Inside The Creation Of Drake’s Hit Single ‘Nice For What’ & The Influence Of NOLA Bounce

“No One Has Done It Like This.”

On April 7, 2018, Drake surprised fans with a brand new single titled “Nice For What.”

The Toronto rapper is known for incorporating different sounds from around the world, and this time he infused a New Orleans signature style of music called “New Orleans Bounce” or as radio DJ Wild Wayne (aka the Mayor of New Orleans) would call it, “Rhythm N’ Bounce.”

“NOLA bounce artists and DJ’s take a mainstream r&b song and speed up the bpm’s, chop the hottest parts of t

September 11, 2001: The Day We Forgot About The Music [VIDEO]

September 11, 2001 is a date that holds close to everyone in the nation, especially those who lived in the New York City area at the time.

It has been years since that incident changed the world forever, yet for many of us that whole day still holds vividly in our memories, as we are reminded of how we felt on that day every year on this very date.

But, as we remember this day, how perfect the weather was, how there were no clouds in the sky, students getting their groove back in school mode,

Reasonable Doubt: Re-Living Jay-Z’s Classic Album 24 Years Later

Boom Boom. Boom Boom. The beat thumps through the speakers. Four seconds in, the words of a man with a Colombian Scarface accent sets the tone with his threats.

“Ah shit, okay, okay, alright. Big man! You wanna make some big bucks, huh? Let’s see how tough you are. You know something about cocaine? Be a man!”

Transitioning smoothly into the laid back sounds of the Knobody produced piece as a young Mary J. Blige starts harmonizing through the beat. “Can’t Knock The Hustle” becomes the theme of

Celebrate 2Pac's CLASSIC Album 'All Eyez On Me' 20 Years Later [VIDEO]

The year was 1995. Tupac Shakur was sitting in his jail cell after being found guilty of charges of “first-degree sexual abuse.“

Although he admitted that he did not do the crime itself, he did apologize for not stopping a terrible situation from happening.

Hip Hop was on pins and needles at that time, and quite possibly the most aggressive it has ever been. Months earlier, Tupac was shot at Quad Studios in New York City. He was also facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at

The Day We Knew Biggie Was Watching

You can’t talk Biggie without telling a story. This hip hop shit just became too real.

How the hell did we get here? The year is 1997. It’s been six months since the passing of one of the most complicated, and notorious rappers in the world was shot and killed in Las Vegas. We were in the middle of this East vs West war. Something that took a shocking turn that September night when Christopher Wallace lost his former friend and mentor turned foe.

Surely we could not go through this kind of tra

This Is How Biggie’s Death Changed Hip Hop Forever

Things were just different.

The Notorious B.I.G. passed away on March 9, 1997 weeks before his sophomore album Life After Death was set to be released. It was an event that stopped this so-called east vs west war once and for all as two of the biggest artists at the time were gunned down due to senseless violence. Who would have known that hip hop would change like this?

Let’s roll the clocks back to a time in 1997. Hip hop was going through a transition at the time. With the death of 2Pac, an

Charged Up: Meek Mill VS Drake Beef Began On This Date 2 Years Ago! [PHOTO]

At 11:43PM On July 21, 2015 Meek Mill wrote the first tweet…And nothing was the same.

Minutes before midnight Meek Mill took over the Internet with his first shots at his now foe Drake after the Toronto rapper failed to promote Meek’s latest album Dreams Worth More Than Money.

Let’s go back to July 20, 2015 before the tweet dropped. Meek Mill’s career was on the rise. FAST! His album was number one on the Billboard 200 beating out Taylor Swift and his latest single “R.I.C.O.” featuring Drake w