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Teenage Drake’s Notebook For Sale, Includes Early Lyrics And Lacoste Wishlist

You, an informed consumer of pop culture, are aware of Aubrey Drake Graham's pre-rap history acting on the Canadian teen soap opera Degrassi: The Next Generation. If you've listened to Drake tracks like "Worst Behavior" and "Under Ground Kings," you may have gleaned some further insight into his life back then. But if you really … More »
Tags: Music, News, Drake

Drake's Latest Shirtless Selfie Sparks Plastic-Surgery Rumors

Thousands of followers flooded Drake's comments on Instagram yesterday after the rapper posted a shirtless photo, many of them reacting exactly the way you'd imagine: with the flames emoji. "I forget what it’s called but I remember the feeling," he wrote alongside the photo. Fans fawned over his flick (and the moody caption) — but an unexpected conversation around plastic surgery soon began to swirl, thanks to a friend of Drake's who goes by the name of Carnage."You got fake ab surgery in Colom...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Colombia, Miami, Drake, Cardi, Joe Budden, Budden, Ronnie Ortiz Magro, James Charles Tati Westbrook, Roxxx, Travis ScottCamila Mendes

Behold The 1975 In 2019

Who are all these people? This was my first time seeing the 1975, and I was shocked at the sea of humanity in front of me, packed together closely with no easy path to the front. Granted, the Manchester band are huge in their native UK, and they've been playing Columbus from the beginning, working … More »
Tags: Music, UK, Kacey Musgraves, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Charli Xcx, Manchester, The Voice, Madonna, Game Of Thrones, Meghan Trainor

Music Superstars Still Spend Big On Music Videos

The latest Taylor Swift video for Me! is a mini-million dollar movie. Insiders claim Swift’s latest video cost over a million. Is it worth to spend a million dollars on a music video today? For Swift, sure. She has the money to spend, but for other artists?It’s hard to make money off videos in the digital age because of streaming.  Unlike 20 years ago, at least today, videos can generate ad revenue whereas MTV paid nothing to artists and labels. Regardless, big budget videos were always a risky...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Mtv, Sia, Nashville, Drake, Perspective, Mccarthy, Fall Out Boy, Grande, Corey Smyth, Big Budget Music Video, Taylor Swift Me, Economics of Taylor Swift, Erica Rosa, Bumstead McCready

YG Performs “Go Loko” with YG & Jon Z on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

YG’s new single “Go Loko” has been buzzing since its release last week. The record, which also features Tyga and Jon Z, even got praise from Drake who shouted out the track on his Instagram Story over the weekend. The Bompton rapper appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday (May 6), where he performed the song for the first-time live with T-Raww and the Puerto Rican trap artist. YG was also a guest on Kimmel’s New Lyrics for Old People segment, where the comedian/talk show host translates some...
Tags: Television, Jimmy Kimmel, Interviews, Yg, Jazz, Drake, Tyga, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel, Jon, Bompton, Loko, Raww, Performances, Laugh At, Sean Tyga

Johnny Wvlker – “Calabasas x Goin’ Bad Freestyle” (Video)

Johnny Wvlker of Creative Collective/Record Label Dead Poet Soxiety based in Los Angeles drops a new video, a double feature freestyle video of “Calabasas” by Jaden Smith and “Goin’ Bad” featuring Drake by Meek Mill.
Tags: Videos, Los Angeles, Jazz, Jaden Smith, Drake, Calabasas, Johnny Wvlker, Creative Collective Record Label Dead Poet Soxiety

BBMAs: Drake Shouts Out Arya Stark, Says He’ll Never Make Another Double Album

Drake has been giving the Grammys the cold shoulder lately, but he always shows up for the Billboard Music Awards. Given how dominant he's been on the charts lately, there was no question he'd be taking home some hardware at tonight's ceremony in MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. And indeed, within the first … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Game Of Thrones, Las Vegas, Drake, Billboard Music Awards, MGM Grand Garden Arena

BBMAs: Drake Shouts Out Arya Stark & Schoolboy Q

Drake has been giving the Grammys the cold shoulder lately, but he always shows up for the Billboard Music Awards. Given how dominant he's been on the charts lately, there was no question he'd be taking home some hardware at tonight's ceremony in MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. And indeed, within the first … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Game Of Thrones, Las Vegas, Drake, Billboard Music Awards, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Schoolboy Q. Drake

New Video: Baka Not Nice Feat. Giggs “My Town”

