Chance The Rapper is fully independent, and made history earlier this year when his album became the first streaming-only project to chart on top 10 on the Billboard 200. His success comes solely from the support of fans who attend shows, buy merch and stream the music, but now he wants to bring it even further. “I want you to share my music in whatever city you’re in with as many people as possible,” Chance tweeted yesterday. “The radio is like a huge listening party for people of all demographics to get in tune. In those moment its mad ppl in harmony. #optioncee requires your twitter and will take place over the next few weeks. It has phases so I’ll keep tweaking it but let’s take over! I present #optioncee aka rapperradio.com. When you type in your city, a tweet to city button should appear. Will be up ASAP.”
Drake made quite the moment on stage last night in Detroit, bringing out the city’s hometown hero, Eminem, to perform their 2009 song, “Forever.” While this is a moment in and of itself, the impact it had was that much more, considering the rumors that circulated last week about the pair having beef because of Eminem’s close affiliation to Joe Budden. As you know, the rumor was started when Ebro referenced a convo with Drake where he joked about the possibility of a diss from Em on Joe‘s behalf, and listeners thought he was saying it was a serious conversation.
Wale has been known to go at it with fans and just about anyone else with a Twitter profile. Next victim up is the hailing SnapChat queen, YesJulz. The blows get pretty nasty once she starts publicly roasting the DC rapper for everyone to see 😳
Tory Lanez debut album, I Told You, will drop this Friday, August 19. Though the Toronto artist has seen success with hit singles like “Say It” and more recently, “Luv,” he doesn’t have much faith that the project will actually sell. “I’m fairly new to how this “album thing” works. So I’m not expecting much sales wise,” he reportedly wrote in a now-deleted tweet, according to Vlad TV. “But Musically my album is the best album this year.”