Drake Releases "Pop Style" Featuring Kanye West & Jay Z, "One Dance" On iTunes
Drake's Views From The 6 is set to drop any day now, and with that, comes leaks. Drizzy's sprung more than a few leaks in the past week or two, and today, he gets ahead of that by releasing two new records directly to iTunes/Apple Music, with no online stream available for us blog folk.
20 Hip Hop Artists Who Threw Out The Ceremonial First Pitch
The pitcher's mound is a stage, a very different stage from the one rappers and singers are accustomed to standing upon. The ceremonial first pitch is ostensibly a celebration, and throwing the ball 60 feet in a particular direction may not seem like much of a challenge. But much can go wrong. From Kendrick Lamar to Snoop Dogg to MC Hammer to 50 Cent (!), here are 20 hip hop artists who took the mound for the ceremonial first pitch.
Meek Mill Has Remixed Drake's "Summer Sixteen"
At the beginning of the year, Meek Mill held a listening party for his Dreamchasers 4 mixtape, and an attendee was able to leak some footage from the event during which Meek can be heard rapping over Drake's "Back to Back," the second consecutive diss track the OVO boss sent Meek's way last summer. Dreamchasers 4 still hasn't arrived, though Meek has dropped off two separate 4-track EPs in
Top Tracks: March 28 - April 3
Although they haven't rapped on a track with each other since 2009's "Forever," Drake and Kanye West are usually placed side-by-side in the upper echelon of hip hop's current stars, the ones who have the potential to "break the internet" when they drop surprise material.
Mo-G Burns OVO Gear In New "Wiggins" Video
Drake recently earned himself another former client-turned-opponent, as Toronto rapper Mo-G, whom Drake shouted out on "Summer Sixteen," went after the OVO boss in a series of incendiary Instagram posts that have since been deleted. He hit Drake with accusations of being a culture vulture and a "little Forest Hills creature," among others.
G-Eazy Names Best & Most Underrated Rappers On Larry King
Larry King has been welcoming more and more rappers to his show, and this week, it was Bay Area emcee G-Eazy who took the hot seat. With "Me, Myself & I" becoming a successful radio song, Eazy is bigger than ever, but he still remembers his humble beginnings of pushing his music the old fashioned way. “It’s definitely been a long, long…. long, long, long, long, long journey since I was selling burnt CD’s out of my backpack in downtown Oakland,” he told King. “Um, but you appreciate it more, you know?
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 2)
You can get a good sense of what's going on in hip-hop by simply scrolling through the right Instagram accounts, and you can certainly learn a lot from clicking through our gallery of the best moments from the 'Gram this week.
Mo-G Posts Bloody Instagram Pic Suggesting He Was Beat Up By OVO
Last week, Toronto rapper Mo-G, a member of the group Halal Gang, became the latest of Drake's behind-the-scenes collaborators to incite controversy, as he put up a series of since-deleted Instagram posts that accused the OVO rapper of swagger jacking and short-changing him for songwriting credits. The post came less than two months after Drake shouted out Mo-G on his latest single, "Summer Sixteen."
Check Out Drake's "Views From The 6"
Few albums have been more anticipated this year than Drake’s Views From the 6. The Toronto rapper takes a ton of pride and inspiration from his hometown, so we’re going to take you on a journey through our own Views From the 6.
Drake Covers SLAM Alongside DeMar DeRozan & Kyle Lowry
Drake's Views From The 6 Album will arrive sometime next month, with some hypothesizing that it will be shared April 2nd on OVO Radio (judging by the 4 + 2 = 6 posters around the city), but even with the LP so close in sight, Drizzy has other business to take care of, such as putting on for his home team, the Toronto Raptors.
Lil Wayne Sues Universal Music Group For Unpaid Royalties On Drake, Nicki Minaj & Tyga
Lil Wayne has been on the receiving end of several lawsuits over the past couple years, but this time around the tables are being turned. Reports are surfacing all over the web tonight that Lil Wayne is suing Universal Music Group for royalties he’s apparently owed for profits gained by Drake, Nicki Minaj, & Tyga.
Top Tracks: March 21 - 27
The top tracks lists of the last few weeks got a little stale, with some songs (Drake's "Summer Sixteen," Travi$ Scott's "Uber Everywhere" remix, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz's "Gotta Lotta") appearing week after week without much in the way of competition showing up to unseat them. Well, that changes this week, where the top nine tracks on the site are all newcomers.
Drake & Meek Mill Are Two Of The Most Popular Choices For MLB Walk-Up Songs
Walk-up songs are a very important aspect of the game of baseball. One must choose the perfect song to get them adequately hyped up for their turn batting, and from the looks of a recent tally from Baseball Prospectus (as pointed out by Pigeons & Planes), Drake is probably the way to go.
Meek Mill Reportedly Denies Quentin Miller Assault Occurred
Yesterday, an interview with Quentin Miller got quite a bit of attention when the rapper and Drake collaborator claimed that he was approached by Meek Mill and his crew, before being sucker-punched by one member of the group after he refused to publicly apologize to Meek.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 26)
The Instagram flex is perfected when you can get two legendary people in one photo, especially if they're a surprising combination. This week the "when you and your boy are riding different waves but still building" meme reached its highest point as Young Thug and Elton John posed for a photo in Atlanta, with Elton rocking a "Thugger" hat on top of everything. The two have been rumored to be working on a "Rocketman" remix, which we have no idea what to expect from, but even if these photos are the only thing that ever materializes from Elton Thug, we still feel satisfied.
Quentin Miller Admits Meek Mill & The Dreamchasers Beat Him Up In L.A.
UPDATE (03/25/16 5:09pm): Is this meme Meek Mill's response to Miller's story about getting attacked by the Dreamchasers in L.A.?
SXSW Polaroids: PartyNextDoor, Metro Boomin, Flatbush Zombies, Denzel Curry & More
We're back, with more goodness from SXSW. Exclusive interviews from our trip down South will continue to roll out in the forthcoming week, but to follow up our trip recap and photo diary, we've got some special Polaroids to be 100% accurate these are actually Fuji Instaxs, but you get the idea.
5 Things We Want From PartyNextDoor's "P3"
It's been a fast year for OVO so far, beginning with Drake's "Summer Sixteen." All eyes were directed toward Views from the 6, which is, finally, set to arrive next month. There hasn't been another taste of Views since, though OVO has kept its name out there with the release of the self-titled debut album from Majid Jordan as well as the signing of the anonymous R&B act dvsn.
Mo-G Accuses Drake Of Stealing His Style, Calls Him "Little Forest Hills Creature"
Looks like there’s trouble brewing up North. Toronto rapper Mo-G has been laying into Drake and his manager Oliver El-Khatib on Instagram. He’s accusing Drake’s team of all manner of shady behavior, including offering him only $500 for writing credits and jacking swagger and dance moves. Mo-G has uploaded it all to Instagram as evidence, saying he “ain’t afraid to speak the truth in public.”
Rihanna & Drake's "Work" Spends A Fifth Week At Number One
The first time Drake showed up on a Rihanna song was "What's My Name," and it promptly went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Funny how history repeats itself.