While out on the ‘Assassination Vacation’ European tour with Drake and Tory Lanez, Baka Not Nice dropped no long talk. A three-track EP, the project featured an appearance from Giggs on the song “My Town.” The OVO Sound rapper and London MC drop the gritty visual for their collaboration. Watch the pair brave London’s brisk weather in the video below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: Baka Not Nice – no long talk. (EP)
Tags: Videos, London, Jazz, Drake, Giggs, Baka Not Nice, Tory Lanez Baka Not Nice

Slick Rick Drops “No Stylist” Remix

The Ruler over French Montana and Drake's latest.
Tags: Videos, Montana, Jazz, Drake, Slick Rick, Rick Drops

Building Your Dream Team: The Music Producer

In this edition of Building Your Dream Team, AWAL breaks down the who, what, when, where, and why of the music industry's sonic explorer, the producer, looking at what role they perform, why it is that you need one on your team, and how you can go about finding one. ____________________________________ Guest post from AWAL Building Your Dream Team breaks down the fundamental members of an artist's operation through the 5Ws lens: Who, What, When, Where, Why. Managers & Managemen...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Wikipedia, Noah, Guest Post, Mark Ronson, Nashville, Drake, Ableton, Zaytoven, Bach, George Martin, Desiigner, Jeff Stevens, AWAL Weekly, Luke Bryans

How To Succeed On Spotify: A Playlisting Professional's Guide

In theory, streaming should provide all artists with a fair chance of organically building an audience, provided they can game the system. As with any game, however, success depends largely on the skill of the player, and raising your music's profile on a streaming services requires a carefully implemented strategy. __________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Streaming is as much a way of life for musicians as it is a game, and games are often won or lost base...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Spotify, Music, Instagram, Youtube, Guest Post, Drake, Kodak Black, George, Goodrich, Old Town Road, Gucci Gang, George Goodrich, Digitalmusicnews, James Shotwell

'First On SoundCloud' Expands With Fan Created Content

Following the success of the “First On SoundCloud” campaigns in the U.S., U.K. and Germany, SoundCloud has announced phase two of its developing artists program. The campaign features fans and their emotional connections to the tracks and creators they discovered first on SoundCloud. Twenty creators will be featured across SoundCloud and social media through original audio and visual content created by SoundCloud listeners. Each week throughout Spring and early Summer, the fan-powe...
Tags: Music, Florida, London, Kim Kardashian, California, Germany, India, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, South Africa, Alicia Keys, Vogue, Venezuela, Michigan, Quinn

Guess The Top 10 Global Recording Artists [It's Harder Than You Think]

The IFPI, the global association for the recording industry, dropped its annual report including a ranking the top 10 global recording artists. While much of it plays out as expected, there are a few dark horses that we'll bet you'll miss. Before you llok below, take a minute and write down your top 10. ___________________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 The IFPI is the association for the recording industry all over the world, and every year it puts out an ...
Tags: Music, Ed Sheeran, Eminem, Drake, Riaa, Malone, Bobby Owsinski, IFPI

CupcakKe – “Old Town Hoe (Old Town Road Remix)”

CupcakKe has thrown her hat into the "Old Town Road" ring with a remix of Lil Nas X's viral sensation, which recently had the biggest streaming week ever with 143 million streams, beating a record that Drake set last year with "In My Feelings." (It's also currently the #1 song in … More »
Tags: Music, Drake, Old Town Road, CupcakKe, Lil Nas X

Q&A with rising Cleveland artist Woulf

With popular tracks like High Horse, and Coupe making an impact in his city, Cleveland native Woulf is looking to kick the door down on the national scene. Doing his diligence to be the face of Hip Hop in the home of legendary Bone Thugs-N-Harmony crew, Woulf has pushing the envelope with great work ethic and the spirit of his brother AyeYoAce. I caught up with Woulf release to talk music and the Land. Check it out below: Jason Bourne “Champion” was good change of pace in my opinion . I found m...
Tags: Germany, Toronto, America, Dark Side Of The Moon, Frankfurt, Jazz, Ohio, Drake, Cleveland, Midwest, Coupe, Cavaliers, Akron Ohio, Jason Bourne, Q&A Interviews, Jason Bourne Experience

