Charles Hamilton Signs to Republic Records

Rapper Charles Hamilton is making a comeback and has a record deal with Republic Records to prove it.

Complex reported the news and cited that the terms of the Harlem MC’s contract are currently unclear. The powers that be, however, are already working in Hamilton’s favor; he has a song with Rita Ora called “New York Raining” that appears of the official soundtrack for hit Fox TV series Empire.

As if that weren’t enough, Hamilton is slated to perform at Sayers Club in Los Angeles tonight.

“New York Raining” will premiere during the season finale of Empire, which airs in March. 

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Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ Debuts No. 1 on Billboard’s Album Charts

Drake’s fourth solo LP Views From the 6 doesn’t arrive until later this year, but the surprise If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape has the Toronto rapper dominating the charts once again. According to Hits Daily Double, the 17-track collection featuring Lil’ Wayne, Travi$ Scott, and PARTYNEXTDOOR sold an estimated 497,602 copies opening week (541,585 total with streams).

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