Every ‘WATTBA’ Song Ranked, According to Twitter

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days–even so, it might still have reached you–Future and Drake have a new mixtape-album on iTunes. Yes, they’re at it again.

Next week, it will likely debut at #1 on the Billboard 200, and on Twitter, it’s occupied a similar spot, instantly becoming pretty much the ONLY thing anyone who debates Hip-Hop on social media is talking about. So, the good folks over at Rukkus decided to try and quantify the chatter, so they called this What A Time To Be Alive On Twitter.

Below is a comparative chart, broken down by song, showing just how much a particular song is being talked about, and standing that stat next to just how often someone is mentioning that a certain track is the album’s “best song.” There are some surprises, and some very interesting disparities, and you can check out a little more of their analysis here.

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Drake Opened Up A New Restaurant in Toronto

Drake’s resume just keeps getting longer and longer.

Drake is a known advocate for good Canadian eats. Which makes sense that the 6 God will open up a restaurant in his hometown, Toronto.

Frings is the name of the restaurant (for unknown reasons). It’s a co-venture with Susur Lee, his sons, and OVO Gelo. This collaboration doesn’t come as much of a surprise because Drake chose to spend his last birthday at Bent (one of Lee’s restaurant) alongside Lee and his mother. However, the opening date of the restaurant was still a surprise because it didn’t get too much promotion besides a few speculated Vine videos.

But he did show off Fring’s opening on Instagram, taking pictures with his mom and a group picture with the other restaurant owners:

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Drake reportedly arrived at 8PM sharp, downing shots and he served his attendees, Jaden Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Serena Williams, fries and sliders. Will this be apart of the official menu Lee was asked and he said they “haven’t really figured it out yet. We’re still testing and tasting, you know. Good things take time”.

But if you’re in Frings feeling like a Sweeterman or a Wasteman, you’ve got choices. Check it out. Also take a look at the exterior:

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Drake & Future’s ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ Projected to Sell 500,000 Copies in First Week

What a time to be these guys.

Drake and Future have both had ridiculous years, and they joined forces for Sunday’s release, the What A Time To Be Alive mixtape-album, which–understandably–broke the internet. The 11-song set, produced largely by Metro Boomin with help from 808 Mafia and OVO architect 40, debuted on OVO Sound Radio at 6 p.m., and dropped on iTunes less than 2 hours later, making for a Sunday evening full of Hendrix and the 6 God’s excitable sermons.

It appears the excitement will only continue. WATTBA is expected to do huge numbers in its first week, similar to Drake’s January surprise mixtape-album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. According to Hits Daily Double, the set is looking to move 500,000 units, which will surely be enough to top Lana Del Rey‘s new album, Honeymoon, for the #1 spot. If it does just that, both Drake and Future will have garnered two #1 albums each on the Billboard 200 in 2015, an impressive feat to say the least.

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Drake Has Been Dissed Once Again, This Time, By Sauce Walka

Drake might need a bulletproof vest to make it through 2015.

The Toronto rapper has had an excellent year, but it hasn’t come without controversy. We all know about the Meek Mill situation–from which, it should be noted, Drake emerged with a blowout victory–and there have been murmurs that Kendrick Lamar‘s ghostwriter quip on “King Kunta” and his interpolation of Drake lyrics and song titles on Dr. Dre‘s Compton album were hidden cracks at the 6 God, but today’s news isn’t about quip, or a maybe diss. Sauce Walka is fed up.

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The Houston rapper, known for his regional hit “2 Legited 2 Quited” was very vocal earlier this year about his disdain for what he perceived to be misappropriation, on Drake’s part, of Houston Hip-Hop culture. Despite the fact that Drake has supported and paid homage to Houston artists for most of his career, from Bun B and DJ Screw to Travi$ Scott, Walka felt that Drake only showed up for Houston when it benefited him, and let loose with a bit of an Instagram rant, explaining his position. There’s no doubting the fact that this also had to do with the fact that Drake  said he would be doing a remix to Walka’s “2 Legited 2 Quited,” “for the city,” but that never materialized.

Drake’s responded–indirectly–to Walka’s comments during his annual Houston Appreciation Week concert, with this:

I don’t give a f–k what any n—a ever says about me. This is a place that I love with all my heart. I’m trying to give you more than I ever took from you. F–k what them n—s talking.

Well, we haven’t read the final chapter in this saga. Walka has released a diss track towards Drake, titled “Wack 2 Wack,” a remix of Drake’s hit “Back to Back,” which also served as his final response to Meek Mill during their riff.

Listen to the track below.

Hey, Drake, Not a Good Idea to Call Someone Not Named Serena “Bae”

Drake and Serena Williams are a thing, and that’s become increasingly apparent over the past couple weeks. So, naturally, it’s time for Drake to chill out with the loose flirting.

Here’s an example. Yesterday, Drake and fashion god Anna Wintour were photographed sitting together during a fashion show–understandable, it’s Fashion Week in NYC–and Drake grabbed the photo and put it on his Instagram with the caption “me and bae.”

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Amidst the over 4,000 comments under the picture, there was Serena, putting up two emoji hands to the post, declaring her disproval. She would later delete the comment, but who doesn’t love a good screenshot?

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There’s a Countdown Website For Drake & Future’s Rumored Mixtape

In about 2 and a half days, we’ll have a brand new Future and Drake mixtape, titled Put It All In A Plastic Bag. Right?

