Drake News

 
  • Cover of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell & More To Perform At iHeart Radio Music Awards
    iHeart Radio took to NBC's Twitter account today to announce a big line-up of performers at their forthcoming iHeart Radio Music Awards.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 19)
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly burst into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions. 
  • Cover of Drake Says "Jay Z Is Somewhere Eating A Fondue Plate" In TSN Interview
    Drake and Jay Z have been throwing subtle shade at one another over the last couple of months, beginning with Drake's remark that Hov has been discussing art a little too much in his raps, to Jay's response referring to the OVO rapper as "Mrs. Drizzy".
  • Cover of Drake Sued Over "Pound Cake" Sample
    The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording.
  • Cover of Drake Announces OVO's Houston Appreciation Weekend [Update: Dates Announced]
    Just the other week Drake stirred things up with the announcement of his headliners for OVO Fest, unsurprisingly, it was both OutKast and Drizzy. The OVO Fest went on to sell out tickets within two minutes of the tickets going live.
  • Cover of 9 Vintage Hip-Hop Inspired Ads
    There is sometimes a fine line between hip hop and advertising, with rappers constantly namechecking their favorite brands, or even promoting their own. A french art director by the name of David Redon may have seen this connection when he began work on a project called "Ads Libitum", which reimagines rap songs as
  • Cover of Drake Surprises 15-Year Old Cancer Patient In Houston
    Kennedy Brown, a 15-year-old student at Carnegie Vanguard High got a pretty big surprise this weekend.
  • Cover of Drake Speaks On Hosting The ESPYs, Names Jamie Foxx As Big Inspiration
    Yesterday we reported that Drake will host the 2014 ESPYs for ESPN come July. The news came with some Nothing Was The Same-inspired ESPYs art, but that was about it.
  • Cover of Drake To Host 2014 ESPYs
    Drake is the one who said it, "I swear sports and music are so synonymous", and he continues to prove just that with cross-over content on records like "Draft Day", not to mention working with NBA's Toronto Raptors.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Is Looking To Work With Drake & Rihanna
    50 Cent has been releasing an onslaught of new material, much of it embodying the sound he was known for in the mid 2000s. While his recent tracks have found him sticking in familiar territory, a recent interview with Shade 45 found the rapper expressing interest to work with a couple of surprising artists.
  • Cover of Drake & The Weeknd Throw Homecoming Show In Toronto
    Drake and The Weeknd just spent the last 6 weeks touring Europe, and have now arrived back in their beloved hometown of Toronto (or should we say, "the 6"). To celebrate the occasion, the OVOXO duo threw a homecoming party at Drizzy's favorite spot, Muzik Nightclub.
  • Cover of Drake Puts Up "6" Billboard In Toronto [Update: Billboard Is Fake]
    Drake's newest track, "Days In The East" arrived out of the blue and in the middle of the night-- neither of which is out of character for Drizzy. What was a little more mysterious however, was the simplistic cover art, all black with a red 6 in the lower right hand corner.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: April 3
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Blurred Lines: The Integration Of R&B In Hip-Hop
    In the '90s the rap and R&B scenes had really emerged in to their own distinctiveness. The R&B scene was dominated by acts like Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, SWV, Ginuwine, Mariah Carey, Brandy and Monica and many many more.
  • Cover of OVO Sound: The Complete Current Roster
    Aubrey Drake Graham was born in October, and while many artists choose to name their record labels after hometowns, personal mottos and/or expensive vehicles (looking at you, Rozay), Drizzy paid tribute to his birth month by founding October's Very Own, now known as OVO Sound.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Says Jay Z & Drake Beef Is "Just Getting Started"
     This past Sunday, Jay Z had some choice words for Toronto’s own Drizzy Drake during his verse on the “We Made It” freestyle.
  • Cover of Young Money/Cash Money: The Complete Current Roster
    Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams founded Cash Money Records over twenty years ago. New Orleans rap collective the Hot Boys were one of Cash Money's earliest successes, which has since turned into perhaps the flashiest label of them all.
  • Cover of Jay Z Calls Out Drake In The New Jay Electronica Song
    If you haven't heard Jay Electronica's new song over Soulja Boy's "We Made It" track, drop everything and give the play button a twirl. It's that good. However, if you have heard it you probably noticed a bar in Jay Z's verse that seemed to address the OVO meister, Drizzy Drake of Toronto.
  • Cover of Canadian Government Gives Drake $300,000 For OVO Fest
    Another year, another OVO Fest. At least that's how it is if you're the highly successful rapper/singer, Drake who recieved 300 grand in government funding for this year's festival. The grant comes from the Celebrate Ontario program brought to you by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Wants His Artists To Be Better Than Him, Says "Nobody Can Touch" Drake
    Lil Wayne is the latest rapper to take the hot seat on Elliott Wilson's CRWN, and he took the opportunity to reflect on his career, as well as speak on his future endeavors. The Young Money rapper talked about his team, his respect for Kanye West, Drake's "untouchable" status, Tha Carter V and more.
  • Cover of Drake & Rihanna Are Now Dating "Exclusively"
    There have certainly been many hints that Rihanna and Drake have been hooking up once again, with Rihanna popping up often on Drake's European tour, and the two being spotted holding hands leaving a bowling alley last weekend.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Says If He Rapped About Material Things, "There Would Be No Drake"
    Kid Cudi stopped by Arsenio Hall's show yesterday, where he discussed what he'd change about hip hop, dealing with suicidal thoughts, and how things would change if he rapped about what he had.
  • Cover of mtvU Woodie Award Winners Announced, Drake Wins Woodie Of The Year
    The 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards took place last night in Austin, Texas, as part of the South by Southwest festivities. We reported on the nominees in February, and now we have the full list of winners for each award.
  • Cover of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    When Macklemore is recognized in any hip hop category, the reaction is usually nothing short of an uproar. So was the case with his Best Rap Album Grammy win over Kendrick Lamar, yet Mack continues to come out on top.
  • Cover of Future Details Working With Drake And Messing With The Media
    Future is pretty busy as of late between being one of rap's next big things and fathering a child with the wonderful Ciara. However, he still found time to sit down with the British DJ, Westwood, to spare some words about some of the exciting artists he has had the chance to work with as of late.
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