Swae Lee Wants to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

Swae Lee is throwing his hat in the ring.

The Rae Sremmurd crooner has expressed his desire to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. While speaking with TMZ, the “Unforgettable” hitmaker made his pitch to the NFL.

“To the NFL and all the highest up people, please, I would like to sing the next one,” said Swae, who performed an impromptu rendition from his car.

Swae will have to wait at least until next year though. Demi Lovato is set to perform “The Star Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Feb. 2. “I know she gon’ kill it,” added Swae.

Past national anthem performers have included Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Diana Ross, Lady Gaga, and Christina Aguilera.

In the meantime, Swae has been working on his solo album and will perform his own set at Coachella in April. Last year, he dropped a pair of singles, “Sextasy” and “Won’t Be Late” featuring Drake.

Offset Says Migos’ ‘Culture III’ Will Be the ‘Last Chapter’

Culture III is on the way.

Offset is teasing the final installment in Migos’ popular Culture series. Taking to Instagram on Monday, Offset announced a 2020 release date: “CULTURE 3 2020 LAST CHAPTER.”

His caption prompted speculation that this could be Migos’ final album, but it may just be the last chapter in the Culture series. Either way, fans have been eagerly anticipating the long-awaited project since it was first announced in 2018.

“I feel like it’s more about Migos that y’all don’t know yet,” Quavo told Business Insider. “And I feel like this album is going to be prolific. I feel like this album is going to be the album to do it. And I think it’s Culture III, but I don’t know. I think we may change the chapter.”

The trilogy already includes 2017’s Culture featuring the No. 1 hit “Bad and Boujee,” and 2018’s Culture II. The latter spawned the hits “MotorSport,” “Stir Fry,” and “Walk It Talk It” featuring Drake.

Each member also released solo projects–Quavo’s Quavo Huncho, Takeoff’s The Last Rocket, and Offset’s Father of 4–before reuniting as a group. “No straight gang shit from now on,” Offset told a fan last year.

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Roddy Ricch’s "The Box" Claims No. 1 Spot On Charts For Second Week In A Row

Roddy Ricch is having a very fortuitous 2020. The 21-year-old Compton rapper made a case for his talent when his breakout single, “The Box,” prevented Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” from topping the charts earlier this month. Following Bieber’s attempts and subsequent failure to debut “Yummy” at No. 1 in a panic, Bieber’s ex Selena Gomez mirrored his public pleas for streams when Roddy’s debut album, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, posed a threat to Selena’s album, Rare, debuting at No. 1. While Selena may have ultimately achieved what she set out to, it wasn’t without having to resort to desperately begging fans to help her get there, all because Roddy Ricch proved to be more powerful than either these pop stars could have ever predicted. Now, Roddy has further solidified himself as a force to be reckoned with, as “The Box” spends a second consecutive week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 Charts.

As “The Box” remains perched at the top the charts, Roddy becomes the first act in the 2020s to lead the Hot 100 for more than one week. When “The Box” first defeated “Yummy” for the coveted throne before Selena beat out Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Roddy had also become the first act in the 2020s to hold the #1 song and #1 album at the same time. Currently, “The Box” is preventing Future and Drake’s new track “Life Is Good” from claiming the pole position. If Roddy’s domination over some the biggest artists in pop music wasn’t impressive, his ability to block two the world’s biggest rappers from claiming the No. 1 spot sure is. Not only are Roddy’s stats impressive in comparison to other artists on the charts right now, he’s also giving last year’s artists’ numbers a run for their money. Roddy scored the highest streaming total with 77.2 million streams since Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road” totalled 86.2 million streams in July 2019. Roddy was also recently announced as one the artists participating in a tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle at the Grammy Awards this upcoming Sunday. 

Lil Yachty Ranks Drake’s Discography, Gets Called Out For "More Life" Placement

It’s always a good day to rank an artist’s discography for no reason. There didn’t seem to be anything specific that prompted Lil Yachty to list his favorite Drake projects on Tuesday (Jan. 21), but he went for it anyway. The Atlanta rapper took to Twitter to share “My drake list in order from best to least best imo”, which looks like this: 

1. Take Care
3. Nothing Was The Same
4. What A Time To Be Alive
5. Thank Me Later
6. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
7. More Life
8. Scorpion 

Before we get heated over his picks, let’s remember Lil Boat is entitled to his opinion, as we all are. While arguments for other albums can be made, Take Care in the top spot is a fairly uncontroversial opinion. What has people up in arms is Yachty’s placement  More Life. The top replies under his tweet read: “You really sleeping on more life like that”, “More Life is 1”, “More Life heavily slept on”. Evidently, fans dug Drake’s 2017 playlist. Yachty was also accused not paying proper respect to Drizzy’s latest release, Scorpion.

