Drake News

  • Drake's OVO Sound Receives Grant From Ontario Music Fund
    Drake's OVO Sound Receives Grant From Ontario Music Fund
    May 21, 2015 at 10:26am
    As we reported on the other month, Drake's OVO Fest wasn't awarded government funding this year, although last year the organization, Celebrate Ontario, granted the annual music fest $300,000. However, OVO is still benefiting from the kindness of the Canadian governement.
  • Drake Shares Schedule For Second Annual "Houston Appreciation Weekend"
    Drake Shares Schedule For Second Annual "Houston Appreciation Weekend"
    May 19, 2015 at 10:47am
    As we learned last week, Drake and the OVO squad will be making "Houston Appreciation Weekend" an annual thing, and with the 2015 edition kicking off on Thursday, they've shared a schedule of events. 
  • Top Tracks: May 10 - May 17
    Top Tracks: May 10 - May 17
    May 18, 2015 at 07:01pm
    Another week, another fresh crop of songs raiding our Top Ten. Let’s get to it. 10) Omarion ft. DeJ Loaf, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign and Rick Ross – Post To Be (Remix) This re-working of Omarion’s hit was smart enough to keep its most famous, meme-spawning line. And like that line, it’s hanging around for another week.
  • Drake & Diddy Reportedly Squash Beef
    Drake & Diddy Reportedly Squash Beef
    May 18, 2015 at 09:31am
    Among all the stealthy disses on Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late, the one on "Used To" aimed at Diddy ("Real quick, man, you couldn't have hated that / Let's be real, nigga, you couldn't have made it that") was the most timely, coming mere weeks after the mogul allegedly slapped him over a Boi-1da beat.
  • Charts Don't Lie: May 16
    Charts Don't Lie: May 16
    May 16, 2015 at 06:44pm
    We saw two notable debuts on this week's charts, and they tell very different stories. The first comes from underground hero, Tech N9ne, who managed to have his biggest sales week ever, coming in at number 4. Meanwhile, Ciara, who has both a hit and major label backing, only earned a number 17 debut. Generally, we see artists with cult-like fanbases fall off pretty hard after their first couple of weeks, so CiCi may end up selling more in the long run, but Tech does seem to be something of a special case.Check out the full breakdown below.
  • Toronto Raptors' 'Drake' Alternate Jersey Unveiled
  • Drake Announces Second "Houston Appreciation Weekend"
    Drake Announces Second "Houston Appreciation Weekend"
    May 14, 2015 at 10:54am
    Last year Drake hosted the very first "Houston Appreciation Weekend" in his home away from home. The H-Town advocate is looking to make it an annual event it seems, as it was announced via press release that the second "Houston Appreciation Weekend (HAW)" is set to go down Memorial Day Weekend.
  • "Baka" From Drake's Entourage Sentenced To Jail For Assault
    "Baka" From Drake's Entourage Sentenced To Jail For Assault
    May 14, 2015 at 09:58am
    During the making of Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late (which just surpassed J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive in sales, by the way), his friend Travis Savoury was locked up on human trafficking charges.
  • Vote On The Song Of The Summer
    Vote On The Song Of The Summer
    May 13, 2015 at 10:25am
    Summer's almost here, and as the weather heats up, so does the music. More than any other season, we define summer by our favorite tunes, which usually coincide with our most memorable (or never to be remembered) moments of revelry. 
  • DJ Khaled's Top 5 Posse Anthems
    DJ Khaled's Top 5 Posse Anthems
    May 12, 2015 at 04:27pm
    As far DJs go, there's no one who sells more music than DJ Khaled. Khaled Khaled (no typo) is far from just a DJ though. The Miami hip-hop magnate is the founder and CEO of We the Best Music Group, which includes artists like Ace Hood and dancehall superstar Movado, and the President of Def Jam South, which helped revive Def Jam as a whole toward the end of the '00s. 
  • Top Tracks: May 4- May 10
    Top Tracks: May 4- May 10
    May 11, 2015 at 05:11pm
    After a relatively stable week, the top of the HNHH Top 100 became the Wild West once more. The week was dominated by newcomers (even if several of these are new takes on tracks we’ve all heard), with only a few stragglers holding on to top spots. 10) Belly ft. The Weeknd – Might Not Canadian rapper Belly proved that he’s willing to take a backseat on his own track with “Might Not.”
