Recording artists with modest to poor record sales now have a new revenue stream thanks to Internet radio service, Pandora.
Pandora Media, Inc CEO Tim Westergren released a statement Tuesday acknowledging that it pays superstar rappers Lil Wayne and Drake over $3 million in royalties for streaming their music online.
Drake’s friend, Bad Boy artist French Montana (pictured above left with Drake), will receive a check for $138,567 from Pandora for his hit track “Pop That,” featuring Lil Wayne, Drake and Rick Ross.
Emo rapper Drake can’t have Rihanna or Beyonce as his personal play things, so he settles for obsessing over deceased singer Aaliyah, whose beauty preceded and superseded her vocal abilities. Today, Drake released a posthumous track titled “Enough Said,” starring Aaliyah and featuring himself. “Enough Said” is not an exceptional single, but Aaliyah’s unreleased vocals takes center stage. So enough said.
Singer Frank Ocean’s new album, Channel Orange, weaves a tapestry of triumph over unrequited love. The public’s acceptance of Channel Orange, with its flood of emotions and quiet angst, helped the album debut at #2 on the Billboard charts.
Announcing his homosexuality prior to the release of ‘Orange’ was a well-calculated marketing strategy. Now Ocean, 24, is ready to make his next big move — to Toronto — where his rumored lover, Drake, 24, was born and still resides.
I mean, who moves to Toronto?
A photo tweeted by Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator has sparked rumors that Drake and Frank Ocean might be more than friends. Drake has long been the subject of rampant teh ghey rumors.
Tyler tweeted the photo of himself hanging out with Drake backstage at Ocean’s show in Los Angeles on Tuesday. In the cryptic caption under the photo, Tyler wrote: “Lmfao. Can Ya Woo Woo Woo!!!!”
You will like this video if you’re a Meek Mill fan or a Drake fan. I’m a Drake fan so I fast forwarded past Meek Mill to Drake’s verse before cutting the video off. It’s not that I don’t like Meek, I’m just not a fan of wack rappers. In case you’re not familiar, Meek Mill was one of the rappers involved in the Epic Drake vs Chris Brown brawl at a now defunct NYC nightclub.
The fallout continues for W.I.P. nightclub, the location of the infamous bottle throwing incident by musicians Chris Brown and Drake earlier this month.
As predicted, the city snatched the nightspot’s liquor license, citing numerous fights, illegal use of the name “W.I.P.”, and rampant drug sales on the premises.
The city’s action effectively shuts down WiP nightclub (and sister venue Greenhouse) for good. If the owners are thinking about opening somewhere else in the city, they will face hurdles.
Anyone who knows anything about nightclubs knows how difficult it is to get a liquor license. The person whose name is on the application must have a spotless record with no criminal history or bad credit. Some big city mayors are known to take bribes to speed up the application process.
Word on the street is nightclub owners are wary of paying thousands of dollars to Brown or Drake to host parties in their establishments due to the bad press.
Emo rapper Drake, center, hired two beefy body guards to protect his face from Chris Brown and his LA Crips buddies. The trio were seen shopping in D.C. Wednesday. Drake is still shook after his bottle throwing brawl with Chris at a now shuttered nightclub in NYC last week. The Canadian rapper wore a black jumpsuit paired with white-varsity red Air Jordan retro 11 sneakers (retail $140).