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  • Cover of Artists With A Dope Aesthetic
    The rap game is all about your aesthetic. What you do, how you do it, how you look and how you market yourself are all a massive factor in a successful career. Some rappers take their aesthetic to the next level, creating something completely unique out of their brand.
  • Cover of 13 Most Explicit Lyrics By The Weeknd
    The Weeknd rose up as a largely anonymous kid from Toronto who released three epic mixtapes in 2011. March, August and December each held a release date for this dude who was mixing sounds of electronica, hip-hop, dubstep, R&B, downtempo and soul in a way that had never been done before.Well, it worked.
  • Cover of The Weeknd Arrested For Allegedly Punching A Police Officer
    The Weeknd just had a pretty crazy... umm... weekend in Las Vegas, as reports indicate the singer was arrested for striking a police officer on Saturday. According to TMZ, Abel was involved in a scuffle that broke out at Cromwell Hotel around 4:20 AM that morning.
  • Cover of 10 Essential JMSN Tracks
    JMSN is a name that has been popping up over the past few years, but this Michigan native has actually been active for 10 years now.Mixing soul, R&B and alternative minded music, JMSN receives comparisons to the likes of The Weeknd and even Justin Timberlake.
  • Cover of 2015 Coachella Line-Up Revealed, Including The Weeknd & Drake
    Now that we've officially ushered in 2015, we can expect Coachella to go down sooner rather than later. The yearly music fest has announced their typically massive three-day line-up today, with tickets going on sale in a day's time.
  • Cover of Holiday wRap Up
    Christmas might be over, but the holiday spirit is still alive and well, and let's hope it stay that way for a bit. We've seen rappers give to those who are less fortunate over the holidays, but yesterday, it was all about family and friends.
  • Cover of The Weeknd Receives The Allan Slaight Award
    If you see the phrase "young Canadians who have the ability to turn their talent into inspiration," you're probably thinking to yourself, "there ain't no award for that." However, it turns out that in Canada, there is.
  • Cover of Toronto Rapper Derek Wise Arrested For Human Trafficking
    Derek Wise, real name, Derek Bissue, hasn't really had his break as a rapper yet, and if these charges stick, it'll definitely put a halt on his come up.
  • Cover of Kanye West, Diddy, French Montana And More Show Up To The Weeknd's L.A. Show
    The Weeknd's huge, successful "King Of The Fall" tour comes to a close tonight in San Francisco, and last night might have been the tour's biggest show yet.
  • Cover of Remix Fix: Check Out Kygo's Remix Of The Weeknd's "Often"
    Today we're introducing a new weekly series, Remix Fix, which will aim to bring you dope, fresh remixes of some of your favorite hip-hop and r'n'b records, for a little something different each week.
  • Cover of The Weeknd To Join Ariana Grande For SNL Performance Tonight
    The Weeknd made a surprising appearance on Ariana Grande's smash album, My Everything this year, guesting on the pop duet, "Love Me Harder", and it seems he'll be making yet another unexpected appearance tonight on SNL for the song's live incarnation.
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: The Weeknd's Sold Out "King Of The Fall" Tour With ScHoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko
    The Weeknd is embarking on a mini "King Of The Fall" tour on September 19th, when he'll hit four different cities for a "special live one-night event", accompanied by ScHoolboy Q and Jhene Aiko. 
  • Cover of 10 Hip-Hop Artists Who Blew Up Off A Mixtape
    Mixtapes are like opinions. Everyone has one, but not all of them matter.
  • Cover of The Weeknd Announces "King Of The Fall" Tour With Schoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko
    With The Weeknd surprising fans the other night with the release of his newest record “Often”, no one thought he’d be back tonight with another surprise announcement for us.
  • Cover of Drake & The Weeknd Throw Homecoming Show In Toronto
    Drake and The Weeknd just spent the last 6 weeks touring Europe, and have now arrived back in their beloved hometown of Toronto (or should we say, "the 6"). To celebrate the occasion, the OVOXO duo threw a homecoming party at Drizzy's favorite spot, Muzik Nightclub.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Reveals "Or Nah" Remix To Feature Drake & The Weeknd
    Ty Dolla $ign's buzz continues to grow more and more with each of his releases, including the recent remix of his "Or Nah" single with The Weeknd. As it turns out, another Toronto native will be hopping on the track for the official remix, you can probably guess his name. 
  • Cover of The Weeknd's Spring 2014 XO Clothing Collection Drops Tomorrow
    The Weeknd has been pretty silent since the release of last year's Kiss Land, but last week he dropped a brand new "Drunk In Love" remix on his birthday. The Toronto is taking advantage of the hype around the mix, announcing that the spring collection of his XO-branded clothing will be released tomorrow.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign To Drop "Or Nah" Remix With The Weeknd Very Soon
    Ty Dolla $ign's "Or Nah" seems to be the track from his new Beach House EP that is getting the most traction in the clubs, but it will be getting even more attention once the official remix drops. 
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: November 11-17
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of The Weeknd To Open For Justin Timberlake On U.S. Leg Of Tour
    Looks like Drake isn't the only big artist The Weeknd will be supporting on tour this year. Abel will link up with Justin Timberlake for a selection of U.S. dates this month, just after completing his own headlining tour.
  • Cover of Drake Announces “Would You Like a Tour?” European Dates w/ The Weeknd
    After what may or may not have been a listener-constructed beef between Drake and The Weeknd, the two seem to be on good terms. As successful as the current lineup of Drizzy, Miguel, and Future, has turned out, the OVO rapper has decided to bring Abel on the European leg of his "Would You Like A Tour?". 
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: October 13
    The past two weeks were dominated by Drake, who in turn dominated the charts with Nothing Was The Same. Now Justin Timberlake has taken over, with the release of  The 20/20 Experience 2, his second album in the span of a year, and his second album to debut at #1 in that same time.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: October 6
    This past week the Drake frenzy surrounding Nothing Was The Same came to a peak when the actual first week sales were released. The rapper's album had the best opening week of this year second to Justin Timberlake's come back effort-- he even topped Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail first week sales.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: September 29
    This week has been Drizzy Drake everything, with the official release of Nothing Was The Same and a bunch of promo for it. Drake has not started taking over the charts yet, but that will change next week when we get the results of his first week sales.
  • Cover of The Weeknd Offers "Kiss Land" Condoms On Tour
    The Weeknd's music is liable to be played during a baby-making session, so the r'n'b artist is preparing his fans for that exact situation by making Kiss Land condoms available on his tour.
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