Today, our website experienced some difficulties, but we’re still looking out. We gathered the top stories in hip-hop to keep you up to speed. From Drake releasing his highly anticipated single on Grammy night to JoJo Simmons throwing shots at Juelz Santana, read on to see what you might have missed.
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Drake Dropping New Single on Grammy Night
The Grammys just got interesting. Drizzy says he is planning on releasing his highly anticipated single on February 10. While the title is still unconfirmed, you can expect it to be “Started From the Bottom.” It’ll most likely be released after the awards show. [via Billboard]
JoJo Simmons Goes After Juelz Santana in New Diss Track
Juelz went after Rev Run’s son on “Soft.” It seemed like JoJo didn’t take that too kindly and decided to release a diss record called “Holy Water.” Diggy, where you at to solve this? [via YHTN]
Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” Certified Gold
The Odd Future member’s debut reached a new achievement by going Gold, selling more than 500,000 copies. Ocean is nominated for six awards at the Grammys, including Best New Album and Record of the Year with “Thinkin’ Bout You.” [via HipHop-N-More]
Pusha T’s Mom Asked If He Was in the Illuminati
This is just funny. All those rumors about Kanye West in some type of Illuminati elite rubbed off on Pusha. During his interview with Sway, they spoke about how his mom questioned him about being in the Illuminati. [via Sway’s Universe]
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” Goes Double Platinum
Props for the young guys out of Seattle. Billboard reports that their single “Thrift Shop” off The Heist went double platinum with 2.3 million digital downloads. “I’m gonna pop some tags…” [via Billboard]
Donald Trump Threatens to Sue Mac Miller Over “Donald Trump” Song
Trump wants to add more dollars to that bank account of his. Earlier today, he sent some tweets at Mac Miller about his song “Donald Trump,” which is now certified Gold. He isn’t too happy with the fact that Mac used his name without his permission. From his tweets, Trump wants Mac to cut the check. [via HipHopDX]
The Game Starts an Online Petition for G-Unit Reunion
First So-So Def, now G-Unit. You think Game can pull this off? [via RapRadar]
Big Boi Hints at 20th Anniversary OutKast Plans?
Big Boi and Andre 3000 haven’t seen eye-to-eye when it comes to anything related to OutKast. But, in this new interview Power 106, Daddy Fat Sax hints that they are building something together. Please, let it be a new album. [via Complex]
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