Drake News

  • 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". 
  • Blurred Lines: The Integration Of R&B In Hip-Hop
    Blurred Lines: The Integration Of R&B In Hip-Hop
    Apr 2, 2014 at 03:50pm
    In the '90s the rap and R&B scenes had really emerged in to their own distinctiveness. The R&B scene was dominated by acts like Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, SWV, Ginuwine, Mariah Carey, Brandy and Monica and many many more. Although frequently featured on hip-hop records singing the hook, artists of this genre were still able to maintain their soulful sound and be acknowledged as bonafide R&B acts. The general theme of R&B songs back then were the painful ups and downs of breakups, as well as the need for love. Same goes with hip-hop artists of that era.
  • OVO Sound: The Complete Current Roster
    OVO Sound: The Complete Current Roster
    Apr 1, 2014 at 02:15pm
    Aubrey Drake Graham was born in October, and while many artists choose to name their record labels after hometowns, personal mottos and/or expensive vehicles (looking at you, Rozay), Drizzy paid tribute to his birth month by founding October's Very Own, now known as OVO Sound. Since 2007, the rapper/singer has been releasing mixtapes on the label, but it was officially founded in 2012, after which Drake began signing other artists.
  • 50 Cent Says Jay Z & Drake Beef Is "Just Getting Started"
    50 Cent Says Jay Z & Drake Beef Is "Just Getting Started"
    Mar 27, 2014 at 08:52pm
     This past Sunday, Jay Z had some choice words for Toronto’s own Drizzy Drake during his verse on the “We Made It” freestyle.
  • Young Money/Cash Money: The Complete Current Roster
    Young Money/Cash Money: The Complete Current Roster
    Mar 24, 2014 at 04:39pm
    Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams founded Cash Money Records over twenty years ago. New Orleans rap collective the Hot Boys were one of Cash Money's earliest successes, which has since turned into perhaps the flashiest label of them all. In 2005, former Hot Boy Lil Wayne created his own CMR imprint, Young Money Entertainment. Young Money released their debut album We Are Young Money in 2009, which featured hits like "We Be Steady Mobbin" and "Bed Rock". Following the album's release, solo careers of Tyga, Nicki Minaj, and Drake took off.
  • Jay Z Calls Out Drake In The New Jay Electronica Song
    Jay Z Calls Out Drake In The New Jay Electronica Song
    Mar 23, 2014 at 01:45pm
    If you haven't heard Jay Electronica's new song over Soulja Boy's "We Made It" track, drop everything and give the play button a twirl. It's that good. However, if you have heard it you probably noticed a bar in Jay Z's verse that seemed to address the OVO meister, Drizzy Drake of Toronto.
  • Canadian Government Gives Drake $300,000 For OVO Fest
    Canadian Government Gives Drake $300,000 For OVO Fest
    Mar 21, 2014 at 07:15pm
    Another year, another OVO Fest. At least that's how it is if you're the highly successful rapper/singer, Drake who recieved 300 grand in government funding for this year's festival. The grant comes from the Celebrate Ontario program brought to you by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. For a frame of reference, this is the same amount of funding recieved by the Toronto International Film Festival and the Stratford Festival.
  • Lil Wayne Wants His Artists To Be Better Than Him, Says "Nobody Can Touch" Drake
    Lil Wayne Wants His Artists To Be Better Than Him, Says "Nobody Can Touch" Drake
    Mar 19, 2014 at 04:30pm
    Lil Wayne is the latest rapper to take the hot seat on Elliott Wilson's CRWN, and he took the opportunity to reflect on his career, as well as speak on his future endeavors. The Young Money rapper talked about his team, his respect for Kanye West, Drake's "untouchable" status, Tha Carter V and more. Read some excerpts from the interview below.
  • Drake & Rihanna Are Now Dating "Exclusively"
    Drake & Rihanna Are Now Dating "Exclusively"
    Mar 16, 2014 at 05:46pm
    There have certainly been many hints that Rihanna and Drake have been hooking up once again, with Rihanna popping up often on Drake's European tour, and the two being spotted holding hands leaving a bowling alley last weekend.
  • Kid Cudi Says If He Rapped About Material Things, "There Would Be No Drake"
    Kid Cudi Says If He Rapped About Material Things, "There Would Be No Drake"
    Mar 15, 2014 at 09:38am
    Kid Cudi stopped by Arsenio Hall's show yesterday, where he discussed what he'd change about hip hop, dealing with suicidal thoughts, and how things would change if he rapped about what he had. After talking a bit about his extensive car collection, Arsenio asked the rapper how things would be different if he decided to rap about his many material possessions, to which he responded jokingly, "there would be no Drake".
  • mtvU Woodie Award Winners Announced, Drake Wins Woodie Of The Year
    mtvU Woodie Award Winners Announced, Drake Wins Woodie Of The Year
    Mar 14, 2014 at 11:04am
    The 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards took place last night in Austin, Texas, as part of the South by Southwest festivities. We reported on the nominees in February, and now we have the full list of winners for each award.
  • Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    Mar 8, 2014 at 03:20pm
    When Macklemore is recognized in any hip hop category, the reaction is usually nothing short of an uproar. So was the case with his Best Rap Album Grammy win over Kendrick Lamar, yet Mack continues to come out on top.
  • Future Details Working With Drake And Messing With The Media
    Future Details Working With Drake And Messing With The Media
    Mar 7, 2014 at 01:20pm
    Future is pretty busy as of late between being one of rap's next big things and fathering a child with the wonderful Ciara. However, he still found time to sit down with the British DJ, Westwood, to spare some words about some of the exciting artists he has had the chance to work with as of late.
  • You Deserve It: Top 20 Future Hooks
    You Deserve It: Top 20 Future Hooks
    Mar 5, 2014 at 02:16pm
    The Future hook is a powerful thing. It can single-handedly make a hit song, it can resurrect a career, it can even show up three times on a fake Carter V tracklist with no one batting an eye. The Future hook can be triumphant, vulnerable, melodic, punchy, sometimes all at the same... ok you get the idea. 
Cover
Cover
Cover
Cover
You may also like...