Drake News

  • Perfect Posse Cuts
    Perfect Posse Cuts
    Sep 26, 2014 at 03:24am
    Today, a "posse cut" is more or less a marketing scheme. For a record label, what easier way is there to sell a single than by getting all of the biggest artists of the time and putting them on one song? It's like The Avengers for rap fans! For this list, we attempt to illustrate the evolution of hip-hop's sound over time. Beginning in the late 1980s and carry through to today, the posse cuts found here are presented in chronological order for direct comparison to songs of rap music's past.
  • Drake Gets Tattoo Of Prayer Hands Emoji
    Drake Gets Tattoo Of Prayer Hands Emoji
    Sep 25, 2014 at 02:53pm
    Drake already has an impressive body of tattoo work that includes ink of his dad's mugshot and Aaliyah, but he recently added what may just be the most eye-catching one yet. Surfacing via tattoo artist Dr.
  • Rich Homie Quan Reveals He's Recorded Multiple Tracks With Drake
    Rich Homie Quan Reveals He's Recorded Multiple Tracks With Drake
    Sep 23, 2014 at 10:11am
    Rich Homie Quan was very open about wanting to lock down a Drake feature for his debut album (in fact, he was adamant it would happen), and while speaking to MTV News at the BET Hip-Hop Awards this past weekend, the rapper made it clear he achieved his goal and then some.
  • Soulja Boy Says He Inspired The "Every Single Chain" Line On Drake's "Started From The Bottom"
    Soulja Boy Says He Inspired The "Every Single Chain" Line On Drake's "Started From The Bottom"
    Sep 16, 2014 at 07:07pm
    One of the most commonly cited, quoted and laughed-about Drake lyrics is the almost impossibly arrogant "I wear every single chain, even when I'm in the house" in "Started From The Bottom." Ringing a little hyperbolic when rapped by Drizzy, the lyric seemed slightly out of character for the usually-relatively-humble rapper, and now we may know why: it was inspired by Soulja Boy.
  • YG Added To Drake Vs. Lil Wayne Tour
    YG Added To Drake Vs. Lil Wayne Tour
    Sep 12, 2014 at 07:26pm
    The Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour is definitely all about the friendly competition between the two high profile rappers, but for the remaining dates on the tour, they've decided to recruit a third act for the show. While the setup unfortunately won't be Drake vs. Lil Wayne vs. YG, the My Krazy Life rapper will be joining the two Cash Money stars for the est coast dates of the tour, serving instead as the opening act.
  • Chris Brown Speaks On Ending Drake Beef: "You Can't Walk Around Holding Grudges"
    Chris Brown Speaks On Ending Drake Beef: "You Can't Walk Around Holding Grudges"
    Sep 11, 2014 at 09:54pm
    Chris Brown made headlines earlier today after his entourage was reportedly involved in another brawl last night in NYC, but now we got something a little more positive to report for y’all regarding Chris.
  • Sadboys: The Saddest Rappers & Their Saddest Songs
    Sadboys: The Saddest Rappers & Their Saddest Songs
    Sep 9, 2014 at 03:42pm
    I don't know where you were when the sad wars hit, but if Yung Lean and his Sad Boy affiliates ushered in an era where 15-year-old Swedish kids crying over pokemon cards, clad in North Face, are spawning articles in swanky East Coast outlets, now seems like the time to honor the tradition of hip-hop tear jerkers that broke your heart but didn't actually make you cry that one time. That was just something in your eye, right? No, it was allergies, wasn't it?
  • Drake Hints At Possible New Remix [Update: Wiz Khalifa Posts Remix Snippet]
    Drake Hints At Possible New Remix [Update: Wiz Khalifa Posts Remix Snippet]
    Sep 7, 2014 at 02:24pm
    Drake already has a handle on the rap game, but it seems he's really focusing on breaking artists these days. Over the last year or so we've seen him add verses to tracks from Migos, Soulja Boy, Tinashe, and most recently, iLoveMakonnen, often fast-tracking them to the big leagues.
  • Jhene Aiko On Drake & Childish Gambino: “Loving People Is Different Than Being In Love With Them”
    Jhene Aiko On Drake & Childish Gambino: “Loving People Is Different Than Being In Love With Them”
    Sep 6, 2014 at 08:28pm
    Jhene Aiko's long-awaited debut album, Souled Out is dropping next week, and the free spirited singer has gained a considerable amount of hype around the release. While her Sail Out EP featured plenty of rap features, her new effort will be made up of solo recordings for the most part, which is surprising, considering the high profile connections she's been able to make since rising to fame. 
  • BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014 Nominations Revealed
    BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014 Nominations Revealed
    Sep 4, 2014 at 11:04am
    The BET Hip-Hop Awards are on the way, and today the full list of nominations have been unveiled. The event goes down on October 14th at the Atlanta Civic Center in the ATL, and will premiere at 8 PM. Snoop Dogg is set to return as the event's host. In a press release today BET revealed that Drake (unsurprisingly?) leads the pack of nominees with eight nominations to his name, while Jay Z, Pharrell and Future follow close behind him with six nods a piece. Album of the Year is a competition between Drake, Eminem, Future, Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q and Yo Gotti. Who are you vying for?
  • Drake Signs ILOVEMAKONNEN To OVO Sound
    Drake Signs ILOVEMAKONNEN To OVO Sound
    Sep 1, 2014 at 12:28am
    The October's Very Own roster has found itself a new member this week with Atlanta's ILOVEMAKONNEN. The news of the emcee's signing comes on the heels of Drake remixing the artist's underground hit single "Tuesday." 
  • Is "808s & Heartbreak" Kanye West's Most Influential Album?
    Is "808s & Heartbreak" Kanye West's Most Influential Album?
    Aug 30, 2014 at 02:58pm
    In 2014, it's no secret that where Kanye West goes, the rest of hip-hop follows. Starting with him and Just Blaze making "chipmunk soul" a hot sound in Roc-A-Fella's prime, Mr. West's musical output has always been a pretty good gauge of where hip-hop is headed, whether it be his early mantra of having a "Benz and a backpack" or his drill-invigorating remix of Chief Keef's "I Don't Like." But in a career filled with moments of trendsetting and breaking the mold, one era and album stand out as far more influential and forward-thinking than anything West's ever done.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 29)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 29)
    Aug 29, 2014 at 04:54pm
    Isn't this something? Not only is Meek Mill in jail and his sophomore album is delayed indefinitely, but Jeezy also took a trip behind bars after getting caught with an assault rifle. He posted the $1 million bail, but the CTE suddenly got trouble on his head after pleading not guilty. 
  • Ty Dolla $ign Says He's On Rihanna's Next Album
    Ty Dolla $ign Says He's On Rihanna's Next Album
    Aug 25, 2014 at 01:07pm
    Ty Dolla $ign's rolodex is rapidly filling up with big names. After collaborating with everyone from Lupe Fiasco to Snoop Dogg this year, the L.A.-based singer was hoping to snag Drake for the remix of his song "Or Nah," but wound up linking up with another huge artist after Drizzy failed to deliver his verse.
  • Drake's Title Track From "Views From The 6" Leaks
    Drake's Title Track From "Views From The 6" Leaks
    Aug 25, 2014 at 11:48am
    Over the weekend Drake popped up in our news feed when we found out about Drizzy's desire to do some battle rap, specifically, he told Murda Mook he'd like to battle him. According to Mook, it was in all seriousness.
  • Drake Interested In Battle Rap
    Drake Interested In Battle Rap
    Aug 24, 2014 at 05:26pm
    If there's one thing hip-hop fans would probably never expect from Drake (you know, this guy), it would probably be the YMCMB emcee stepping into the battle rap arena. According to Murda Mook, however, that fantasy may soon be a reality. “So this is @champagnepapi telling me he wants to battle me," captioned Mook on a recently posted Instagram photo. "And he is actually serious! Who got the check?”
  • P. Reign Shares Tracklist, Release Date And Artwork For "Dear America" [Update: Artwork & Snippet Revealed For Drake-Featured Single "DNF"]
    P. Reign Shares Tracklist, Release Date And Artwork For "Dear America" [Update: Artwork & Snippet Revealed For Drake-Featured Single "DNF"]
    Aug 21, 2014 at 02:47am
    On Drake "We Mae It (Remix)," the OVO boss claimed that Toronto's P. Reign was "next up," and now it looks like the MC's next mixtape is finally set to go. Funnily enough, Kevin Durant shared the artwork, tracklist and release date on his Instagram. With a stacked guest list, Dear America looks like it will be Reign's breakout tape, but we'll have to wait until September 2nd to know for sure.
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: August 11-17
    Top Tracks Of The Week: August 11-17
    Aug 20, 2014 at 04:04pm
    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 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloging the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
  • Vote For Your Favorite Drake Feature Of 2014
    Vote For Your Favorite Drake Feature Of 2014
    Aug 18, 2014 at 02:37pm
    Without releasing an album, Drake has completely dominated the first two thirds or so of 2014, staying on the tip of everyone's tongues by delivering unexpected fireballs like "0 To 100/The Catch Up" and "Draft Day." But more so than anything else, the reason Drake's been able to stay relevant this year is his insane gift for picking features.
  • BTS Photos Of Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" Video Reveal Drake Cameo
    BTS Photos Of Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" Video Reveal Drake Cameo
    Aug 18, 2014 at 02:24pm
    Ncki Minaj is clearly putting in a lot of work on this "Anaconda" video. After saying that it will "be every man's favorite video for a long time to come," the Queens MC shared a BTS video of the shoot, and now we've got additional photos that suggest that Drake will pop up in the official video, dropping on Wednesday.
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