(Photo) Chance The Rapper Clarifies His “Coloring Book” Deal With Apple Music

Chance the Rapper has now taken to Twitter to share what deal he had made with Apple Music regarding his album “Coloring Book.” He believes that artist today have a lot more to gain from “streaming wars” as long as they’re able to maintain control of their product which is actually a fact. Apparently there has been a few rumors going around about Chance’s relationship with Apple that he has never felt the need to address until today.

Aaliyah’s Greatest Hits Compilation Appears on iTunes & Apple Music

For as long as it’s been a thing, streaming services have not had any Aaliyah music, save for her 1994 debut, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number. The reason behind this particular project being the only one featured stem from the late singer’s uncle, Barry Hankerson, who owns all the masters to his niece’s music EXCEPT that album – so he was unable to block its consumption. For whatever reason, Hankerson has not wanted to offer up Aaliyah’s music online, but last night, a compilation of her greatest hits popped up on iTunes and Apple Music. It has yet to appear on Spotify or TIDAL, however, but it’s a start!

(Video) FULL Lil Yachty x Ebro Interview + Yachty’s Freestyle Over “Flava In Ya Ear”

Lil Yachty has a history with Ebro, as the Hot 97 personality has given the young rapper quite a hard time for his lack of lyricism and so-called “mumble rap” style. It doesn’t help that Yachty went on to disrespect both Biggie and Tupac, saying they’re overrated and that he can’t even name many songs of theirs. Instead of widening the gap that seems to be growing between the new and older generation in hip-hop, Yachty and Ebro decided to come together on Beats 1 radio on Apple Music yesterday and put everything on the table. During the interview, the guys discussed their “beef,” Yachty’s Biggie and Pac comments, why Yachty hates the “mumble rap” title and more. Yachty also showed off his bars over the instrumental to Craig Mack’s “Flava In Ya Ear.” Check out the full interview and freestyle below!

A Billi, A Billi: Drake’s ‘Views’ Surpasses One BILLION Streams On Apple Music

What a time to be alive. After just five months on the charts, Drake’s Views album has just surpassed one BILLION streams on Apple Music! This certainly is a record breaker for the company, and they celebrated by awarding their superstar with a commemorative plaque. To commemorate the momentous achievement, Drake was awarded a plaque from Apple “Thank you to everyone,” Drake wrote while posting the plaque on IG. “OVO Sound to the @applemusic” He’s also back at number one on the Billboard 200 this week, making for the 13th non-consecutive week. The W’s keep on coming!

(Video) Drake Drops Short Film, ‘Please Forgive Me’

After teasing it for about a month now, Drake dropped his short film on Apple Music early this morning, Please Forgive Me. In conjunction with Views, the Anthony Mandler-directed film features BTS footage from the video shoot for “One Dance,” a cameo from Popcaan, a desert scene with all the bells and whistles of a blockbuster action film and more.

Jimmy Iovine Denies Apple Music Is Buying Tidal

Jimmy Iovine, head of Apple Music, addresses the rumors swirling that Apple will engulf one of it’s streaming competitors, Jay-Z’s Tidal.

Young Thug Speaks On Name Change

Yesterday, we reported that Lyor Cohen had announced Young Thug will be changing his name to ‘No My Name Is Jeffery.’ This coincides with his forthcoming mixtape of the same name, which is set to drop today. Thankfully for Thugger fans, the name change may not be permanent. “I’m Jeffery for one f*cking week. If I don’t sell a 100,000 copies,” he told Travi$ Scott on the first episode of Scott’s Beats 1 radio show. So he’s saying if he DOES sell 100,000 copies, he’ll keep the name? But if he doesn’t, he’s going back to Young Thug…right? So yeah, pretty sure “Young Thug” will be back next week. Listen below and let me know if I’m interpreting this right!

Birdman Strikes Deal With Apple Music For Cash Money

Birdman will be taking his talents to Apple Music. Over the weekend, the Cash Money mogul posted a photo with Apple Music’s head of original music content, Larry Jackson, and revealed there was a new business deal in place.

Kanye Fed Up With The Music Streaming Beef! “Fuck All This D*ck Swinging Contest”

Damn Kanye! Back at it again with another historical rant. Seems like every time Mr. West blesses us with a series of tweets its a very relevant and important rant. Today is know different. Kanye has decided to aim his anger towards the competition of streaming services. Check in after the jump for more on Ye’s gems.

A Whole Series Around James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Is Coming To Apple Music

Fans of the hilarious Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show With James Corden will soon be getting a special treat! Apple Music has decided to turn the segment into its own series, though Corden will reportedly not be the host.

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