Future Feat. Drake
Future's long-anticipated sophomore album, Honest is finally out April 22nd, and yesterday the snippets from the project were released. While the project sports features from the likes of Andre 3000, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and more (not to mention an outtake with Nicki Minaj that's rumored to sample George Michael's "Careless Whisper"), there was a lot of anticipation stemming from the collaboration with rap all-star, Drake.
Franc Grams' home team, the UCONN Huskies just took the NCAA championship, and the rapper is celebrating the victory with a freestyle over Drake's "Trophies". The results are fittingly triumphant, with Grams trying out some Migos-esque triplet over the blaring horn sample, interpolating Drizzy's "We Made It" in the process, as well as putting his own spin on the hook.
Draft Day (Freestyle)
Privaledge is the latest emcee to put his spin on Drake and Boi1da's new track "Draft Day". Listen to the original here and let us know how they compare.
Days In The East
We thought our April Fool's song was going to be the only Drake we'd see this week. Joke's on us as more Drake music has surfaced following his "Draft Day" release yesterday. Check out the CDQ version of this track, which was originally premiered live when he was in Europe. Production credits go to PARTYNEXTDOOR with co-production by 40. Quotable Lyrics
Remember (Nigga We Made It)
Cassidy has been known to go in over other people's instrumentals, often in order to diss the artist who originally did the song. Here his targets are a little more general, as he goes in over two Drake records, a remake of "Worst Behaviour" and "We Made It", who we've also heard Jay Z, Jay Electronica, and of course Soulja Boy-- who did the original version --on. He even tries out the "Versace" flow on the second part of the track. Last we heard from Cass, he was "responding" to tracks from to Nicki Minaj's "Lookin Ass" and Beyonce's "Drunk In Love".
This aint no April Fools joke here fam. While most of us are aware of Johnny Manziel and Drake's close friendship, we didn't see this coming. After Johnny held his Pro day on Tuesday, Drizzy decided to help raise the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner's stock and drop this new Boi-1da produced cut titled “Draft Day”. Drizzy decides to sample Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” with some knockin’ drums and hard raps as usual. He even drops Chance The Rapper's name in his verse as well. Another Drake win right here. Give it a listen and download now! Thoughts?
Drake Feat. Rihanna
Drake drops a huge remix, of his own chart topping hit "Hold On We're Going Home" calling it "The Remix". There was previous speculation that he was releasing a track about his current muse Rihanna, since the two have been tagged as an exclusive item following their public sightings together in Europe. Our sources have yet to confirm official word on whether Rihanna will actually be featured on a remix video of "The Remix", but one can only deem it appropriate considering the commercial potential of another Drake and Rihanna video pairing.
On his brand new mixtape, Progression 4, Kirko Bangz takes the increasingly rare approach of constructing a project entirely out of other artists' instrumentals. Over the course of his new freestyle compilation, Kirko goes in over beats from the likes of K Camp, Kid Ink, Jhene Aiko, Rico Love, and more. The final track on the album, which happens to be one of its hightlights, finds Bangz taking on the Drake loose, "Girls Love Beyonce".
Ill Life Pt. 2
P. Reign releases the second part to "Ill Life," which find the emcee spitting some bars over some truly inspiring production from Pro Logic. The Canadian rapper has been some accruing some major buzz, first with shout outs from Drake (with whom he is close friends) and a track with A$AP Rocky.
From Time (Freestyle)
Another rapper using this holiday of lovers to get out some new music to the fans. Cash Out is celebrating Valentine's Day by putting his own spin on Drake's "From Time" record which originally appeared on his Nothing Was The Same album and features Jhene Aiko. It's interesting to hear Cash Out go in over the very mellow instrumental, and he even sings for us at the beginning. We're used to hearing the rapper on trap beats, nonetheless, he handles this one pretty well. What do you think? Download and let us know.
We Made It (Remix)
Here goes the second "We Made It" remix of the day, following that of Houston native Trae Tha Truth's, Killa Cam has hopped on the Soulja Boy and Drake record offering his own verse mid-way through the track (skip to the 2:35 mark to hear it). Cam'ron has been in a giving mood as of late, the rapper recently let go his first collaboration with producer A-Trak off their upcoming joint effort Federal Reserve, "Humphrey."
The Language (Remix)
Drake's "Started From the Bottom" and "Pound Cake" were remixed to death, but one of his more recent singles "The Language" hasn't seen quite as much attention from his rap peers. Phil Ade has decided to hop on the cut, leaving the Drizzy hook intact while adding a couple new verses. While it's become increasingly trendy to simply mimmick the flows of the original song you're remixing (Drake himself is certainly guilty of this), Phil Ade brings some entirely new ideas to the track, showing once again that the DC rapper is someone to look out for.
Who Do You Love? (Freestyle)
Trey Songz already dropped off a new cut with Jeezy yesterday called "Ordinary", and now he's graced us with a new freestyle over YG and Drake's "Who Do You Love?". The Trigga man is no stranger to DJ Mustard production at this point, with the producer behind the boards on his current radio single "NaNa", and thus feels right at home on this woozy snap banger. This one finds him starting off with an R&B hook, before busting out some of his underrated flows.
Pound Cake (Freestyle)
Rising Saint Paul, Minnesota emcee Taylor J has put his own spin on Drake, Jay Z and Boi-1da's "Pound Cake", from the former's latest album Nothing Was The Same. Listen to the original here. How'd he do?
In The Morning
J. Cole Feat. Drake
J. Cole had quite a big week.
Who Do You Love? (Official Version)
YG Feat. Drake
At the end of last year, YG’s hit single "Who Do You Love" featuring Drake was leaked prematurely, and now today, we get the official release of the DJ Mustard-produced banger. The new club joint serves as the newest single off YG's upcoming album, My Krazy Life, which drops on March 18th. If you haven't heard this already, give it a listen, or five. Quotable Lyrics:
Romeo Santos Feat. Drake
Well, this is a different look for Drake. Spanish singer Romeo Santos nabs the Toronto native for a feature on his new single "Odio" which features both Spanish and English. Drake handles his singing in Spanish, but his rapping in English. The collaboration will appear on Santos' forthcoming album Formula Vol 2 dropping on February 25th. The project will also feature Nicki Minaj, Carlos Santana and more. What do you think of it? Quotable Lyrics
Today we get the first official release from Drizzy's close friend and an OVO-signed artist, OB OBrien. You may recognize the OVO affiliate from Drake's recent music videos, where he had a few skits and showed off his funny side. Now we get to hear some music from the Ontario native with this cut "Steve Nash." Are you feeling this OVO cut? Drake drops a few lines at the outro. Quotable Lyrics
For those unfamiliar, Jimmy Johnson is an emerging emcee from Toronto. "Rolling Deep" is his latest offering, which finds him backed by production from rising Austin, Texas producer Eric Dingus. Here's an official statement from Johnson's camp:
We Made It (Freestyle)
Roscoe Dash Feat. JTK & Spiff
Roscoe Dash keeps hitting us with new tracks. The Atlanta rapper and hookman is back with a freestyle over Soulja Boy's "We Made It". He brings his boys JTK & Spiff along for the ride. How doe sit stack up against Drake's version? Quotable lyrics: