Charts Don't Lie: February 3
In case you missed it, the RIAA updated their formula for calculating Gold and Platinum Album certifications yesterday. While it helped a few artist reach Platinum, today we see if it has shaken up the charts in any significant way. We’re now counting the total combined streams, single and album sales as “total album equivalent units” (TAEU, for short), as driven by changes to Billboard’s new rating system.
Are Drake & J Cole Going On A Summer Tour?
On this morning's episode of Ebro in the Morning, Ebro mentioned that he heard a rumor that a announcement will be made later this week regarding a Drake X J. Cole summer tour. Ebro, who is employed by Hot 97 and Apple Music, has deep ties in the music industry, so his claim could hold water.
Vote: Drake's "Summer Sixteen" Vs. Meek Mill's "War Pain"
Drake officially kicked off his Views from the 6 campaign on Saturday by premiering "Summer Sixteen" on OVO Sound Radio.
Meek Mill Was At The Sixers' Game Tonight
"Me and Nicki watchin' the Sixers, I'm closin' more deals," raps Meek Mill on "War Pain," the new Drake diss track he dropped tonight as part of his new EP, 4/4 Part 2.
Drake Goes After Meek Mill, Barack Obama & Tory Lanez On "Summer Sixteen"
Drake took no prisoners on his new single, "Summer Sixteen." No singing, no dancing -- just bitter raps directed at anyone whom he might consider a rival. Of course, that includes Meek Mill, whom he deals with in his opening verse.
Meek Mill Says Quentin Miller Slipped Him Drake's "Summer Sixteen" Lyrics
You gotta be kidding. Have the tables turned? Meek Mill just responded to all the clamor surrounding his "War Pain" Drake diss, which all-too-coincidentally seemed to address the Drake track that premiered MINUTES earlier, by writing, "The ghost writer told me!"
Drake & Meek Mill Were Staying In The Same Hotel When "Back To Back" Dropped
"I'm just a sicko a real sicko when you get to know me, n*gga / I let the diss record drop you were standing right below me, nigga / We must have played it a hundred times, you was going to bed." The above situation is depicted in the opening verse of Drake's new single, "Summer Sixteen." Drake suggests that he and Meek were staying in the same hotel when he dropped his second consecutive diss track, "Back to Back," at the end of July.
Drake's "Views From The 6" Is Dropping In April
Fans got a taste of Views tonight, and they're now eager to get the full vision. Drake and Oliver El-Khatib, who call themselves October Firm, were the hosts of episode 14 of OVO Sound Radio, and during their set, among a few other exclusives, they dropped Drake's new single: "Summer Sixteen." After playing the track 6 consecutive times, Drake got on the air to address what just went down, and he went on to reveal that Views from the 6 is set to arrive in April.
Stream OVO Sound Radio Episode 14
UPDATE: Drake indeed came through with new music tonight, dropping "Summer Sixteen," a new single off his upcoming album Views from the 6. During tonight's episode, he revealed the album in April.
Is Drake Dropping New Music On OVO Sound Radio Tonight?
Drake managed to dominate 2015 without dropping an "official" album, but with a new year upon us, it seems that Views From The 6, the proper follow-up to 2013's Nothing Was The Same, is finally on its way.When Drake comes through with some news in the owl hours of the morning, it's always a good sign, and he did just that around 3AM Saturday. OVO Sound Radio Episode 14 tmrw at 3PM PST/6PM EST...it begins.
Meek Mill Is Dropping A Second EP Before "Dreamchasers 4"
About two weeks ago, Meek Mill came through with his first new music since last summer's Dreams Worth More Than Money, his sophomore album. He did not release his long-awaited Dreamchasers 4 mixtape, which was expected to be his next project; instead, he dropped a 4-track EP titled 4/4.
Tyga Says Kanye West Helped Him Squash Beef With Drake
To promote his newly-released Rawwest Nigga Alive mixtape & its accompanying tour, Tyga made his way by the Real 92.3 studios in LA Tuesday night and sat down for an informative new interview. During the chat, T-Raww decided to open up about the tension between him and Drake. Calling everything “cool” now, Tyga revealed that is was Kanye West who played a part in the two burying the hatchet. He says,
Rihanna’s New Single With Drake Reportedly Dropping Wednesday Morning; "Anti" Arrives Later This Week
Well it looks like Rihanna is ready to unleash her new single "Work" featuring Drake in a few hours. According to Hits Daily Double, an untitled and "unidentified superstar track” is set to debut Wednesday morning (Jan. 27) at 8 a.m. EST. They also say that iHeartRadio and CBS are going hard with it too, playing it every hour all day long across its Top 40 and Rhythm platforms.
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Release Stacked Album Featuring Drake, Future, & More
One of the respected names in the beat game, production trio J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League surprised fans this morning by releasing a new album called J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All containing 13 never-before-heard songs. The project is absolutely stacked with features; artists appearing on the album include Drake, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Future, Chris Brown, T.I., Wale, R. Kelly, Jeremih, & Jeezy. Gotdamn.
DJ Drama Is Adamant He Did Not Leak Drake Reference Track
Quentin Miller was thrusted into the rap limelight this past summer, when his name was dragged into the now-infamous Meek Mill and Drake ghostwriting beef. It happened to jump-start his personal rap career, though (perhaps to the ire of those he'd previously been ghostwriting for), and he's since released&nb
Drake Responds To Kanye West Sampling His Uncle On "No More Parties In L.A."
Kanye West's "No More Parties In L.A." was a pretty exhilarating first listen, but there's one cool Easter egg on the track that wasn't immediately evident (unless you happen to be the world's biggest Drake stan). Right after Ye's memorable call-out of that cousin who stole his laptop, a wild sample appears -- which is nothing out of the ordinary for Yeezy, but that sample just happens to be the work of Larry Graham, otherwise known as Drake's uncle.
The Black OVO x Air Jordan 10 Will Be Releasing in 2016
Drake doesn’t seem to be slowing down with his exclusive OVO Air Jordan releases. After releasing a highly coveted white OVO x Air Jordan 10, which resold for over twice their retail value, Drake and Jordan Brand have decided to unleash the black version on the masses. Or at least whoever can get their hands on them.
Ja Rule Names "Back To Back" Among The All-Time Great Diss Tracks
Ja Rule was recently asked by VladTV to name his top 5 diss records of all time. He didn't name any of the tracks to come out of his beef with 50 Cent, but he quickly rattled off a list that should sit well with most hip-hop heads: Boogie Down Productions' "The Bridge is Over," Nas' "Ether," Tupac's "Hit Em Up," Biggie's "Who Shot Ya" -- though he acknowleges that Big denies it was a diss, and Jay Z's "Takeover." He also mentioned that Ice Cube's "No Vaseline" is a worthy candidate.
The Toronto Raptors Don't Allow Any Meek Mill In The Locker Room
Meek Mill isn't getting any love in the 6, and that includes within the Toronto Raptors organization. The Philly Dreamchasers' music is not allowed to show up on the team's pre-game playlist.
Drake Or Kendrick Lamar? Barack Obama Shares His Answer
After delivering his eighth and final State of the Union address earlier this week, President Obama sat down with Adande Thorne (better known by his YouTube alias Swoozie) to answer a multitude of questions posed via the hashtag #YouTubeAsksObama. Among the questions was one that has been cause for contentious debate within the hip hop community: Drake or Kendrick Lamar? "Gotta go with Kendrick," Obama said. "I’m just saying. I think Drake is an outstanding entertainer but Kendrick, his lyrics, his last album was outstanding. Best album I think last year."