Drake has announced the release date for his new album Scorpion. The ‘God’s Plan’ rapper took to Instagram to share the date and reveal the simple black –and-white cover art featuring a headshot of him and his signature ‘Aubrey Graham’.
Drake has been working on his album Scorpion for his city of Toronto and now he has finally revealed the album’s cover art and release date. The rapper took to Instagram to share the news posting the album cover art which features a simple black-and-white headshot of him and his signature ‘Aubrey Graham’.
“JUNE 29 2018,” he cationed.
So far the album has had two chart-topping singles “God’s Plan” and Nice For What”. Scorpion marks Drake’s first full-length album since 2016’s Views.
The two rappers have been throwing shade at each other for the past few weeks following Pusha throwing shade at Drake in his track “Infrared,” which referenced Drake’s alleged ghostwriter Quentin Miller. This led to Drake firing back with his own diss track “Duppy Freestyle”. This, again, led to Pusha releasing another Drake diss track “Story Of Adidon” a scornful track in which Push accused the 6 God of being a “deadbeat” father.
We were so eager to see Drake fire back, until J Prince talked Drake out of releasing the “Career-ending” track. Now, Pusha has recently revealed that the longstanding feud is finally over.
“I mean, you know. These conversations have been had and, to my knowledge, it’s all over. It’s all over with,” he told Vanity Fair. “I mean, listen: I’m ready to be back to the music for real. Just feeding my base, that’s it. That’s the most important thing to me at all times.”
I guess that’s it for Drake and Pusha-T beef. Now who’s next?
We’ve been waiting for a comeback from Drake since Pusha-T’s diss track, “The Story of Adidon,” but it seems like that’s never going to happen.
As it turns out, Drake is sitting on the comeback track which he will not be releasing since J Prince talked him out of it.
In an interview with radio personality Sway, Prince said that Drake has agreed to not drop the song.
“After speaking with Kanye, I spoke with the brother, and he didn’t want this,” Prince told Sway. “I saw this going to a place that I feel would have ended his career if Drake would’ve put out this song that he had on him.”
He added that the track “would definitely have hurt families”.
“The ingredients was overwhelming,” Prince said. “I know for a fact that it would have been bad for Kanye and my man.”
He continued, “It’s beyond music at that point. It’s going to affect the livelihood. It’s going to interfere with his whole lifestyle from that moment.”
If Drake’s track did drop, it sure would’ve been one hell of a clap back.
Pusha-T clapped back at Drake following his diss track “Duppy Freestyle” with a diss track of his own “The Story Of Adidon”. Pusha-T used Drake’s blackface photo as the cover art for the scathing diss track that also included claims that Drake is the father of porn star Sophie Brussaux’s child.
Drake’s picture caused a stir on social media, prompting him to explain what it was all about. Taking it to Instagram, the “God’s Plan” rapper explained that the photo was taken to highlight and raise frustrations about black actors “not always getting a fair chance in the industry”.
Drake and his best friend at the time, actor Mazin Elsadig were “attempting to use our voice to bring awareness to the issues we dealt with all the time as black actors in auditions”.
Now we just sit and wait to see if Drake is going to hit the studio for another Pusha-T diss track.
Drake has been dropping some pretty dope tracks lately and now, the Toronto rapper has announced a new album.
Sharing the news on Instagram, the rapper uploaded two photos, one of a scorpion on a chain pendant and another of Drake in a black satin bomber that reads “Scorpion by Drake: June Twenty Eighteen.”
Scorpion will be Drake’s first full-length album since 2016’s Views. So far, he has released the chart-topping More Life and unveiled his two-song project Scary Hours featuring “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.”
Drake’s “God’s Plan” has been number one on Billboard Hot 100 for 11 weeks straight. Now, the rapper has dethroned himself with yet another hit track “Nice For what”.
Drake is the first artist ever to replace himself at number one with both songs debuting at the top.
The 6 God has three singles in this week’s top 5. That includes the aforementioned top two and BlocBoy JB’s “Look Alive,” which peaked at No. 5.
Elsewhere on the chart, Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign’s “Psycho” is No. 4, while Cardi B enters at No. 8 with the Bad Bunny and J Balvin-assisted “I Like It.” Lil Dicky and Chris Brown’s “Freaky Friday” sits at No. 9 and Bruno Mars and Cardi “Finesse” their way into the top 10.
