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.

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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as his personal play things, so he settles for obsessing over deceased singer Aaliyah, whose beauty preceded and superseded her vocal abilities.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.

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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?

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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!!!!

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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.

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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).

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Everyone suspects that Emo rapper Drake prefers curling up with a hard leg or two at night. But rap icon Lil Kim really went there when she accused Drake of being a “bottom” — a term referring to gay men who accept rather than serve.

Lil Kim made her statements in response to the brawl involving Drake and troubled singer Chris Brown in NYC last week.

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Rappers Chris Brown and Drake are denying their participation in an all-out brawl at a New York City nightchlub last night.

But has witness statements from 2 well-known entertainment executives who were present inside the club at the time of the incident.

1 of the execs said the fight was over singer Rihanna, while the other exec told me the fight was over a perceived diss.

Troubled rapper Chris Brown, who took to his Twitter page to vent his anger at Drake, allegedly started the fight by disrespecting Drake and his entourage. That’s when bottles went flying.

One woman was hit in the head by a flying bottle and suffered a gash that required 16 stitches to close.

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Doesn’t Drake look hawt on the cover of the very first issue of GQ magazine’s “Style Bible” issue? Drake shares multiple covers with other hunky male celebs who have that bible swag.

Last night, GQ celebrated the new issue with a swanky party at the Jane Hotel in NYC. Even though Drake is on one of the covers, he was a no-show at the party. But rappers Nas, Q-Tip and singer Trey Songz were there to represent for the Metrosexuals, along with record mogul Kevin Liles, 2nd from right.

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British songstress Rita Ora is on fiyah right now! Since being introduced to the U.S. market by her mentor Jay Z, people can’t stop talking about how she is set to replace Rihanna as Urban/Pop music’s “IT” girl. Rita hopped on British rapper Tinie Tempah’s new single “R.I.P.” Fittingly, Rita sings R.I.P. to another girl’s career. “Her days are OVER!,” Rita sings.

“R.I.P.” was written by Young Money rapper Drake and produced by dubstep kings Chase and Status. The tracks follows the release of Rita’s debut single, “Party And Bullsh*t,” off her upcoming album. Rita’s new album is shaping up to be a classic, with contributions from Drake and big time producers, The Dream, Tricky Stewart, Polow Da Don, Ne-Yo, Rico Love and Stargate!

What do you think of Rita’s new single?

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