Tag: Drake

J. Cole Opens Up About His Relationships With Drake, Kendrick Lamar: ‘The Competition Part I’ve Stripped Away’

Photo: Tabatha Fireman (Getty Images) Jermaine Lamarr Cole is having one hell of a week. Not only is his latest album, The Off-Season, making the Billboard charts its bitch—it’s projected to sell over 300k in its first week—but the Roc Nation rapper also made his pro hoops debut on Sunday as a member of the […]

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2021 BBMAs Exclusive: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Sounds of Blackness and Ann Nesby to Perform ‘Optimistic’ at Paisley Park

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis; Sounds of Blackness; Ann NesbyPhoto: D-Nice, Karl Demer, Atomic K Studios – Minneapolis, Courtesy of Labor Force Management “As long as you keep your head to the sky…you will win!” I think Blackness is winning right now because we have some cool news to start your week off right! The […]

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Nicki Minaj Admits Drake And Lil Wayne ‘Washed’ Her On Their Collaboration ‘Seeing Green’

To the surprise of her extremely faithful fans, Nicki Minaj re-uploaded her beloved mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty to streaming services on Friday, with three brand new songs. One of them is “Seeing Green,” a collaboration with Drake and Lil Wayne, which marked the trio’s first song together since their 2018 effort “No Frauds.” While […]

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Earthgang’s Remix Of Drake’s ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle’ Explains Why Their ‘Ghetto Gods’ Album Is Delayed

This fall will mark two years since Earthgang dropped their debut album, Mirrorland. If the Atlanta rap duo had it their way, Earthgang’s sophomore album, titled Ghetto Gods, would already be in the hands of their awaiting supporters. Unfortunately for everyone involved, a bit more patience will need to be exercised, but in the meantime, […]

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Mic Drop: Get on the Floor or Get in Your Bag

Leon Bridges – “Motorbike”Screenshot: YouTube Congratulations! You’ve made it through another week and are headed into a weekend that—at least in New York—will be what one calls “in the streets” weather. You know, where you’re out and about and drinking by 11 am. A summertime warm-up, if you will. But what will you listen to, […]

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Beam Me Up (to 2009), Scotty: Nicki Minaj Re-Releases Hit Mixtape, Featuring Drake and Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj accepts the Gamechanger Award during Billboard Women In Music on December 12, 2019; Drake accepts the award for Best Rap Song for “Gods Plan” during the Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019; Lil Wayne performs during the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn on October 23, 2018.Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images for Billboard (Getty Images), […]

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Last Name Ever, First Name Greatest: Drake to Receive Artist of the Decade Award at 2021 Billboard Music Awards

Drake poses in the press room during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.Photo: Amy Sussman for DCP (Getty Images) Cue the “Toosie Slide!” On Tuesday it was announced that Drake will be receiving the Artist of the Decade Award at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Advertisement Variety reports the award takes into […]

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9 Predictions and General Thoughts About J. Cole’s Newly Announced Album, The Off-Season

Photo: Sterling Munksgard (Shutterstock) On May 4, Jermaine Cole, aka Light-Skinned Jermaine and famously known as J. Cole, announced the May 14 release of his sixth studio album, The Off-Season, along with (presumably) the album cover. As is always the case when Cole announced a project, drops a loosie and/or a project, the Internets light […]

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Meek Mill Remixes Drake’s ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle’ And Teases New Music On The Way

Meek Mill has been hard at work on his fifth album, which will be his first full-length effort since 2018’s Championship. From the looks of it, the album could arrive soon, but before it does, the Philly native showcased his talents in a confident new freestyle. Mill’s latest track finds him rapping over Drake and […]

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Gunna And Drake’s ‘Solid’ Collaboration Was Originally Supposed To Be On ‘Certified Lover Boy’

Young Thug’s YSL Records collective finally came through with their long-awaited Slime Language 2 compilation last week. It boasted a number of contributions from some of music’s biggest names like Drake, Travis Scott, Future, Kid Cudi and Meek Mill while seeing some of the YSL acts like Lil Keed, Gunna, Unfoonk shine as well. One […]

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Mic Drop: Aye, Must Be the Money

Cautious Clay – Karma & His FriendsScreenshot: YouTube Ah, yes…money. It’s what makes the world go round, right? The secret to any good come-up song—or anything come-up related—is the connection to money and how money can make most things better. Dollar-dollar bills are always on someone’s brain at some point or another, but the ugly […]

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Drake, Young Thug, And Gunna Discuss Their Relationship Qualms On The Slimy ‘Solid’

Despite being two of today’s most popular artists in the hip-hop world, collaborations between Young Thug and Drake have come far and few over the years. Prior to today, their list of songs together stood at just three official songs, which the most recent being “D4L” from Drake’s 2020 project, Dark Lane Demo Tapes. Thankfully […]

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Mic Drop: Welcome to the Party

Tierra Whack wants to link up in space, so let’s make that happen. In fact, let’s just “go to space forever” as the big red button in her Lego-style spaceship tempts us to do. The simple yet vibrant beat adds to the ebb and flow of Whack’s flow and the moments of pause between verses […]

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*Crying Emoji*

Photo: Danielle Belton AntisocialThe society column for people afraid of society, written by The Root’s Editor-in-Chief and resident Bipolar Disorder expert/sufferer. So this is hard! Even though I always knew this day would eventually come, I never really expected it to come! After all, being editor-in-chief of The Root was my dream job! To give […]

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Worst Behavior: Woman Armed With Knife Arrested Outside Drake’s Toronto Home

Drake attends the LA Premiere Of HBO’s “Euphoria” at The Cinerama Dome on June 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) When rapper Drake penned the hook “let’s see what’s boutta happen next” in his latest hit “What’s Next” (that’s currently still sitting in the Billboard Top Ten), I doubt he expected […]

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Mic Drop: Throw Open Your Doors and Windows, Spring Bangers Are Here

Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open”Screenshot: YouTube Spring has sprung, and so have a bunch of artists who have been fairly “hush-hush” during the last year. I guess we can give them a pass since we were in a global panorama, but now that the weather is getting warmer and […]

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The Weeknd Says Goodbye to the Grammys With a Boycott; Beyoncé Could Make Triple History at the Ceremony

The Weeknd performs during halftime of NFL Super Bowl 55, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021; Beyonce performs at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2017.Photo: AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio (AP), Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File (AP) “The biggest night in music” may come with some setbacks this year. In addition to having to reschedule the 63rd Annual […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Stimmy

Photo: Oliver Contreras (Getty Images) Because there has been so much fuckshit involving the latest stimulus relief bill, let me get you up to speed as quickly as possible. The House of Representatives is like the Trap. These niggas have been down since the beginning and have been working to take care of as many […]

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Drake’s ‘What’s Next’ Video Is An Exasperated Flex Full Of Snowy Late Night Drives

The Boy is back. Though rumors about Certified Lover Boy have been swirling since 2021 began, the timeline has been a little jittery so far. Fans were sure Drizzy’s next album was going to drop a few weeks ago, but his producer 40 insists that although they’ve been working all through the pandemic, it’s going […]

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Drake Drops ‘Scary Hours 2’ With Lil Baby And Rick Ross As The Wait For ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Continues

Drake has never been one to make his fans wait long periods of time between projects. The last time the rapper went a full year without a full-length effort was in 2014 and while the wait for his upcoming sixth album, Certified Lover Boy may be longer than fans expected, it hasn’t been nearly as […]

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