Last month, we brought you Brooklyn-based artist Gabriel Garzon-Montano's single "Sour Mango," a love story gone wrong. The talented Drake-sampled artist has followed up that release with "The Game," a contemplative but affirming ode to social pressure. Here's what the singer-songwriter told Fader about the release:
In August it became apparent that Drake's father, Dennis Graham, was putting the touches on his R&B album. Footage surfaced from the swaggering music video for his single "Kinda Crazy"; the full track was released this morning.
Used To This (Remix)
YFN Lucci Feat. Greedy
Two tapes into his career, and YFN Lucci is one of the hottest in Atlanta. He recently featured on Meek Mill's DC4, and in September, his biggest-ever hit, "Key to the Streets," was given a well-deserved remix from the ColleGrove pairing of Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz. Lucci is now back with a remix of his own, as he and a close affiliate, Greedy of the Bird Gang, have taken on what will soon be a smash hit, Future and Drake's "Used to This," which is produced by Zaytoven.
Used To This
Future Feat. Drake
Over the past few months, ATL hitmaker Zaytoven has been teasing fans of his & Future’s long awaited Beast Mode 16 project, saying that Drake was to be expected on the first single & that it was completely finished back in September, but nothing ever came of it until today that is.
Meek Mill Feat. Drake
This morning, Meek Mill announced that he's finally dropping Dreamchasers 4 tomorrow. As such, it felt appropriate to allocate this week's throwback track to his still-great DC2 cut "Amen," even though the song is only four years old.
Drake Feat. 21 Savage
Drake, whose 30th birthday is tomorrow, and 21 Savage, whose 24th birthday was yesterday, have connected on a new track called "Sneakin." Drake wished 21 a happy birthday yesterday, and 21 told his fans to tune into OVO Sound Radio, so it was suspected that they were up to something. During tonight's birthday episode of OVO Sound, Drake's first move was to announce a new project, More Life, set to drop in December. After his opening mix, he decided to share four new tracks.
Drake & Dave
How many times now has Drake shut down a perfectly relaxed evening with an episode of OVO Sound Radio? As he turns 30 tomorrow, listeners knew tonight's show would be special, and indeed, Drake started by announcing a new project, More Life, and ended by dropping four new songs in a row.
"Fake Love" was the final track Drake played on tonight's birthday episode of OVO Sound Radio. Like "Two Birds One Stone" and "Sneakin'," a collab with 21 Savage, it will appear on More Life, the forthcoming project he announced at the beginning of the show. "Two Birds One Stone" is Drake being lyrical, "Sneakin'" is him being hard, and "Fake Love" is him going pop with no abandon -- and thus coming through with what sounds like a massive hit record, much in the vein of "Hotline Bling." Drake's good friend Odell Beckham Jr.
Two Birds One Stone
Drake's 30th birthday is tomorrow, and all his fans are already celebrating, as he just announced a new project, More Life, and premiered four new tracks on OVO Sound Radio. He began with a track called "Two Birds One Stone," which will appear on More Life. The song will be welcomed fare for those longing for Drake at his most lyrical. He raps nonstop for the better part of four minutes, alternating crafty metaphors and similes with layered, reflective storytelling.
Faithful (Extended Version)
Drake Feat. Pimp C & dvsn
This past weekend's episode of OVO Sound proved to be a treasure trove for dvsn fans.
You Know, You Know (CDQ)
One track that never officially made the cut on Drake's 2010 debut album Thank Me Later was "You Know, You Know." The song was actually never officially released, but well-known nevertheless among Drizzy aficionados of that era. Out of nowhere, Drake has now published the "You Know, You Know" CDQ to his YouTube channel.
2 Chainz Feat. Drake
As expected, 2 Chainz came through at the stroke of midnight & released his newly-announced mixtape Daniel Son: Necklace Don, which features guest contributions from the likes of Drake, YFN Lucci, TM88, K Swisha, Dun Deal, and more.
Drake, Eminem, Kanye West & Lil Wayne
Things have changed a lot since 2009. The release of "Forever," a crew track featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and Eminem, was the peak of hashtag rap, a trend where rappers ditched the "like" or "as" in their similes and just dropped the punchline, much like a hashtag for each individual bar. Drake was the main abuser of the style, but he credits Big Sean's "Supa Dupa Flow" with inventing it.
Just Because (Drake Diss)
It doesn’t look like Joe Budden is ready to stop the diss tracks anytime soon. Now that Drake finally responded to him last night in Texas on the "Summer Sixteen Tour" following his 3 diss records (“Making A Murder Pt.
OVO Sound Radio went up in a major way this past weekend. With three exclusives from French Montana -- the "Lockjaw" remix, the Maaly Raw-produced "Two Times," and his collab with Drake, "No Shopping" -- you'd be forgiven for checking out before the special guest mix, which came from the hottest star in dancehall, Popcaan, with whom Drizzy has established a strong partnership.
Afraid (Drake Diss)
French Montana Feat. Drake
OVO Sound Radio has been enjoying its bi-weekly residency on Beats 1 radio for over a year now. It seems that Oliver El-Khatib & co. have something crazy in store for every single episode. That's certainly proven to be the case tonight. Though Popcaan is the official guest star of tonight's show, French Montana made an appearance during Oliver El-Khatib's opening set, and he proceeded to drop three new exclusives in a row.
Wake (Drake Diss)
Joe Budden has been making headlines these past couple weeks after going back & forth with Meek Mill & Drake with subliminal shots & even dropping the diss record “Making A Murder Pt.
Making A Murderer (Drake Diss)
As promised, Joe Budden has officially released a diss track aimed at the game's biggest star. The beef -- I suppose we can properly call it that now -- began when Budden gave an unfavorable review of Drake's VIEWS on his podcast. That seemed to bother the 6 God, as a snippet of a verse from a yet-to-be-released French Montana collab seemingly found him going after the "Pump It Up" rapper.
One Dance (Culture Clash Dub Plate)
Popcaan celebrated his Mixpak team's victory in last week's 2016 Red Bull Culture Clash by yelling "Fuck Wiz Khalifa!" and blaring a dub plate (essentially an alternate version of a song) of Drake's #1 smash "One Dance."