Kanye West Takes Victory Lap at Drake Show: ‘Can’t Nobody Talk S**t About ‘Ye No More!’

You knew Kanye West was gonna show up at some point this summer to peacock about gaining the unequivocal upper hand in his long-running standoff…
Andrew Unterberger / July 28, 2016

The MTV VMAs Have Officially Surrendered to the Stars

This year's MTV Video Music Awards nominations have just been announced, and the five candidates for Video of the Year were easier to predict than the…
Andrew Unterberger / July 26, 2016

MTV VMA 2016 Nominees: Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Kanye West, and More

MTV has announced the nominees for 2016's Video Music Awards. Beyoncé is already looking to be a big winner this year, with 11 nods for…
Rachel Brodsky / July 26, 2016

Sia’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ Takes the Hot 100 Top Spot from Drake’s ‘One Dance’

Drake finally takes a long-overdue L as his Summer Sixteen tour gets rolling: "One Dance" is no longer the No. 1 song in the country. Sia's…
Brian Josephs / July 25, 2016

Absolutely ‘No Shopping’ for French Montana and Drake

French Montana appeared on last night's edition of OVO Sound Radio to premiere "No Shopping," his new Murda Beatz-produced collaboration with the OVO boss himself,…
Anna Gaca / July 17, 2016

Drake Pens Open Letter in Response to Alton Sterling’s Killing

Today, 37-year-old African-American Alton Sterling — a father, a husband — is displayed on the Daily News front cover, splayed on the concrete bloodied and dying after…
Brian Josephs / July 7, 2016

2016, the Worst Year for Album Sales Since the Last One

There's been plenty of notable records released this year, but seemingly no amount of great music can fix the industry's declining album sales. Billboard and Nielsen Music (formerly…
Anna Gaca / July 6, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Drake Makes Awkward Work Banter in This Cut ‘SNL’ Skit

Drake took over May with the blockbuster release of Views and his second hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. He's still on top in June: the album has been…
Brian Josephs / June 28, 2016

Producer Detail Sues Drake for Allegedly Getting His Bodyguard to Assault Him

Drake's goons are out of control, according to a lawsuit filed by rapper/producer Detail. The latter claims that the Toronto star sent his bodyguard Chubbs…
Brian Josephs / June 23, 2016

Polaris Prize 2016 Long List: Drake, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, the Weeknd, and More

Canada's prestigious Polaris Music Prize has announced its "long list" of potential nominees for this year's award, including Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, the Weeknd, Kaytranada, and…
Anna Gaca / June 15, 2016

The NYPD’s Anti-Hip-Hop Stance Isn’t New: A Timeline

On May 25, New York hip-hop suffered a tragedy when a shooting at T.I.'s Irving Plaza concert killed rapper Troy Ave's bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter. Troy Ave…
Brian Josephs / June 15, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Drake, ABRA, Descendents, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from pop-punk forbearers, Canadian rap dieties, and more.
SPIN Staff / June 10, 2016

Drake Shares New Songs, Justin Bieber’s ‘One Dance’ Remix

Drake debuted some new material tonight, as part of the latest episode of Beats 1's OVO Sound Radio. While hosting the Apple Music program, the…
Kyle McGovern / June 4, 2016

DJ Khaled Gets a Drake Assist on ‘For Free’

Anybody who's been following DJ Khaled's Snapchat knows he's been teasing a Drake collaboration for a while. Well, the Drake vocals are in on "For Free,"
Brian Josephs / June 3, 2016

The 66 Best Songs of 2016 So Far

If the album is still supposed to be dying, nobody told 2016 – it's hard to remember a year that was so dominated by the…
SPIN Staff / June 3, 2016

Meek Mill Returns to Drake Dissing on New ‘All the Way Up’ Remix

Well, it appears that Fat Joe and Remy Ma's "All the Way Up" is the new battlefield for rappers to wage their pettier feud campaigns.
Andrew Unterberger / May 26, 2016

Drake’s ‘One Dance’ Returns to the Top of the Hot 100

Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling" was hot enough to debut at No. 1, but not enough to stay at that spot for more than…
Brian Josephs / May 23, 2016

Here’s YG’s New Song with Drake and Kamaiyah, ‘Why You Always Hatin”

YG has a new song, "Why You Always Hatin'," with a guest verse from Drake and a surprise appearance by up-and-coming Oakland rapper Kamaiyah. The track was produced by…
Anna Gaca / May 21, 2016

Drake Played ‘Never Have I Ever’ With Ellen DeGeneres

With the release of Views and his Saturday Night Live gig behind him, Drake is still out in the daylight on his press run. This time he stopped by the…
Brian Josephs / May 18, 2016
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