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  • The Progression Of Fantastic Flows
    The Progression Of Fantastic Flows
    Jun 17, 2014 at 02:12 PM
    Soooo, I was assigned an article about tracing the origin of a lot of the flows in hip hop to different regions around the country. Originally, I thought that would be fairly easy to do, and to a certain extent it is, but the article really went in a different direction the more research I was doing. While there are clear regional influences in today's music, it's almost minimal in the grand scheme of things. Hip Hop as a genre was born in New York, did a lot of growing up out in California, and has even spent some formative years in places like Houston, Chicago and Miami.
  • Drake Brings Out Wiz Khalifa, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Tinashe & More At HAW Performance
    Drake Brings Out Wiz Khalifa, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Tinashe & More At HAW Performance
    Jun 14, 2014 at 09:49 AM
    Drake's Houston Appreciation Weekend kicked off on Thursday, but Friday night is when things really got going. Drizzy took the stage at The Warehouse, and made sure to put on for the city, bringing out plenty of hometown heroes, as well as some stars from outside the region. H-Town legends who graced the stage included Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Young Star, Lil Keke, and Lil Flip. Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, PARTNEXTDOOR, OB Obrien, and Tinashe (whose song "2 On, Drake remixed just recently) also made appearances.
  • June 10th Is Officially "Drake Day" In Houston
    June 10th Is Officially "Drake Day" In Houston
    Jun 12, 2014 at 10:07 PM
    Drake has never been shy about expressing his gratitude towards Houston, Texas. With his own Houston Appreciation Weekend kicking off today, Drizzy has always made it clear that H-Town is his second home. And to re-pay the respect, Mayor Annise D. Parker has made June 10th "Drake Day" in the city of Houston. Taking to his Instagram Thursday night, Drizzy posted a picture of his new proclamation of “Drake Day”, which a small excerpt read:
  • Drake Reveals New OVO Collection For Houston Appreciation Weekend
    Drake Reveals New OVO Collection For Houston Appreciation Weekend
    Jun 12, 2014 at 04:12 PM
    Drake's Houston Appreciation Weekend kicks off today, and along with plenty of special events, the rapper is also introducing some city-specific merch. A new line popped up on the OVO sit today, featuring new shirts and hats that pay tribute to the land of the purple Sprite, including lost icons like DJ Screw and Pimp C, and Rap-A-Lot Records founder J. Prince.
  • Drake And Lil Wayne Announce Co-Headlining Tour
    Drake And Lil Wayne Announce Co-Headlining Tour
    Jun 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM
    Summer tour season is upon us. While Drake served us one of the biggest tours of last year, he's decided to one-up the "Would You Like A Tour?" with a new co-headlining set of dates with Lil Wayne. The tour is titled "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne", which makes it seem as though the rappers may be going back and forth, Watch The Throne-style rather than performing separate sets.The 31-date tour kicks off just after OVO Fest in Buffalo, before gradually making its way down through the states and closing out September 27th in Houston.
  • Drake Releases Schedule For Houston Appreciation Weekend
    Drake Releases Schedule For Houston Appreciation Weekend
    Jun 4, 2014 at 12:24 PM
    Drake took his love for the South to the next level in April when he announced he'd be hosting the very first Houston Appreciation Weekend, abbreviated to HAW. His OVO blog soon followed up with a set of dates (June 12-15) for the weekend-long event, however we hadn't received any sort of line-up until now.
  • Top 10 Nicki Minaj Guest Verses
    Top 10 Nicki Minaj Guest Verses
    Jun 2, 2014 at 07:21 PM
    While she may have had her doubters at certain points, its clear from last night's Summer Jam performance that Nicki Minaj is one of the most exciting voices in the rap game right now. While the Young Money rapper has had her share of incredible solo tracks, she also tends to bring a particularly great energy to features.
  • Nicki Minaj Talks Marrying Drake, Getting "Fondled" By Rihanna
    Nicki Minaj Talks Marrying Drake, Getting "Fondled" By Rihanna
    May 31, 2014 at 12:16 PM
    Nicki Minaj is set to have a huge year. She's already won back her rap audience with a string of furious-spitting tracks like "Lookin Ass" and "Boss Ass Bitch", and a few weeks back launched her Dr. Luke ballad "Pills N Potions", which has been taking over radio waves since.
  • Quick5: Casey Veggies Speaks On Possible Drake Feature & His Debut Album
    Quick5: Casey Veggies Speaks On Possible Drake Feature & His Debut Album
    May 29, 2014 at 11:31 AM
    We were able to catch up with Casey Veggies out in Los Angeles the other week, and the rapper participated in our Quick5 video series. Young Veggies has been working on his debut album for awhile now, and it's definitely about time for it, as he's definitely put in his fair share of work for the mixtape game. Despite never having released a debut album, one of the main factors in consideration for XXL's XXL Freshmen list, Casey has never made the list.
  • Drake, Puff Daddy, Cam’ron And Meek Mill To Be Featured On Ma$e's Upcoming Album
    Drake, Puff Daddy, Cam’ron And Meek Mill To Be Featured On Ma$e's Upcoming Album
    May 16, 2014 at 10:12 PM
     While we just heard Eric Bellinger get featured on Mase’ latest single “Nothing”, it appears Mase has some more big names for us on his upcoming solo album, Now We Even. On Thursday night, Mase chopped it up with DJ L-NYCE to promote his new single, and he ended up dishing out some information on his new album.
