Swizz Beatz Addresses Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Diss, Reveals Kanye Wanted ‘Verzuz’ Battle Against Him

                              The ongoing beef between Drake and Kanye West could’ve played out on the Verzuz stage—that is, if Kanye got his way.   During a recent interview with Angie Martinez, Swizz Beatz revealed ’Ye was willing to go hit-for-hit against his most prominent foe but says he and Verzuz co- creator Timbaland weren’t pushing for such battle.   “Kanye was willing to do the Verzuz … He wanted to battle Drake,” Swizz told Martinez. “I left that up to them, and that’s what I told to Timb, as well. I was like, ‘Yo, they…

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Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Obliterates Kanye West’s ‘DONDA’ In Streaming Numbers

  In the latest development of the streaming and album sales war between Drake and Kanye West, it’s been revealed that Drizzy’s Certified Lover Boy has surpassed the first-week streaming figures of Yeezy’s DONDA album in just three days. According to Rolling Stone, Certified Lover Boy amassed 430 million on-demand audio streams stateside between Friday and Sunday, while DONDA tallied less than 423 million streams in its first eight days of availability on streaming platforms. Released less than one week apart, the metrics surrounding DONDA and Certified Lover Boy underlie the heated rivalry between Kanye West and Drake, who have sent shots at each other online and musically.…

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Where Can Drake Go After ‘Certified Lover Boy’?

  Most young kings get their heads cut off; Drake just got a new haircut. After 11 years in music, Drake’s crown seems to be so firmly established that he has time to relish some of the visual conceits that come with being a chameleonic rapper living out his megastar aspirations. The much- discussed Valentine’s-inspired design he’s been sporting for the rollout of his overachieving new album, Certified Lover Boy, is something like a half-moon part — that thugged-out barber’s chair staple, à la Raekwon — for the set who serenades by candlelight.   Drake’s…

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Master P on Drake and Kanye West Feud

On Tuesday’s (Sept. 7) episode of the Allison Interviews podcast, Percy “Master P” Miller shared his thoughts on highly publicized feuds between rappers that are “crossing the lines of safety,” as host Allison Kugel puts it. While West vs. Drake has been going on for more than a decade, the two recently butt heads during the lead-up of their respective albums Donda and Certified Lover Boy. After ‘Ye briefly leaked Drake’s address, the OVO MC seemed to take shots at him on his song “7am on Bridle Path,” and later leaked ‘Ye and André 3000’s “Life of the Party” collab that didn’t…

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Drake Leaks Song Where Kanye West is Dissing Him and Claiming GD

  Drake celebrated the release of his new album, Certified Lover Boy, by hosting a guest mix on SiriusXM’s Sound 42 radio show Saturday morning. A number of unreleased songs were premiered during the broadcast, including a Kanye West track featuring Andre 3000. Titled, “Life of the Party,” the song is alleged to have been a leftover from Kanye’s recent album, Donda. While Kanye previewed the song in Berlin earlier this week, his rap rival managed to get his hands on the full track. In the song, Kanye West calls out Drake…

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Jay-Z Ignites Conversation After Appearing on Both Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ & Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’

Jay-Z isn’t taking any sides, and Twitter has noticed. After appearing on Kanye West’s Donda track “Jail pt. 2″ when it arrived (Aug. 29) and then promptly making a feature on Ye rival Drake’s long-awaited Certified Lover Boy with “Love All” on Friday (Sept. 3), listeners have taken to Twitter with hilarious takes on Jay-Z’s willingness to collaborate with both rappers. One Twitter user wrote, “Jay-Z gave Kanye that weak image of god/selfie line and gave Drake a dissertation.” Another wrote, “Jay-Z understands something a lot of ppl do not: Drake and Kanye’s beef is THEIR beef, not…

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Lupe Fiasco Sends Shots at Kid Cudi on Twitter: “F*** Cudi 4 Life”

On Thursday (September 2) night, Lupe Fiasco sent shots at Kid Cudi while speaking with fans on Twitter. While speaking about Drake’s highly anticipated Certified Lover Boy album, a fan asked Lupe if he was going to skip Cudi’s feature, and he replied, “F**k cudi 4 life.” Lupe gave Cudi props for his 2009 debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day, but added, “f**k that n***a…hahaha.” One Twitter user then got Lupe riled up when he told him that Cudi was better than him, and Lupe responded, “No…

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Drake Reveals Release Date for ‘Certified Lover Boy’ on ESPN’s Sportscenter

In January 2021, Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ was supposed to drop but was set back after the rapper suffered a knee injury. However, the recent weeks have found Drake in the news, along with Kanye West, who have seemingly become rivals as West’s release for ‘DONDA’ is looming as well. Now, Drake has taken to ESPN’s Sportscenter to release a cryptic message showing off the release date for his ‘CLB’ album. During the sports broadcast, the footage was interrupted, and a man could be seen holding up a sign that said “CLB…

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DRAKE WELCOMES TORONTO RAPTORS ROOKIES WHILE SAYING GOODBYE TO KYLE LOWRY

Drake loves his Toronto Raptors. The connection Drake has with his team goes deeper than the global ambassador position he currently holds. friendships with current and former players like Fred VanVleet and Demar DeRozan. With the NBA off-season going into full effect with the draft and free agency period, Drake is welcoming new players and saying goodbye to even more. On Sunday (August 1), Drake invited the Raptors’ new rookies Scott Barnes and Dalano Banton to his Toronto home for a chill session. The link-up also happened on Barnes’ 20th birthday.   …

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DRAKE & LIL BABY’S ‘WANTS & NEEDS’ ALREADY GOLD

Drake is untouchable. In just two weeks since the release of his three-pack of songs dubbed Scary Hours 2, the Lil Baby-assisted “Wants & Needs” is already set to be certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America with over 500,000 units sold. Considering all three songs debuted in the top three slots on the Billboard Hot 100 in their first week, the news doesn’t come entirely as a surprise – and likely means the other two songs aren’t far from certification either.   While the Cardo, Dez Wright and 40-produced “Wants…

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