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Thanks at least in part to Kanye West’s interpolation of the track on The Life of Pablo, Desiigner’s “Panda” recently topped the Billboard Hot 100 and became the top rap track in America — nearly four months to the day after it was officially released as a single. Now the Brooklyn-bred G.O.O.D. Music signee is back with his second commercial single — and, yes, it sounds like Future. Dubbed “Moon People,” the track echoes the Atlanta favorite perhaps even more...

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016
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Dancehall artiste Beenie Man has sought to put a lid on the negative comments making the rounds on social media regarding his inclusion on Drake’s latest album, VIEWS. Many fans were left upset when it was announced that Beenie Man had replaced fellow dancehall entertainer Popcaan on Drake’s single, Controlla. Many were angry at Beenie Man for supposedly ‘stealing Popcaan’s thunder’. But in a recent interview with Billboard Magazine, the self-proclaimed King of the Dancehall revealed that it was Drake’s...

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016
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Ex-Los Angeles Lakers player and ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom made headlines most recently for his heath scares and substance abuse issues. Luckily, most of this has seemed to die down as Odom embarks on his path to recovery. Now, the public is learning more about Odom’s condition and on the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian quoted Lamar Odom saying, “Kanye’s music helped me so much. That’s when I realized I could start thinking...

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016
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In more news of the phenomenal success of Drake’s newly released VIEWS – which has already gone platinum and is setting records left and right – the Toronto rapper has set yet another astounding record by having 20 of his songs included concurrently on Billboard‘s Hot 100 list. This achievement comes alongside ”One Dance” becoming Drizzy’s first ever solo single to become No. 1 on the chart, and surpasses the previous record of Justin Bieber’s 17 simultaneous Hot 100...

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016
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In an effort to stay one step ahead of the likes of Apple Music and TIDAL, Spotify first branched out into original content with an overhaul last year. Now the platform is taking things even further, introducing twelve brand new shows today. Spearheaded by former VH1 president Tom Calderone (who was hired back in March), the effort includes partnerships with Russell Simmons, actor Tim Robbins and Van Toffler’s Gunpowder & Sky. A brief rundown of all dozen shows appears below....

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016
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After teasing it on his social media accounts for the past couple days, Nardwuar has finally released his recent interview with Drake and 40 in Toronto. The trio cover an extensive range of topics over the course of the hour-long conversation, most notably the state of Toronto hip-hop and their opinion on other artists including The Notorious B.I.G., Vybz Kartel and Three 6 Mafia. Drizzy also talks about the time he almost got arrested with Mavado in Jamaica. Check out...

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016
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Yesterday, Republic Records reported that Drake’s new album VIEWS sold a total of 1.2 million copies, including streaming numbers, in its first six days. Over a million of those sales were coming from the U.S. In addition, in that same time frame, VIEWS was streamed over 250 million times, with over 200 million of those coming from within the United States. Hits Daily Double is going a little further into detail, referring to the final sales number as approximately 1,075,494....

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Monday, 09 May 2016
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It’s finally official. After much speculation whether Drake’s latest album VIEWS would in fact be able to maintain its explosive start, Billboard now reports that the project has earned 1.04 million equivalent album units in the week ending May 5 in the US alone. It also became the Canadian rapper’s sixth straight No.1 album after debuting at the top of the charts this week. Initially an Apple Music exclusive, VIEWS‘ tracks were streamed 245.1 million times during the tracking week, smashing the previous...

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Monday, 09 May 2016
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R&B superstar Rihanna and DJ Calvin Harris recently teamed up for their track “This Is What You Came For,” and while there’s not been an official announcement on any accompanying visuals for the record, we found a clip that Harris took of RiRi and friends turning up to the song, with the caption “Music Video Here.” While that could very well be a casual statement that amounts to nothing significant, it could also be a hint towards a possible imminent...

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Monday, 09 May 2016
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After a successful week for Drake’s fourth studio album VIEWS, most would think that things couldn’t getting any better for the Canadian rapper. After outselling Beyoncé’s Lemonade in a single day , and, according to yesterday’s Billboard figures, VIEWS also beat the releases of Kanye West, Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar earning Drake the biggest album of this year so far and the biggest male album in over 3 years. Amongst such astonishing accolades, Drake’s latest album marks the best sales...

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Monday, 09 May 2016