Noah "40" Shebib Confirms Kanye Didn't Write Lyrics For Drake's "Two Birds, One Stone"
Over the weekend, there was a report that Kanye had contributed lyrics to Drake's "Two Birds, One Stone," based on credits found on Tidal.
Watch Drake's "Please Forgive Me" Short Film
After announcing the project last month, Drake hadn't spilled many details on "Please Forgive Me," aside from that it's a "short film" inspired by his latest album, VIEWS. Drake originally scheduled the "Please Forgive Me" premiere for Sept. 30, but earlier today, he revealed that the film would arrive tonight.
Drake Announces Release Date For Short Film "Please Forgive Me"
Earlier in August, Drake revealed that he has been working on a short film called "Please Forgive Me" that features music from VIEWS.
French Montana & Drake To Drop "No Shopping" Tomorrow Night
Tomorrow, Drake and French Montana will finally release "No Shopping," the collaboration that was first previewed in May. The track will appear on French's upcoming album, MC4. French shared a short trailer for the song on his Instagram. The "No Shopping" cover art has also been unveiled, and it shows a receipt with different prices listed next to each of the track's collaborators. It is now known that "No Shopping" is produced by Murda Beatz, who has now worked on a total of three Drake collabs.
Listen To Episode 24 Of OVO Sound Radio, Hosted By Noah "40" Shebib"
The 24th episode of OVO Sound Radio is currently streaming live on Beats 1 radio. Right at 6pm, listeners were tuned into Waking at Dawn, the new album from young OVO signee Roy Woods, and the album was played out in its entirety. The special guest of tonight's episode is the one and only Noah "40" Shebib, the co-founder of OVO and the executive producer of Drake's VIEWS and just about every other project he's put out.
15 Things We Learned From Drake & 40's Nardwuar Interview
It's hard not to learn something from an interview. Often times, the subject of the conversation ends up coming away with a some new fun facts thanks to the Vancouver eccentric's vast music knowledge and unmatched research skills. Usually, this is all contained within about 10 to 20 minutes of back-and-forth, but in Drake and 40's new interview with the Human Serviette, he gets a full hour to blow their minds.
Review: Drake's "VIEWS"
It felt like the hot takes on VIEWS started coming in before the album even dropped.
N.O.R.E. Helped Drake & 40 Clear DMX Sample On "VIEWS"
Word just got out that DMX is working on a new album that will apparently feature Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, and Dr. Dre. The news comes shortly after DMX made headlines for making a surprise appearance on Drake's VIEWS, as two of his classic tracks were sampled on "U With Me?", produced by 40 and Kanye West.
A Nardwuar Interview With Drake & 40 Is On The Way
Drake doesn't do too much press these days. This past September, he appeared on the cover of FADER's 100th issue and participated in his first interview since February 2014, when he was the subject of a controversial feature in Rolling Stone that might've led to a squabble with Jay Z.
Drake Previews New Music In Another "VIEWS" Trailer
It's the calm before the storm, as VIEWS is finally set to hit the airwaves tonight at 10 p.m. EST on OVO Sound Radio. Drake has been slowly and mysteriously providing fans with more details regarding the imminent release, and he has just shared a new trailer for VIEWS, featuring some new sounds that could very well be taken from the album.
Sounds Like 40 Only Just Put The Finishing Touches On Drake's "Views From The 6"
Anyone who's closely followed Drake and 40's process know that its always down to the wire when it comes album submission time. Now that albums are generally released digitally before getting a physical pressing, they technically have a little more time to finish up all the mastering, but naturally, things were still very last minute this time around.
Review: dvsn's "Sept. 5th"
Somewhere along the way, mainstream R&B's relationship with sex changed. It's still a central theme in the vast majority of the genre, but the offhand, casual way in which it's usually referenced these days stands in sharp contrast with the reverence it was awarded up until the mid-2000s. This isn't a question of morals, though it may seem that way, because even if it was a known Lothario like R. Kelly singing about pleasures of the flesh on "Bump N' Grind" in '93, he made it sound like a holy pursuit.
5 Things We Want From PartyNextDoor's "P3"
It's been a fast year for OVO so far, beginning with Drake's "Summer Sixteen." All eyes were directed toward Views from the 6, which is, finally, set to arrive next month. There hasn't been another taste of Views since, though OVO has kept its name out there with the release of the self-titled debut album from Majid Jordan as well as the signing of the anonymous R&B act dvsn.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 5)
Lots of exciting stuff going down on Instagram this week. First off, we got an update on ALL of the upcoming TDE releases, and surprisingly, it was Kendrick's album that came through first (though it seems Q, Isaiah, Sza, and Soulo aren't far behind). We also got a brief update on Drake's Views From The 6 through a photo of Drizzy's creative partner, 40, stocking up with supplies to camp out in the studio (and to keep it Canadian, a Tim Horton's cup in hand).
Drake's New Instagram Photos Suggest He's In The "Home Stretch" Of Recording "Views"
We know that Drake's 4th studio album, Views From The 6, is scheduled to drop in April (most likely Saturday, April 2nd on OVO Radio by the looks of the ads), and it appears that the rapper is putting the finishing touches on the project right now.
Mysterious R&B Act dvsn Appears To Have Signed With OVO Sound
We still don't know much about dvsn, other than the act works with "Hotline Bling" producer Nineteen85 and they've released a few impressive traditionally-informed R&B singles, but today they've just been given a big look, seemingly pairing with Drake's label, OVO Sound.
Noah '40' Shebib Speaks On Drake's "Views From The 6"
There's still no proper release date for Views From The 6, but the teasers keep coming. Last week a series of various billboard ads, some inspired by the single art for "Summer Sixteen," were spotted across the city of Toronto.
Noah “40” Shebib Drops Hint About “Views From The 6”
During his NYE party in Miami last week, Drake hinted that his highly anticipated Views From The 6 album would be “coming very soon,” and more evidence just turned up Friday night to further validate his statement.
ASAP Ferg Talks "Huge Smash Song" With Future, Recording For A Week With 40
ASAP Ferg is getting ready to drop his sophomore album at the top of 2016, and from the sounds of his new interview with MTV, it's bound to be something special. "Early January you're gonna get a HUGE smash song called 'New Levels' with Future," said Ferg, promising the song will drop after we get to see the "Thought It Was A Drought" video he directed.
Bryson Tiller Explains Not Signing With Drake & OVO
Louisville's Bryson Tiller came out of nowhere at the end of last year with his breakout hit, "Don't." The song began really blowing up this year, but not before Tiller had received cosigns from artists such as Drake and Timbaland. Before releasing his debut album, T R A P S O U L, which reached No.