Drake Brings Out J. Cole In London

On Thursday night (Apr. 11), Drake closed out the last of a seven-night run in London on his “Assassination Vacation” European tour with Tory Lanez. For the final show at London’s O2 Arena, the OVO star came with a huge surprise as J. Cole came out on stage to perform the song “Middle Child.” “I can’t wait to make some new music with you,” said Drake to Cole World following the performance. “I know we been working, I can’t wait to let these people hear it,” the 6 God continued, teasing the s...
Tags: London, Jazz, Drake, J. Cole, Ibrahim, Performances

Billie Eilish proves that albums still thrive in the age of music streaming

They say streaming has changed the value of the album but Billie Eilish has shown they still thrive when done right. As the majority of music consumption now comes from music streaming people are listening differently. Playlists are the port of call for most people’s music discovery making singles far more valuable than they were when physical music made up the market. Despite music streaming helping to boost music revenues worldwide after a nearly 20 year slump, some are critical of th...
Tags: Music, Featured, Albums, Streaming, Drake, Digital Music News, Singles, Billie Eilish, Eilish, Oliver Schusser, When we all fall asleep where do we go

Rapper J Hus invited on stage by Drake to reveal release from prison

British musician, 22, makes surprise appearance at Canadian star’s London showAs far as fans knew, the British rapper J Hus was due to remain in jail until later this summer after being sentenced to eight months in jail for carrying a knife in public last December. But during a performance by the Canadian rapper Drake at the London O2 on Friday night, the 22-year-old announced his freedom with a surprise appearance.Drake told the crowd: “These are the type of things in my career that I’m just bl...
Tags: Music, London, UK News, Rap, Culture, Drake, Knife crime, J Hus

How To Make Smart Music Marketing Happen

In this final of a five part series on how to effectively allocate money in the correct places in order to benefit your music career, we hear from multiple industry experts on which creative marketing techniques can help artists can do to stay competitive in an increasingly challenging industry.   ___________________________ Guest post from AWAL This is the fifth and final piece in our five-part Decoded series in which we break down (1) a mental framework to help spend money in the ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, UK, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Drake, Detroit, DSP, Gardner, CPM, LANG, Facebook Newsfeed, Koehler

Daddy’s Hangout Presents Mixtape Friday Volume 14

Are you ready for Mixtape Friday Volume 14? Before we get started, let me say Rest in Peace to Nipsey Hussle Tha Great. The whole situation is sad especially seeing what he was doing in the community and why he was at his store that fatal day. The week started off with the Resurrection album from the Geto Boys. This was the album after Till Death Do Us Apart, in which Wille D was replaced by Big Mike. Disc 1 of the Definitive Collection from Nas was up next. Unfortunately, the Game Face album ...
Tags: Nas, Hip Hop, Jazz, Rick Ross, Drake, Jadakiss, Teflon Don, Big Tymers, Wille, Blog Hops & memes, Mixtape Friday, Big Mike Disc, Geto Boys Geto Fantasy Nas Life, Wayne Jadakiss, Rick Ross Free Mason, Trey Songz Lil Wayne Jadakiss

New EP: Tory Lanez ‘International Fargo’

Tory Lanez is keeping busy in 2019, with plans to drop five projects this year. Currently overseas with Drake on the ‘Assassination Vacation’ European tour, the Toronto singer takes a break and surprises fans with a new EP. International Fargo is a five-track extended play where Lanez remixes popular dancehall and afrobeat tracks by Stylo G & Fanatix, Davido, Koffee, and Aya Nakamur. Rising Harlem star and newest signee to Tory’s One Umbrella label, Melii, makes a guest appearance. Listen be...
Tags: Toronto, Jazz, Drake, Tory, Mixtapes, Tory Lanez, Lanez, Melii, Stylo G Fanatix Davido Koffee

25 Songs Have Each Played Over 1B Times On Spotify

Two and a half years ago, Drake's “One Dance” became the first song on Spotify to be played one billion times. This week, the 25th song joined the billion stream club.  Here is the list of the the all the songs played 1 billion or more times on Spotify. Ed Sheeran - “Shape of You” Drake - “One Dance (ft. Wizkid and Kyla)” The Chainsmokers - “Closer (ft. Halsey)” Post Malone - “Rockstar (ft. 21 Savage)” Ed Sheeran - “Thinking Out Loud” Drake - “God’s Plan” Major Lazer - “...
Tags: Music, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Ibiza, Bruce Houghton, Lazer, Malone, James Arthur, Camila Cabello, Kyla, Luis Fonsi, Mike Posner, Spotify Ed Sheeran, Seeb Remix Dua Lipa

