Buzz Bites (6/24/13): Drake Unveils Album Release Date + Four Free Songs

Drake unveils his "Nothing Was The Same" release date and four free songs; Jay-Z reveals "Magna Carta Holy Grail" track listing via scavenger hunt + Abercrombie & Fitch apologizes for mocking Taylor Swift in this morning's Buzz Bites.

Drake’s new album, “Nothing Was The Same,” will be released on Sept. 17.

Drake has announced the release date for his highly anticipated third album, Nothing Was The Same, dropping Sept. 17. He’s also giving fans four free tracks on his Ovosound.com website: ”Jodeci Freestyle” featuring J. Cole, “Versace” (Remix) with Migos, “The Motion,” and “Over Here” with PartyNextDoor. (MTV News)

+ On the heels of Drake’s Nothing Was The Same announcement, he released a NSFW trailer for the album. Watch the clip, where he celebrates receiving his Grammy statue by doing shots out of the gramophone’s horn and reflecting on what the award means. (Rolling Stone)

+ Jay-Z revealed the track listing to Magna Carta Holy Grail with a scavenger hunt in Brooklyn, N.Y., where fans used Instagram clues to lead them to binders containing the song names hidden around the borough. The album drops July 4. (MTV News)

+ Also entering into the summer release competition, Big Sean revealed the release date for his sophomore studio album, Hall Of Fame. The album will street Aug. 27. (Billboard)

+ It’s safe to say that Taylor Swift probably won’t be rocking Abercrombie & Fitch clothing anytime soon. The retailer apologized for a shirt they were selling that mocked the singer for her romantic past, reading “# more boyfriends than t.s.” after a backlash from her fans. (Billboard)

+ J. Cole included a song called “Let Nas Down” on Born Sinner, a track he wrote about how his idol Nas didn’t like his very first single, “Work Out.” In response, Nas wrote a song called “Made Nas Proud.” Stream and download the track now. (RapFix)

+ Condolences to Demi Lovato, whose biological father, Patrick Lovato, has passed away. The news was revealed when Demi’s sister, Dallas, tweeted on Saturday, “Rest in peace daddy I love you.” (Billboard)

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