While in town to promote his upcoming double EP, Crown/Jewel, singer/songwriter The Dream stopped by The Breakfast Club.
After schooling Charlamagne about the perks of owning your own publishing and what happened when his ex-wife’s boyfriend, Lil’ Wayne, called him, the self-proclaimed Radio Killa spoke about how he feels about the state of R&B. He says that R&B artists nowadays prefer to croon about ignorant things instead of love.
Drake has secured his fourth number one album in America. The Young Money rapper’s retail mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late will open in the top spot on theBillboard 200 chart.
IYRTITL barely missed hitting gold sales in its opening week. Drizzy’s surprise overnight release accounted for 495,000 digital downloads. With track equivalent albums (NEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA) added in, the tape’s final total comes to 535,000 units.
Charles Hamilton is ready to officially restart his music career. The Harlem rapper has signed a new deal with Republic Records, and Hamilton is working on his long-awaited debut studio album with the Turnfirst label as well.
“Charles is back and the excitement for his return is immeasurable. The enthusiasm in the marketplace is overwhelming and we are thrilled to participate in the evolution of his career,” says Monte Lipman, Co-Founder & Chief Executive of Republic Records.
Among the many concerts, parties and events during All-Star Weekend was a surprise concert from Nas and Drake. They headlined Sprite’s Obey Your Thirst concert at New York City’s Irving Plaza and had some more surprises up their sleeves and brought out Kanye West, Travi$ Scott, OB O’Brien and iLOVEMAKONNEN during their sets. For those who weren’t able to get the scoop on the when and where the show was, now you can watch it from the comfort of your homes. The one hour show is now available for your viewing pleasure below.
Earlier this evening (February 16), Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross traveled to Atlanta to announce a new partnership with Twelve Music Group founder Dina Marto. The “Movin’ Bass” rapper and the former Island Def Jam executive have joined forces to launch the new platform Artists First.
Not only will Ross and Marto work together to discover and develop aspiring writers, producers, and performers through Artists First, the new tandem will host a talent search to find the next member of the MMG roster as well. The imprint home of Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, and Omarion is also opening an office in Atlanta at Marto’s Twelve Studios.
After Katy Perry brought out Missy Elliott for a Super Bowl half time show a few weeks ago, Ariana Grande is set to headline the NBA All-Star game performance slot and the league dropped a hint about her special guest in the form of a picture of a familiar pink microphone on Instagram.
“Nas has one more album to obligate to Def Jam,” DJ Premier says in the clip. “He said he didn’t really want to do [the joint album] there, he wanted to move on and do it independently, so we could do it how we want it. So I was like, ‘All right, when the time come just holler at me, I’m here.’”
“I don’t like Drake as a person,” T-Raww told VIBE last October. “He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is.”
"Take that cover down and stop lying to the people...@LilTunechi not dropping anything tonight...enjoy @drake mixtape....we workin,” the music executive says in a tweet.
His selection of cities for the “Forest Hills Drive Tour” was calculated. He posted on his timeline that the “first run is for all the cities that never get no love.” He noticeably chose to perform in Rochester instead of New York City, Santa Ana instead of Los Angeles and Springfield instead of St. Louis.