
PReign Calls Out Tory Lanez Over "The 6"
Uh-oh, drama's brewing up north. PReign just called out Tory Lanez on Instagram before quickly deleting his post. There's a screenshot in the above gallery, and as you can see, Reign wrote, "Hey!! Kid with all the beads on. Behave yourself before I really have to remind people your from Brampton. N*ggaz let this rap shit gas them," next to a picture of Lanez wearing a few bead necklaces.
Drake Gets A "Boy Better Know" Tattoo
Thanks to big co-signs from Drake and Kanye West, the U.S. finally seems to be ready to appreciate the UK's Skepta. Although his name has been entangled more closely with that of Drake's, Skepta isn't officially signed to OVO, more like an OVO-approved act. It seems this works both ways, as Drizzy tatted Skepta's own crew, BBK, aka Boy Better Know, on his upper arm.
Drake Covers W Magazine
Following his cover of The FADER's big 100 issue, Drake goes in alternative direction for his next magazine cover. Drizzy has landed the cover of high-fashion-meets-art magazine, W.
Charts Don't Lie: October 14
The biggest story in this week's charts is the triumphant return of Janet Jackson, who -- as she should -- takes the top spot this week, making her one of three artists who has scored number one albums over the last four decades. It kicked off a very rap and R&B-heavy top 5, followed by The Weekend, Drake & Future, and Fetty Wap. Take a look at the full breakdown below.
Jas Prince Requests $11 Million In Drake Royalties From Cash Money
You may remember that Jas Prince, a.k.a. the man who discovered Drake, filed legal documents against Cash Money earlier this year, demanding that they open their books and reveal the dollar amount they made off of Champagne Papi.
Here Are The Nominations For the 43rd Annual American Music Awards
The nominations have been announced for the 43rd annual American Music Awards. Taylor Swift led all artists with 6 nominations. The hip hop/R&B noms were predictably scarce/pop-oriented: The Weeknd scored five nominations and Nicki Minaj earned three. Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, and Drake each earned two. The AMAs are going down on November 22nd with Jennifer Lopez set to host. Performers have yet to be announced. Check out the complete list of nominations below. Artist of the Year