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November 17, 2023

Drake Drops 'Scary Hours 3' Album with Kevin Durant as EP

When Drake dropped For All the Dogs, he indicated he was lining up some long-overdue time off. Just a month or so later, and he’s already back. The 6 God announced that he’s releasing his eighth studio album, Scary Hours 3, on Friday. The new Drake project tapped Kevin Durant and Noel Cadastre as executive producers. The rapper revealed the album just as he debuted the first visuals for “First Person Shooter,” featuring J. Cole. The two recreate the iconic image of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo playing chess from this year’s Louis Vuitton campaign.

Read more about Drake’s newest drop from Boardroom’s Ian Stonebrook.


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MLB Owners Unanimously Approve the A's Move to Las Vegas

The MLB is one step closer to making its Sin City move. MLB owners unanimously approved the Oakland Athletics’ proposed relocation to Vegas, which includes a new ballpark on the Strip that will be completed in 2028. While a legal challenge from Nevada teachers regarding $380 million in public funding for the proposed $1.5 billion ballpark for the A’s is ongoing, the owners’ vote marks a major hurdle that MLB has cleared.

Boardroom’s Shlomo Sprung has the details on the A’s big move.

Jack Harlow, Dolly Parton, & Steve Aoki to Headline NFL's Thanksgiving Halftime Shows

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, family, and football. This year, the NFL is delivering its fans an extended entertainment lineup with its Turkey Day games. The shield announced that next Thursday’s tripleheader will feature halftime performances from Jack Harlow (Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions), Dolly Parton (Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Commanders), and Steve Aoki (Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers). The NFL‘s head of music, Seth Dudowsky, confirmed the performances, saying, “Our Thanksgiving games are among the biggest platforms in all of broadcast television, and these halftime performances continue to grow as premiere showcases for artists from across the musical spectrum.”

Arctos Expands Sports Portfolio with Investment in Aston Martin F1 Team

Formula 1 is rolling into Las Vegas this weekend for the first-ever Sin City event. Amid the glitz and glamour of the race weekend, a huge story hit the sport. Private equity firm Arctos Partners announced its minority investment the Aston Martin racing team at a $1.24 billion valuation. The newest addition extends Arctos‘ bustling sports portfolio, which includes the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool, and the Golden State Warriors.

John Legend, T-Pain, Sia Among Artists Lending Voice to YouTube AI Tool

While no one really knows how much a feature from your favorite artist may run you, it’s safe to assume it’s more than the average musician can afford. YouTube is helping creators’ dreams come true with its newest AI tool. “Dream Track” will allow users to utilize the vocal stylings of artists such as John Legend, T-Pain, Sia, Demi Lovato, and more to generate short feature tracks. Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s head of music, indicated that the tool can be a key component of the future of fan engagement. “The experiment is designed to help explore how the technology could be used to create deeper connections between artists and creators, and ultimately, their fans,” Cohen said in a statement. The 30-second clips can be shared exclusively on YouTube Shorts.

Foot Locker Becomes NBA's Official Marketing Partner

The NBA and Foot Locker have announced a multi-year deal that makes the global footwear and apparel leader an official league marketing partner in the US. The two brands will hold special activations and collaborations at marquee events during the NBA season, including All-Star weekend. To celebrate the partnership, Foot Locker had an NBA takeover of its flagship Times Square location, with the store’s 300-foot digital screens counting down to the official launch.

Read more about the NBA’s newest partnership from Boardroom’s Shlomo Sprung.