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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Ty Dolla $ign Turns Up for “Blasé” Video with Rae Sremmurd

Riding around in style.

Ty Dolla $ign readies for his debut album Free TC with the release of his video for “Blasé”, a DJ Spinz-produced single featuring some of Atlanta’s most valuable players Rae Sremmurd & Future. Purposely set out to look like a pre-iPhone documentary, the direction is a low-fi picture that receives cameos from Tinashe and DeJ Loaf. Unfortunately, Future is not in the video but the intense live performance and party scenes compensate for the absence. Can we look forward to a remix with Thugger?

Free TC will be available on November 13. Get a head start, preorder it on iTunes.

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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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Watch Future’s New Video, “The Percocet & Stripper Joint”

Future‘s still rolling.

His third LP, DS2, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 this summer–his first chart-topper–and with murmurs of a joint mixtape with Drake, a follow-up to his January mixtape Beast Mode, and the oft-teased Ape Sh*t, a project expected to be produced entirely by his longtime collaborator and friend Mike Will Made It, it doesn’t appear as if that roll will slow up anytime soon.

While we grasp for more indicators that Hendrix and the 6 God are hooking up for an internet-breaking release, Future’s going to continue dropping videos, the latest being his alternate-tempo ode to–what else–drugs and strippers, the bluntly put “The Percocet & Stripper Joint,” arguably one of DS2‘s better cuts. Watch it above.

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.

The Seattle Seahawks DJ Feels Weird Playing Future Because of Ciara

For the most part, any tension between Russell Wilson/Ciara and Future has blown over, save the relentless trolling by fans of both parties on social media. The interviews and comparisons have died down, and with the football season back in full swing, surely, attention is being directed towards Wilson’s performance on the field, as opposed to off of it.

Well, apparently, this soap opera has even spilled over to the field. The Seahawks’ DJ, DJ DV One, has admitted that while players consistently want to hear music from Future’s latest album, DS2, on the field during games, he feels “weird” about playing some of the Atlanta rapper’s records in an interview with Billboard.

Among the players, last year it was Drake and Rick Ross. This year, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for Future. But that dynamic is weird too, because I can barely play Future with Ciara running around and that’s her baby’s dad. It’s just that he has a dope-[expletive] album out right now, players like to hear it, it definitely gets you pumped up—even though it’s low-tempo, it’s still stuff that you want to hear—and then you’ve got Ciara running up with little baby Future and she’s dating Russell so it’s like, “Oh f–k.”

If they were to ask me to play “Tony Montana” I’d be like, get the hell out of here. If they ask me to play “Commas” or “Trap N—-s” or any of this type of [stuff], I’m playing that all day. It’s a weird balance—how do I play this and feel comfortable?

It’s a pretty interesting dynamic, especially considering the other team Billboard looked into was the Atlanta Falcons, Future’s hometown team, and the “Commas” rapper’s name wasn’t mentioned. Instead, Falcons DJ, DJ Jay Envy, pointed out that perennial Atlanta favorites Outkast and Young Dro often dominate, not to mention new standout Young Thug, who could probably do more than just soundtrack a Falcons practice one day.




Future is Putting out his own Line of Hats

Wherever Future goes the Future Hive shall follow

This time, its for a new line of hats. The “Commas” rapper first showcased his cowboy hat while on the “Jungle Tour” with Drake. From then on, we can’t seem to spot Future Hendrix without it. Today he took to Instagram and made a small announcement that he’ll be releasing his own line of hats. Check out the Instagram post below and let us know if you too will be joining the Future Hive. From the looks of some of the comments, fans seem overall excited.

for the 1s who embrace individuality style, my hat line comin $oon…

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Beyonce Slays Her Performance at Made in America 2015

Yet another stellar performance from the Queen Bey.

Of course Beyonce had a set on her hubby’s and Budweiser’s annual Made in America music festival in Philadelphia, and of course she slayed.

Its been a minute since the On the Run Tour when Beyonce hit the stage alongside Jay-Z performing an array of their collaborative and solo songs in a loving rendition. Last night’s performance had an independent and girl power theme, with a hint of turn up. She performed “Love On Top”, “Diva”, “7/11”, and more. Fabolous caught videos of Bey dancing to Future’s “Where Ya At” and Lil Ronny MothaF’s “Circle”. Check it out:

Where ya ass was at dawg? #MadeInAmericaFestival #Philly #Beyoncé

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Apparently Beyonce enjoys the turn up like the rest of us.

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