AHH Stray News: Drake Surpasses Jay-Z; Skrillex On New Kanye Album; No Beastie Boys Music In Commercials


(AllHipHop News) Less than two months after seeing his Young Money boss Lil Wayne earn his 100th entry on the Billboard charts, Drake has achieved something of his own – surpassing Jay-Z for the most #1 hits on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts.

The Drake-assisted “No Lie” by 2 Chainz, which was recently certified gold, has given the Toronto native his 10th #1 hit which beats the 9 that Jay-Z has received since he was first listed on the charts in 1995.

Following Drake, who has had three solo records and seven collaborations reach #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, is Jay-Z with nine (four solo, five collaborations), Lil Wayne with eight (three solo, five collaborations) and Kanye West with six (three solo, three collaborations). With this accomplishment, Drake now holds the title for most #1 records on both the R&B/Hip-Hop chart (10) and the Rap chart (12).

In a recent interview with Daily Beats, EDM producer Skrillex has revealed that a product of what he and Kanye West worked on in a  studio several months back will end up on the rapper’s album. Although no clarification was made as to whether it will be heard on Cruel Summer or West’s solo album, Skrillex said, “I did some music with Kanye and from what I know, it’s actually going to be the first song on his new album.”

Skrillex, who is one of the most popular touring DJ’s in the world right now, told Rolling Stone back in March that he had flown out to Los Angeles to work on a few tracks with West. West’s next release will be in the form of G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer compilation, which is scheduled to be released on September 4.

As reported by Billboard, fans won’t be hearing any Beastie Boys music in commercials for a long time. The will left behind by Adam “MCA” Yauch, who passed away earlier this year after his battle with cancer, reads “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes.”

“The will, filled on Tuesday, leaves his $6.4 million estate to his wife, Dechen, and daughter, Tenzin Losel. His wife was named the executor of his estate, which places future decisions for his contributions to the Beastie Boys in her hands,” says Billboard.

Monster Energy was just sued for copyright infringement by the Beastie Boys for using a number of their songs in a promotional video that was released in May. MTV reports that the group “is seeking unspecified damages, alleging copyright infringement and a host of other intellectual property violations.”