Drake News

  • Jay Z, Beyonce & Drake Sit Courtside At Friday Nights Raptors Vs. Nets Playoff Game
    Jay Z, Beyonce & Drake Sit Courtside At Friday Nights Raptors Vs. Nets Playoff Game
    May 2, 2014 at 10:38pm
     Jay Z and Drake both now how to attend a basketball game. The two rap super stars, along with Beyonce, were caught sitting courtside at the Barclays Center on Friday night for Game 6 of the NBA Playoffs between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors.  Seated at both ends of the scorers table, Hov and Drizzy made their presence felt by cheering on their respective hometown teams, with Hov rockin' Nets gear head to toe.
  • Lil Wayne Announces New Single Featuring Drake & Reveals Official Artwork
    Lil Wayne Announces New Single Featuring Drake & Reveals Official Artwork
    May 1, 2014 at 12:15am
     So while the other night’s tweet from Kobe turned out not to be the official album cover for the Carter V, we do now have some concrete information for ya. Weezy just released his newest episode of his Weezy Wednesday series, and for it, decided to reveal the official artwork and title for his new upcoming single “Believe Me” featuring Drake.  
  • Drake Calls Meek Mill's "Dreams & Nightmares" Intro "One Of The Best Rap Moments Of Our Generation"
    Drake Calls Meek Mill's "Dreams & Nightmares" Intro "One Of The Best Rap Moments Of Our Generation"
    Apr 30, 2014 at 07:40pm
    Hearing the intro to Meek Mill's debut album, Dreams & Nightmares for the first time was a truly exhilarating experience. What begins as a reflective, piano-laden number suddenly transforms into a menacing trap anthem-- coupled with some of Meek's best rapping, the song definitely left an impression. Drake was not excluded from the experience, tweeting early this morning that intro is "really one of the best rap moments of our generation..."
  • The Hip-Hop Lover's Guide To This Year's Music Festivals
    The Hip-Hop Lover's Guide To This Year's Music Festivals
    Apr 30, 2014 at 03:22pm
    Music festivals seem to be more popular than ever these days, causing hundreds of thousands of music enthusiast to splurge on passes, fly out of state or even the country, to camp outdoors and soak in live music alongside strangers in borderline unbearable heat for multiple days in a row.
  • 50 Cent Says Jay Z "Inherited" Drake Beef From Kanye West
    50 Cent Says Jay Z "Inherited" Drake Beef From Kanye West
    Apr 30, 2014 at 02:37pm
    50 Cent is no stranger to beef, so it's no surprise he has a few opinions concerning the recent back-and-forth between Drake and Jay Z. An extensive sit-down with HOT 97's Funkmaster Flex found him giving his take on the perceived feud, which he feels had something to do with issues Drake and Kanye had experienced beforehand. He also addressed a few other topics, including the current status of his relationship with Nas, as well as the rumor that G-Unit will be reuniting at 50's Summer Jam performance this June. Read some excerpts from the sit-down below.
  • Major League Lacrosse Says Jay Z Wouldn't Last "One Minute" On The Field
    Major League Lacrosse Says Jay Z Wouldn't Last "One Minute" On The Field
    Apr 29, 2014 at 05:09pm
    The first time you heard Jay Z's verse on DJ Khaled's "They Don't Love You No More", you may have speculated that Hov was dissing Drake in his final bars. One thing that likely didn't cross your mind as you were getting caught up in subliminals was the unapologetic shot he took at lacrosse in the process. "Haters wanna ball, let me tighten up my drawstring / Wrong sport boy, you know you soft as a lacrosse team". Well, a spokesperson for Major League Lacrosse certainly caught the jab, and unlike Drake, he felt the need to respond instantly.
  • Katy Perry On Juicy J: "I Don't Want To Make Him Out To Be Softer Than Drake"
    Katy Perry On Juicy J: "I Don't Want To Make Him Out To Be Softer Than Drake"
    Apr 28, 2014 at 06:15pm
    Katy Perry recently called into the Breakfast Club, but unlike guests like Kanye West before her, she was not too careful with her words, as many artists have learned to be when appearing on the show. Things got off to a good start with Perry sharing some kind words for Juicy J, who she worked with on her recent number one single, "Dark Horse". “He’s such a sweet, genuine guy and an amazing, hard worker,” she said. "I’ve worked with a lot of people that have done little pieces on songs and not that they have egos, but Juicy’s the kindest.”
  • Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell & More To Perform At iHeart Radio Music Awards
    Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell & More To Perform At iHeart Radio Music Awards
    Apr 21, 2014 at 02:35pm
    iHeart Radio took to NBC's Twitter account today to announce a big line-up of performers at their forthcoming iHeart Radio Music Awards. The event goes down in Los Angeles on May 1st, and will have a sufficient amount of hip-hop represented with performances from Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell. Pitbull will also take the stage, as will Shakira, among others. This event will serves as iHeart Radio's first annual awards show, and it will be aired live on NBC.
