Drake News

 
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: October 13
    The past two weeks were dominated by Drake, who in turn dominated the charts with Nothing Was The Same. Now Justin Timberlake has taken over, with the release of  The 20/20 Experience 2, his second album in the span of a year, and his second album to debut at #1 in that same time.
  • Cover of Raptor Rudy Gay Says Drake Is A "Sapper" Not A Rapper
    The Toronto Raptors are undergoing a culture overhaul with their franchise.  They brought in a new GM, Masai Ujiri, whose first order of business was trading Andrea Bargnani, who was an albatross of sorts of the Bryan Colangelo helmed era.
  • Cover of Eminem’s "Berzerk" & Drake’s "Hold On" Go Platinum, Jay Z’s "Holy Grail" Goes Double Platinum
    The numbers are in, and these rap game heavyweights are still killing it.  Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP II single "Berzerk" sold 115,000 copies this week, which put him at 1,110,000 total copies sold, solidifying the track's platinum status. The album is scheduled for release on November 5th.
  • Cover of Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke To Perform At The Grammy Nominations Concert
    We're approaching Grammy time, and today the annual awards ceremony announced a big (and surprisingly hip-hop/r'n'b) line up for their Nominations Concert.
  • Cover of Justin Timberlake Tops Charts Again, Drake Follows
    Despite the mixed reception of his new album, Justin Timberlake is still winning. The singer still holds the highest debut of the year for the 20/20 Experience, and has topped the charts once again with part 2 of the endeavor.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: October 6
    This past week the Drake frenzy surrounding Nothing Was The Same came to a peak when the actual first week sales were released. The rapper's album had the best opening week of this year second to Justin Timberlake's come back effort-- he even topped Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail first week sales.
  • Cover of Erykah Badu Encourages Drake To Respond To Kendrick Lamar's Diss
    Outside of Kendrick Lamar's infamous "Control" verse, we're in the no-names era of rap disses. While rappers sub-tweeting each other in their verses can be interestingly cryptic, it's often led to listeners creating beef that doesn't exist. 
  • Cover of Papoose Thinks Kendrick's BET Cypher Verse Was Aimed At Him
    There's been a lot of talk about Kendrick's BET Cypher verse, and who it was directed at. While it seemed pretty clear that K.Dot was going at Drake (who has recently been denouncing the influence of the rapper's "Control" verse), the possibility that Kendrick was targeting Papoose has been brought up.
  • Cover of U-God Reveals Capadonna Has A Record With Drake, Talks "Wu-Tang Forever" Remix
    Drake has a steady stream of Wu-Tang Clan references on his new album, Nothing Was The Same, and he's taking things to next level by getting the Wu on the remix to his "Wu-Tang Forever" tribute. U-God is one of the Wu affiliates who will appear on the remix, and recently spoke to MTV about it.
  • Cover of Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" First Week Sales Are In
    Drake's Nothing Was The Same has met expectations, and debuted at number one on the Billboard charts this week. The album has sold 658,179 units, which is just slightly more than Drizzy's last project, Take Care, moved in its first week.
  • Cover of Origins: Drake's "Nothing Was The Same"
    The songwriting process in rap can sometimes be hard to follow. With the use of sampling, and the genre's increasingly collaborative production methods, breaking down the construction of songs can become convoluted.
  • Cover of Drake Is  Raptors New Global Ambassador, Will Help Re-Brand Team
    The Toronto Raptors had announced that rapper and TO-native, Drake, would be the host of the 2016 All Star Weekend held in Toronto, which would only be one of his roles with the team.
  • Cover of Drake Will Be Toronto's Host For 2016 All Star Game
    The Toronto Raptors are attempting an brand overhaul, and as part of that effort made a bid and earned the right to host the 2016 All Star Weekend.
  • Cover of Drake & Keyshia Chante Talk About Their Past Relationship On 106 & Park
    Drake is pretty open about his relationships and flings, as his music usually incorporates the females in his life. It seems even when he was 14 years old he was writing tracks about his girls.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: September 20-26
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
  • Cover of Poppin' Tags: 20 Songs About Brands
    There's definitely been an influx of songs dedicated to rappers' favorite brands in the last year or two, but it's been happening forever. Whether it's the designer labels of Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, or casual sportswear like Nike or FILA, emcees have always made a point of shouting out what they wear.
  • Cover of Drake Speaks On The "Number One Spot" & Abandoned Aaliyah Project
    We've already learned a lot about the creation of Drake's Nothing Was The Same in the first few clips from his CRWN interview with Elliott Wilson, and the newest installment is no exception.
  • Cover of Drake Calls Being Denied From Heat Locker Room A "Classic Moment"
    When the Miami Heat won Game 7 of this year's NBA Finals in Miami, American Airlines Arena exploded with jubilation and the wild celebration began.  Before heading out to the club and buying 100s of bottles of custom Miami Heat champagne, the team poured into the locker room.
  • Cover of Drake Says His Mom Was Really Upset Upon Hearing "Too Much"
    Drake has been all over the site for the past week as he does interview on top of interview to promote his new album, Nothing Was The Same, turning it into a veritable DrakeWeek on just about every blog. One of the more anticipated interviews was his sit-down with Elliott Wilson for the CRWN series.
  • Cover of Review: Drake's "Nothing Was The Same"
    “Prince Akeem, they throw flowers at my feet, nigga!” Drake declares in the intro of his third album.
  • Cover of Sales Projections For Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" Are Here
    Many people were wondering if Drake would be able to break the 1 million mark in sales with his new album Nothing Was The Same. The sales projections for the first week are in today, and it seems he's not quite there yet.
  • Cover of Drake Talks Blending R&B And Rap Music, Singing Too Much & Kendrick Lamar
    Drake was interviewed by Elliott Wilson for his CRWN interview series this past Sunday. The night of the event, tidbits of what Drake said during his interview made their way online through Twitter. Most of what we heard revolved around Kendrick Lamar, and Drake's response to the "Control" track.
  • Cover of Drake Says Kendrick Probably Won't Get Features From Those Named On "Control", Himself Included
    Drake finally dropped his Nothing Was The Same album today, and thus has naturally started his promotional tour. The Toronto emcee stopped by LA's Power 106 to talk about his relationship with Nicki Minaj, the many memes he's inspired, and of course-- whether he likes it or not --Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Sept. 16-22
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of Drake Talks On "Pound Cake," Says Jay Z Is The "True Big Homie"
    Drake recently revealed that his Jay Z collaboration on Nothing Was The Same, one of the very few featured tracks, was originally intended for Hov's album.
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