Roy Wood$ Models OVO's Spring 2016 Collection
The weather is warming, so that means a new collection from Drake’s OVO brand is on the way. This time, OVO grabbed new label signee Roy Wood$ to model the whole collection of Spring 2016 pieces, and he does a fine job of imitating the other models’ disaffected, expressionless looks.
Drake Teases "Room For Improvement" & "Comeback Season" Vinyl Reissues
Drake's Views from the 6 is schedule to release on April 29th. For vinyl collectors, there may be an even more exciting Drizzy release on the horizon: reissues of the the rapper's first two mixtapes: 2006's Room for Improvement and 2007's Comeback Season.
iLoveMakonnen's Departure From OVO Confirmed
In news that will surprise approximately no one, iLoveMakonnen's departure from Drake's label OVO has been confirmed. The Red Dragon, as he refers to himself, has been at odds with the label for a minute, expressing doubts in several interviews (including during our recent cover story sit-down, although none of those quotes made the final story).
Drake Announces Another Pop-Up Shop For Today In Miami
Yesterday (Apr. 18), Drake made a rare Twitter appearance to announce that Beats By Dre would be hosting a pop-up shop in NYC in support of Views from the 6. The shop was scheduled to be open for a short time at 4pm, only a couple of hours after Drake revealed the event. With the announcement, Drake shared a picture that showed the word "VIEWS" in bold letters (adorned with little eyeballs) with "Compliments of the Company" written underneath.
Skepta Says He & Drake Are Trying To Do A Collab For “Views From The 6”
We’re only just a little under two weeks away from Drake’s highly anticipated Views From The 6 album, which arrives April 29, yet we still don’t have many details on it. Presuming that “One Dance” & “Pop Style” with Kanye West & Jay Z will be on there, it appears fans can start to look forward to a Skepta-feature as well, or at least that’s what the London-based rapper thinks.
Desiigner's "Panda" Rises To Number 2 On The Billboard Hot 100
While Rihanna's "Work" hasn't shown any signs of moving from the number one spot on the Hot 100 over the past 9 weeks, big things are happening just south of its perch. Desiigner's "Panda" has miraculously moved from number 5 to number 2 this week, making it Rihanna's biggest threat.
Drake Announces "VIEWS" Event In NYC Today
With VIEWS only a few weeks away, Drake is gearing up for for release day, taking to Instagram to announce a special event in New York this afternoon. Drizzy didn't share all that much info outside of an address and a time (135 Bowery at 4PM), along with the cryptic caption, "Compliments of the Company".
Top Tracks: April 11 - April 17
Is it just me, or have the past few weeks felt like the calm before the storm? After all of the TLOP hubbub died down (this is the first week in a long time that we haven't had a Kanye solo joint in our top ten list), we've had quite a lack of releases from rap's upper echelon. Teasers, singles, and release date announcements seem to keep flooding in, but this Friday, when A$AP Ferg releases Always Strive And Prosper, things will really get cooking.
Drake Teases His Virginia Black Whiskey Brand
Last month, Drake teased his a new liquor brand he’s launching called Virginia Black. Dizzy worked with Brent Hocking to create the American whiskey brand. Hocking previously created DeLeon Tequila, which he eventually sold to Diddy & Diageo.
Quentin Miller Details His Working Relationship With Drake
In a new interview with DJ Vlad, Quentin Miller spoke in detail about working with Drake on If You're Reading This It's Too Late and expressed his feelings regarding the ghostwriting "scandal."
I Got You, Fam: 10 Rapper-Athlete Bromances
The elite class of athletes and musicians share much in common -- wealth, fame, a central role in popular culture. So it should not come as a surprise that there is, generally speaking, a great mutual respect between rappers and athletes. Sometimes this respect engenders friendship. Sometimes it engenders rappers and athletes throwing each other alley-oops... on and off the court.
Meek Mill's "Dreamchasers 4" Is Dropping The Same Day As Drake's "Views From The 6"
Meek Mill is making it a tradition to drop new music at the same time as Drake. Earlier this year, he shared the second 4/4 EP right after Drake shared his "Summer Sixteen" single, upping the ante by directly responding to Drizzy's brand new song on "War Pain" (we're still not sure how he did that), and now he's got another release planned to go head to head with Drake's album, Views From The 6.
Who Had The Better Reference: Kobe Bryant Vs Steph Curry
Tonight's Jazz/Lakers game will mark the end of an era as the door closes on one of the most dominant careers in NBA history. In the 20 years Kobe Bryant's been in the league, he's shattered records, led some of the strongest squads of the 21st Century, and won five championships, making it clear that he'll be voted into the Hall Of Fame as soon as humanly possible. Before he takes the court for his 1,565th and final game, we're taking a look back on the influence his career's had on the rap game by weighing it against that of one of his heirs apparent, Golden State's Steph Curry.
14 Artists That Drake Co-Signed
A Drake co-sign will put you on the map, straight up. It's happened for many artists over the past half-decade or so. The Weeknd was only brought into the mainstream spotlight when Drake appeared on his sophomore mixtape Thursday. Migos stock skyrocketed after Drizzy jumped on "Versace." Even the likes of dancehall star Popcaan has been able to crossover into the American mainstream after garnering attention from Drake.
Drake's "Views From The 6" Will Reportedly Be Exclusive To Apple Music For The First Week
Over the weekend, Drake announced during his OVO Sound radio show that his highly anticipated Views From The 6 album will be dropping on April 29, but it appears some listeners may have to wait an extra week to hear it unfortunately.
Rihanna & Drake's "Work" Remains At #1 On Hot 100 For 8th Consecutive Week
Rihanna's "Work" is her first number one on the Hot 100 since 2012's "Diamonds," and it seems it won't be leaving the top spot without a fight. The single will be spending its 8th consecutive week atop the charts, tying Rih for the record for second-most total weeks at number one, trailing only Mariah Carey (79 weeks to Rihanna's 59). As a personal record, the song is also Rih's the second-longest running single at #1, surpassing "Umbrella" and "Love The Way You Lie" this week. "We Found Love" made it to 10 weeks atop the charts, can "Work " do the same?
Top Tracks: April 4 - April 10
On last week's edition of Top Tracks, Drake locked down the highest two spots with new leaks, and appeared once more as a guest on PartyNextDoor's "Come And See Me," which landed at number eight. If you thought that was impressive, wait til you see this week's. The 6 God controls half of this week's list, despite the fact that all versions that appear on here are unofficial leaks.
Kanye West Debuts New Song, Performs "Pop Style" For First Time
Several videos have appeared from Kanye West's first show of 2016 at the Paradise International Music Festival in the Philippines. Now, more footage from the performance has surfaced, including the debut of a never-before-heard take on "Runaway" titled (on YouTube) "I Don't Want To Be Liked." The song features some auto-tune warbling from Kanye over gospel piano.
Drake's "Views From The 6" Will Be An Apple Music Exclusive
Top artists have joined forces with the most prominent music streaming services in recent months. Rihanna and Kanye West both released their latest albums on Tidal -- and Ye even kept The Life of Pablo locked on the Jay Z-helmed platform for over a month and a half. It is known that Drake has a deal with Apple Music, though the exact terms of the partnership are unknown.
Drake Shares "Views From The 6" Release Date
Episode 19 of OVO Sound Radio just went live, and before any music was played, Drake let his fans know that Views from the 6 will be released on April 29. Oliver began the show, and he revealed that he had to pull his October Firm partner away from the studio in order to get him to partake in tonight's hosting duties -- suggesting that Drake is still busy putting the final touches on Views.