More Life, the “playlist project” by Drake was released on streaming services last week versus being released as an official album or a mixtape. Additionally, More Life premiered Saturday on Drake’s Apple Music radio show before becoming available to stream and download.
According to Fader, “the project — which features contributions from Young Thug, Kanye West, Skepta, Sampha, 2 Chainz, and more — broke multiple streaming records on Spotify in the first 36 hours following release. More Life was also streamed 89.9 million times on Apple Music in the 24 hours after its release, giving Drake the record for most single day album streams.”
Joey Badass has dropped the video for the “Land of the Free,” which will be included on his sophomore album titled All-AmeriKKKan Bada$$ scheduled to be released on April 7 via Cinematic Music Group and Pro Era Records.
According to Billboard, “in the powerful video, Joey alternates between speaking to a group of children in a windy meadow and standing in solidarity with a group of black-clad adults in a desert with their hands chained together, building to a confrontation with a firing squad made up of white police officers and businessmen, who ruthlessly shoot several of the prisoners.”
XO artist Nav and label mate The Weeknd announced the release of their new song titled “Some Way” on Twitter this morning. FYI, Nav is an up-and-coming Toronto rapper, who you may remember hearing on Travis Scott’s “Beibs in the Trap”
According to Complex, “despite several high-profile collaborations, including this one, not much is known about Nav at this point. However, he reportedly has a collaborative album on the way with Metro Boomin.”
G.O.O.D. Music artist Desiigner recently released his brand new song called “Outlet” on Beats 1 Radio and also announced a new tour with the same name. According to Complex, “this is a track that Desiigner has teased for months now, and even used it in a commercial without dropping the official version.”
After killing the charts with “Panda,” this new track will definitely be the new hype anthem! Click here to listen to track on Spotify!
After months of hype, Major Lazer has finally released the collaboration with PartyNextDoor and Nicki Minaj titled “Run Up.” The song definitely plays on Diplo’s like for the dancehall sound and is a certified banger. According to Complex, “Run Up” is expected to be on Major Lazer’s upcoming fourth studio album, Music Is the Weapon.”
And while visiting Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show last summer, Diplo let us know some of the artists’ who might be featured on the album.
“Definitely we have Usher on it. [“Lean On” collaborator] MØ’s back on songs,” he said. “We have a song with Sam Hunt which is very unusual, but I love him. Travis Scott. I don’t even know; I have to go back…Sia is on a couple ideas, but one of the records might be her record. She’s definitely background vocals on a song.”
Last year, the members of The Internet announced plans to release individual albums in 2017. And Syd is making good on this promise by dropping a solo track titled “Body,” which she says she wanted to be the “baby making anthem for 2017.”
The track also premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 and is produced by MeLo-X. According to Pigeons and Planes, the song “creates the ultimate setting of intimacy before Syd even says a word and Syd flexes her already sultry and breathy vocals to match the mood of the rhythm.”
This morning, Future dropped a brand new video for the track “Poppin Tags!’ The song originally debuted back in November during an episode of OVO Sound Radio. According to Complex, in the video “Future puts his lavish lifestyle on full display. There’s cash, cars, and everything in between, as the rapper shows off his flashy side.”
We’re not sure if this video means that we should a expect a new project from Future since he hasn’t officially announced anything yet. But Future is known for dropping surprise tapes, so it’s safe to expect a new mixtape or album any day now.
The video for “Good Drank” shot entirely in black and white has finally dropped featuring rappers 2 Chainz, Quavo and Gucci Mane. According to HNHH, “the video was first teased back in October when Street Execs’ WeHardProductions shared some behind the scenes pictures & clips from the video shoot, but after three months it’s finally here.”
Additionally, the video was directed by Howard Ross and was reportedly shot at 2 Chainz’s “Escobar Restaurant” in ATL.
Taylor Gang’s Chevy Woods has dropped a video for “Forever” directed by LOUIEKNOWS off his last mixtape called “Gang Shit Only.” According to XXL, Chevy says that “most of his videos have been shot on the block back in Pittsburgh with the homies, smoking weed, showing guns, but his recent move to L.A., his life took a transition and he wanted to show that he’s not in the inner city anymore.”
This video drops ahead of his debut album titled Taylor’d that is expected to drop later this year.