  • 10 Drake Lyrics That Could Double As Jaden Smith Tweets
    10 Drake Lyrics That Could Double As Jaden Smith Tweets
    May 11, 2015 at 01:55pm
    Last week, tragedy struck the Internet as Jaden Smith's famous Twitter account famously disappeared. Whether he was telling us that "Most Trees Are Blue," or "If Newborn Babies Could Speak They Would Be The Most Intelligent Beings On Earth," the rapper/actor/prophet confirmed the absolute relativity of the universe spoken in the words of a moody teenager, in 140 characters or less (thank God).  Speaking of moody teenagers, Drake has released spouts of knowledge that have us feeling somewhere between the signature "6" *prayer hands* and *facepalm*. A few examples below.
  • Wiz Khalifa's Phone Background Is A Photo Of Drake
    Wiz Khalifa's Phone Background Is A Photo Of Drake
    May 10, 2015 at 07:41pm
    Wiz Khalifa was so charmed with a photo of Drake occupying his phone lockscreen that he screencapped it and tweeted it out Friday for all the world to see. Few rappers would make Drake or any other rapper besides themselves as their lockscreen background, let alone willingly share it on social media. But Wiz Khalifa is no ordinary rapper. After a handful of Wiz's curious followers inquired about the screencap, he responded that the picture "reminds [him] of prom" and "Luckily im not one of those idiots who cares what other people think."
  • Hey Mama: The Chillest Rapper Moms
    Hey Mama: The Chillest Rapper Moms
    May 10, 2015 at 11:49am
    Mother's Day is upon us.
  • Stream DJ Clue's "Banned From CD 2015" Mixtape
    Stream DJ Clue's "Banned From CD 2015" Mixtape
    May 10, 2015 at 09:39am
    We've hear DJ Clue in the booth every Friday night spinning for Fabolous during his Friday Night Freestyles. Now the renowned NYC DJ is back with his own project, Banned From CD 2015, and it's stacked with features Clue has earned from years in the industry. 
  • Drake On Battling Murda Mook: "You Gotta Beat Surf First"
    Drake On Battling Murda Mook: "You Gotta Beat Surf First"
    May 10, 2015 at 01:04am
    Drake delivered a pretty nice burn to Murda Mook Saturday night at Smack/URL's "Night of Main Events 5" in NYC. When the event's MC asked Drake when he was gonna battle Mook, he responded, "you gotta beat Surf first before you get to me," in reference to Jersey battle rap specialist Tsu Surf.
  • Charts Don't Lie: May 9
    Charts Don't Lie: May 9
    May 9, 2015 at 03:46pm
    This wasn't a very exciting week for rap on the charts. Over the last couple cycles we've seen the same albums slowly descending, with Drake being the only record to have a second wind in recent weeks. We did see Kehlani's debut this week, taking a page from Drizzy and Young Thug's playbook and putting her "mixtape" on iTunes. She comes in at 36, but we're hoping to see the project gradually make its way up the charts as her hype continues to grow. Her new deal with Atlantic should ensure a push. 
  • Drake Explains What Happened To The "Wu-Tang Forever" Remix & Video
    Drake Explains What Happened To The "Wu-Tang Forever" Remix & Video
    May 8, 2015 at 08:00pm
    Drake's Nothing Was The Same was chuck full of Wu-Tang references, from getting Timbaland to interpolate the iconic "C.R.E.A.M." hook, to shouting out ODB, and yes, even Cappadonna. However, the biggest homage to the crew was Wu-Tang Forever, a song which was rumored to be remixed with several members of the Clan, but for some reason, never came to fruition. In a recent interview with Vulture, Drake finally cleared things up.
  • iLoveMakonnen's Twitter Hacked, Drake & Rihanna Dissed
    iLoveMakonnen's Twitter Hacked, Drake & Rihanna Dissed
    May 7, 2015 at 04:53pm
    Since some old Makonnen tweets came out of the woodwork a couple months back, it hasn't been clear whether or not the Atlanta newcomer and Drake are on good terms. Some speculated that Drizzy was distancing himself from Makonnen following some lines on IYRTITL that seemed to be directed toward a disloyal co-sign.
  • 10 Hottest Singing-Rappers Right Now
    10 Hottest Singing-Rappers Right Now
    May 7, 2015 at 04:31pm
    Nowadays the lines are becoming blurred as to who is a rapper and who is a singer. Not only are genres being bent in different directions, so that it's not uncommon to find an EDM influence (or folk, if it's Yelawolf) in a rap song and vice versa, but vocals are being bent in every which way as well. Rappers are experimenting with flows and voices, like Kendrick Lamar, and they're also pushing the boundaries when it comes to being a singer.
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