The Scorpion single “God’s Plan” has also become the most-streamed song of the year, earning 1.121 billion streams—making it the only song to top a billion streams in 2018. The second-most streamed song of the year is, of course, Post Malone and Ty Dolla Sign’s “Psycho,” which has earned 576 million streams.
On “Duppy Freestyle,” Drake’s recent diss track aimed at Pusha-T, he referenced his work for Kanye West, rapping, “What do you really think of the nigga that’s makin’ your beats?/ I’ve done things for him I thought that he never would need/ Father had to stretch his hands out and get it from me/ I pop style for 30 hours, then let him repeat/ Now, you poppin’ up with the jokes, I’m dead, I’m asleep/ I just left from over by y’all puttin’ pen to the sheets.” Drake was previously credited as a co-writer on West’s The Life Of Pablo cuts “Father Stretch My Hands” and “30 Hours,” and he was rumored to be part of the Wyoming recording sessions that birthed Kanye’s new album Ye. And now we know exactly what he was working on: “Yikes.”
Sleeping with your favorite rapper just got a little easier, thanks to this unique and somewhat bizarre brand of hip-hop inspired pillows. A company with the hilarious name of “Soft Ass Rappers” has come up with a custom series of hip-hop themed pillows, each of which boast the face of one of the game’s best and brightest. For $75 dollars, you can get your hands on one of ten pillows, featuring the likenesses of Drake, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, A$AP Rocky, Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Frank Ocean and Rihanna. With the exception of the Drizzy edition, which features a rendition of the infamous “Crying Drake” meme, each pillow is designed to copy the artist’s signature facial expression.
Although he’s currently overseas, Drake recently expressed his concern over the deadly flooding in Houston, Texas.
Earlier Monday (August 28), Drake shared a lengthy post on Instagram about the devastation taking place in his second home. He also revealed his plans to take action by working with relief groups to provide aid for those in need.
Drake added that DJ/producer/OVO member Future The Prince will also be lending a helping hand.
We are currently overseas in London and all I can think about is how devastated I am as I look at images of the damage Hurricane Harvey has caused. I am praying for the safety of all those affected. Houston has truly been a home to me over the last 8 years. Myself and @futuretheprince are working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in anyway we can and in the most immediate way possible. I also want to thank all the men and women of service and volunteers for their courageous efforts to help people in need. I encourage everyone to do what they can to assist the people of Texas knowing whatever effort you can make to help will go a long way.
Reggae legend/innovative producer Lee “Scratch” Perry is 81 years old and gives notoriously off-kilter interviews. In fact, he once called Island Records head honcho Chris Blackwell a “vampire.”
His most recent chat with House of Strombo was no exception — only this time he touched on the subject of Hip Hop, which included his thoughts on rap gods Kanye West and Drake.When speaking on West, he said Yeezy has sold his soul and that of his late mother’s for wealth.
“Him sell his mother’s soul to get rich … To get rich, sell his soul to, sell his mother’s soul, sell his soul to get the American dollars that is going down,” Perry said in his thick Jamaican accent. “Why should I listen to somebody that is so perfect and so unperfect and so stupid?”
“I did not sell my soul,” he said. “I don’t need a bulletproof jacket. And I don’t have a woman with a real big batty because me is not afflicted by big batty. I am not addicted to big batty. And I am not addicted to Kim, with batty in front and behind. Kim has batty in front and batty behind. I am not addicted to girls with batty in front and batty behind. The girls I have is not too fat.”
Perry did conclude that Drake was alright in his book because he “moves like a snake” (whatever that means).
Canadian rapper, who walked into the show Sunday with 22 nominations, won top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album, among others.
The Toronto MC was nominated for an astounding 21 Billboard Music Awards, and before the show even started he had accumulated 10 victories: Top Billboard 200 Artist; Top Hot 100 Artist; Top Song Sales Artist; Top Streaming Songs Artist; Top Rap Artist; Top Rap Tour; Top Rap Album (for Views); Top Streaming Song Audio (for “One Dance” feat. WizKid & Kyla); Top R&B Song (for “One Dance”); and Top R&B Collaboration (for “One Dance”). Already, Drake has added two more, winning Top Male Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album during the televised awards.
Check out Charlamagne interview with Vlad Tv speaking on hip hop emcees .. J electronica sending shots @ J cole and Drake @ a show in london.
“Jay Electronica claims to be the God of Hip-Hop,” he said to a london crowd, “You might be the 6 God, but I am the God.” Later on, he cut off Skepta’s “Shutdown” to proclaim “I’m sorry but J. Cole ain’t got bars like this. I’m sorry, whoever your favorite rapper is, they all know that I’m the God.”
Tidal exclusively streamed Lil Wayne’s “Lil Weezyana Fest” in New Orleans last night (August 28), and Tunechi brought out several guests including Juvenile, Turk, Mannie Fresh, and Master P. But when Wayne was ready to bring his Young Money artist Drake to the stage, the live stream cut off.
Apple threatened to sue Tidal for $20 million if the platform streamed Drake performing. The Toronto native sign a reported $19 million exclusive deal with Apple. This fight comes after Tidal financier Jay Z suggested Apple was running a smear campaign against his company back in April.