Stream OVO Sound Radio Ep. 31 With Boi-1da & Vinylz
Tonight brought another bi-weekly edition of OVO Sound Radio. Episode 31 was hosted by OVO producer Boi-1da as well as his frequent production partner Vinylz, who's also been one of Drake's most entrusted beatmakers. Both mixes are worth listening to, with Vinylz running through the past 20 years of New York hip-hop and dropping a few of his latest hits, and Boi-1da setting the scene in Toronto with an OVO-heavy array of memorable tunes.
Popcaan Is The Special Guest On OVO Sound Radio Tonight
We're quickly approaching another highly anticipated episode of OVO Sound Radio. Episode 25 begins at 6PM EST on Beats 1 radio, and as usual, hosting duties go to OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib. After he opens the show, there will be a special guest mix from Drake's good friend from Jamaica, the OVO-affiliated Unruly dancehall star known as Popcaan.
Wiz Khalifa To Popcaan: "I Know You Gave Drake A Handjob For That Drop"
All in all, this year's Red Bull Culture Clash looked like a good time for everyone involved. On Friday night, four different crews, each with its own soundsystem, took turns on the stage in London's O2 Arena to see who could put on the hottest show and come through with the most exclusives.
Popcaan Defends Drake Against Mr. Vegas' Criticisms
Drake and Popcaan have been good friends for some time, and anyone who was following the leaks leading up to the release of VIEWS will know that the dancehall artist featured on an early version of "Controlla". Unfortunately, when the proper album arrived, Popcaan no longer had vocals on the record, something that many fans were disappointed about, including fellow dancehall artist Mr.
Popcaan Reportedly Arrested In Antigua
Dancehall artist and Drake collaborator Popcaan was reportedly arrest during a performance in Antigua yesterday, according to multiple reports.
Here Are The Samples Drake Used On "VIEWS"
As Drake has progressed as an artist, he has learned to gather all of his far-reaching musical tastes and incorporate them into his stylistic repertoire. He's been accused of appropriating music from other genres, and regardless if there's any basis to such claims, his ability to blend elements of hip-hop, dancehall, R&B, and UK dance music into an cohesive album -- as he has done on VIEWS -- is undeniably impressive.
10 Essential Popcaan Tracks
A twenty-seven year old Jamaican dancehall by the name of Popcaan has been making waves recently, not only in Jamaica, but around the globe. The up-and-comer got his start when he was still just a teenager after Vybz Kartel began to put him on, and since then he's become somewhat of a household name, working alongside the likes of Young Thug, Drake, Pusha T, and even being sampled by Kanye West.
Top Tracks: April 4 - April 10
On last week's edition of Top Tracks, Drake locked down the highest two spots with new leaks, and appeared once more as a guest on PartyNextDoor's "Come And See Me," which landed at number eight. If you thought that was impressive, wait til you see this week's. The 6 God controls half of this week's list, despite the fact that all versions that appear on here are unofficial leaks.
Tracking OVO's Jamaican Influence
What's with the Jamaican patois in Drake's If You're Reading This, It's Too Late? Why is he going all cha-cha in the "Hotline Bling" music video? It seems that our boy Drizzy has caught a small case of the Caribbean fever, so to speak, because he's nodding to the culture everywhere these days.
Stream Jamie xx's Debut Album, "In Colour"
Jamie xx has been one of the most respected producers in electronic music for a couple years now, and while he's put out a selection of great singles and remixes (including the Gil-Scott Heron project, We're New Here), he was long overdue on a proper debut album.