The Sum-Up: J. Cole Breaking Records, Nas Album?, Drake Reveals New Uniforms & More!

 

J. Cole Breaking Records


J. Cole’s “KOD” Breaks The US Spotify Biggest Opening Day Record

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J. Cole’s fifth studio album, Kids On Drugs, has just helped him to break a record on the Spotify music streaming platform. According to Chart Data, Cole has officially surpassed Taylor Swift for the biggest US opening day, with 4.2 million streams of the title track, “KOD.”

Top 5?
Biggest opening days on US Spotify:

#1 KOD, J. Cole 4.2m
#2 Look What You Made Me Do, Taylor Swift 3.8m
#3 DNA., Kendrick Lamar 3.6m
#4 Photograph, J. Cole 3.55m
#5 Call Out My Name, The Weeknd 3.5m

Thoughts
1985 is currently my favourite track off the project.

 

Drake reveals Miami High alternate uniforms


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Over the weekend Drake took to Instagram to reveal the OVO-inspired, alternate uniforms, designed for the school.

Remind me
During the shooting of the music video for “God’s Plan,” Drake donated $25,000 to Miami High School and promised the students new uniforms designed by himself.

 

I’m slippin’, I’m fallin…


Drake takes a fall during music video shoot.

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Drake released a video clip of himself taking a spill while shooting the music video for his newest hit single, “Nice For What.” According to Drizzy, the set was covered in water.

If you haven’t seen the Karen Evans-directed music video yet (you must be sleeping under a rock), check it out here.

 

Nas album done?


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Since his return to Twitter, Kanye has been very active, revealing information about upcoming music projects he’s been working on. Not only did Ye’ announce the upcoming release of his own album, but also a joint album with Kid Cudi called “Kids See Ghosts.”

The latest news from Mr. West is the release dates of a Pusha T project (May 25), Teyana Taylor (June 22), and NAS (June 15).

Remind me
If you remember back a couple years ago, DJ Khaled released the track “Nas Album Done,” off his Major Key project. While everyone expected the Nas project to be released from that point, nothing came to fruition.

Well after celebrating the 24th anniversary of his debut album, Illmatic, it looks like Nas may be ready to drop some new classic material for the summer.

Thoughts
Definitely not mad at that.

 

6ix9ine’s Crew Being Investigated for Shooting


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6ix9ine and crew are being investigated by New York City police for an alleged shooting altercation with rapper Casanova and his crew. According to TMZ, someone in 6ix9nine’s crew fired (allegedly) a weapon inside of the Barclays Center during the Adrien Broner fight. 6ix9ine stuck around and was questioned by police, however, police believe the shooter fled the scene. Fortunately, nobody was hit.

Remind me
New York rapper Casanova made noise back in January when he released the song “Set Trippin,” which was allegedly a diss towards 6ix9ine. The two had been going back and forth on social media, throwing shots at each other.

 

Eminem Celebrates 10 Years Of Sobriety


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Eminem has had a very open battle with prescription drugs in his past, but has just celebrated a decade of being clean.

That’s Whatsup
During his headlining set at Coachella last weekend, Em dedicated the Boi-1da-produced single “Not Afraid” to those struggling with similar battles. He also thanked his fans for sticking by him during the difficult times.

 

Dope Visuals


J. Cole – ATM
B.o.B. – Cuello
Mike Stud – Big Man

 

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