Drake’s recent single, “Hold On We’re Going Home” has officially gone gold.
Drake’s already long list of achievements just got a little longer today. The Toronto singer just surpassed 500,000 copies sold for his recent single “Hold On We’re Going Home”, which makes it certified gold.
The Majid Jordan-featured single sold 127,000 units online this week, which made the grand total surpass the 500k mark. The single also jumped to #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 after being on the charts for only three weeks, which is another great accomplishment in itself. Just another day in the office for Drizzy.
His album, Nothing Was The Same, hits store shelves on September 24th. Congratulations Drizzy!
Lil Wayne and Mack Maine continue to build their Young Money empire with another addition to the team. Young Mula founder Lil Wayne revealed through YouTube that pop group W3 The Future has inked a deal with his label. YM president Mack Maine informed his Twitter followers of the news, as well. Their new signing W3 The Future is a teenage trio that consists of three 14-year-old artists (3siXT, Hotspot and Edge One).
YM’s roster already includes Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga, among others. Despite the success the commercial power house has had, they had yet to sign a group.
W3 The Future’s manager is Polo Molina, who also manages The Black Eyed Peas and is responsible for discovering W3 The Future.
NEW GROUP SIGNED TO YM…Everybody Welcome @w3thefuture to the YMCMB family youtu.be/8XS7iQegjDI
—Mack Maine (@mackmaine) May 7, 2013
The youthful rappers already have plans to bring something new to the table. They are working on a project entitled The West Side Of Mars which will attempt to mesh together shuffle, dubstep and Hip Hop. Some might recognize them from their appearance on BET’s “106 & Park” with Billboard charting Mowii of The Rej3ctz and for their “High Volume” music video they released about a year ago. They have also rocked the stage with Grammy Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas.
Could Drake have a new boo? Over the weekend, the YMCMB rapper/singer had a performance at the Barclays Center for the Jordan Brand Classic, and he had a popular video vixen/model by his side the whole night. Cyn Santana joined Drizzy courtside, and rumor has it the pair have been seeing each other ever since meeting on set of “No Lie” in 2012. Maybe they’re just good friends, but judging by the ladies in Drake’s past, we know Cyn is definitely his type!
DAMN! Rumor Mill has it that Drake will no longer be a member of Young Money. The deal is NOT complete, but would Weezy and Baby really SELL their boy like that ??? I do mean sell.
*Drake would be sold to the ROC for $50 MILLION ! Good Grief.
Tyga elaborates on the absence of many Cash Money artists on his new album, revealing that he only included features that complimented the songs organically.
Tyga recently spoke at length about the Tupac feature he scored for the aptly titled “Hit ‘Em Up” off his new album “Hotel California”. This wasn’t the only notable feature on the album, which houses collaborations with Rick Ross, Game, Future, 2 Chainz, and more. While Weezy does make an appearance on “500 Degrees”, YMCMB heavyweights like Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Birdman are noticeably missing. Tyga spoke with MTV about his decision to leave many of his teammates off the LP.
“I just make it organically, feel me,” said Tyga, revealing that he did want to work with Minaj, but the collaboration never got off the ground. “I had a track that I wanted Nicki on, but it just didn’t work out.”
T-Raww expressed that he wanted to include features that made sense in the context of the songs, rather than just placing them in out of convenience, or allegiance to his team. “I just felt like I didn’t wanna just put anybody on anything, so every song that I got a feature on, you can hear that person on that feature,” he said. “It increases the song.”
The “Rack City” rapper stressed the importance of not having to rely on other artists, indicating that me may not always have a strong team behind him. “I’ve always treated my career independently because I feel like that’s the best way,” he said. “You gotta learn step-by-step what you’re doing because one day you might just be doing it solo.”
Tyga concluded that he feels this approach is also a rewarding one. “I think that’s the best way too. You find yourself as an artist and you got your own fans and you just move on your own really and people respect that more,”
Here we go again! It seems like Drake just opened up a can of worms by bringing up Chris Brown and Rihanna in a recent interview. Drake spoke with East Village Radio and said, “At one point the woman (Rihanna) he (Chris Brown) loves fell into my lap and I did what a real n*gga would do and treated her with respect.” He also went on to say that he’s more popular than Chris and his music is better. Once this story was published via (PureCrack.Com) , Chris Brown subliminally responded on twitter. Hopefully this doesn’t escalate to the level it was at last summer, when the two got in a physical altercation at anNYC club.
“His (Chris Brown) insecurities are the reason I make better music than him. I’m more popping than him, at one point the woman he loves fell into my lap and I did what a real n*gga would do and treated her with respect.”