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 19)
    28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 19)
    Apr 19, 2014 at 05:29pm
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly burst into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions. 
  • Drake Says "Jay Z Is Somewhere Eating A Fondue Plate" In TSN Interview
    Drake Says "Jay Z Is Somewhere Eating A Fondue Plate" In TSN Interview
    Apr 19, 2014 at 03:09pm
    Drake and Jay Z have been throwing subtle shade at one another over the last couple of months, beginning with Drake's remark that Hov has been discussing art a little too much in his raps, to Jay's response referring to the OVO rapper as "Mrs. Drizzy".
  • Drake Sued Over "Pound Cake" Sample
    Drake Sued Over "Pound Cake" Sample
    Apr 16, 2014 at 07:43pm
    The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording. While the liner notes give credit to the original performers, suggesting that permission for the use of the sample was granted, Jimmy Smith's estate still feels some type of way about it.
  • Drake Announces OVO's Houston Appreciation Weekend [Update: Dates Announced]
    Drake Announces OVO's Houston Appreciation Weekend [Update: Dates Announced]
    Apr 13, 2014 at 08:11pm
    Just the other week Drake stirred things up with the announcement of his headliners for OVO Fest, unsurprisingly, it was both OutKast and Drizzy. The OVO Fest went on to sell out tickets within two minutes of the tickets going live.
  • 9 Vintage Hip-Hop Inspired Ads
    9 Vintage Hip-Hop Inspired Ads
    Apr 13, 2014 at 03:32pm
    There is sometimes a fine line between hip hop and advertising, with rappers constantly namechecking their favorite brands, or even promoting their own. A french art director by the name of David Redon may have seen this connection when he began work on a project called "Ads Libitum", which reimagines rap songs as vintage ads.
  • Drake Surprises 15-Year Old Cancer Patient In Houston
    Drake Surprises 15-Year Old Cancer Patient In Houston
    Apr 13, 2014 at 12:08pm
    Kennedy Brown, a 15-year-old student at Carnegie Vanguard High got a pretty big surprise this weekend. The teenager, who has been battling a form of terminal brain cancer, was recently the subject of a hashtag campaign, #DrakeForKen, set up by the students at her high school, encouraging the rapper to pay her a visit. “We would ask all of your viewers to [Tweet] #DrakeForKen so we can get him to come see her or send something for her because that would mean the world to her,” shared a classmate.
  • Drake Speaks On Hosting The ESPYs, Names Jamie Foxx As Big Inspiration
    Drake Speaks On Hosting The ESPYs, Names Jamie Foxx As Big Inspiration
    Apr 10, 2014 at 01:11pm
    Yesterday we reported that Drake will host the 2014 ESPYs for ESPN come July. The news came with some Nothing Was The Same-inspired ESPYs art, but that was about it. Now Drizzy has visited ESPN and spoke about his upcoming hosting duties. He says hosting Saturday Night Live gave him the confidence to host the ESPYs, and also references Jamie Foxx, who was a past host of the event, as an inspiration.
  • Drake To Host 2014 ESPYs
    Drake To Host 2014 ESPYs
    Apr 9, 2014 at 02:07pm
    Drake is the one who said it, "I swear sports and music are so synonymous", and he continues to prove just that with cross-over content on records like "Draft Day", not to mention working with NBA's Toronto Raptors.
  • 50 Cent Is Looking To Work With Drake & Rihanna
    50 Cent Is Looking To Work With Drake & Rihanna
    Apr 5, 2014 at 12:21pm
    50 Cent has been releasing an onslaught of new material, much of it embodying the sound he was known for in the mid 2000s. While his recent tracks have found him sticking in familiar territory, a recent interview with Shade 45 found the rapper expressing interest to work with a couple of surprising artists.
  • Drake & The Weeknd Throw Homecoming Show In Toronto
    Drake & The Weeknd Throw Homecoming Show In Toronto
    Apr 5, 2014 at 11:34am
    Drake and The Weeknd just spent the last 6 weeks touring Europe, and have now arrived back in their beloved hometown of Toronto (or should we say, "the 6"). To celebrate the occasion, the OVOXO duo threw a homecoming party at Drizzy's favorite spot, Muzik Nightclub.
  • Drake Puts Up "6" Billboard In Toronto [Update: Billboard Is Fake]
    Drake Puts Up "6" Billboard In Toronto [Update: Billboard Is Fake]
    Apr 3, 2014 at 07:22pm
    Drake's newest track, "Days In The East" arrived out of the blue and in the middle of the night-- neither of which is out of character for Drizzy. What was a little more mysterious however, was the simplistic cover art, all black with a red 6 in the lower right hand corner. If emerging OVO affiliate Jimmy Johnson's use of "the 6" as a nickname for Toronto (the last digit in the 416 area code) is any indication, we're guessing that this is what the number signifies.
  • Samples Of The Week: April 3
    Samples Of The Week: April 3
    Apr 3, 2014 at 10:19am
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
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