Drake News

  • 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.
  • Nothing Was The Same: Ranking Drake's Remixes
    Nothing Was The Same: Ranking Drake's Remixes
    May 6, 2015 at 01:57pm
    With yesterday's remix of Fetty Wap's "My Way," we're getting that feeling that this summer's gonna be Drizzy season yet again. Drizzy had the most successful 2014 of anyone who didn't put out an album, and he did it by dropping impromptu remixes on the ever-fashionable OVO soundcloud. First, the TOPSZN boys bumped up Tinashe's "2 On" to level 6, and, then, weekdays were forever changed as he flexed his vocals to the max on iLoveMakonnen's "Tuesday."
  • Fetty Wap Explains How Drake Ended Up Remixing "My Way"
    Fetty Wap Explains How Drake Ended Up Remixing "My Way"
    May 6, 2015 at 12:49pm
    As if "Trap Queen" currently sitting at #3 on the Hot 100 isn't enough, Fetty Wap's status as one of the biggest breakout stories of 2015 was cemented yesterday when Drake released a remix of his song "My Way." In the midst of becoming the first artist since Makonnen to get that coveted Drizzy remix treatment, the Remy Boy sat down with The Fader to explain how this whole thing came about. On his first contact with Drake: 
  • Drake, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky Among Austin City Limits 2015 Performers
    Drake, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky Among Austin City Limits 2015 Performers
    May 5, 2015 at 05:16pm
    The annual Austin City Limits music festival will be taking place once again this October, and the lineups for both weekends have been revealed today.The fest isn't exactly heavy on rap performers, but there are certainly some heavy hitters in the mix, with Drake, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels, and the quickly ascending Kehlani confirmed as performers.
  • Drake Hints At Remix To Fetty Wap's "My Way"
    Drake Hints At Remix To Fetty Wap's "My Way"
    May 4, 2015 at 07:31pm
    Drake had a good 6 months to hop on "Trap Queen" before it started to get some serious attention, but unfortunately he missed the boat, and the record is currently sitting at number 3 on the Hot 100 -- without a Drizzy feature. While the OVO rapper generally likes to hop on records from rappers who haven't broken through yet (and usually take credit for putting them on), it seems that Drake is still set on doing a Wap track.
  • Madonna Wishes She Didn't Kiss Drake At Coachella
    Madonna Wishes She Didn't Kiss Drake At Coachella
    May 3, 2015 at 05:51pm
    Madonna and Drake making out at Coachella was low-key pretty hot. And while it seemed at the time like Madonna enjoyed it infinitely more than Drake, she expressed regret last night while answering fan questions for an online stream called "Live with Romeo's: Saturday Night Online." 
  • Jay Z, Drake & Eminem Are Among Billboard's "Money-Makers" Of 2014
    Jay Z, Drake & Eminem Are Among Billboard's "Money-Makers" Of 2014
    May 2, 2015 at 01:49pm
    Yesterday, Billboard released its annual "Money-Makers" list, which rounds up last year's top earners in the music world. In 2014, hip-hop only had three moguls who managed to crack the top 25: Jay Z, Eminem, and Drake.
  • Charts Don't Lie: May 2nd
    Charts Don't Lie: May 2nd
    May 2, 2015 at 01:02pm
    While Yelawolf managed a big debut this week, topping his previous album peak of 27 by hitting number 3 on the Billboard 200, rap lost a fair bit of ground. While Wale started off strong with a number one debut, he's fallen 10 or more spots every subsequent week, coming in this cycle at 31. Young Thug is also having a pretty rough time, failing to make the top 20 last week, and now falling to 44. Many of the other big albums stayed put for the most part, with Drake being the biggest gainer on account of the physical release of his "Mixtape".
  • Rap Industry Recap: April
    Rap Industry Recap: April
    May 1, 2015 at 09:17am
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
  • 8 Must-See Hip-Hop Tours This Summer
    8 Must-See Hip-Hop Tours This Summer
    Apr 30, 2015 at 11:06am
    The summer concert season is quickly approaching, as we close out the month of April. It’s comparable to Christmas for avid music fans. It doesn’t get much better than beautiful weather complimented by beautiful people dancing to bass-laden tunes. Excess amounts of cheap alcohol and THC add to the excitement at summer concerts.
  • Drake To Headline Landmark Music Festival In DC
    Drake To Headline Landmark Music Festival In DC
    Apr 28, 2015 at 08:01pm
    Once you reach a certain status in the rap game, there comes a time where you dedicate an entire summer to headlining music festivals. We've seen Kanye West, and more recently, Outkast, take on this task, but in 2015, it's Drake's turn. Following two headlining sets at Coachella earlier in the month, Drizzy will be heading to Wireless, Governor's Ball, his own OVO Fest, and now Landmark Festival in DC.The Toronto rapper will be sharing the bill with The Strokes, alt-J, CHVRCHES, Band Of Horses, and more, but appears to be the only rap act announced so far.
  • OVO Unveils Spring '15 Collection
  • Behind The Beat: Ducko Mcfli
    Behind The Beat: Ducko Mcfli
    Apr 28, 2015 at 09:29am
    A year ago, Ducko Mcfli had never gotten his name on a beat with an artist outside of Nashville. He and longtime production partner SykSense had been putting in work for years, even catching the eye of Boi-1da, who signed the pair to a short-term production deal a few years ago. Finally, last March, they sent him one that stuck. He passed it along to his right-hand man, aka the biggest rapper in the world, and next thing you know, Syk and Ducko saw their names next to Drake's "Draft Day."
  • Who Had The Better Verse: Jay Z Vs. Kanye West
    Who Had The Better Verse: Jay Z Vs. Kanye West
    Apr 27, 2015 at 03:37pm
    Despite the fortuitous shift in the music industry, the status of Jay Z and Kanye West remains unblemished. For over a decade, Hov and Ye anchored the remaining bits of Roc-A-Fella by extinguishing rays of doubts with timeless material. Since Reasonable Doubt, nobody questioned Jay’s lyrical prowess. He embodies consistency and longevity. With a run similar to Jordan's, it’s easy to see why he’s pegged as an all-time great.
  • "6 God" Producer Syk Sense Says Drake Had The Beat Before Jace
    "6 God" Producer Syk Sense Says Drake Had The Beat Before Jace
    Apr 27, 2015 at 02:11pm
    Earlier today, we reported on some tweets from Two-9 rapper Jace, in which he implied that Drake's "6 God" and "No Tellin" beats were originally his. While he supplied the audio to back it up, the co-producer of "6 God" has now weighed in, revealing that Drake was the original owner of the beats, and that he never heard Jace's take.
  • Did Drake Steal "IYRTITL" Beats From Jace Of Two-9?
    Did Drake Steal "IYRTITL" Beats From Jace Of Two-9?
    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:39am
    Jace, signed to Mike Will's Ear Drummers, would first like to say: "i'm just sayin." Last Thursday (April 23), the member of both Two-9 and Retro Su$h! tweeted out two videos of old recordings that sound very familiar. He first takes us into his Macbook and shows us a song called "Mortal Kombat" that dates back to last July. He then presses play and we hear the "6 God" beat from Drake's If You're Reading This Its Too Late. We only hear about 15 seconds of Jace's version, though he soon made his message clear, tweeting: "real 6ix god boy."
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