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Drake – “Worst Behavior (SAINT PEPSI Edit)”

The first time I heard "Pineapple Juniors" in the very beginning of 2013, it was crystal clear that Ryan DeRobertis gave zero fucks about what people expected, even when he was starting from the bottom. It's that same spirit that allowed SAINT PEPSI to become a rising star, whether twisting a Carly Rae Jepsen songMore »

By: Miles Bowe / September 25, 2014 - 11:41 am

Dr. Dre Handily Tops Forbes‘ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts 2014 List

Dr. Dre was out here declaring himself hip-hop's first billionaire before Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats was even confirmed, so it should come as no surprise that he easily coasted to the top of Forbes' latest hip-hop money list. According to Forbes, Dre netted $620 million in the past year, more than 10 time… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 23, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Tanya Tagaq Wins 2014 Polaris Prize, Says “Fuck PETA”

Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq won this year's Polaris Music Prize for her album, Animism, beating out Arcade Fire, Drake, and Mac DeMarco. In her acceptance speech, she encouraged people to wear and eat seal and said, "fuck PETA." This year's award gala was held in Toronto earlier tonight and featured performances from Mac DeMarco,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014 - 10:48 pm

Livestream The 2014 Polaris Prize Ceremony

For the past eight years, the Polaris Music Prize has honored the best Canadian album of the year. It's accompanied by a gala to announce the winner, and this year the whole event is being livestreamed. Tonight's performances include short list nominees Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Jessy Lanza, Basia Bulat, Shad, and Tanya Tagaq. The… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014 - 7:54 pm

Lil Wayne – “Grindin” (Feat. Drake) Video

"Grindin," the single Lil Wayne and Drake released as they embarked on their co-headlining tour, is no match for "Believe Me," the first single the Young Money brethren released together this year. ("Believe Me" is an excellent bridge between "Started From The Bottom" and "0 To 100," whereas "Grindin" sounds like a dubstep remix of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 19, 2014 - 4:51 pm

The Week In Pop: So, What Else Does “All About That Bass” Singer Meghan Trainor Have To Offer?

"All About That Bass" is a great song. It is not a cool song, but hopefully by now we all realize cool is not the same thing as great. Meghan Trainor's breakout single, which celebrates the sex appeal of larger women, is also not quite as smart or important as Trainor thinks it is --… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 11, 2014 - 4:19 pm

The Week In Pop: From Diana Ross To Ariana Grande, A Pop History Of “I’m Coming Out”

Ariana Grande's sophomore set My Everything, out this week, is part of at least two long legacies. The more obvious of those is the tradition of children's TV stars stepping into the industry machine and walking out pop stars on the other side. The album is exceptional for what it is -- a compendium of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Usher – “She Came To Give It To You” (Feat. Nicki Minaj) Video

Usher begins the video for his new song "She Came To Give It To You" by walking through a gambling ring in the back of an empty electronics shop before ending up at the club, where everything isn't as okay as it seems. Subtly creepy visuals invade the dance floor, stuff like eyes popping out… More »

By: James Rettig / August 27, 2014 - 9:58 am

The 11 Most Awkward Moments From The 2014 VMAs

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards had their moments, particularly Beyoncé's show-stopping finale, Charli XCX's killer run through "Boom Clap" on the pre-show, and Sam Smith's impressive take on "Stay With Me" (after an introduction from his friend Kim Kardashian West, no less). Also, shout out to Miley Cyrus for turning over her Video Of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 25, 2014 - 11:07 am

P. Reign – “DnF” (Feat. Drake & Future)

Toronto-based artist P. Reign -- real name Raynford Humphrey -- just dropped the first official single from his upcoming EP Dear America. "DnF" features verses from Drake and Future and is centered around a chorus that goes, "We should just get drunk and fuck." His new release also features appearances from Waka Flocka Flame, Meek… More »

