Drake & Kendrick Lamar's "Beef" Nearly Escalated To 50 Cent & Ja Rule Proportions, According To Marcellus Wiley
Ever since Drake was mentioned in Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, there has been speculation of a tension between the two rappers. While Drake did seem to be a bit offended by the namedrop on Kendrick's record, the proposed bad blood between the two rappers has depended on the assumption of a number of "subliminal" disses and no concrete evidence. However, according to a new report from former NFL player and current ESPN host, Marcellus Wiley, the beef was very real, and came close to escalating exponentially due to an interview which was never aired.
Charts Don't Lie: June 15
It's a good week for hip hop records that have all-caps titles. VIEWS, LEMONADE, ANTI, and ISLAH hold down the top four spots in our feature, and each of the releases fall within the top 20 spots on Billboard's 200 chart. After that, G-Eazy, Prince, Kanye West, Bryson Tiller, and The Weeknd all fell further down the Billboard 200 this week. Meanwhile, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and TM88's collaborative record, under the name TGOD Mafia, debuts at a respectable #26. ...
Every Drake Single To Go Platinum
Drake's VIEWS was just certified double platinum by the RIAA after only 6 weeks of release, making it his fastest-selling album yet. While the OVO rapper's sales potential is at an all-time high, he's been racking up plaques for years now, so we're looking back to take a look at the many platinum and multi-platinum singles he's earned over the course of his career.
Drake's "VIEWS" Goes Double Platinum
Drake's VIEWS has officially been certified double platinum by the RIAA. It only took the album one week to sell one million records. It took six weeks to sell two million.
Top Tracks: June 6 - June 12
Let's face it, as far as high-profile tracks go, there's no way this week (or any week really) could have lived up to the seven days that preceded it. Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Gucci Mane, Travi$ Scott, and Pusha T all joined forces with some combination of one another to make for the craziest batch of tracks we've seen in such a short span this year.
Jim Jones Thinks Max B Could've Been As Successful As Drake
In 2005, Jim Jones signed fellow Harlemite Max B to his ByrdGang record label. The deal would only last for about two years, and the two rappers had been clashing heads at the time of Max's ByrdGang departure in 2008. It became an official beef soon afterwards, especially as Max joined forces with Coke Boy French Montana, whom also had a disdain for Jones. The beef would proliferate until 2009, when Max was sent to prison, where he still remains today.
Drake's "VIEWS" Reaches 1 Billion Streams
Streaming numbers can be confusing, and they seem less convincing than traditional album sales. However, a billion streams ain't nothing to scoff at. If one's project reaches the billy mark, he or she is in rare company. The latest album to attain 1 billion streams is Drake's VIEWS, which is currently spending its fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West Reportedly Among Most Streamed Artists This Year
We've seen some of the biggest releases of the year hosted exclusively on streaming sites, and in some new data retrieved by Hits Daily Double, it's clear that those releases have landed the respective artists among the most streamed of the year so far. Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West are cited as the top three artists of 2016 so far, with Drake earning 1.44 billion streams, Rihanna with 795 million, and Kanye with 753 million.
10 Infamous Hacking Moments In Rap History
A hacking spree took the internet by storm this past weekend. Industrious hackers seeking revenge, entertainment, or some other perverse pleasure hacked into several prominent social media accounts, including those of Kylie Jenner, Bon Iver, Tenacious D, Keith Richards, Mark Zuckerberg, Drake, and the NFL
Charts Don't Lie: June 8
Once again, Drake snags the #1 spot this week with VIEWS, his fourth studio album that continues to beat out the competition. Beyonce moves into #3 after an appearance at #4 last week (it should be noted that she also just went Platinum with Lemonade, alongside Future's DS2
Drake Photoshopped The Adidas Logo Off His Soccer Jersey Because He's Team Jordan For Life
Earlier today Drake posted several photos of himself sporting Paul Pogba's pink Juventus "Away" jersey, however he had to alter the photos before he could publish them for his 23.6 million followers. You see, the Juventus jerseys are Adidas-made and prominently feature the Adidas logo on the chest. But because Drake is #TeamJordan for life, he made sure the uniforms were washed clean of the branding before he hit that post button.
