In the past, Drake has hinted that he believes Tory Lanez didn’t shoot Megan Thee Stallion in 2020, and now he’s making it fully known. Late Sunday night, he shared a photo of the incarcerated rapper and wrote “3 you.” People instantly reacted to the post, with Megan’s fans coming down on Drake and Tory’s […]

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Image via DaBoii/Instagram The Rap-Up is the only weekly round-up providing you with the best rap songs you need to hear. Support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Donny Morrison chooses Key Lime over Pumpkin, and it’s not even close. [embedded content] [embedded content] There’s a long list […]

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Drake is no longer Spofity’s most streamed artist ever, having lost that spot to Taylor Swift. But he still has the rap game on lock. Here are the most Spotify-streamed rappers ever, as a lead artist only. Rappers with 20 BILLION+ lead streams on Spotify 📈‼️ • Drake (72b)• Eminem (41b)• Kanye West (36b)• Juice […]

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Yo Gotti never has to rap again. According to Forbes, the Memphis boss is with $100 million. Gotti owns CMG Music Group, which has Moneybag Yo, GloRilla, and Blac Youngsta on the roster. He also owns the Memphis restaurant Prive and  a piece of the MLS team DC United. Gotti lists JAY-Z as his financial […]

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Drake is a wildly successful recording artist. He’s also moving backward on the charts. Shortly after it was reported that his Take Care album had hit diamond (ten million sold), it was revealed he was actually about two million units short. Now, he’s lost his spot as the most streamed artist on Spotify to his good […]

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Lil Baby is a big fan of Popeyes. And he wants to make sure the folks working there are a big fan of him. Baby blessed all the employees of one of his local Atlanta Popeye’s with a hundred bucks each. Lil Baby tipped all the employees at a Popeyes in Atlanta pic.twitter.com/cPd2XQqcIU — Hot […]

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The most famous Blackberry in Hip Hop is the one Drake notoriously freestyle off of. Despite him being a proud Canadian, you wouldn’t catch Drizzy with a Blackberry these days. In part because they haven’t made any new ones since 2022. Eminem, on the other hand, is still rocking the old tech. “#Eminem was trying […]

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Comedian Druski has a satirical record label, Coulda Been Records, which he tries to recruit famous rappers to join. The label uses Cash Money imagery in its logo, and this has rubbed Birdman the wrong way Baby pressed Druski over the fake label and told him to stop playing with his artists and livelihood.  When […]

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Benzino was asked about crying on Drink Champs over his longtime beef with Eminem while visiting the Art Of Dialogue, and he answered by saying he ended him with his diss song “Rap Elvis.” [embedded content] “‘Rap Elvis’ already destroyed him,” said Zino. “I already killed him with ‘Rap Elvis.’ Where’s he at? Where’s the response? […]

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No Name P isn’t exactly a household name. His track “Pink” video has about 2000 views on YouTube. One of the views seems to have been Drake. P posted a voice message from Drake in which he co-signs the track. “I saw your Pink video,” Drake said.  “People are always going to have something to […]

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Joe Exotic had the country transfixed during the early days of COVID when there was nothing to do but Netflix. It didn’t end well for the Tiger King:  He was convicted of trying to hire hitmen to kill his big cat rival Carol Baskins in early 2020 and was sentenced to 22 years in federal […]

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Before they patched things up, Kid Cudi said he refused to work with Kanye West. Now, he’s saying the same thing about Donald Glover, aka, Childish Gambino. At least it seems that way. On Wednesday, February 21, one of Cudi’s fans implored him to work with the “Atlanta” creator.  Plus, the fan brought up an […]

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The four-year anniversary of Pop Smoke’s murder was just a few days ago, on February 19. That made Amelia Rose, one of the witnesses, post a message about the tragedy while providing new details. “We didn’t know each other at all, but it was you who changed my life,” she wrote next to a photo […]

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Young Thug, who is currently on trial for racketeering, has been accused of being the shooter in the 2013 incident. Prosecutors played a 911 recording in which a woman reports a shooting in an Atlanta area townhouse.  The woman doesn’t know the victim but names Thugger as the shooter. Young Thug was named as a […]

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Machine Gun Kelly is a famous white rapper. He’s not so far away from no longer being white. Over the past several months, MGK has gotten a “spiritual” blackout tattoo on his upper torso. That’s 13 six-hour sessions of ink. And MGK isn’t done. How far he’ll go, nobody knows. But we’ll soon find out.

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Image via Verde Babii/ Instagram Support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. The Bay Area doesn’t sleep, and neither does Yousef Srour. Welcome to the BAY AREA TYPE BEAT series, a recurring column in which Yousef Srour sheds light on Bay Area artists and Bay Area-adjacent artists. Each […]

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Bobbi Althoff’s husband Cory filed for divorce earlier this month. Bobbi, who has awkwardly interviewed many a rap star, had been briefly tied to Drake. However, it’s unclear if that had anything to do with the breakup. Now Twitter is abuzz about a Bobbi Althoff leak. BREAKING: Bobbi Athoff leaks have allegedly hit the internet. […]

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Benzino’s dialogue with transgendered people and his choice of motel roommates have caused some to question his sexuality. Zino tried to squash all that talk by bragging about a wild weekend in Miami during his Source days. According to the 58-year-old, he chopped down 14 (presumably female-born) ladies after betting he could bed 20. “I […]

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The Hip Hop police have been the scourge of many a NYC rapper. In fact, Fivio says his relationship with a cop from the informal squad helped to teach him how to navigate the streets and the industry.  Jump to 11 minutes. “I just started moving smarter.  I think his name is Shawn.  He retired. […]

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