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Drake signs streaming deal with Twitch and Mixer rival Caffeine

Published: 11/Feb/2020 19:34

by Bill Cooney


Drake is one of the most well-known names in music, and now, he’s taking his talents to streaming site Caffeine — not Twitch, nor with his buddy Ninja on Mixer.

Caffeine entered the broadcasting market in 2018 with what they claim is a different approach from other streaming sites: bringing in celebrities and more traditional television-type broadcasting.

Before Drake hopped aboard, the platform had already signed American rappers Offset and Doja Cat, as well as Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

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Caffeine is trying to break into the live streaming market with big-name celebrities.

What will Drake do on Caffeine?

According to Caffeine, Drake signed a “multi-year” contract, though they declined to specify the deal’s exact length. He’ll have his own personal channel on the platform, but Caffeine didn’t reveal how often he would be streaming, either.

Instead, Drake will focus on putting his fame to use promoting the “Ultimate Rap League” on the site, which bills itself as “the biggest rap-battle league in the country.”

The gist of the league is as follows: two MCs freestyle at each other back and forth, and whoever receives the highest score from the judges or the biggest crowd reactions wins, much like 8-Mile or Mad Verse City.

Joining Caffeine isn’t Drake’s first experience with streaming, either: he notably joined Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins for a stream on Twitch in March of 2018, which broke the record for most concurrent viewers at a time with over 635,000 eyes on the now-historical broadcast. 

“I’ve always loved URL and admired what Smack and his team have been able to create, it just wasn’t easily accessible,” Drake said in a statement. “It’s exciting to be in a position where I’m able to bring Caffeine to the table and help provide URL with the tools they need to elevate the viewing experience and make it more accessible to fans.”

Although it’s unlikely he’ll replicate his legendary numbers from his joint stream with Ninja on the new platform, pulling a big name like Drake could be just the thing Caffeine needs to gain some serious brand recognition.


Addison Rae & Bryce Hall spark engagement rumors after cryptic ring post

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:43

by Alice Hearing


TikTok’s hottest couple, Addison Rae and Bryce Hall, have sparked rumors that they might be getting engaged after Addison flexed a flashy ring on Instagram.

Bryce and Addison — affectionately referred to as ‘Braddison’ by shippers — are two of TikTok’s most popular content creators, who were long rumored to be secretly dating despite their repeated denial to the contrary.

However, on November 30, the two finally confirmed that they are officially dating, and have been together for nearly two months (although they did break up earlier this year after just three days together).

Since their surprise announcement, they haven’t held back with their lovey-dovey social media posts about each other, complete with cuddly, PDA-filled TikToks. And of course, while both creators are still so young, fans of the couple are eager for more content – especially if they decide to tie the knot in the future.

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Bryce & Addison confirmed they were dating in November

On Thursday, January 14, Addison was spotted by paparazzi leaving XIV Karats LTD jewelry store in Beverly Hills – and  later on, posted a picture of a new sparkly ring on her ring finger to her Instagram story, leaving fans in a frenzy over what it might mean.

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Addison posted an image of the ring on her Instagram story

Typically, an engagement ring is worn on the ring finger of the left hand, and with the way the picture was taken, it does look like it’s on her left hand.

However, while it has prompted speculation that the pair are or could potentially be getting engaged, discussion on drama Instagram account TikTokroom heavily suggests that the pair are getting each other promise rings, instead.

This is something that several famous TikTok couples have done to show their commitment to each other, including Cynthia Parker and Quinton Griggs, as well as Alex Warren and Kouvr Annon, so it wouldn’t be so surprising if this is the case.

Either way, Bryce and Addison are clearly about as lovey-dovey as they could possibly be at this point, and engagement ring or not, the pair look like they’re in it for the long-haul.