With the first half of 2017 being in the books, we’ve had some of our current heavy hitters not only in music but in hip hop drop some pretty good albums this year. I love all kinds of music but hip hop and sports are like hand in hand. Every ball player wants to rap and every rapper wanted to play ball at some point. The thing that makes them synonymous is the spirit of competition. I want to not only be better than you I want to dominate the art form. Some of the best projects come from a
Months ago we learned that Lady Gaga was going to be the halftime entertainment of Super Bowl 51. She’s a great performer, it’s deserved and very likely will keep us all thoroughly entertained as we reload our plates and cups of beer. However, the powers that be – a.k.a #BlackTwitter – made sure their ballots were cast for their SB51 choice, who happen to be pulling for the Atlanta Falcons in Migos. In case you been under a rock, Migos have the hottest song of the early 2017 in “Bad & Boujee,” have released another banger to follow it up
How often do we get an appearance from Drake at an award show? Not often, but when you lead the show and history in nominations you have to make your presence felt. Drizzy, who was nominated 13 times, and many others took over Los Angeles last night for the 2016 American Music Awards show that heralds the biggest stars in the past year. Of those 13 nods, Drake took him several, Rihanna cleared house and Ariana Grande was awarded with the highest honor of the evening as artist of the year. Those artist won but there are some who were
The BET Hip-Hop Awards came and conquered social media and the music industry for the night. With a guest list that bought out hip-hop’s elite and performers that showcased the future of the genre is bright, the 2016 rap affair was memorable. Surrounding the cyphers, performances and the keys dropped by DJ Khaled was awards that celebrated the best in hip-hop over the past year. While the awards that were televised, like Kendrick Lamar’s victory for Lyricist of the Year and Chance the Rapper’s crowning of Best New Hip-Hop Artist, are appropriate, some of the non-televised options could have had
Everybody makes his or her mark on the summer knowing that it is a season that can make your year, maybe even your career. With releases, tours and more, it’s plenty of ways to run the summer but with summer sixteen it looked to be owned in advance by the man who coined the phrase, Drake. Could anybody take the pre-established crown from the OVO front man and own the summer? Check out our ranking of the top seven summer MVPs on the following page.
Just like the weather, the summer is defined by whatever song is the hottest. Artists schedule their releases around the year’s warm months and hope to make an impact that leaves them with defining career moments and memories of fans as the tracks age. The past has seen the likes of Jay Z and Future – who happen to do it again – own the summer and the scene has been a spot for newcomers to make their mark. Take a look on the following page to view who cracks the list as the top seven songs of Summer 16.
Can a non-rapper be the rap MVP of the summer? If not, we need to change the unwritten rules because with DJ Khaled there is a strong argument to be made. The Snapchat King has for years put together compilation albums that enlists top tier hip-hop talent on dream posse cuts. That recipe for creating is no different with his new album Major Key, however, this may be the strongest batch of ingredients that he has had to date. When you take a glance at the playlist there is a collection of your favorite rappers, some amazing newcomers and singers
We’ve been waiting on Drake’s Views From the 6, eventually shortened to just Views, since summer ’14 and as we hit summer ’16 we knew that it was a full fledge OVO Season, powered by a Drizzy “looking for revenge.” After we waited for the Drake’s asteroid to implode hip-hop, it appeared to the Internet Hip-Hop Community, which will be referenced to as IHC, that his fourth solo album landed as a simple meteor shower. There wasn’t a ruthless Drake, but instead we received a result reminiscent of what many herald as his best album and arguably his classic in
Somehow in the middle of all the madness of Beyonce and Lemonade, Drake has been able to stay afloat and have anticipation for his Views album to be just as high as ever. Who are we kidding? This is Drake we are talking about. Drizzy is spending his time courtside at Raptors games and mocking Pacers players because he doesn’t have to worry, his star power is that great. A couple weeks ago we updated you on everything Views and Drake, but guess what? There’s more! The amount of news this man Drake makes with a new release is insane.
The Kanye West storm came early in 2016 but could an even bigger one be one the way with the return of Drake? Well to be honest Drizzy has never gone anywhere but he is gearing up for a strong run with the release of his new album Views from the 6. Words about views have been spewed overtime and now we have some definitive details about what’s coming from Drake. In this edition of the Seven we catch you up on all things 6ix God. Flip through the pages.