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Drake’s “Views” Is No. 1 On Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” Chart For 9 Consecutive Weeks

July 5, 2016 by Danny M

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Drake Views Is No 1 On Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart For 9 Consecutive Weeks

Drake‘s VIEWS album is still currently No. 1 on Billboard‘s “Top 200 Albums” chart, which now makes it nine consecutive weeks that it has been in the top slot! In other words, since VIEWS dropped it has been No. 1 every single week!

According to Nielsen Music, Drizzy‘s latest album sold 111,000 units in the past week with streams and sales. VIEWS has now surpassed Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP (eight weeks) to claim the third-most weeks in the top spot by a hip-hop album.

The 2 albums above Drizzy Drake are Vanilla Ice’s To The Extreme album with 16 weeks at No. 1 and MC Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em album with 21 weeks at No. 1. Do you think the 6 God can surpass these projects with VIEWS?

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Cory Gunz Releases “Spot ‘Em” Music Video, Talks Big Pun, Skating With Lil Wayne & More With Kinship & Prime Cut

June 4, 2016 by Danny M

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Cory Gunz Releases Spot Em Music Video, Talks Big Pun, Skating With Lil Wayne & More With Kinship & Prime Cut

We saw a sneak peek a month ago, and now here is Cory Gunz‘ interview with directors Prime Cut and lifestyle brand Kinship for their “Off Top” series that was shot in The Bronx, New York City in April.

During their conversation, Cory spoke on Big Pun, the state of hip-hop, being into lyricism with a message, his dad Peter Gunz not wanting him to be a rapper, getting a DMX album for Christmas, growing up listening to Doggystyle and The Chronic, skateboarding, trying to follow Lil Wayne at doing a skateboard trick, says Wayne is a better skater than him, and more.

In the middle of the interview (see below), we can also see a new music video from the Young Money Gunna for a song called “Spot ‘Em“, which was produced by Dot N Pro and will appear on his upcoming Kriminal Minded EP.

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Drake Has Made His Very First Appearance On “The Forbes Five” List

May 5, 2016 by Danny M

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Drake Has Made His Very First Appearance On The Forbes Five List

Drake has made his very first appearance on “The Forbes Five” list, which shows who are currently the wealthiest artists in hip-hop, by coming in at #5.

To compile the Forbes Five list, we follow the same procedures used to calculate our list of the world’s billionaires: looking at past earnings, valuing current holdings, leafing through real estate records and talking to analysts, attorneys, managers, venture capitalists and some of the moguls themselves to find the details.

According to Forbes, Drizzy has a net worth of $60 million, due to his music, touring, and deals with Apple, Nike, and Sprite.

The other 4 rappers that came above Drizzy Drake on Forbes’ annual list were: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay Z, and Birdman!

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Timbaland Talks Drake’s Current Run Of Hits, Possibly Working On A New Collabo & More

February 7, 2016 by Danny M

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Timbaland Talks Drake Current Run Of Hits, Possibly Working On A New Collaboration & More

Timbaland recently made an appearance on Hot 97’s “Ebro In The Morning” radio show to speak to Ebro and Peter Rosenberg for an interview that you can check out after the jump below.

During their conversation, Tim discussed Drake potentially having one of the biggest runs of hits in hip-hop history by saying everybody has a diving period, but it’s how you come out of it that keeps you relevant and he believes Drizzy did that with who he has collaborated with.

The record producer, music artist, and songwriter also revealed that he knew Drizzy Drake would be huge in the music industry after their “Say Something” collaboration back in 2009, as well as that they spoke last week about possibly doing a new collabo!

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Marvel Has Paired Silver Surfer With Drake For Their Hip-Hop Variant Artwork

October 7, 2015 by Danny M

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Marvel Has Paired Silver Surfer With Drake For Their Hip Hop Variant Artwork

Marvel have been reworking various hip-hop album covers with some of their superheroes for their huge refresh of their classic comic book titles. You can see their Lil Wayne and Spider-Man comic cover here.

The Editor In Chief of Marvel Comics, Axel Alonso, has said that he wants to pay tribute to hip-hop as they are both popular threads of pop culture, as well as that he is a fan of the genre, grew up listening to it, and draws his inspiration from it.

One of the hip-hop album artworks that Marvel have paid homage to is Drake‘s Nothing Was The Same cover with their fictional superhero Silver Surfer. You can view the variant artwork that was created by Cliff Chiang above, courtesy of MTV!

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Ice Cube Talks About The Drake vs. Meek Mill Beef & Says He Is A Fan Of Lil Wayne [Video]

August 5, 2015 by Danny M

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Ice Cube Talks About The Drake vs Meek Mill Beef & Says He Is A Fan Of Lil Wayne

Ice Cube and DJ Yella recently sat down with Rap-Up for an interview and to promote the Straight Outta Compton movie, which hits theaters on August 14th.

The N.W.A members spoke on the film, if there will be a N.W.A reunion tour, who their favorite rappers are today, and why they think the Drake vs. Meek Mill beef is good for hip-hop.

You can watch the interview in the clip after the jump below!

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Drake Speaks On How Important Battle Rap Is To The Hip-Hop Culture [Video]

May 12, 2015 by Danny M

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Drake Speaks On How Important Battle Rap Is To The Hip-Hop Culture

We have already seen a short clip of Drake telling Murda Mook that he has to beat Tsu Surf first before he will consider rap battling him, and now more footage of Drizzy at SMACK/URL’s “Night Of Main Events 5” in New York City on May 9th has surfaced online.

During his appearance, Drizzy Drake spoke on how important battle rap culture is to the culture of hip-hop, as well as said that he will “negotiate” if Mook beats Surf at “Summer Madness 5”.

You can check out the video after the jump below!

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