How you feel about this ranking? What would your own look like? Also, do you think WATTBA should qualify? Let us know in the comments. You could also participate in Yachty’s own poll that he posted on Twitter, but he narrowed it down to four albums. 

Young Thug Flexes Outlandish Show Booking Fee

For the past several years, Young Thug has essentially run a masterclass in brand development. For one: his avant-garde approach to gender-bending attire helped usher in one hip-hop’s prominent fashion trends, much to the dismay Black Air Force aficionados. For two: his malleable take on language and seemingly infinite supply cadences have solidified him as one hip-hop’s most influential voices; even esteemed lyricists like J. Cole and Drake stand firmly behind the YSL serpent. And all this while by and large remaining a cultlike figure, one who only recently secured his first number one album with So Much Fun.

Young Thug Flexes Outlandish Show Booking Fee

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Given the man’s artistic prowess and undeniable mystique, the price his presence on stage has skyrocketed as a result. Today, Thugger took to Instagram to flex accordingly. Looking like a customizable character from Cyberpunk 2077, Thug boasted in royal fashion. A move likely to leave pocket watchers angrily clutching fistfuls lint.

“1.5 for a 45 min show,” he declares, sparking a chorus praise from Lil Baby, J.I.D, EarthGang, and Mike WiLL Made-It. And rightfully so; that’s approximately thirty-three thousand dollars a minute. Whether forty-five is a justifiable show length is up for debate, but one has to wonder if venues could even afford his hour-plus rate to begin with. 

DJ Khaled Hints That He’s Got Another Drake Hit On The Way

Yesterday, Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart updated and revealed that Drake and Future’s latest collab, “Life Is Good”, debuted at No. 2, sitting beneath Roddy Ricch‘s “The Box”. Even if it didn’t clench the top spot, “Life Is Good” marks Drake‘s 207th Hot 100 entry, which ties him for most entries with none other than… The Glee Cast. It’s pretty hilarious that such an impressive record is held by a show that was only around for six seasons, rather than by The Beatles or something, but it seems very likely that Drake will be able to surpass The Glee Cast. DJ Khaled has hinted that he could be partially responsible for securing this achievement for Drake. 

Drake’s ficial fansite, Word On Road, posted the news that Drake tied The Glee Cast’s record on Instagram and Khaled popped up in the comments with the simple message: “Stay tuned”. While pretty much anything Drake drops is guaranteed to appear on the Hot 100, DJ Khaled and Drake have a history making hits. Look back to “I’m On One”, “No New Friends” and “For Free”. 

Drake also acknowledged how close he is to reaching another milestone in his career. He posted a video himself on his Instagram story saying, “One more to go. Gleeful!” Even if he didn’t break that record with “Life Is Good”, it did make him the only artist in history to have 100 singles placed in the Hot 100’s Top 40. 

Drake’s "Talkin’ That Sh*t" On Upcoming Record, Says RapRadar’s B. Dot

It appears as though Drake‘s getting ready to drop a new album this year. Scorpion was underwhelming to many fans but it’s still Drake — when he releases an album, it’s an event, and at the very least, a few bangers to carry you through for a while. That being said, the anticipation for his new album is real. After dropping “War” and appearing on RapRadar for an in-depth two-hour interview, it seems like he has some sh*t up his sleeve this year.

RapRadar co-host Brian “B. Dot” Miller appeared on Genius’ For The Record where he spoke on an unreleased record he heard from Drake called “Say When.” According to B. Dot, Drake’s coming through bar heavy this time around on a record he described as being akin to a “5 a.m. in Toronto” or a “4 p.m. in Calabassas.”

“Prior to the interview, Drake sent me a record. He just said he wanted to set the tone the interview,” he said. “It’s incredible. It sounds like one those timestamp joints… It’s just one those kinda flamboyant kind  records. It has a great sample to it, everyone’s going to love it. It’s called ‘Say When.’ I think Elliot talked about that in that. He’s talkin’ that — He be talkin’ that sh*t.”

It looks like we can expect some bar heavy Drake in the near future.

Future & Drake’s "Life Is Good" Secures Gold Certification

True, Drake and the artist formerly known as Meathead have been hip-hop superstars for a minute now, having enjoyed prime runs throughout the past decade. Now, with both men having comfortably entered their thirties, they have seemingly discovered the perfect method  expressing their satisfaction: endearing smug flex anthems. It seems as if whenever they get together, the pair allow themselves room to get cockier than ever, perhaps emboldened by their shared net worth and admiration for the fast life.

