Drake & Future Announce "Summer Sixteen" Tour Dates, Plus OVO Fest
After reports circulating last night that it was highly probable Drake and Future would be teaming up for a "Summer Sixteen" tour, the full list of tour dates have arrived, acting as confirmation.
Drake Reveals There Will Be 20 Songs On "Views From The 6"
For the past week, OVO has been setting up pop-up shops around surprise locations in the U.S. in support of Views from the 6. At each location, those in attendance have been given free Views apparel courtesy of OVO as well as Beats by Dre, which has sponsored each event. After passing through New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs this past week, OVO set up shop in its hometown of Toronto this evening, and those who turned out were graced by a special appearance from the man himself.
Drake Shares "Views From The 6" Album Cover
Drake postponed the previously scheduled episode of OVO Sound Radio last night, likely in an effort to let Beyonce hog all the spotlight as she shocked the world with Lemonade, her visual album that premiered on HBO. Tonight, however, it's Drake's night, and he's intent on reminding fans that this is the week in which his long-anticipated album, Views from the 6, is set to arrive.
Drake & Future Likely Joining For "Summer Sixteen" Tour
As was just reported, Future sent out a few tweets confirming the continued alliance between Freebandz Gang and October's Very Own. It was initially assumed that he intended to hint at a feature on Drake's Views from the 6, which drops this Friday, but it has now been rumored that Future will join Drake on his "Summer Sixteen" tour this summer.
Future Hints At Feature On Drake's "Views From The 6"
Five. More. Days. This Friday, if all goes according to plan, Drake will release his fourth studio album, Views from the 6. As if there wasn't enough anticipation already surrounding the release, the man with whom Drake teamed up for What a Time to Be Alive has just hinted that he will make appearance on Views.
Drake Has Postponed Tonight's Episode Of OVO Sound Radio
OVO Radio would normally take place tonight at 6PM EST, but with Drake's 4th studio album, Views From The 6, due out this coming Friday, a special schedule has been arranged. A tweet from OVO Sound reported that tonight's episode would be rescheduled, with further details to come on Monday. It's not clear if the episode will actually air Monday, or we will just be given the date at that time.
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.