Posts Tagged ‘Drake’
So while out in England, Timbaland previewed a new Drake and Jay-Z track! It definitely sounds like it’s pretty hard-hitting and I can’t wait to hear the CDQ version. Although it’s not the best quality, check out a preview of the track above!
Last week in Vegas Drake & DJ Franzen held a private suite party in honor of Drakes new album ‘NWTS’.
Before you get up in arms, that quote does NOT pretain to Drake brushing off Kendrick and his “Control” verse or his BET Hip-Hop Awards, Dos Necklaces just thinks Aubrey’s a genius. SwaggerNewYork spoke with 2 Chainz about performing for Jay-Z at Made In America, Kanye’s Zane Lowe interviews, turning down-forever and his thoughts on Drizzy Drake. Peep the excerpt, below!
“Drake that type that don’t care what y’all talking about because he’s getting so much money. He’s sitting back being a fucking genius. He’s one nigga that I don’t think is bothered by any emojis or whatever that’s going on – social networks, because he’s definitely carved his way into the game and I think he’s put out some good work so that’s my take on Drake. Like I see this shit and I’m like, they don’t need to be doggin Drake?”
Is THIS what we’ve all been waiting for? Are we about to see the Compton kid come out his cool shell to spar with the crooner from Toronto who can rap his ass off? Nah, this isn’t about album sales. This isn’t about who’s on tour with who. This isn’t about critics deeming a debut album a classic after several months. This isn’t about who’s taking down the baddest R&B songstress. This isn’t about the most #1 singles and/or albums. This is strictly for the sport. The culture. The bars. This is THE essence of hip-hop. Names have been called and fingers have been pointed.
NEITHER one can dance around the fact about who’s aiming at who. Drake’s been getting away with his subliminals for quite sometime now (most recently on “The Language”). But Kendrick ruffled feathers with his “Control” verse leaving everyone wondering who would respond first and how. Drake has taken to many interviews to address the elephant in the room but has steered clear of the recording booth. But Kendrick’s ear is to every word Drake has uttered after the release of “Control”, especially THESE.
For some folks, this needs to be reiterated: THIS IS NOT BEEF. This can’t be beef. At ALL! The only problem in this equation is BOTH parties involved believe they are better than the other. And since hip-hop is probably the most competitive genre in music, it’s only right they vividly prove why, leaving NOT A SPACE OF BREATHING ROOM for the other. I don’t want to expound on this issue until Sherbert steps in the booth to respond on wax. Kendrick has laid his recording cards on the table and now it’s time for Drake to put up or shut de fuck up.
RESPECT: HOT 97
Kicking off October 18th, Drake, Future and Miguel will be hitting the road for the Would You Like A Tour excursion. Haaa, they got a piece of footage from his Howard University Homecoming Yardfest performance. A show that Yours Truly hosted. The tour starts October 18th in Pittsburgh. Nothing Was The Same is in stores now.
In 2010, Drizzy came through the ALIFE courtyard on the eve of his album release to celebrate the “most important day of his life. Backed by A-Trak, Drake performed in front of a capacity crowd, introducing the audience to select tracks from his album, Thank Me Later. Three years later the Toronto M.C. returned to the courtyard; this time with multiple platinum records and countless awards and accolades under his belt.
He opened by once again reminisced about the time spent at the Lower East Side establishment, and thanked everyone for their support. Guests jockeyed for position within the courtyard, while neighbors watched from windows and fire escapes, as Drake proceeded to rock the crowd from the stage to the rooftop…literally. G.O.O.D. Music’s Travi$ Scott joined in, performing “Upper Echelon” from his Owl Pharaoh EP, while Raekwon supported Drake on “WuTang Forever,” and the blessed the crowd with “C.R.E.A.M.”
The walls of the courtyard, which usually showcase a unique theme for each event, displayed an archive of Sessions past, featuring a custom piece done by graffiti legend Cope2 (more on this soon).
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Noisey Raps followed Drake on the eve of his album release in NYC where they caught great footage of him playing FIFA ’14 with MLS superstar Tim Cahill, spoke with various fans about their perception of Drake and speaking with Drake about creating and the energy around Nothing Was The Same.
While waiting for Drake to arrive for his interview yesterday, Angie and the gang decided to liven things up a bit with game of Charades using nothing but Drake songs. Can’t front, this is actually pretty entertaining to watch and I was even try to guess what songs they’re using. Nothing Was The Same is in stores now.
RESPECT: HOT 97
Celebrating the 2-Year anniversary of their long standing “Samples” Mixtape Series. Babylon Cartel’s Gianni Lee and producer/fellow crate digger Mike Blud dive into Nothing Was The Same. Drake’s newest offering is picked apart by the duo while Gianni flips Drake’s “Too Much” into an interesting opening instrumentation.
Power 106 recently chopped it up with Drake who talks about “Tuscan Leather”, memes, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience 2 Of 2, and more. Listen to the interview below!