BILLBOARD HOT 100 TOP 10
Drake – “Nice for What” 2. Drake – “God’s Plan” 3. Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be” 4. Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign – “Psycho” 5. BlocBoy JB feat. Drake – “Look Alive” 6. Zedd, Maren Morris, & Grey – “The Middle” 7. Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” 8. Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It” 9. Lil Dicky feat. Chris Brown – “Freaky Friday” 10. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – “Finesse”
The world might still be recovering from Cardi B fever but if there’s a particular project that is shining through regardless, it’s Drake’s ‘Nice For What’ single.
‘Nice For What’ dropped complete with a video that enjoys cameos from some of Hollywood’s top women including Olivia Wilde, Yara Shahidi, Zoe Saldana, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae and even Blank Panther actress Letitia Wright.
The four minute long single samples from Lauryn Hill’s mega hit ‘Ex Factor’ and is currently enjoying 15 million views on YouTube (as of today).
Just like ‘God’s Plan’, ‘Nice For What’ is also empowering, featuring lyrics like…
You been inside, know you like to lay low I’ve been peepin’ what you bringin’ to the table Workin’ hard, girl, everything paid for First, last phone bill, car note, cable
With your phone out, gotta hit them angles With your phone out, snappin’ like you Fabo And you showin’ off, but it’s alright And you showin’ off, but it’s alright It’s a short life, yeah
See how many familiar faces you spot in this video.
Drake and Migos dropped the video to “Walk It Talk It” and we haven’t stopped dancing since.
Inspired by “Soul Train,” the Migos and Drake visual finds Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset on set of a ’70s show called “Culture Ride”. The Atlanta group burst into some retro style moves while rocking massive sunglasses and afro-style wigs. Drake kills it with his wavy wig and of course his dope bars. Jammie Fox also makes an appearance in the video.
“Walk It Talk It” is the latest single off Migos’ album Culture II, which debuted at No. 1 in February.
The fact that it was already a ROTW (Record of the Week) should already tell you that it was a certified hit. So imagine how much better this remix is.
J Hus has quite simply cemented his name as one of our generation’s top emcees and from his award winning debut album ‘Common Sense’, came ‘Bouff Daddy’ a jam about this UK rapper’s journey to the top.
‘Bouff’ is actually urban slang for money…. in case you were wondering.
While the highly acclaimed single (much like the album) was already doing well on charts, it’ll be staying on the airwaves a lot longer now, thanks to this Popcaan featured remix!
Nothing like that island flavor to guarantee massive success with a single, especially at the clubs.
Popcaan whose success in music only got more pronounced after working alongside Drake on their single ‘Controlla’ is also no stranger to ROTW, having featured several times in the past himself and needless to say, his addition to J Hus’s ‘Bouff Daddy’ only makes for an enjoyable three minutes.
This ‘Bouff Daddy’ collaboration was put together by Dre Skull, a Brooklyn based music producer known for creatively connecting the dots between various elements of urban underground music and culture.
Well we have a new ROTW thanks to Dre Skull. Here, have a listen…
It’s US rapper Nav’s first stay at the ROTW (Record of the Week) but this will be Lil Uzi’s fourth feature on it having had a successful two time run with his own singles and once on Migos’s ‘Bad and Boujee’.
Complex magazine dubbed him, ‘first brown boy to get it poppin’, describing him as ‘brown’ presumably due to his Indian descent and one striking thing about him is his close resemblance to DJ Khaled. Am I wrong?
Khaled actually co-produced this ROTW (Wanted You) alongside producers Ben Billions and Cash so while we enjoy bumping to yet ‘another one’ from this music maestro, here’s a bit more about Nav.
Born and raised in Canada (to two Indian parents), Nav would create music mash ups in high school, later deciding to create his own beats, which is where his road to fame started.
“I became, like, pretty much the coolest kid in high school because I had started making beats for local rappers,”
Fast forward to today, this fast rising rapper is creating waves with this ‘Wanted You’ single which features Trap Icon Lil Uzi Vert, a song where Nav raps about falling for the wrong kind of girl.
It takes over from Jacquees and Dej Loaf as ROTW this week, here’s a look at Wanted You.