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."
Future Feat. Drake & 2 Chainz
Project E.T. has officially landed, and it comes packed with otherworldly collaborations. Future had been quiet for some time after overwhelming the game with two consecutive projects to start the year. E.T. is technically Esco's mixtape, but ultimately, it's a compilation of unexpected Future collabs that wouldn't have fit in with his past few -- mostly featureless -- releases. There's a track with Future and Uzi, and another with him and Rich Homie Quan, but the biggest collab on the tape happens to be one with a less surprising lineup.
Don't Let Me
Drake's latest episode of OVO Sound Radio proved to be quite fruitful, with new records from Drizzy, Gucci Mane and Roy Wood$ debuting during it. A couple of records flew under the radar though, and among them, Toronto resident and Roy Wood$ affiliate, $ha, had "Don't Let Me" premiered during Saturday's episode.
4PM In Calabasas
Nothing against Drake's DJ game, but we weren't expecting such a heated OVO Sound mix tonight, especially in the wake of Views, currently spending its fourth consecutive week atop the albums chart. But tonight, he put more work in the rotation. A lot of it. First, a brand new collab with the fully freed Gucci Mane La Flare, fittingly titled "Back on Road," produced by Murda Beatz. Next came a remix of his first and only No. 1 by another Canadian who's had a few chart-toppers himself.
One Dance (Remix)
Drake Feat. Justin Bieber
Once again, Drake has dropped a massive exclusive via OVO Sound Radio. While his biggest-ever hit attempts to hold onto the No. 1 spot, he's entrusted the official "One Dance" remix duties to a fellow superstar Canuck: Justin Bieber.
Back On Road
Gucci Mane Feat. Drake
Yesterday, Drake hinted that tonight's episode would be a celebration of this year's biggest victory: Gucci Mane's early return to the streets after a painful absence of almost three years. He wasn't lying. After playing Wop's return single, "First Day Out Tha Feds," and a couple of his OG classics, Drake dropped one that he'd somehow managed to keep secret: A brand new collab joining the 6 God with Mr. Zone 6 himself. "Back on Road" is produced by young Murda Beatz, who was also behind the Views track "With You," featuring PND.
DJ Khaled Feat. Drake
So much new music -- where to start? New Mike Will and Rihanna, brazy new YG, "Pick Up the Phone," and earlier today, a piece of winter in the summer from Yeezy and a team of all-stars. Before there's time to process all that, here's ANOTHER ONE that's sure to be around for the entire summer -- a breezy new anthem from DJ Khaled and Drake: "For Free." The track is produced by Nineteen85, a master of the island grooves, as well as Jordan Ullman of Majid Jordan. Wise words from Khaled close out the song.
"Hype" is turning out to be one of VIEWS' more popular tracks. After Lil Wayne hopped on the official remix, Waka Flocka comes through with his own "Flockmix." Waka's Flockmixes rarely fail to disappoint ("Real Friends" was outstanding), and "Hype" is no exception.
Drake Feat. Lil Wayne
Tonight's OVO Sound Radio episode shaped up nicely. After YG debuted his new single "Why You Always Hatin?" feat. Drake and Kamaiyah, host Oliver El-Khatib unleashed a new remix of VIEWS banger "Hype" featuring Drake's old Young Moolah partner-in-crime Lil Wayne.
Why You Always Hatin?
YG Feat. Drake & Kamaiyah
YG's announcement that he would be premiering a single on OVO Sound Radio sparked speculation that Drake appear on the song, as he did on "Who Do You Love" from YG's debut My Krazy Life. This speculation proved to be accurate; Drake indeed spits a verse on "Why You Always Hatin?", premiered by Oliver El-Khatib Saturday evening.
Ghost No Ways
New York emcee Styles P keeps things prolific, constantly picking out current beats to body. Early today he dropped off two new tracks. “Ghost No Ways” has Styles P going in over the beat to Drake’s track “Feel No Ways,” off his album Views.