Lil Nas X And The Question: Who Defines What A Genre Sounds Like

Lil Nas X's breakout smash "Old Town Road" was recently yanked from Billboard's country charts, despite the songs massive success, owing to the song's alleged failure to sufficiently embrace the genre defining elements of country music. Consequently, this raises the question: who gets to define what a genre sounds like? _______________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Viral sensation Lil Nas X has been removed from Billboard’s country charts for not embrac...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Atlanta, Guest Post, Drake, Rolling Stone, Soundcloud, Columbia Records, Florida Georgia, Sam Hunt, Old Town Road, James Shotwell, Nelly Tim McGaw

Drake, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, & More Pay Tribute To Nipsey Hussle

People in the hip-hop world and beyond are reeling from the death of Nipsey Hussle. The widely beloved LA rapper was shot outside his Marathon Clothing Company store in Hyde Park yesterday, and many of the biggest names in music have paid tribute. Perhaps the biggest among those names is Drake, who posted … More »
Tags: Music, News, La, Drake, Hyde Park, Nipsey Hussle, Drake Rihanna Bruno Mars, Marathon Clothing Company

What Maren Morris' History-Making First-Week Numbers Say About Country In The Streaming Era

A country music superstar, Maren Morris' sophomore release recently debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, but its performance on streaming services, while good for a country album, is revealing just how far the genre has to go to catch up with others. ______________________________ Guest post by Hugh McIntyre. This article originally appeared on Forbes. Country superstar Maren Morris debuts her sophomore album Girl at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 this week, hitting a new high on...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, Hollywood, New York City, Guest Post, Carrie Underwood, Drake, Huffington Post, Scorpion, Morris, Maren Morris, Hugh McIntyre, Da Hoodie, Maren Morris History Making First Week Numbers Say, Forbes Country

Music’s next big startup Splice raises $57.5M to sell samples

Tech has a bad reputation for pulling money out of musicians’ pockets, but Splice is changing that. The audio sample marketplace and music production collaboration tool has now paid out $15 million to artists since 2013, doubling in the last year. Splice lets musicians sell their sounds for royalty-free use, and songs by Eminem, Ariana Grande, and Marshmello that were powered by those samples have topped the charts. Splice charges $7.99 per month for unlimited access to its array of 3 million...
Tags: TC, Music, Tech, Makerbot, Drake, Skype, Union Square Ventures, Native Instruments, Ryan Walsh, Steve Martocci, Splice, Chris Acquaviva, Matt Pincus, Martocci, Eminem Ariana Grande, Martocci Steve Splice

Meek Mill Previews Upcoming ‘Free Meek’ Docuseries

Meek Mill and Amazon have joined forces to create the upcoming documentary series, Free Meek. Executive produced by Jay-Z, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, and Paul and Isaac Solotaroff, the six-part original is set to debut later this year, focusing on the Philadelphia rapper’s much-publicized battle with the criminal justice system. “Free Meek is an upcoming documentary series that will follow Meek and his fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system,” says a summar...
Tags: Amazon, Nicki Minaj, Jazz, Philadelphia, Drake, Meek Mill, PAUL, Meek, Good For Hip Hop, Good For Humanity, JAY Z Eli Holzman Aaron Saidman, Isaac Solotaroff

Drake’s Baby Mama Sophie Brussaux Gets the VIP Treatment at His Concert in Paris

While things may not have worked out in the long run for their relationship, Drake and his son Adonis’ mama, Sophie Brussaux, appear to be on much better terms these days, as evidenced by her bumpin’ and grindin’ action at his concert in Paris.According to TMZ, Sophie was having a real good time getting her dutty wine on while Drake sang and rapped his hits like “One Dance.” ? Sophie’s juicy booty hasn’t lost an ounce and she’s wearing a mean little black dress, looking like a whole snack, w...
Tags: Celebs, Hip Hop, Paris, Pop Culture, Jazz, Drake, Sophie, Adonis, Sophie Brussaux

Drake Drops Posthumous Michael Jackson Collaboration From Tour Setlist

We will probably never stop hearing Michael Jackson's music. But after HBO aired the two-part documentary Leaving Neverland, the story of two men who claims that Jackson abused both of them for years when they were kids, we are probably going to see a pattern of subtle withdrawls, of Jackson's music being taken out of … More »
Tags: Music, Hbo, News, Drake, Jackson, Michael Jackson

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