Drake, Lil Wayne, Usher, & Pharrell to Perform at BET Awards

Lil Wayne and Drake

Some of the biggest names in music are coming to the BET Awards. Drake, Lil Wayne, Usher, and Pharrell Williams have been announced as performers.

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Nicki Minaj Brings Out Drake, Lil Wayne at Summer Jam

Drake, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj

It was a Young Money reunion during Nicki Minaj’s set at Hot 97 Summer Jam on Sunday. Following an introduction from on-air personality Peter Rosenberg, the rap queen hit the stage with some special guests including Drake and Lil Wayne.

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New Music: Drake – ‘0 to 100 / The Catch Up’


Prior to his surprise appearance at Summer Jam, Drake comes through with something new for your Sunday listening pleasure. On “0 to 100 / The Catch Up,” produced by Boi-1da and co-produced by Noah “40″ Shebib and Nineteen85, October’s Very Own declares himself “the rookie and the vet” and shouts out Hit-Boy.

The beat switches up midway and Drizzy takes an introspective turn. He also announces spring 2015 release dates for his OVO Sound crew including PARTYNEXTDOOR, Reps-Up P, Majid Jordan, OB OBrien, and himself.

“‘Cause I’m only 27 and I’m only getting better / If I haven’t passed you yet, watch me catch up now,” raps a confident Drake.

Hear his six-minute flow below.

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New Music: Tinashe – ‘Days in the West’ (Drake Cover)


After Drake and OB OBrien remixed her single “2 On,” Tinashe returns the favor with her take on Drizzy’s “Days in the East.” The L.A. songstress channels Aaliyah on the breathy slow jam, on which she reps her West Coast roots and calls out Internet bullies.

“You’re showing me how deep your ignorance is with your comments,” she sings.

Tinashe is working on her RCA Records debut Aquarius, which is expected to feature A$AP Rocky and Future.

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Rap-Up TV: Nicki Minaj Talks New Single, ‘Tha Carter V,’ and Drake

The buzz has been building for Nicki Minaj’s third album, and the time has finally come for her to drop the first single. Before she hit the stage at PowerHouse 2014 on Saturday, the Young Money diva dished to Rap-Up TV about the track, which is expected to debut on Wednesday.

“It feels very uplifting and it feels very soulful,” she shared. “It’s a great, I feel, indicator of what The Pink Print will feel like in terms of the storyline of that song.”

The album, due sometime this year, marks a return to her roots. “The Pink Print will remind people why they fell in love with Nicki Minaj,” she added. “And I think that needs to be done.”

She also revealed that Lil Wayne has sent her a track for his final album Tha Carter V. “He did send me something, but you know Wayne is so unpredictable,” she said. “You never know what’s going to make it until the last, very last ending. But you know, Wayne is my baby and I love him.”

Plus, will Drake be on The Pink Print? Find out what Nicki had to say.

Beyoncé, Jay Z, & Drake Lead BET Awards 2014 Nominations

Jay-Z and Beyoncé

Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Drake lead the nominations for the BET Awards 2014.

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New Music: OB OBrien f/ Drake – ’2 On/Thotful’

2 On/Thotful

TOPSZN is here. Drake joins his OVO Sound signee OB OBrien on a remix to Tinashe’s DJ Mustard-produced single “2 On.”

“I always been on / I always been 2 on,” sings Drizzy, who also spits about his crib in Calabasas (“Call this shit the safe house”) on the five-minute track.

On the second part of the song, entitled “Thotful,” he toasts to the thots. “We’re not in this for commitment / Your man’s gone and you don’t miss him,” he sings on the slow jam.

OB has also dropped a second solo record called “Hazelton Trump.”

Listen to both below.

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