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Preview A New Kendrick Lamar Verse, Possibly From A Collaboration With The Game

While The Game is better known these days for his sexually explicit Instagram phraseology, he’s been teaming up with big names for his forthcoming album Documentary 2 as well. Drake showed up on a Game song called “100,” delivering that freestyle he’d been performing live over the track’s warm soul sample and burbling, snap-click beat. More »

By: Caitlin White / July 6, 2015 - 11:34 am

The Week In Pop: Instead Of Going Big, Kacey Musgraves Goes Home

Chris is out on paternity leave so I’m taking over The Week In Pop for a couple of weeks… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 25, 2015 - 3:55 pm

St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Disclosure Hosting Beats 1 Radio Shows

Apple Music already poached Zane Lowe to help establish their new internet radio component, Beats 1. The company also signed on Drake and Pharrell as DJs, but even more artists have been added to the company’s roster. More »

By: Caitlin White / June 25, 2015 - 10:38 am

The Game – “100” (Feat. Drake)

Drake has lately been doing an acapella live freestyle that turns out to be his verse from “100,” a new single from L.A. rap veteran the Game. On the warm, soulful track, Drake talks about how he’d have more friends if he wasn’t successful, while Game threatens to settle Drake’s beef with Diddy and to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2015 - 10:35 am

Mitski & Ryan Hemsworth Predict The Song Of The Summer 2015

The song of the summer is a slippery, ephemeral thing. You can try to predict it, labels can (and will) try their hardest to make sure that their song is the one that comes out on top, but it’s still an imprecise science. It means different things to different people, certain niches will gravitate toward… More »

By: James Rettig / June 24, 2015 - 11:07 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

Watch Drake And Nas Star In A New Sprite Commercial

Drake and Nas appear side-by-side in a new commercial for Sprite, made up of footage from their February co-headlining show at Irving Plaza in NYC that was sponsored by the soda company. The ad is meant to promote Sprite’s new limited-edition run of cans and bottles that feature quotes from lyrics by Drake, Nas, The… More »

By: James Rettig / June 15, 2015 - 10:10 am

Drake Turned Down Mark Ronson’s Request To Collaborate

British producer Mark Ronson’s new album Uptown Special is packed with collaborations, from the legendary Stevie Wonder to the bug-eyed flow of New Orleans rapper Mystikal. And obviously, “Uptown Funk” would not be half of the success it is without Bruno Mars. But there was one person who didn’t want to work with Ronson o… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 12, 2015 - 10:42 am

Watch A Promo For Drake’s Sotheby’s Exhibition

Sotheby’s announced that Drake would curate a playlist to accompany their exhibit “I Like It Like This,” which seeks to explore the relationship between music and black American art. The gallery show has been on view since April at Sotheby’s New York since April and includes work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, and… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 8, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Apple Music Announces Streaming Service, Beats 1 Radio, Connect Social Network

Buzz going into Apple’s presentation today at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco was that the company would unveil its new streaming service, and after interminable presentations about OS X 10 El Capitan, iOS9, Apple Pay, Swift, and a bunch of other futuristic technology, Apple did exactly that with the help of Drake,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 8, 2015 - 3:22 pm

The 8 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Friday

For being the biggest city in America, it took a hell of a long time for New York to lock down a festival. Sure, we have CMJ and Northside and venues booked tight throughout the year, but recreating the traditional “field day out” experience that’s become the norm across the rest of the country i… More »

By: Stereogum / June 6, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Apple Hires Drake, Pharrell As iTunes Radio DJs

According to The New York Post, Drake is in talks with Apple to be featured as an iTunes Radio guest DJ, for which the rapper will be paid $19 million. The company recently picked up former BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe, and Trent Reznor is “playing a major role” in developing the new streamingMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 1, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Drake Was Used In A Sentence During Scripps National Spelling Bee

God bless the cool English teacher, the one who sits on his desk chair backwards and cusses in class twice a year. In some sort of ultimate example of cool-English-teacher-ness, one judge dropped Drake’s name into the Scripp’s National Spelling Bee last night. (If you’ve seen the great documentary Spellbound, you know that spelling bee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2015 - 8:34 am

Watch Drake Do A New Freestyle In Detroit

Last night, Drake brought his Jungle tour with Future to the Palace Of Auburn Hills, the arena just outside Detroit. He took the opportunity to unveil a new “freestyle” — an a cappella verse that was absolutely not done off the dome. Instead, like so many Drake verses, it was a carefully worded rebuke to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2015 - 9:06 am

Juicy J – “Tryna Fuck” (Feat. Drake & Ty Dolla $ign)

For a while last year, the legendary Memphis rap hardhead libertine Juicy J was cranking out great singles like “Low” (with Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby, and Young Thug) and “Ice” (with Future and A$AP Ferg), and he still couldn’t get a release date for his album Pure THC: The Hustle Continues. That’s more an indictment… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 26, 2015 - 11:35 am

Drake – “On A Wave” (Feat. Tinashe) + “Go Out Tonight”

Looks like Drake has another leak problem. (Last year, if you’ll recall, he was forced to release three tracks after hackers got a hold of them.) Earlier this week, an unfinished version of Beyoncé collab “Can I” made its way its way online, and now two other tracks have surfaced. Both of them seem to… More »

By: James Rettig / May 22, 2015 - 6:14 pm

Drake – “Can I” (Feat. Beyoncé)

A few days ago, a super short snippet of a new Drake song called “Can I” surfaced, and various versions of it have been swirling around the web since then. The most definitive version so far leaked a few hours ago, it seems, and it features a full Drake verse, plus a short vocal from… More »

By: James Rettig / May 20, 2015 - 10:47 pm

Drake And Diddy Make Peace

Drake and Diddy reportedly got into a fistfight last December over “0 To 100/The Catch Up,” the Boi-1da-produced banger that Diddy claims was originally intended for him before Drake turned it into one of the best songs of 2014. But whatever tension had accumulated between the two rap A-listers since then has now dissipated. TMZMore »

By: Chris DeVille / May 18, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Popcaan – “Unruly Prayer” Video (Feat. Drake)

Bless Jamaican dancehall prodigy Popcaan for giving us this heartfelt prayer of thanksgiving in the midst of a particularly petty year. “Unruly Prayer” is a joyous, buoyant anthem of celebration and humility that rings out with particular grace, a dancehall hymn to usher in the summer. Mostly the video is clips of Popcaan and hi… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 15, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Drake Announces Second Annual Houston Appreciation Weekend

Drake will travel to Texas over Memorial day Weekend in order to instate his second annual “Houston Appreciation Weekend.” Drake loves the city of Houston because he owes a lot of his insurmountable fame to it; it’s the city where Lil’ Wayne first invited him to play and tour way back in 2008. Last year’… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 14, 2015 - 3:24 pm
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