A History Of Drake Acting In Music Videos
In his early career, you couldn't talk about Drake without mentioning his acting past on teen soap opera Degrassi. While he'll never fully live down his days as Wheelchair Jimmy, the rapper has managed to turn his personal image around, but he hasn't left his acting days behind him for good.
How To Get Your Hands On The "OVO" Air Jordan 12 This Weekend
Not long ago it was reported that both of Drake's "OVO" Air Jordan 12s would be releasing at the top of 2017. However, word has gotten out that "October's Very Own" Air Jordans will actually be releasing in...October.
Drake's "VIEWS" Becomes First Album To Hit Billion Streams On Apple Music
Drake's VIEWS album has already topped the Billboard 200 chart over and over, but he's now adding another achievement to VIEWS' continued success, this time breaking an Apple Music record. Champagne Papi took to Instagram to make the announcement himself. The rapper shared a plaque from the streaming service, which shows that his most recent album has been streamed over a billion times on Apple Music. Not only that, it's become the first album to reach such a number on Apple Music.
"OVO" Jordan Hydro Slides Rumored To Release
Drake's all-white "OVO" Air Jordan 12s will finally be hitting retailers this Saturday, October 1st, but the kicks are going to be extremely limited so don't get your hopes up just yet.
Watch Drake's "Please Forgive Me" Short Film
After announcing the project last month, Drake hadn't spilled many details on "Please Forgive Me," aside from that it's a "short film" inspired by his latest album, VIEWS. Drake originally scheduled the "Please Forgive Me" premiere for Sept. 30, but earlier today, he revealed that the film would arrive tonight.
Drake's "Please Forgive Me" Premieres At Midnight On Apple Music
Earlier today, Drake confirmed that his VIEWS-inspired short film, "Please Forgive Me," will be dropping tonight, ahead of the previously announced date of September 30. Apple Music seems to be involved with the release of everything Drake-related these days, and indeed, the streaming platform has now revealed that it will exclusively share "Please Forgive Me" tonight at 12AM ET/9PM PT.
Drake's "VIEWS"-Inspired Short Film "Please Forgive Me" Will Be Released Tonight
The first we heard of Please Forgive Me, Drake's upcoming short film, it was scheduled for a September 30th release. However, according to a post on Drake's Instagram Sunday morning, the film will be coming early."TONIGHT" Drake captioned a poster for the film, indicating that the short will be arriving later this evening.
Drake Congratulates Chance The Rapper On Launching His Own Festival
Drake has been throwing OVO Fest in his city for 7 years now, so he knows a successful hometown event when he sees one. Chance The Rapper's very first Magnificent Coloring Day took place in Chicago Saturday, featuring acts like Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Tyler, The Creator, LiL Uzi Vert, and even a very special surprise appearance from Kanye West.
Drake Releases "VIEWS," "IYRTITL" & "WATTBA" On Vinyl + New OVO App
The 24th of next month is the birthdate of October's Very Own. Drake will use the occasion to release each of his last three projects on vinyl. You can head to his online store to order the vinyl editions of VIEWS, What a Time to Be Alive -- his joint album with Future, and If You're Reading This It's Too Late. The vinyls will be not be shipped until Oct. 24.
Charts Don't Lie: September 21
With six new releases taking up the top eleven spots on the Billboard 200, most hip hop records took a tumble on the charts this week. Drake and the Suicide Squad soundtrack each bounced up a spot, to #2 and #3 respectively, but everyone else on our list fell, aside from Kanye who stayed put at the #21 spot. After debuting with the #1 album in the country, Travis Scott lands at #6 with Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Beyonce, and DJ Khaled stay within the top 20 with their newest releases.
Drake Says He's Getting "Warmed Up," "Six Or Seven" New Songs Recorded
Drake is keeping every stop on his "Summer Sixteen" tour as interesting as the last one, although in varying ways.
Future To Drop Single With Drake "Within Two Weeks"
Although it is true that Future has had a relatively quiet 2016 compared to his monstrous 2015, he has already released three projects this year -- Purple Reign, EVOL, & Project E.T.
Drake Makes It Clear Who He's Siding With In The Game & Meek Mill Beef
As The Game and Meek Mill wage war on Instagram, Drake has decided to make his allegiances clear -- and they shouldn't surprise anyone. Drizzy posted the cover art to The Game's upcoming project, 1992, just after Game and Meek Mill were going at each other, once again suggesting that Drake and Meek will not be burying the hatchet anytime soon.
Tracking Kid Cudi's Influence
As he's prone to do these days, Kid Cudi went on a Twitter rant of epic proportions earlier this week, talking about crushing "the entire existence" of "clowns" who "be having 30 people write songs for them," singling out Kanye West and Drake, and proclaiming, "I am the culture." Ye and Drizzy, both currently on nationwide tours, responded onstage the next night, with the former taking a more prideful,
DJ Khaled & Drake’s “For Free” Certified Platinum
Men lie, women die, but numbers don’t right? Well, that’s the case for DJ Khaled’s latest hit single with Drake “For Free,” which just went platinum this afternoon by the RIAA.
Drake Disses Kid Cudi During "Summer Sixteen" Show
Yesterday, Kid Cudi aired out frustrations with the music industry while on twitter. It's not the first time Cudder has voiced his distaste for industry politics, while affirming his chokehold on the culture. This time though, he called out Drake and Kanye West specifically for not supporting him, even when he was loyal to them.
Drake Brought Out Steph Curry And Draymond Green For Too Short Performance At Oracle Arena
Drake's Summer Sixteen Tour is cruising through the West Coast this week and over the last two nights he has had the Oracle Arena in mid-season form. On Tuesday night in Oakland, he brought out Kevin Durant. Last night, he returned to the Roaracle and welcomed Steph Curry and Draymond Green to join him on stage... with their permission of course.
Charts Don't Lie: September 14
The addition of a couple new hip hop albums shakes up the pecking order this week on the Billboard 200 chart. Travis Scott scores his first #1 album with Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, while Isaiah Rashad comes in at #17 with The Sun's Tirade, his first full-length LP. Drake is back in the top 3 with VIEWS, Bryson Tiller celebrates 50 weeks on the chart with TRAPSOUL, and Frank Ocean barely holds onto top 10 placement during Blonde's third week out.
Kid Cudi Puts Haters On Blast, Names Drake & Kanye West
Kid Cudi was feeling himself this afternoon, when he went off on a little twitter rant, thanking his supporters and blasting any detractors. The rapper has been cited by many artists among the 'new wave' as inspiration and influence, rightly so, given that a lot of these artists were getting into hip-hop (they are young) around the time Cudder was popping off, which is also around the time the blogsophere was starting to pop off.
Drake Brings Out Kevin Durant In Oakland
Drake has been bringing out huge surprise guests at virtually every stop of his Summer Sixteen tour. Tuesday night, during the first of two shows at Oakland's Oracle Arena, he brought out the Bay Area's newest superstar: Kevin Durant. The Golden State Warriors were already a super-team last year, and with the addition of Durant, they have taken the form the of a super-duper team. Durant's new fan base greeted him warmly last night as he stepped out on stage in front of the OVO faithful.