That’s what a random, ominous countdown at putitallinaplasticbag.com is telling us.

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Who knows. Ever since that cryptic–and well done–artwork for a rumored joint Drake and Future mixtape began floating around social media late last week, the internet has been abuzz with the possibility that those two could be hooking up for a project, capitalizing on both of their respective reigns this year.

Drake is expected to release his 4th LP, Views From The 6, sooner rather than later, but he’s no stranger to putting out free music pre-album, and the latest batch of his music to hit the internet is proof of that.

As far as Future goes, he puts out music at such an alarming rate, that despite the fact his first #1 album, DS2, came out just 2 months ago, it would come as a surprise to very few if he dropped again.

I guess we’ll see what happens when the countdown hits 0:00:00.

Here are the nominations for the BET Hip Hop Awards: Drake leads with 12 nominations

Well it’s no surprise that Drake leads the nominees for the BET Hip-Hop Awards with 12 nominations. Big Sean follows with 10 nominations, while Nicki Minaj has nine nods. Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole earn eight nominations each.

See a full list of nominees below.

BET HIP-HOP AWARDS 2015 NOMINATIONS

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign – “Play No Games”
Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”

BEST COLLABO, DUO OR GROUP
Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”
Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Fetty Wap feat. Monty – “My Way”
Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”

BEST LIVE PERFORMER
Drake
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
Big Sean
Drake
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Alan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson/Lil Chris
Colin Tilley
Director X

DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Esco
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
DJ Mustard
J. Cole
Kanye West
Mike Will Made-It
Pharrell Williams
Timbaland

MVP OF THE YEAR
Big Sean
Drake
Future
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj

TRACK OF THE YEAR
“Alright” – Produced by Pharrell Williams and Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)
“Blessings” – Produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz (Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West)
“Commas” – Produced by DJ Spinz and Southside (Future)
“IDFWU” – Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane (Big Sean feat. E-40)
“Trap Queen” – Produced by Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint
Wale – The Album About Nothing

WHO BLEW UP AWARD
Bobby Shmurda
DeJ Loaf
Fetty Wap
Rae Sremmurd
Tink

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
Dr. Dre
Drake
J. Cole
Jay Z
Nicki Minaj

MADE-YOU-LOOK AWARD (BEST HIP-HOP STYLE)
A$AP Rocky
DeJ Loaf
Drake
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj

BEST CLUB BANGER
Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU” (Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane)
Dej Loaf – “Try Me” (Produced by Dds)
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen” (Produced by Tony Fadd)
Future – “Commas” (Produced by DJ Spinz and Southside)
Rich Homie Quan – “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” (Produced by DJ Spinz and Nitti Beatz)

BEST MIXTAPE
Future – 56 Nights
Future – Beast Mode
Future – Monster
Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 The Wait 2
Travis Scott – Days Before Rodeo

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE
Drake – “Blessings” (Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West)
Drake – “My Way (Remix)” (Fetty Wap feat. Drake)
E-40 – “IDFWU” (Big Sean feat. E-40)
Kendrick Lamar – “Classic Man (Remix)” (Jidenna feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter” (Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne)

IMPACT TRACK
Big Sean feat. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change The World”
Common and John Legend – “Glory” (From The Motion Picture “Selma”)
J. Cole – “Apparently”
J. Cole – “Be Free”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

PEOPLE’S CHAMP AWARD
Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Future – “Commas”
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”
Rich Homie Quan – “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)”

The show will be hosted by Snoop Dogg and taped Oct. 9 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, it will air on October 13th.

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The Air Jordan 10 ‘OVO” Release Has Been Pushed Back to October 3rd

If You’re reading this you won’t be able to cop the OVO 10 until October 3rd

 

The Air Jordan 10 OVO 10 was expected to release on this weekend but looks like Drizzy and company have a different plan in mind for the release which has been pushed back to October 3rd. You know it does seem more accurate for them to release the shoes in October noting that “OVO” means “Octobers Very Own” and we just might be receiving an album along with the release sources say. Looks like Drizzy is getting geared up for Drizzy season as he plans to take over. The Air Jordan 10 will most defintely be one of the most sought after kicks coming out this year. The hype around the shoe continues to grow and now the anticipation will continue to grown even more with the push back of the release. But, the great thing about a pushed back date is that hopefully the shoes will be available for more people around the world. We will keep you updated on more news emerging about the Air Jordan 10 OVO’s. Check out images of the shoe from the gallery below.

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AJR is pushing for time. Follow her on Twitter @Iar4_!

Meek Mill Goes Off On Guy With Drake Sign at Fool’s Gold Day Off NY Show

Last night Meek Mill headlined DJ A-Trak‘s annual Fool’s Gold Day Off show, and it was eventful, to say the least. Before performing a rapid-fire, high-energy set of old joints, covers and current crowd-favorites, Meek made it his business to get at one particular fan, who was holding up a cut-out of Drake‘s smiling face.

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Naturally, that didn’t sit well with Meek, and he proceeded to send a member of his crew, known as Deen, to stand next to Meek for the duration of the show, and sure enough, that sign didn’t resurface until Meek stalked off the stage, having delivered charged performances of “Jump Out The Face,” “House Party,” and the like.

Mood:

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