Drake News

  • Lil Wayne Wants His Artists To Be Better Than Him, Says "Nobody Can Touch" Drake
    Lil Wayne Wants His Artists To Be Better Than Him, Says "Nobody Can Touch" Drake
    Mar 19, 2014 at 04:30pm
    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. Read some excerpts from the interview below.
  • Drake & Rihanna Are Now Dating "Exclusively"
    Drake & Rihanna Are Now Dating "Exclusively"
    Mar 16, 2014 at 05:46pm
    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.
  • Kid Cudi Says If He Rapped About Material Things, "There Would Be No Drake"
    Kid Cudi Says If He Rapped About Material Things, "There Would Be No Drake"
    Mar 15, 2014 at 09:38am
    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. After talking a bit about his extensive car collection, Arsenio asked the rapper how things would be different if he decided to rap about his many material possessions, to which he responded jokingly, "there would be no Drake".
  • mtvU Woodie Award Winners Announced, Drake Wins Woodie Of The Year
    mtvU Woodie Award Winners Announced, Drake Wins Woodie Of The Year
    Mar 14, 2014 at 11:04am
    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.
  • Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    Mar 8, 2014 at 03:20pm
    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.
  • Future Details Working With Drake And Messing With The Media
    Future Details Working With Drake And Messing With The Media
    Mar 7, 2014 at 01:20pm
    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.
  • You Deserve It: Top 20 Future Hooks
    You Deserve It: Top 20 Future Hooks
    Mar 5, 2014 at 02:16pm
    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. 
  •  Charts Don’t Lie: March 2
    Charts Don’t Lie: March 2
    Mar 2, 2014 at 01:59pm
    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. Q is looking like he'll do some damage with 150,000-160,000 copies projected, and thus debut at #1 which definitely isn't a bad look, while Kid Cudi will come close behind with 90,000-95,000 copies.
  • Drake Splits From PR Team After "Rolling Stone" Controversy
    Drake Splits From PR Team After "Rolling Stone" Controversy
    Feb 27, 2014 at 09:14pm
     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.
  • Ty Dolla $ign Reveals "Or Nah" Remix To Feature Drake & The Weeknd
    Ty Dolla $ign Reveals "Or Nah" Remix To Feature Drake & The Weeknd
    Feb 27, 2014 at 03:47pm
    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. 
  • Drake Brought Rihanna Out At His Show In Paris
    Drake Brought Rihanna Out At His Show In Paris
    Feb 25, 2014 at 07:02pm
    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. RiRi broke out her strip club anthem, "Pour It Up", after performing Take Care's title track with Drake for the first time live.
  • Young Money Unveils "Rise Of An Empire" Tracklist
    Young Money Unveils "Rise Of An Empire" Tracklist
    Feb 22, 2014 at 12:28pm
    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. Outside of "Senile", and the singles we are already familar with ("We Alright", "Trophies", "Lookin Ass"), the comp is mainly a spotlight for the less prominent artists on the label. Wayne does show up for one solo track on the back half of the album, however. Elsewhere, we get songs billed to Lil Twist, Gudda Gudda, Shanell, and newcomer, Euro.
  • OutKast & Drake To Headline OVO Fest 2014
    OutKast & Drake To Headline OVO Fest 2014
    Feb 18, 2014 at 12:44pm
    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. Alongside the duo Drake will be headlining the fifth annual festival, which takes place this summer in Toronto, on August 3rd and August 4th. Tickets go on sale for OVO Fest February 21st.
  • Kanye West, Drake, OutKast & More To Perform At 2014 Wireless Festival [Update: J. Cole, 2 Chainz Announced]
    Kanye West, Drake, OutKast & More To Perform At 2014 Wireless Festival [Update: J. Cole, 2 Chainz Announced]
    Feb 18, 2014 at 11:59am
    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.  The show goes down at both London’s Finsbury Park and Birmingham’s Perry Park through out July 4th-6th. Apart from those headliners, Iggy Azalea, Angel Haze, Chance The Rapper, Azealia Banks, Bruno Mars, Wiz Khalifa, Earl Sweatshirt, A$AP Ferg, Salt N Peppa and more were tapped to hit the stage.
  • Jhene Aiko Says Drake Is Her "Musical Soulmate" & Would Like To Do Project With Him
    Jhene Aiko Says Drake Is Her "Musical Soulmate" & Would Like To Do Project With Him
    Feb 17, 2014 at 03:08pm
    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). In a new interview with Rap-Up, the talented singer speaks on her forthcoming album, Souled Out, and how she thinks of Drake as her "musical soulmate."
  • Kanye West Defends Drake, Criticizes Rolling Stone
    Kanye West Defends Drake, Criticizes Rolling Stone
    Feb 16, 2014 at 06:06pm
    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. The outspoken rapper riffed on a variety of topics in last night's visionary stream of consciousness, including Macklemore's Grammy wins, and the VERY HOTTT topic of Drake's Rolling Stone interview.
  • Questlove Blasts Rolling Stone For Removing Drake From The Cover
    Questlove Blasts Rolling Stone For Removing Drake From The Cover
    Feb 14, 2014 at 05:12pm
    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. Others have cited that Drake was being insensitive in the matter as the acclaimed actor was much beloved by the public and his passing upset many, seeing the revised decision to put the Hoffman on the cover as appropriate.
  • Nicki Minaj Talks Valentine's Day And Working With Drake
    Nicki Minaj Talks Valentine's Day And Working With Drake
    Feb 14, 2014 at 12:34pm
    Nicki Minaj's big year is behind her, only to look forward to another one this year. After officially responding to the Malcom X debacle, Minaj shifted the focus to her own upcoming projects, including her collaborations with Drake. Of this, she said:
  • Drake Slams Rolling Stone For Interview Excerpts About "Yeezus" & Taking Away His Cover [Update: Drake Issues Official Statement]
    Drake Slams Rolling Stone For Interview Excerpts About "Yeezus" & Taking Away His Cover [Update: Drake Issues Official Statement]
    Feb 14, 2014 at 01:55am
    Yesterday Rolling Stone reported on an interview they had with Drake, in which the rapper commented on Macklemore's post-Grammy text to Kendrick Lamar, and reportedly called it "wack as fuck." Following those interview excerpts, more excerpts have surfaced online, wherein Drizzy discusses Kanye West's Yeezus, and took a shot at Ye's lyrics on the album.
  • Childish Gambino Reveals Drake's "Trophies" Beat Was Originally For "3005"
    Childish Gambino Reveals Drake's "Trophies" Beat Was Originally For "3005"
    Feb 13, 2014 at 03:40pm
    Childish Gambino is the latest rapper to sit down with Zane Lowe, and much like Jay Z, Eminem, and Kanye West before him, he tells some very intriguing stories during the sit-down. One tidbit that stood out was the fact that the hook for Gambino's R&B-tinged "3005" was originally written over Drake's "Trophies" beat.
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