Future & Drake's "Life Is Good" Secures Gold Certification

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Their latest concoction “Life Is Good” is no exception. By now, the song has become a fan favorite sorts, with many playfully debating who reigned supreme. Driven by a badass beat switch courtesy  Ambezza, OZ & D. Hill, the precursor to an t-teased What A Time To Be Alive 2 (never confirmed, but heavily speculated) has become yet another hit in Drake and Future‘s collective catalog. 

According to chartdata’s findings, “Life Is Good” has ficially sold over 500,000 album-equivalent units in the United States alone, a staggering amount given that one such unit equates to 1,500 streams. While the milestone has yet to be confirmed by the RIAA, it’s only a matter time before Drizzy and Future find themselves sporting a shiny new addition to the wall. 

DaBaby Names Artists He Wants To Collab With In 2020: Drake, Lizzo & More

Now that DaBaby has established a name for himself, his next focus is putting on other artists that he believes have potential. He has already completed the first step to accomplishing this goal: founding a label. When the Charlotte rapper said “I’m a young CEO, Suge”, he was referring to the fact that he has his own imprint under Interscope Records. Considering that DaBaby is still in an early stage his career, this is quite impressive. Stunna 4 Vegas is the first signee to Billionaire Baby Entertainment and DaBaby is doing all in his power to make sure he prospers. Stunna dropped a new album on Friday, entitled Rich Youngin, so DaBaby is thinking up ingenious ways to spread the word about it. 

DaBaby just hosted a Twitter Q&A and, in order to participate, inquirers had to tweet out a link to Stunna 4 Vegas’ project and attach its cover art. Many eagerly followed these guidelines to get a chance to interact with the one and only DaBaby. One person asked him which artists were on his wish-list to work with this year and he named: NBA Youngboy, Drake, Young Thug, Roddy Ricch, Lizzo, Meek Mill and more. Given how bright DaBaby’s star is shining right now, all these artists would probably agree to collaborate in a heartbeat. 

DaBaby and Drake have already crossed paths, so they must’ve discussed hopping the studio together. 

Drake Shows Off His Poetic Prowess With Lengthy IG Caption

Drake has been teasing fans with new music for a long time now but in typical Drake fashion, he is making sure most information stays under wraps. The Canadian artist is one the biggest acts in the entire world and in 2019, he didn’t release a project although he did come through with some singles here and there. 

Just yesterday, Drake took to Instagram where he flexed some his poetic prowess as a way to get fans excited about what he might be writing. As you can see, Drake came through with some interesting bars and rhyme schemes that will surely have fans demanding a project in the near future. Unfortunately, these bars didn’t come with some sort announcement, such as a release date.

“Psychic readings, Corporate meetings, Power lunches, Private funding,100 push ups 100 crunches, Final touches, Lemon squeezes, Island breezes, Press releases, Moving speeches, Multi tasking, Torches passing, Strong attractions, Forceful actions, What’s really cracking, I’m maintaining thanks for asking,” Drake wrote.

For now, we’re going to have to be patient when it comes to new Drake music. It takes time to craft a great album and we’re sure the artist is dotting his i’s and crossing his t’s before dropping another body work.

Future’s "Mask Off" Gets Major Resurgence After Appearing In "Rick & Morty"

Following its inclusion in a December 8th episode Rick & Morty,Future‘s “Mas Off” smash has experienced a new surge in streaming, earning it a top spot on the Top TV Songs Chart.

The chart pulls in both song and show data and develops a ranking based on this data along with sales and streaming information collected from the period that follows.  For Future, this means that “Mask Off” was streamed 23.87 million times while earning 2,000 digital downloads, per Nielsen Music, in December 2019. It marks a major bump since the track first debuted two years ago, peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 2017.

“Mask Off” went on to the Future’s highest-charting track to date, but numbers indicate that this record could soon be unseated by his newest “Life Is Good” collaboration with Drake.

Elsewhere on the same chart, Billie Eilish also makes an appearance at No. 2 for her “ilomilo” track, which finds its place on her When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? album. After appearing in the fourth episode the debut season  The L Word: Generation Q, the track earned 1,000 downloads while racking up 10.1 million audio streams.

Rihanna Spotted with A$AP Rocky After Reported Split

Is Rihanna moving on?

