Yup, Drake did it again tonight on episode 14 of OVO Sound Radio. Late into his set, after a Nas remix of Future's "March Madness," Drake finally dropped his new single, "Summer Sixteen." And he proceeded to play it 6 times in a row, in honor of his upcoming album Views from the 6.
Wu-Tang Forever (Remix) (CDQ)
Drake Feat. ASAP Rocky
Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever" remix was, at one point, supposed to feature a few members of the Wu-Tang Clan. Unfortunately, that never came together, and while all hope seemed to be lost for the track, a version of the song with a new verse from ASAP Rocky appeared on OVO Sound radio last week. While it wasn't Wu, Rocky was a great fit for the track, representing New York, and bringing out some technical bars for the occasion. The track one of three songs from ASAP today, all CDQ versions of songs released on OVO earlier in the month. Which one is your favorite so far?
Rihanna Feat. Drake
Rihanna recently hinted that her long-awaited 8th studio album, ANTI, was complete, and she's delivered on the promise of new music with a monster single today, teaming up with Drake for "Work".
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Feat. Rick Ross & Drake
This morning, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League released a new-13 track album called J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All. The features are unreal -- Lupe Fiasco, Future, Chris Brown, & T.I., to name a few and the the leadoff track "Empire," which features Rick Ross and Drake, is no exception.
I'm Da Plug Freestyle
Meek still has to come through with his long-awaited Dreamchasers 4 mixtape, but tonight, he got his name back in the mix by dropping off four new tracks. Of those four, the only one we had anticipated -- and the only non-original track -- is his remix of Drake and Future's "I'm the Plug," a snippet of which leaked after the DC4 listening party at the beginning of the month.
Wu-Tang Forever (Remix)
Drake & ASAP Rocky
Meek Mill may have hogged a ton of attention away from OVO Sound Radio episode 13 tonight by dropping off four new tracks, but those who've been tuned into Beats 1 have gotten a few surprises of their own. As usual, Oliver El-Khatib kicked off the night, and the first special guests to follow were the A$AP-affiliated Cozy Boys, aka A$AP Lou and J. Scott.
Lil B the Based God
Lil B has kept relatively quiet since teaming up with Chance The Rapper for a collection of songs, Free Based Freestyles, however he made a return this holiday season, with an feature on Gucci Mane's "Embarrassed" alongside Post Malone and Riff Raff. Today the Bay Area rapper makes his second appearance on the site this week, with a freestyle over Drake and Future's "Jumpman" instrumental, turning his own n
Where Ya At
As you probably saw on the 24-song tracklist, Weezy isn't shying away from tackling several WATTBA tracks, as well as a few individual Drake and Future records.
Remember "R.I.C.O." -- the Dreams Worth Than Money single that fizzled soon after Meek Mill decided to reveal that Drake's verse on the track was actually written by a unknown rapper by the name of Quentin Miller? Well, the track has now been remixed by none other than Pusha T, who happens to have his own beef with Drake. The collab was just played on Dr.
Loving You No More
Diddy - Dirty Money Feat. Drake
Diddy is perhaps more esteemed as a businessman than he is as a musician, but he proved yesterday that, at the age of 46, he still understands how to make a hot record -- and that he knows how to keep the right company to help him do so. MMM was Diddy's first release since last summer's ill-advised 11 11, a collaborative album with house producer Guy Gerber. Before that, it was Last Train to Paris, which he, Dawn Richard, and Kalenna Harper, as Diddy - Dirty Money, released in 2010.
You knew OVO Sound Radio would come with some Halloween treats tonight, and, indeed, one of those included a surprise set from grime emcee Skepta, who dropped three new remixes during his mix. The most noteworthy is of the biggest track off What a Time to Be Alive, last month's joint album between Future and Drake, who recently tattooed the initials of Skepta's Boy Better Know crew on his left shoulder.
We've seen our fair share of "Jumpman" remixes, but wait -- there's one more y'all gotta hear. It comes from Chicago upstart Ty Money, whose name you'll be seeing plenty in the near future. The song lends an immediate triple time tempo and some easy source material for Ty to begin his lyrical attack.
30 For 30 Freestyle
After giving fans the Fallin Up Mix two months ago, Kirko Bangz returns today with a freestyle over Drake's solo cut from What A Time To Be Alive, the "30 For 30" freestyle.
Dreezy is one of many talented female Chicago rappers, including Tink and and W.W.A. (the 4-woman group that includes Sasha Go Hard and Katie Got Bandz). She gained attention with her latest EP, Call It What You Want, which featured K Camp and production from Southside. For her latest release, she's decided to remix the biggest tune off Drake and Future's What a Time to Be Alive.
Drake Feat. Beyonce
Last week's episode of OVO Sound Radio, episode 6, was the biggest yet, as Drake premiered his joint album with Future, What a Time to Be Alive. Drake isn't in the booth tonight (Oct. 3), but episode 7 is shaping up to be pretty interesting.
Hotline Bling (Remix)
We've seen all sorts of "Hotline Bling" covers and remixes, but this one's actually worth a listen, as it comes from the legend Erykah Badu. Ms. Badu reworks the production using live instruments, while still keeping the bouncy goodness of the original. She basically keeps the theme of Drake's original, but switches the gender roles. Her remix runs for over 7 minutes and gets deeper and weirder as she goes. There's a genius recording of Badu's voicemail message about 4 minutes in.
Before Drake fucked up the game and live streamed What a Time to Be Alive, he played out a short mix, which included tracks from lesser-knowns such as Kodak Black and the UK group Section Boyz, as well as a couple of exclusives. The biggest non-WATTBA track played during tonight's special episode of OVO Sound Radio has to be PartyNextDoor's "Blasé" remix.
Wack 2 Wack (Drake Diss)
Sauca Walka is coming at Drake's neck, over Drake's own beat. The Houston rapper, of "2 Legited 2 Quited" fame, previously came at Drake during Houston Appreciation Weekend, when several H-Town locals were a disappointed by the lack of Houston natives represented in the HAW festivities.
Tell Your Friends (Remix)
We've got new Drake, and of course, it came via OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1. OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib took the decks and dropped a Drizzy remix of The Weeknd's Kanye West-produced hit "Tell Your Friends," off Beauty Behind the Madness.
"R.I.C.O." is now forever tied to Drake and Meek Mill's beef, to the point that listening to the original version feels almost awkward. Thankfully, we now have a new take on the skittering beat to listen to, courtesy of the recently lyrics-focused Waka Flocka.