Let’s start by saying, Drake knew what he was doing when he started everyone’s week off with the Hotline Bling video. It’s literally taken over every social media platform, and rightfully so. It’s safe to say he might win Dancer of the Year because of it. But the bling in the hotline might have ultimately overshadowed the other things going on in the world of Hip-Hop and Hip-Pop alike. So what’d you miss? I’m glad you asked.
Get your “wtf’s” ready.
10. Hotline Bling Video Is Here
Go watch this RIGHT. NOW. Even if you’ve already seen it.
9. Another One
Meek Mill dropped his Twitter fingers and found his Instagram fingers and took several shots at Wale.
8. DJ Khaled Drops New Album
Did he change a lot? You be the judge and stream it here.
7. Big Rings?
Is it really a time to be alive?
6. Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, & Others Shut the Barclays Center Down
If you can’t tell by this picture alone, Tidal X: 10/20 was a huge success.
5. The Weeknd & Rolling Stone
2015 breakout star #TheWeeknd appears on our new cover. A press-shy Ethiopian kid, he has cultivated a near-mythical image as a bed-hopping, pill-popping, chart-topping cipher. "We live in an era when everything is so excessive," he says. "I think it's refreshing for everybody to be like, 'Who the fuck is this guy?'" Find out by reading our new cover story in full on RollingStone.com. Photograph by @MarkSeliger
Can we just talk about how he really did this cover justice?
4. Waka Goes Political…Again
After giving up on his run for the presidency, Waka Flocka is now after the position of Speaker of the House. Ya’ll think he could do it or nah?
3. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Gates
Congrats to this happy couple!
2. Hotline Bling or Cha Cha?
D.R.A.M makes statements regarding the imploding success of Drake’s Hotline Bling. But, if you’re interested in hearing more music from D.R.A.M stream his new EP GAHDAMN! here.
1. Guess Who’s Back?
Everyone get your tissues ready.