A day after it was announced that she and boyfriend Hassan Jameel had split, the pop superstar was spotted hanging out with A$AP Rocky in New York City on Friday. According to Us Weekly, the two were smiling and laughing backstage at the fifth annual Yams Day at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

The two previously sparked romance rumors after they were seen kissing off-screen while filming the video for “Fashion Killa” in 2013. However, Rocky denied that they ever hooked up, but admitted that they would make a “cute couple.”

“That never happened. If it happened, then it would have happened. We didn’t do that,” he told Hot 97’s Nessa in 2015. “You never know. To be honest with you, that’s not what I’m looking forward to. I’m looking forward to the friendship that I already have with all these females. Life is so complicated.”

Rihanna and Rocky have remained close friends throughout the years. He recently supported her when her Fenty brand was honored during the Fashion Awards in London last month and at her Diamond Ball in September. This past December, Rihanna was reportedly seen at his concert in Sweden.

Their appearance at Yams Day came just hours after it was reported that Rihanna and Jameel had ended their relationship after nearly three years of dating.

Rihanna was not the only star at Yams Day. The fifth annual celebration also brought out Tyler, the Creator, Lil Yachty, and Drake, who gifted Rocky with a custom Yams chain in honor of his late friend.

Paul George & Kawhi Leonard Planned Their Clippers Move At Drake’s Mansion

Los Angeles has always been Laker town. Although the Clippers have spanked the Lakers on court for the last few years, nobody in the city angels would tell you that it was Clipper town. That all changed last year when Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard made the jump from the Toronto Raptors to the Clippers, and Paul George went to meet up with him. Now, the Clippers have a championship team that has beaten the Lakers twice this season. Although LeBron James and the Lakers are the number one team in the Western Conference, the Clippers are slowly taking over the city with a renewed push for relevancy. 

Paul Geroge recently sat down with ESPN for a cover story on his progress and his reasons for returning to his hometown, Los Angeles. In the lengthy piece, George speaks on how he and Kawhi first began plotting their move to the Clippers. George claims it all started when he called Kawhi, who he had known since their high school days in Southern California, to congratulate him on the Raptors championship win. “It was congratulating him on winning,” George stated. “That’s how it started … then it took on a life its own.” The two shared innumerable text messages and phone calls before they had two in-person meetings at Drake‘s mansion in Hidden Hills, California. Drake had befriended Leonard while he was playing in Toronto, and loaned out his mansion to the finals MVP to use for free agency meetings while he was in Los Angeles. Drake really is everywhere. 

Report: Rihanna and Boyfriend Hassan Jameel Break Up

Rihanna is single again.

The global superstar and her boyfriend Hassan Jameel have reportedly split after nearly three years of dating, according to Us Weekly. The singer and Saudi businessman, both 31, were first linked in June 2017.

The couple kept their relationship mostly private, but Rihanna opened up about their romance in the November 2019 issue of Vogue. “Yeah, I’m dating,” she told the magazine. “I’m actually in an exclusive relationship for quite some time, and it’s going really well, so I’m happy.”

When asked whether she wanted kids, she responded, “Without a doubt.”

Last fall, Rihanna addressed pregnancy rumors during an interview with Anna Wintour. “Rihanna, do you hope to have a baby soon?” asked the Vogue editor-in-chief, to which Rihanna responded, “I don’t think about stuff like that. But, I don’t know … God’s plan.”

Rihanna previously dated Chris Brown and Drake. In October, she reunited with the “Life Is Good” rapper at his 33rd birthday party in L.A. Jameel was previously married to art critic Lina Lazaar.

Uncle Murda In Awe Of Lizzo’s Gold Bikini Thirst Trap, Adds "Rap Up 2019" Bars To Clip

Uncle Murda appears to fer his approval to Lizzo’s most recent thirst trap, even going so far as to repost the video on his own Instagram. Lizzo originally posted the video herself dancing in a tiny gold bikini to celebrate all her current award nominations. Murda decided to share it on his account, but made sure to add the lines about her from his outrage-inducing track, “Rap Up 2019.” onto the clip. On the track, Murda rapped, “Lizzo puttin’ on for them BBWs/ Like, “watch out for the big girls,” but what’s really up with you?/ At the Lakers game, what was you sippin?/ It was kids there, what made your big ass start stripping?” The lyrics refer to Lizzo’s controversial move at a Lakers game in December in which she flashed her ass at the camera.

This was, course, one hundreds  disses on Murda’s 10-minute-long celebrity roast that tackled all the sh*t that went down in 2019. Despite the seemingly disapproving bars, Murda seemed to be impressed with Lizzo’s thirst trap, captioning the post, “Whoaaaaaaaa 😍.”