In this day and age, more than half the collaborative projects that we hear about will never be released. Collaborative work is a given in the hip-hop community. Everybody wants to work with the next big thing. Lil Baby found Gunna. Drake found Future. Jay-Z found Kanye. The next joint project we could be hearing has just been announced in a low-key statement by Juice WRLD, who says he has some work on the way with Young Thug.
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During a GQ prile that was published today, Juice WRLD spoke about all that he’s gone through in the last year. With the success his music and his seemingly overnight success, the Chicago rapper is a true star and he might already be planning his next chart-topping project. After linking up with Future last year, Juice WRLD announced that he and Young Thug are actually working on a joint project together. “It’s going to happen,” said the artist. “Just whenever we put it out, I don’t know.”
That seems to always be the trickiest thing to figure out. The duo has already completed ten songs and they’re aiming to get back in the studio to perfect a few more. Until we get an ficial release date though, we’ll be keeping this one in the back our heads for now. Hopefully, it does drop. These are two artists that have proven to be pretty innovative so we’re excited to hear more about this.
While appearing on Live with Ryan and Kelly, Hart had some damning words about the Canadian rapper, saying he didn’t make a bet with Drake as he is known for not paying f his debts.
“There was a tremendous amount back-and-forth that we had, you know he wanted to bet on a series and I was like, ‘I’m not gonna bet you ’cause you don’t pay, you don’t pay your debts,'” Hart explained.
Kelly Ripa seemed to be quite surprised over Hart’s claims which led the comedian to double down on the situation.
“Yeah, he doesn’t pay. He bet before and it took him a long time to pay me so I’m not betting him no more,” Hart said. “I think my frustration from the past is probably what brought some his negativity into the series, because if I had a bet we probably would have won. But because I didn’t bet he reversed me, he hit me with a reverse whoo, basically.”
This is a bit a shocking revelation when you consider just how much money Drake has but in the end, the rapper is like all us. Giving up your money isn’t fun regardless the situation. We really can’t blame him.
“It’s a real honour to create a piece for Drake to celebrate a successful year as the Raptors’ Global Ambassador,” said Michael Nguyen, the owner of Garrison Bespoke. “This year, we created a really special jacket that marries old world craft and new world innovation.”
The jacket will fit nicely in Drake’s extravagant wardrobe. He recently showed off his million-dollar outfit including $15,000 Tom Ford crocodile shoes, $200,000 chain, and $750,000 Richard Mille watch.
Drake has also teamed up with Dsquared2 on a line of OVO-branded apparel. The capsule collection, which is sold online and at OVO stores, includes streetwear such as hoodies, track pants, T-shirts, jeans, and denim jackets.
Toronto, CANADA – While Toronto Raptors fans were celebrating a massive Game 4 hometown win over the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday (May 21), it appears the game’s biggest winner was none other than the team ambassador Drake. The rapper was presented with a $550,000 custom OVO jacket by Raptors’ President, Masai Ujiri.
“We are so thrilled to have partnered with Garrison Bespoke to create this one-of-a-kind custom piece for [Drake],” wrote Diamond Foundry — who was responsible for icing out the jacket with 235 diamonds.
The jacket designer Garrison Bespoke notes that the inside of the jacket, which is the OVO crossover Jersey Drake himself designed, was made of fabric sourced from French mill House of Dormeuil’s private collection. It’s said to be one of the first examples of jersey cloth from the early 20th century.
Whether or not awarding Drake with such an opulent gift could ultimately jinx the team — as some fans have theorized — or perhaps keeping the league’s most A1 heckler’s energy up will remain to be seen in Milwaukee this Thursday (May 23) for Game 5.
Not everyone was a fan Drakes trolling though. Georgios Dimitropoulos who is a representative for Giannis, took to Twitter in a now-deleted tweet where he put the Scorpion rapper on blast for his actions on the sideline.
“Imagine a gig & an athlete on VIP seats, right next to the band, stands up on the stage just to show f during the entire game, knowing cameras are on him, occasionally even massaging the singer,” Dimitropoulos wrote, according to Sports Illustrated. “Security&him both allow it. Never seen anything as disrespectful as this before…”
The rep was referring to when Drake got up and massaged head coach Nick Nurse’s shoulders in the middle a game. When the series goes back to Toronto for Game 6, you can be sure that Drake will be up to his usual bag tricks. A few words from an angered representative won’t do much to suppress one the biggest artists in the world.
After winning the first two games the Eastern Conference Finals at home against the Toronto Raptors, the Milwaukee Bucks failed to win a game on the road as the Raptors held home court. Now, the series is tied at two games apiece which means the series becomes a best–three as it heads back to Milwaukee for Game 5. Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points in Game 4 but hasn’t been able to carry the team like he has in the past. After the game on Tuesday, Giannis spoke to the media where he explained how he isn’t worried about the Raptors recent surge.
“Obviously I think we started aggressive, in the third quarter we came out flat,” Antetokounmpo said according to Sporting News. “It’s something we can get better at, something we can fix, it’s something that we’ve been doing all season.”
As Giannis explains, the team just needs to play well at home and if they can do that, they will be able to win the series.