  • Mac Miller: "The Sober You Is The Best You"
    Mac Miller: "The Sober You Is The Best You"
    May 16, 2014 at 06:55 PM
    After releasing his widely-acclaimed mixtape Faces last weekend, Mac Miller phoned in to Billboard's "The Juice" podcast to discuss the new project, his drug use and his collaborations. Check out the full 33 minute podcast at the bottom of the page.
  • Drake & Rihanna Reportedly Break Up
    Drake & Rihanna Reportedly Break Up
    May 15, 2014 at 04:15 PM
    It was only two months ago that we reported on Drake and Rihanna dating "exclusively", following several public outings from the couple. Now US Weekly reports that the couple are no more, or at least, they're on a break.
  • Jay Z, Beyonce & Drake Take Lead In 2014 BET Awards Nominations [Update: Chris Rock Hosting]
    Jay Z, Beyonce & Drake Take Lead In 2014 BET Awards Nominations [Update: Chris Rock Hosting]
    May 15, 2014 at 01:37 PM
    BET are gearing up for their annual BET Awards, and today they've released this year's nominations. It may not come as a surprise to find out Jay Z and Beyonce are leading the pack, with four nominations a piece, while Drake, Pharrell, Chris Brown, August Alsina trail behind with three nominations to their names.  Check out the full breakdown of nominees below. The 204 BET Awards take place on June 29th at 8PM at the Nokia Theatre in L.A., and will be broadcasted via BET. This year's hosts will be announced tonight on 106 & Park, so stay tuned.
  • Samples Of The Week: May 15
    Samples Of The Week: May 15
    May 15, 2014 at 09:36 AM
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
  • Birdman Says Young Thug Has The Same Potential Drake & Lil Wayne Had
    Birdman Says Young Thug Has The Same Potential Drake & Lil Wayne Had
    May 12, 2014 at 09:45 PM
     Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman was on set at the Young Thug cover shoot with Complex magazine recently and decided to take some time out to speak with the magazine about his hopes for the young rising Atlanta rapper. Before relating to Young Thug’s upbringing, Birdman stated that Cash Money has embraced Young Thug as a little brother. Birdman says,
  • Jay Z Named As One Of The "Most Powerful People" In The Art World
    Jay Z Named As One Of The "Most Powerful People" In The Art World
    May 8, 2014 at 07:29 PM
    Jay Z is into art now. When your net-worth is in the 9-figure range, there comes a time when art-collecting is something you should at least try out-- still, the rapper has his share of critics when it comes to his newfound hobby. Hov has been clowned for his entry-level status as an art appreciator (can you be entry-level and purchasing original Picassos?) by some art world big wigs, and most recently Drake, who criticized Jay for including "at least four art references" in his verses, adding, "the whole Rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny." 
  • Meek Mill Comments On Drake's Praise, Says He Has 20 Songs With DJ Khaled
    Meek Mill Comments On Drake's Praise, Says He Has 20 Songs With DJ Khaled
    May 7, 2014 at 01:21 PM
    You might describe DJ Khaled's “They Don’t Love You No More” with Jay Z, French Montana, Rick Ross, and Meek Mill, as something of a "monster record". Meek Mill himself described it as such in an interview with Complex, adding that he and Khaled have about 20 more where that came from.
  • Jay Z, Beyonce & Drake Sit Courtside At Friday Nights Raptors Vs. Nets Playoff Game
    Jay Z, Beyonce & Drake Sit Courtside At Friday Nights Raptors Vs. Nets Playoff Game
    May 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM
     Jay Z and Drake both now how to attend a basketball game. The two rap super stars, along with Beyonce, were caught sitting courtside at the Barclays Center on Friday night for Game 6 of the NBA Playoffs between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors.  Seated at both ends of the scorers table, Hov and Drizzy made their presence felt by cheering on their respective hometown teams, with Hov rockin' Nets gear head to toe.
  • Lil Wayne Announces New Single Featuring Drake & Reveals Official Artwork
    Lil Wayne Announces New Single Featuring Drake & Reveals Official Artwork
    May 1, 2014 at 12:15 AM
     So while the other night’s tweet from Kobe turned out not to be the official album cover for the Carter V, we do now have some concrete information for ya. Weezy just released his newest episode of his Weezy Wednesday series, and for it, decided to reveal the official artwork and title for his new upcoming single “Believe Me” featuring Drake.  
  • Drake Calls Meek Mill's "Dreams & Nightmares" Intro "One Of The Best Rap Moments Of Our Generation"
    Drake Calls Meek Mill's "Dreams & Nightmares" Intro "One Of The Best Rap Moments Of Our Generation"
    Apr 30, 2014 at 07:40 PM
    Hearing the intro to Meek Mill's debut album, Dreams & Nightmares for the first time was a truly exhilarating experience. What begins as a reflective, piano-laden number suddenly transforms into a menacing trap anthem-- coupled with some of Meek's best rapping, the song definitely left an impression. Drake was not excluded from the experience, tweeting early this morning that intro is "really one of the best rap moments of our generation..."
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