After racking up a historic 1 billion streams for Scorpion, Drake gets back in the booth.
The 6 God drops a “Behind Barz” freestyle for London’s Link Up TV. During the nearly three-minute clip, he starts out by shouting out British rapper Giggs before hinting at untold secrets.
“I know so much shit that I cannot expose,” raps Drizzy Drake. “I keep it inside and I laugh on my own / Got all the tea and I’m hottin’ it up.”
He also throws shots at the competition. “You’re droppin’ some shit but that shit was a bust / They got no direction, they followin’ us / I come from a city that they never touch / Your man is a goy and he can get brushed.”
Later today, Drake and Oliver El-Khatib will host a special post-Scorpion mix on OVOSOUND Radio on Beats 1 on Apple Music starting at 6 p.m. EST.
Drake is on a billion.
The rapper’s latest album Scorpion continues to break records. Now it becomes the first album to reach 1 billion streams globally across all streaming platforms in a single week, according to Billboard.
The 25 tracks on Scorpion earned more than 1 billion streams globally during the week release (June 29-July 5). Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys previously held the global record with just under 700 million streams (April 27-May 3).
Drake celebrated the historic milestone on Instagram. “New era. New platinum. Thank you a billion times over (a billion plus),” he wrote.
Additionally, Scorpion accumulated over 750 million U.S. streams in its first seven days. It broke the one-week record previously held by beerbongs & bentleys in just three days with 435 million U.S. streams.
These numbers will easily give Drake a No. 1 debut on next week’s Billboard 200 with over 700,000 equivalent album units, marking the biggest week for an album in 2018 so far.
Future is demanding respect.
Less than 24 hours after dropping his surprise mixtape BEASTMODE 2 with Zaytoven, the Atlanta rapper took to Twitter to put his fellow artists on blast. In a series tweets, he said he’s done being humble and called out young rappers for jacking his flows and style.
“Enough these lil ni**as running round like I ain’t make y’all,” tweeted Future. “I been humble way too long.. Your titles and flows came Frm me..stop fuckin playin.”
He declared himself an originator and put the imitators on notice. “I gracefully gave u a style to run with like it was your own. Thank me,” he continued. “your clothes,flows and hoes I’m the reason.”
However, he did admit that he didn’t come up with “No Cap,” but did popularize the term. “Only thing I ever said in life I didn’t come up with is NOCAP and I made the world say it..NO CAP,” he wrote.
Young Thug took ownership the “No Cap” term, but gave his Super Slimey collaborator Future his props. “NoCap came from yo brada so.. it actually still came from u 💕,” tweeted Thugger.
See Future’s Twitter tirade below.
Tory Lanez teams up with reggaeton star Ozuna in the video for “Pa Mi,” his first Spanish collaboration.
In the self-directed clip, the Canadian singer-rapper reps Puerto Rico while performing in front the flag and parties with some gorgeous ladies and Ozuna.
“Pa Mi” is the first release from Lanez’ upcoming Spanish-language project El Agua, which is expected to feature Nicky Jam, Farruko, and J Balvin. He also recently debuted the Rich the Kid-assisted “Talk To Me” f his other project Love Me Now?, which may include collaborations with Chris Brown, Bryson Tiller, 2 Chainz, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and more.
Lanez is currently on a North American in support his sophomore album Memories Don’t Die, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Earlier this week, he got into a fight with a concertgoer while crowdsurfing at his Toronto show. In an Instagram video, he addressed the incident. “It’s a difference between somebody who come to your show as a fan and somebody who come to your show to cause you a problem or cause you bodily harm,” said Tory. “I’m also never gonna let nobody come to my show and try to take this from me or cause me a problem or cause me bodily harm.”
Iggy Azalea gets the money, power, and respect in the video for “Kream” featuring Tyga.
After debuting the Mike WiLL Made-It and Ronny J-produced song last night, the Aussie rapper unleashes the visual featuring strippers, cash, and lots ass. The neon-lit clip finds the blonde bombshell twerking in front an oven full cash and on the front lawn a house with some sexy ladies, an homage to her 2011 “Pu$$y” video. Bathed in pink and purple lights, T-Raww hits the bedroom with Iggy, who rolls around on a plastic-covered bed.
“I got cars, I got bags, I got real estate,” raps Iggy over the Wu-Tang Clan sample. “Foreplay, I ain’t come to play / I got big fish money, he gon’ bite the bait.”
“Kream,” along with “Tokyo Snow Trip,” are both set to appear on Iggy’s 6-track EP Survive the Summer, due Aug. 3.
Nicki Minaj gets wet and wild in the stunning video for “Bed” featuring Ariana Grande.
After kicking ass in the “Chun-Li” video, the rap queen rules the sea in the Hype Williams-directed clip. In the opening scene, she transforms into a mermaid and washes ashore. With the sun glistening on her body, Barbie flaunts her curvy assets and green hair. She then retires to the bedroom in some strawberry lingerie and hits the beach with Ariana for some fun in the sun. The girls later share strawberries with Odell Beckham Jr. and Brad Wing.
This is one two videos for “Bed.” Nicki also plans to premiere a second version in the next week.
“Bed” is the latest single f Nicki’s upcoming fourth album Queen. Due Aug. 10, the 19-track album is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Starting in September, Nicki will hit the road with Future on their “NickiHndrxx Tour.”
Just last month, Nicki and Ariana teamed up in the video for “The Light Is Coming” f Ariana’s album Sweetener, due July 20.
Following Fabolous, Fetty Wap, Plies, and the ficial remix with Nicki Minaj and Quavo, T-Pain is the latest artist to put his stamp on Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up.”
T-Pizzle delivers two minutes Auto-Tuned melodies over the Mustard-produced hit. “They be like how many songs can you make about a booty? Like a thousand,” he raps before shouting out BlocBoy JB and his “shoot” dance. “I like the way you make that bottom toot up / She make that bottom toot up.”
In between collaborating with Rick Ross and remixing Cardi B, T-Pain is now readying his long-awaited album Stoicville.
Listen to the T-Mix below.
Future had social media buzzing with the surprise release his BEASTMODE 2 mixtape, which arrived on Friday (July 6).
The Zaytoven-produced project happened to coincide with Ciara and Russell Wilson’s second wedding anniversary. But despite the timing, the release was not a deliberate move against his ex, despite what fans may think.
Sources close to Future tell TMZ that the Friday release date was not a calculated move. The album was originally supposed to drop on July 4, but Future felt that date was too close to the release Drake’s Scorpion, and he didn’t want to compete with his friend.
Additionally, TMZ claims that Future does not keep track Ciara and Wilson’s relationship and he wasn’t aware their anniversary.
BEASTMODE 2, the long-awaited sequel to Future and Zaytoven’s 2015 mixtape, is now available to stream.