“There’s no pressure, obviously we’ve got to take care our] home games], it’s our job, but I don’t think there’s pressure,” Giannis explained. “We’ve just to go out there and have fun, play good basketball, be us and try to win.”
Game 5 will go down in Milwaukee on Thursday, May 23rd at 8:30 P.M. EST.
The Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks are embroiled in a heated Eastern Conference Finals matchup and last night, the Raptors were able to tie the series at 2-2 after starting it down 0-2. Kyle Lowry was in rare form on Tuesday as he scored 25 points en route to the team’s big 120-102 win. Perhaps the best part the game though was Drake and his incessant trolling and fanboyism when it comes to the raptors. Drake has always been a staple the sidelines at Raptors games but on Tuesday, he took it to the next level.
At one point in the third quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo missed a free throw which led Drake to start going wild on the sideline. Drake was Giannis’ biggest troll on Sunday in Game 3, so it was no surprise that he decided to come right back with the antics. The Greek Freak put up 25 points his own but wasn’t able to carry the Bucks like he has been this season.
Drake was also seen putting his hands on the shoulder Raptors coach Nick Nurse, who seemed unbothered by the rapper’s presence. Perhaps he didn’t even notice what Drake was doing considering it was in the middle the game.
Either way, Drake knows exactly what he’s doing and even if people don’t like it, he’s going to keep doing it. Just imagine what he’ll be like if they make the NBA Finals.
After comfortably nestling into his Interscope label hub and lacing Future with a trio of heaters for his recently released WZRD album, Dallas native FXXXXY is brushing off homesickness by channeling his feelings in the studio with some incredible announcements.
His first full project — Far From XXXX — has been given the green light and to commemorate the root of his existence, he’s linked with HipHopDX to premiere his new “Home” record and gave the people some insight.
“‘Home’ was inspired by the lack of being home,” he explains to DX. “It came out naturally it wasn’t planned or premeditated. It just happened to fit so perfectly into the EP in ways I can’t explain until you hear it.”
If the song is reminiscent of one Drake’s impromptu, yet revered free-flowing poems, there’s a good reason for that. “Home” actually samples Andrew Brown and National Baptist Convention Choir’s “Lord Lord,” famously sampled by Drake and Just Blaze’s “Lord Knows.” It also gives the red-hot upstart a chance to call out fakery and clout chasing as he sees fit — sentiments that will be prevalent on the upcoming project.
“Far From XXXX is a roller coaster of emotions and sounds for me,” he continued. “It explains my dualities as an artist more than any song could. It was inspired by my flaws. I would say that’s the biggest influence for the project.”
Rihanna recently sat down with T Magazine to discuss the upcoming launch of her Fenty fashion brand. As the first black woman behind a significant fashion line in Paris, she had a lot to discuss regarding her work in the fashion industry and what’s next, including some information about plans with one of her most noted collaborators, Drake.
When asked if she was going to collaborate with her estranged fellow superstar, the response was deflating.
“Not anytime soon, I don’t see it happening. Not on this album, that’s for sure,” she replied. “Her next release, which has no title or release date in sight, is reportedly slated to be a reggae album. Even if she’s not certain about the final product, she does know that Drake won’t be a part of it.”
Fans might be disappointed but not entirely surprised by this news, as Rihanna and Drake have shown some absolute magnetic chemistry on songs like Billboard Chart-winners “Take Care” and “Work,” along with telltale signs of a real-life romance over the years. But recent events have complicated things. At the 2016 Video Music Awards, he presented her the Vanguard Award, and described being in love with her since he was 22.
Rihanna didn’t reciprocate his feelings, doing her best to avoid a kiss he tried planting on her. In an interview with Vogue, she simply said “We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is.”
J Prince is a legend out here. The CEO Rap-A-Lot Records has been involved in so many aspects hip-hop’s history, discovering so many artists and giving them room to shine. The Houston icon’s legacy is continuing on through his children, with one them taking credit for Drake‘s rise to the top the world. J Prince is still hustling though and he will never miss an opportunity to grow even further. The executive recently leveled up as he can now introduce himself to people as a doctor, having just been awarded an honorary degree from Texas Southern University.
According to the Houston Chronicle, TSU will be providing J Prince with an honorary doctorate in an attempt to remind all their students that following your dreams will pay f in the long run. “J. Prince is a Houston icon, and his connection to Texas Southern is strong,” said the school’s President Dr. Austin A. Lane. “In honoring him with this degree, we are expressing our appreciation for his ongoing support, and we are sending a message to all the TSU community that following one’s dreams, against all odds, leads to great things.”
Last year, Prince published his first book, going on a media tour and finding himself back in the news because it. The Rap-A-Lot personality has stated that he’s “humbled” to accept the honorary doctorate.
No, Rihannastill has not released a new album, but it doesn’t mean she isn’t up to big things. We recently reported on the singer announcing she would be launching her very own luxury brand, FENTY. The latter broke major records for the songstress, including her crowning as the first woman to ever establish an original brand with the Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton holding company (LVMH). Moreover, Rih Rih furthered her reign by acquiring the distinction being the first woman color to do so. As such, the Bajan darling has been partying and celebrating the fruits her labor as late with friends and family. Even soccer star Neymar ditched a prestigious award show to turn up with Ms. Fenty in Paris.
