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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… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 15, 2014

Drake Announces New Album Title

Drake's fourth album hasn't even been recorded yet, but Billboard reports that it already has a name. Views From The 6 -- which will be out Spring 2015 if the outro from "0 To 100/The Catch Up" is to be believed -- might be a reference to Toronto's 416 and 647 area codes,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 15, 2014

PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Recognize” (Feat. Drake)

PARTYNEXTDOOR is a Toronto R&B singer and producer and a part of Drake's OVO Sound label, and he's just announced plans to release his new 12-song EP Two, an early step in the global-takeover plan that Drake laid out on "0 To 100/The Catch Up." Drake will be the only guest on Two; he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2014

Drake Responds To Tennis Star’s Diss, Weighs In On LeBron In ESPYs Teleconference

Drake is hosting ESPN's annual sports awards show, the ESPYS, on Wednesday night, and he gave a teleconference about it this afternoon. During the 20-minute call, Drake said he'll be doing more celebrity impressions after doing some killer impersonations on SNL earlier this year. He also said he would be performing music during Wednesday'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 11, 2014

Kanye Fills In For Drake At Wireless Festival

Kanye West stepped in for Drake at this weekend's Wireless Festival in London after Drake had to pull out due to an illness that made him "not physically fit to fly or deliver the performance [his] fans expect and deserve." Kanye, who had headlined the festival the previous night, played through pretty much the… More »

By: James Rettig / July 6, 2014

The Week In Pop: Robin Thicke’s Paula Is Pitiful, But Don’t Pity Him

"Blurred Lines" did a lot of good for Robin Thicke. It made him a household name (and hashtag!), gave him his first #1 single, and basically secured his place in the fabric of pop culture for the rest of his life. But the song, its salacious video, and all the attendant success and controversy… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 26, 2014

Noah “40” Shebib Talks Gear And Reflects On His Success

Gearheads, man! Always getting so emotional about their gear. As someone who's played guitar since fifth grade and hacked away in multiple bands over the years, I've never developed the appreciation for musical equipment that sets certain creative minds on fire. But producers are gearheads almost by default, and Noah "40" Shebib, the sonic architect… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 16, 2014

Watch The Greatest Moment Of Drake’s Life At Warehouse Live During His Houston Appreciation Weekend

This whole weekend has been "Houston Appreciation Weekend" for Drake, whose been hanging out in the city that was instrumental to his rise to fame, mainly because Lil Wayne invited him to play there and tour with him back in 2008. Since then, he's been a frequent visitor and has name-dropped the city in a… More »

By: James Rettig / June 15, 2014

Watch Drake Get Terrible Advice From SNL‘s Vanessa Bayer

In the Season 2 premiere of Above Average's weekly web series Sound Advice, Drake proves that not even the massively successful are immune to terrible counsel. The series features Saturday Night Live firecracker Vanessa Bayer as a PR consultant gone sour, dishing some ill-conceived advice to stars teetering between irritation and incredulity. Ever the… More »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / June 11, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week's 5 Best Songs is populated by two artists who are never far from this column, two who have never before been featured here but whose respective catalogs reach back to the turn of the millennium, and one with a producer credit on a recent Best Song, appearing here under his own name for… More »

By: Stereogum / June 6, 2014

Drake – “0 To 100/The Catch Up”

Last night, while many of his rap A-list peers were sharing stages at Hot 97's annual Summer Jam show, Drake threw a monster of a new song up online. His new "0 To 100/The Catch Up," as the title implies, is really two songs in one, and it's six straight minutes of hard-strutting world-takeover talk,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2014

OB OBRIEN – “2 On/Thotful” (Feat. Drake)

OB O'Brien is the bearded white guy in Drake's OVO crew; maybe you've seen him acting like a cornball in the videos for "HYFR" or "Started From The Bottom" or "Worst Behavior." Like many hip-hop hangers-on, O'Brien has now managed to get some bars on a track with his superstar buddy. Although… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 12, 2014

SNL With Andrew Garfield Music Recap: Coldplay, “The Beygency,” Drake Vs. Skrillex In Family Feud, And Chris Martin Kisses Spider-Man

Coldplay made their fifth appearance on SNL last night, performing two songs from Ghost Stories and lending Chris Martin to kiss host Andrew Garfield in a Spider-Man sketch. Earlier in the episode, an all-musician edition of Celebrity Family Feud offered impressions of Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Skrillex, Drake, Adele, and others. And in the digital… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 4, 2014

Lil Wayne – “Believe Me” (Feat. Drake)

Lil Wayne has debuted the first single from the upcoming Tha Carter V, which he says is his last solo album before retirement. On "Believe Me," he teams up with fellow Young Money crew member Drake and borrows some of his laid-back style courtesy of restrained production from Boi-1da and Vinylz. Tha Carter 5 i… More »

By: James Rettig / May 3, 2014

The Raptors Gave Out Drake Lint Rollers Last Night

Last week cameras caught Toronto Raptors global ambassador Drake vigorously lint-rolling his pants while courtside during a Raptors playoff game. As Twitter rushed to mock him for this quizzical turn of events, Drake quickly got in on the joke himself by posting a screencap of the incident with the caption "Lint roller… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 1, 2014

Indie Rock’s R&B Movement Reaches Its Saturation Point

A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn't the first time rhythm & blues had pushed boundaries; legendary figures from Curtis Mayfield to Prince to Missy Elliott managed to get some of the most… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2014

The Week In Pop: Meet The New Wave Of British Pop Stars

We at Stereogum have the UK on the brain this week. And while there's a big difference between "Britpop" and "British pop," this seems like an appropriate time to point out just how many singers from the motherland have been making waves on these shores. We haven't quite reached British Invasion levels of saturatio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 24, 2014

Watch Drake Lint Roll His Pants Courtside At Raptors-Nets Game

Drake is taking his position of "global ambassador" for the Toronto Raptors seriously, especially now that the Raptors are in the NBA playoffs and not doing terribly. (The Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets last night, tying up their playoff series at 1-1.) Drake has been courtside for both of the Toronto playoff games, taking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014

Watch Chilly Gonzales Deconstruct “Get Lucky” And “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” Explain Why They’re Catchy

After Owen Pallett's deconstruction of Katy Perry, Daft Punk, and Lady Gaga, there seems to be a new trend in which everyone wants to explain in tedious detail why pop music is so enticing in some twisted way of justifying our enjoyment of it. This time, self-described "musical genius" and Random AccessMore »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2014

Watch Drake In Disguise Interview Pedestrians About Drake On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Two days ago, we learned that Drake would host this year's edition of the ESPYs, ESPN's sports awards show. And last night, Drake himself showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live to take part in a recurring bit called "Lie Witness News." In this one, Drake donned a thoroughly unconvincing disguise and went out o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2014
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