*The ghost of Drake’s cover story debacle with Rolling Stone magazine is still present as the rapper parts ways with his PR firm ID-PR.
Billboard confirmed the split, which according to a source, was initiated by ID-PR soon after the drama with Rolling Stone.
For the past year, Drake had been working with the firm to handle publicity for his third album, “Nothing Was the Same,” as well as his current “Would You Like a Tour?, “which wraps March 26 with three dates at London’s O2 Arena. Continue reading
*ScHoolBoy Q may be focused on music with the release of his new album “Oxymoron,” but things were a bit different years ago.
In an interview for NPR’s Microphone Check, the TDE rapper admits to a past filled with drug addition that only one person knew about.
“I was addicted for like two years and I would never tell nobody,” ScHoolBoy Q revealed. “Like none of my homies. I wouldn’t tell my girl. I wouldn’t [tell] my mother. Like nobody. TDE didn’t know. The only n—- that knew was Ab-Soul…Kendrick didn’t know. I was his hype man. I was faded. It was crazy.”
*Two weeks after Drake trashed Rolling Stone for swapping out his planned cover story for a Philip Seymour Hoffman memoriam, the rapper and PR firm ID-PR have parted ways, according to Billboard.
Drake had been working with ID for the past year to handle publicity for third album “Nothing Was The Same,” as well as his current Would You Like A Tour? which wraps March 26 with three dates at London’s O2 Arena. According to a source, ID initiated the split soon after the Rolling Stone debacle.
The Rolling Stone feature, which ID helped arrange, prompted a series of tweets that have since been deleted in which Drake clarified his comments regarding Kanye West’s “Yeezus,” saying that they were shared off-the-record, and that he was “disgusted” that the magazine ran with the Hoffman cover instead of his.
*It looks like Lil Wayne’s next album “Tha Carter V” may hit the streets this spring.
During Drake’s Valentine’s Day concert at the House of Blues in New Orleans on Friday, he brought out Weezy and announced that his highly-anticipated fifth installment in the “Carter” album series will be out May 5, according to video footage of the show posted by MotaHipHop.
Weezy’s labelmate made the announcement while onstage at a concert as part of kickoff festivities for the NBA All-Star game held Sunday in New Orleans.