And now, the “Umbrella” singer has fered fans a glimpse into the FENTY Maison. Precisely, T Magazine released an exclusive interview with Rihanna which also included a first look at the budding line. The artist and entrepreneur was asked a series interesting questions, including her thoughts on fashion’s historical lack inclusivity: “You’re going to be black wherever you go. And I don’t know if it’s unfortunate or fortunate, because I love being black. So, sorry for those who don’t like it — that’s the first thing you see before you even hear my voice . . . I do know that the reason I’m here is not because I’m black. It’s because what I have to fer.”
FENTY sales begin on May 24th at a Parisian pop-up store, and full available worldwide is set to commence online on May 29th. Moreover, the full interview with more details on the FENTY house can be found here.
Drake and Rihanna have a complicated history. The two were coupled up for a short period time, becoming one the most powerful pairings in the music industry. Drake had seemingly been going after the Bajan beauty for years and finally, they ended up hooking up and showing f their love on stage at a few awards shows. As you know by now, they are no longer involved in a romantic relationship with Rihanna moving on to her billionaire beau and Drizzy continuing his run as one the most eligible bachelors in North America. If you were expecting a reunion on wax for this former couple, you can let all your hopes fly away because Rihanna just confirmed that she has no intentions working on music with Drake in the near future.
During her new feature with T Magazine, the pop star confirmed the longstanding rumors that her next album would be reggae-based. She also spoke about possible collaborations that could take place on the project, noting that one man will not be on the tracklist. There is no ficial name or release date yet for R9 but the upcoming project will not include appearances from some the speculated guests. Pertaining to Drake, RiRi said that she won’t be working with him soon. “Not anytime soon, I don’t see it happening. Not on this album, that’s for sure,” said the pop star on the chances a “Work” sequel.
The Rihanna Navy also believed that a song with Lady Gaga may be in the works, to which Rih also disappointed any hopefuls. “It’s not in the books right now, but I’m not against it,” she said. During the interview, Rihanna also touches on her status as an immigrant, her new line with LVMH and all that she’s been working on in the last few years.
Drake is one the biggest artists in the world and if there is one thing for certain when it comes to the Canadian rapper, it’s that he has no shame when it comes to his love the Toronto Raptors. During the playfs, Drake can be seen hunkered down at his courtside seat, cheering on the team with about as much passion as any other fan in the crowd. Sometimes, the rapper will tend to go a bit overboard and chirp the opposing players from the sideline. During Sunday night’s Raptors win in Game 3, that’s exactly what he did with Giannis Antetokounmpo being his unlucky target.
In the second overtime, Giannis fouled out the game which gave the Raptors a prime opportunity to win. Eventually, the team took full advantage as they came away victorious by a score 118-112. When Giannis left the game, Drake waved goodbye to the Bucks superstar in a moment pure pettiness.
As Antetokounmpo made his way to the bench, you can see Drake yelling “Bye” as the crowd erupts into a massive cheer. It’s just another instance the rapper loving his hometown team so we can’t really blame him for this.
Perhaps we will see these antics again on Tuesday night when both teams take the court in Toronto for Game 4.
Drake is a pretty big industry name today, but like any other artist, he had to work his way there. Before his big break, the Canadian rapper and singer was just like any us, a youngster with musical dreams. And most recently, the company Moments In Time revealed they would be selling the ultimate Drake memorabilia. According to TMZ, a notebook from the 2000s which allegedly contains Drake’s early rhymes from his high school days was retrieved and is being sold for $35K.
Despite being memorabilia previously owned by Drake, the bars herein are what make the notebook so valuable. The “Hotline Bling” artist discussed dreams owning and wearing the luxury brand Lacoste, and this so much, he slapped a sticker its logo on the notebook’s cover while also penning his name right above. Moreover, the rapper hinted at his dissing skills, notably perceived in the hit-track “Back to Back“, with an earlier rendition for the haters found in a song called “Smell P***y.” TMZ fered a glimpse the lyrics: “Sholman’s a p***y … Johnny’s a snitch … You and Rosenblatt are like Abercrombie and B*tch.“
The photo prompted comments from his famous friends including DJ Carnage, who joked that Drake had undergone plastic surgery to get his six-pack abs.
“You got fake ab surgery in Colombia,” wrote Carnage. “You ain’t foolin anybody.”
It didn’t take long for Drake to clap back. “Is this cause you are angry about the one thing that happened with that one person the other day that you thought was your wifey,” he asked the DJ.
Carnage shot back, “DONT YOU DAREEEEE!!!!”
But it was all in good fun. Drizzy informed his followers that the two were simply joking with each other. “Aye relax we friends in real life,” he said.
This isn’t the first time Drake has been accused of undergoing surgery. On his 2016 diss track “Afraid,” Joe Budden dissed the 6 God for his “sculpted” physique. “Yeah Aubrey that’s the one we trusted / Not this new Aubrey with his stomach sculpted / I’m disgusted, you’re such a fuckin’ incumbent,” rapped Budden.