Drake: Nice For What

Drake’s new track (featuring Big Freedia and Letitia Wright on the bridge) “Nice For What” is a sheer celebration of women—specifically independent women—despite heavily sampling Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” which is about distrust of a lover. (Hill’s song samples Wu-Tang’s “Can It Be All So Simple,” which itself samples Gladys Knight + the Pips’ cover of Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were”—just for some serious song …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

How Mozart outsold Drake, a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci sketch, airplane upgrades and more in our look at the web

1. The Principals’ Sound Journeys Using field recordings documented by Chris Watson (the guy behind all of David Attenborough’s intoxicating wildlife documentaries), Brooklyn-based design studio The Principals recently created an interactive journey that guides visitors through the sounds of the natural world. Participants walk through three distinct aural zones—forest, canyon and sea—as sound elements like winds gusting across Norwegian islands or seals singing in Antarctica …

Mozart Outsold Drake This Year

A casual 225 years after his death, Mozart is 2016’s top artist in CD sales—outselling favorites like Beyonce and Drake. This is all thanks to a box-set released in October which sold a whopping 1.25 million in just five weeks. But there’s a little catch: each set contains 200 discs, and Billboard counts the sale of every individual CD, so in reality it was around …