Drake News

 
  • Cover of Drake Puts Up "6" Billboard In Toronto [Update: Billboard Is Fake]
    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.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: April 3
    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.
  • Cover of Blurred Lines: The Integration Of R&B In Hip-Hop
    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.
  • Cover of OVO Sound: The Complete Current Roster
    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.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Says Jay Z & Drake Beef Is "Just Getting Started"
     This past Sunday, Jay Z had some choice words for Toronto’s own Drizzy Drake during his verse on the “We Made It” freestyle.
  • Cover of Young Money/Cash Money: The Complete Current Roster
    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.
  • Cover of Jay Z Calls Out Drake In The New Jay Electronica Song
    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.
  • Cover of Canadian Government Gives Drake $300,000 For OVO Fest
    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.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Wants His Artists To Be Better Than Him, Says "Nobody Can Touch" Drake
    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.
  • Cover of Drake & Rihanna Are Now Dating "Exclusively"
    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.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Says If He Rapped About Material Things, "There Would Be No Drake"
    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.
  • Cover of mtvU Woodie Award Winners Announced, Drake Wins Woodie Of The Year
    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.
  • Cover of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    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.
  • Cover of Future Details Working With Drake And Messing With The Media
    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.
  • Cover of You Deserve It: Top 20 Future Hooks
    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 of  Charts Don’t Lie: March 2
    It's almost time for the ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi chart invasion, but not just yet. We received the first week sales projection for both rappers respective releases, Oxymoron and Satellite Flight, and both are on track to sell a solid amount of albums.
  • Cover of Drake Splits From PR Team After "Rolling Stone" Controversy
     Two weeks after Drake slammed Rolling Stone Magazine for swapping out his planned cover story for Philip Seymour Hoffman, the rapper and his PR firm, ID-PR, have parted ways, according to Billboard.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Reveals "Or Nah" Remix To Feature Drake & The Weeknd
    Ty Dolla $ign's buzz continues to grow more and more with each of his releases, including the recent remix of his "Or Nah" single with The Weeknd. As it turns out, another Toronto native will be hopping on the track for the official remix, you can probably guess his name. 
  • Cover of Drake Brought Rihanna Out At His Show In Paris
    Drake is known for bringing out crazy guests at his shows, but his most recent surprise was one of the biggest in a while. During his Paris "Would You Like A Tour?" stop, Drizzy called upon Rihanna to take the stage at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy.
  • Cover of Young Money Unveils "Rise Of An Empire" Tracklist
    Young Money are getting to launch their new compilation, Rise Of An Empire on March 11th, and while we are still yet to see the promised "Senile" single, the project now has an official tracklist.
  • Cover of OutKast & Drake To Headline OVO Fest 2014
    We've received yet another OutKast festival announcement, to add to the growing list of their 40 festival tour dates. This time the ATLiens have been tapped by Drake's OVO Fest as headliners.
  • Cover of Kanye West, Drake, OutKast & More To Perform At 2014 Wireless Festival [Update: J. Cole, 2 Chainz Announced]
    This year's Wireless Festival which takes place in the UK has quite the list of headliners. The newly-reunited OutKast will be hitting the festival as part of their 40-date festival run, alongside Kanye West, Drake and Pharrell. 
  • Cover of Jhene Aiko Says Drake Is Her "Musical Soulmate" & Would Like To Do Project With Him
    Jhene Aiko seems to have got closer to Drake since they've toured together for Drizzy's "Would You Like A Tour?", although not as close as recent rumors might suggest (Jhene recently confirmed she is NOT pregnant with Drake's baby).
  • Cover of Kanye West Defends Drake, Criticizes Rolling Stone
    Kanye West took the holidays off, but he's back in full form on the second leg of the Yeezus tour, and there's a whole lot to discuss since his brief absence.
  • Cover of Questlove Blasts Rolling Stone For Removing Drake From The Cover
    Some have sided with Drake when he complained about Rolling Stone replacing him on the cover for Philip Seymour Hoffman, in the wake of his passing.
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