Drake News

  • 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."
  • Paul Pierce, Wale Troll Drake Following Wizards' Sweep Of Raptors
  • Drake Daps It Up With Paul Pierce As Wizards Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Raptors
  • Kanye West: "I Am An Innovator," Not A Musician
    Kanye West: "I Am An Innovator," Not A Musician
    Apr 20, 2015 at 03:51pm
    You can now see Kanye West on the cover of both TIME and PAPER Magazine. His profile in the "TIME 100" issue was written by the multibillionaire engineer Elon Musk, but in PAPER, Kanye delivers a self-penned essay on his status as a modern innovator. 
  • Drake Brought Out Nicki Minaj At Coachella
    Drake Brought Out Nicki Minaj At Coachella
    Apr 20, 2015 at 09:29am
    Yesterday capped off the second weekend of Coachella, and after Saturday's Weeknd set brought us a Kanye West guest appearance, Drake marked Sunday with a surprise from his Young Money labelmate Nicki Minaj. Appearing during Drizzy's performance of "Truffle Butter," Minaj didn't rap at all, instead opting to strut around onstage for a bit before leaving.
  • Charts Don't Lie: April 18
    Charts Don't Lie: April 18
    Apr 18, 2015 at 10:18am
    This week marks the end of an era, with Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" unseating the seemingly invincible "Uptown Funk". The success of Khalifa's record was seen in album sales as well with Furious 7 moving up to the top spot on the Billboard 200. This week saw no big debuts, and we watched Wale and Ludacris fall 10-plus spots following their opening weeks last cycle. Take a look at the full breakdown below.
  • OVO x Toronto Raptors Playoff T-Shirts Unveiled
  • Drake's 'OVO' Air Jordans Just Released At The OVO Pop-Up Shop In LA
  • Drake Has Recorded A Collaboration With Beyonce For "Views From The Six"
    Drake Has Recorded A Collaboration With Beyonce For "Views From The Six"
    Apr 16, 2015 at 08:05pm
    While Drake's fourth studio album, Views From The Six, is expected later this year, we still don't know anything about it outside of the title. Thanks to a Coachella report from everyone's favorite tweeter; Ernest Baker, a few questions about the project have now been answered.
  • 5 Reasons You Should Be Listening To Kehlani
    5 Reasons You Should Be Listening To Kehlani
    Apr 14, 2015 at 03:53pm
    Introduced to most of us via her dope Cloud 19 tape last summer, Bay Area native Kehlani has kept her grind strong since then, now gearing up to release a follow-up on April 28th. Before we get You Should Be Here, we're out to preach to the unconverted and convince you that Kehlani deserves to be on your iPod. 
  • Drake Thanks Madonna For Coachella Kiss
    Drake Thanks Madonna For Coachella Kiss
    Apr 14, 2015 at 10:03am
    After Drake performed "Madonna", off If You're Reading This It's Too Late, during his headlining set at Coachella Sunday night, he was joined on stage by the Queen of Pop herself. And that wasn't nearly as big a surprise as what happened next. After Madonna performed a few hits of her own, she walked up behind a seated Drake and landed him with a kiss he'll never forget. After their impromptu make-out sesh, Drake looked blown away--some said disgusted--but Drizzy pleads: "Don't misinterpret my shock". 
  • Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" Has A Physical Release Date
    Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" Has A Physical Release Date
    Apr 13, 2015 at 04:34pm
    At the end of March, we heard reports that a physical release of Drake's momentous mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late would be making it's way into stores this April, and today, that report has been confirmed.
  • Drake Announces "Jungle" Tour With Future
    Drake Announces "Jungle" Tour With Future
    Apr 13, 2015 at 03:22pm
    Drake just meme-ified Coachella, and while he's planning to play a few festival dates throughout the summer (as well as his always eventful OVO Fest in Toronto), the 6 God has decided to go on a 6 (of course) date mini-tour in May. 
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