Drake News

  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec 30- Jan. 5
    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 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of 40 Explains Why He And Drake Walked Away From Aaliyah Project
    While not as visible to the public eye as his creative counterpart, 40 is just as instrumental in the making of Drake's music as the rapper himself.
  • Cover of Rappin' 4-Tay Calls Out Drake For Copying His Lyrics In "Who Do You Love"
    Recently the highly anticipated collaboration between YG and Drake, "Who Do You Love" dropped, proving to be as infectious as we might have guessed from the short snippets. Now that the song is circulating, a veteran rapper has found that Drake's lyrics closely mimic those of his own.
  • Cover of Hip-Hop's New Year's Eve: Rappers Celebrate 2014
    As we continue to recover from New Year's Eve festivities, memories from the evening are slowly coming back to us.
  • Cover of Drake Says Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" Was "The Last Great Concept Album"
    There seems to have been some tension between Drake and Kendrick Lamar this year, but with no one explicitly naming names, it's hard to tell how much of it is imagined by outsiders. One thing is for sure-- they haven't been giving each other many compliments.
  • Cover of HotNewHipHop's Top Trolls Of 2013
    We at HotNewHipHop are quite aware of our user community, which is very unique in and of itself. If you're on HNHH every day, you get used to seeing certain users all up in the comments, blasting their opinion or inciting arguments.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec 23-29
    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 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of Hottest Albums Of 2013
    2013 has been a pretty crazy year for albums. We saw many rappers trying to create the biggest "event" around their projects-- whether it be Jay Z's Samsung rollout, Kanye West's projections, Eminem's SuperBowl announcement, or Drake's omni-presence of new tracks. 
  • Cover of Hottest Singles Of 2013
    Another stellar year for hip-hop. As the digital market continued to flourish, singles did accordingly. From Chicago trap to New York boom-bap to Houston trill, it’s all here.
  • Cover of Kanye West Calls Drake A "Rap God," Parties With Him In Toronto [Update: Kanye Brings Out Drake At Yeezus Tour In Toronto]
    Kanye West brought his "Yeezus" tour, which will be wrapping up soon enough, to Toronto last night. Of course, hometown hero Drake came out for the event, and while there seems to have been some tension between the two creative artists in the past, all that was put aside for a night of partying after the concert.
  • Cover of Nipsey Hussle Says Drake Is "One Of The Dopest Of Our Generation"
     Before he hits the road for his upcoming "Crenshaw" tour, Nipsey Hussle is giving respect where respect is due.
  • Cover of Drake's "All Me" Goes Gold [Update: "Hold On, We're Going Home" 2x Platinum]
    Drake is no stranger to the plaques at this point. His album is Platinum went platinum only a few weeks after release, and its first two singles, "Started From The Bottom," and "Hold On We're Going Home" have each gone double platinum. 
  • Cover of Hottest Verses Of 2013
    Although there's nothing quite like a dope instrumental, lyricism is arguably the most important aspect of hip-hop, despite the fact that many contemporary artists are out of touch with the the craft. 
  • Cover of Drake To Host SNL In January
    Saturday Night Live will be kicking off the New Year with Drake, as they announced that there first show in 2014 will feature the Toronto native not only as a musical guest but as a host of the show.
  • Cover of Drake Covers Vibe's Race Issue, Talks 2Pac, The Weeknd, Kanye West & More
    Drake is the poster boy for VIBE's year-end Race Issue, his slightly menacing portrait framed by such tag lines as "Are You A Racist?", "Kevin Hart Has White Power", "Taming Rev. Al Sharpton" and "Ku Klux Klan In 2014". 
  • Cover of TDE Executives React To Drake's Verse On Future's "Shit" Remix
     TDE executives Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and Terrence “Punch” Henderson took to their Twitter accounts earlier today and gave their thoughts on Drake’s new verse on Future’s "Shit" remix, which came out earlier today. They were not impressed. 
  • Cover of Drake, Jeezy, T.I., Juicy J, Pastor Troy & ScHoolboy Q Will Appear On Remixes Of Future's "Sh!t"
    We first heard rumors that Drake would be appearing on an official remix to Future's latest street banger, "Sh!t," but it looks like he won't be the only high profile rapper taking on the instrumental.
  • Cover of Birdman On Rumored Drake Fallout: "That's Family Forever"
    Many were introduced to Drake as a Young Money signee, but his presence has grown exponentially since getting picked up by the label.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: December 15
    This segment of Charts Don't Lie is relatively subdued, as we have no big new entries to speak of just yet.
  • Cover of Drake Reportedly Featured On Future's "Sh!t" Remix Dropping Soon [Update: It's Official]
    Drake has been known to jump on random street tracks when he can, as evidenced by his appearances on Migos' "Versace," a still unreleased track with YG, and of course, Future's "Tony Montana".
  • Cover of Drake Sued For $200,000 Over Missed Shows
    Drake's "Would You Like A Tour?" has been a complete success so far, but it looks like some missed concert appearances from his past are coming back to haunt him.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: December 8
    This week nothing major dropped in terms of hip-hop. Nonetheless, overall album sales went up by 42%. To what can we blame this spike in sales? It would be safe to say Black Friday, which is basically the commencement of the holiday season/shopping frenzy.
  • Cover of Drake Announces Plans To Build Recording Studio For Philadelphia High School
    Drake has had a very successful year between his platinum-selling Nothing Was The Same, the well-attended "Would You Like A Tour?," and his recent Nike deal.
  • Cover of Drake Cancels Last Minute On Grammy Nominations Concert
    At the last minute Drake has pulled out of the Grammys Nominations concert which is going down tonight in Los Angeles. Apparently the reason is because of scheduling conflicts.
  • Cover of Drake Signs Deal With Jordan Brand
    Jordan Brand has announced that they've partnered with Drake, just days after Adidas confirmed their signing of Kanye West. Last night, Drake was hinting at the new partnership by posting two separate OVO Stingray Packs; one including the Jordan 10, the other including Jordan 12s.
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