10 Great Tracks Premiered On OVO Sound Radio
Premiering last July on Beats 1, OVO sound Radio has hosted many mixes, and many exclusive records have been premiered in the process. Just this weekend, three new records from Drake made their way out through the show, adding to large catalog of songs the 6 God has shared over the course of his Apple Music run. Of course, it's not only Drake, or even his stable of OVO artists who have shared new music on these mixes, and today we're going back through some of the premieres that impressed us, whether they made a huge impact or flew relatively under the radar.
Top Tracks: May 30 - June 5
Do you ever get the feeling that hip hop's current class of elites is more of a group of superfriends than ever before? Let's play six degrees of separation with this week's top ten tracks-- the most momentous batch in recent memory. At the top we've got DJ Khaled, who's collaborated with more of rap's A- B- and C-listers in his career than arguably anyone else, and who's accompanied by Drake.
Drake's Twitter Account Was Hacked This Morning
Although Drake really came through for fans on the latest episode of OVO Sound Radio, premiering a swell of new songs from Roy Wood$, himself, Gucci Mane and more, he's still been targeted in a recent hacking spree that's been happening on twitter over the course of the weekend.
Drake & Steph Curry Attend Ayesha's Restaurant Opening In San Francisco
Getting a few days off after a convincing victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Steph Curry was there to support his wife Ayesha at the opening of her new International Smoke restaurant in San Francisco last night.
Joe Budden Praises Drake's "4PM In Calabasas," Says Diddy Needs To Respond
There was a flood of new music on tonight's episode of OVO Sound Radio. It was thought that Drake would pay tribute to Gucci Mane in his DJ mix, and he took it a step further and surprised listeners with a brand new collab with the unshackled Brick Squad boss himself: "Back on Road." A bit later, Drake's current No. 1, "One Dance," received a fittingly poppy remix from another Canuck in Justin Bieber. And lastly, Drake signed off by adding another installment to his storied time-sensitive city songs, this one called "4PM in Calabasas."
Stream Episode 23 Of OVO Sound Radio, Hosted By Drake & Roy Wood$
OVO Sound Radio is back with another episode on Beats 1 radio tonight, and lucky number 23 looks to be a good one. Tonight's episode is hosted by Drake and will include a special guest mix from OVO's Roy Wood$. Less than an hour ago, Wood$ shared his latest single, a chilled summer riddim titled "Gwan Big Up Urself," via Apple Music. Expect to hear that tonight as well as potential new material off his upcoming album, Waking at Dawn.
Drake Spotted Wearing Hailey Baldwin’s Necklace After Their Date
Random coincidence or not, but Drake was spotted wearing the same necklace as his new 19-year old fling Hailey Baldwin following the two’s dinner date at The Nice Guys on Tuesday night in LA.
Tomorrow's Drake-Hosted OVO Sound Episode Is Dedicated To Gucci Mane
What to expect on tomorrow night's episode of OVO Sound Radio? Well, Drake and Khaled's new summer anthem already got the Beats 1 drop earlier today from Zane Lowe, though it's likely that Drake will play the song tomorrow night. He is DJing after all.
DJ Khaled Says "Major Key" Will Feature Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay Z & Many More
As the rap world was still processing the surprise Cruel Winter super-collab from Kanye West, six of the game's top emcees, and Desiigner, DJ Khaled went live on Beats 1 to remind fans that summer's here and that the season is his for the taking. With the help of Zane Lowe, Khaled just shared the first single off his upcoming album, Major Key. It's titled "F*ck Me For Free," or "for radio purposes, "For Free." The song is a loose, breezy party anthem from Drake and is produced by the OVO team of Nineteen85 and Jordan Ullman.