By: James Rettig / August 25, 2014 - 12:00 am

VMAs 2014 Videos, GIFs, Vines, & Winners List

Tonight, MTV's Video Music Awards go down at the Forum in Inglewood, California. This year, the pre-ceremony preparations and parties have been unusually calamitous: Nicki Minaj's backup dancer was bit by an anaconda, Iggy Azalea fell off the stage, and Suge Knight got shot! So we can only hope things go more smoothly when the… More »

By: Stereogum / August 24, 2014 - 8:34 pm

Hear Part Of Drake’s “Views From The 6″

Part of a new Drake song has leaked. It's called "Views From The 6," which is also the name of his new album that's due out next year. The song was leaked with a verse from unknown rapper E Batt attached, who says on Twitter that he didn't leak the song and was asked to… More »

By: James Rettig / August 24, 2014 - 3:29 pm

Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda” Video (Feat. Drake)

Nicki Minaj's "Baby Got Back"-sampling new single "Anaconda" now has a provocative video to go with it. Alternating between a jungle and rave girl theme, Minaj makes it clear she's queen of both realms. Featuring a healthy amount of twerking, some bananas spinning around on a turntable, and -- in what's becoming the norm for… More »

By: James Rettig / August 20, 2014 - 12:33 am

PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Recognize” (Feat. Drake) Video

OVO-affiliate PARTYNEXTDOOR has released a video for his Drake-assisted track "Recognize" from his EP that came out last month. The Liam MacRae-directed video follows PND up and down the Los Angeles coastline and in a dimly lit barcade, where Drake does his verse in front of a pool table. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / August 13, 2014 - 9:47 pm

iLoveMakonnen – “Tuesday (Remix)” (Feat. Drake)

"Club Going Up On A Tuesday" is a regional hit from the Atlanta sing-rapper iLoveMakonnen, one of those songs that's just starting to bubble on the internet. That means it's exactly the sort of song that Drake is going to suddenly jump on. Drake's got a pattern of throwing verses on every new, blowing-up thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014 - 9:31 am

Drake Earns The Toronto Raptors A $25K NBA Fine

Last year, the Toronto Raptors named Drake as their official Global Ambassador. Up until now, his most notable moment in that position came when he frantically lint-rolled his pants while sitting courtside at a playoff game this spring. But last week, Drake cost his team $25,000, thanks to some comments he made from the stage… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 11, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Lil Wayne – “Grindin'” (Feat. Drake)

Lil Wayne and Drake teamed up a few months ago for Wayne's single "Believe Me," and they'll head out on a co-headlining tour later tonight, so maybe it's not a surprise to hear them on a song together again. "Grindin'" is another single from Wayne's forthcoming Tha Carter V, allegedly his final album, and it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 8, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Watch Lauryn Hill, Usher, 50 Cent Join Drake At OVO Fest

Every year, Drake brings his guest-heavy OVO Festival to his Toronto hometown, and this year's edition, which ended at Molson Canadian Amphitheater last night, had a more nostalgic theme than previous years. OutKast headlined the first of the festival's two nights. And while Drake's headlining set last night featured a ton of his contemporaries --… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 5, 2014 - 10:07 am

Watch Drake Appear In A Sketch With Chris Brown, Sing Frozen‘s “Let It Go” As Manny Pacquiao, Blow In Lance Stephenson’s Ear, & More At The ESPYS

Drake is hosting ESPN's annual sports awards show the ESPYS tonight, and he got off to a rocky start. First, nobody seemed to be laughing at his monologue despite some genuinely funny cracks. Regarding his buddy Johnny Manziel, a notorious party animal: "Right before I came out here, I got a text from him asking… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 16, 2014 - 10:13 pm

Polaris Shortlist 2014: Arcade Fire, Mac DeMarco, Drake

The Polaris Music Prize is one of the only music awards that tends to get it right. The award is given out annually to what is deemed by a large voting pool to be the best Canadian album. We already posted the longlist which had a ton of good stuff, but now they've narrowed it… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 15, 2014 - 11:52 am
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