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Timbaland – “Know Bout Me” (Feat. Jay Z, Drake & James Fauntleroy)

It's almost comforting to know that Timbaland is still the sort of person who will recruit Jay Z and Drake, two of the world's most successful rappers, to drop verses on his single, and he'll still insist on giving himself the first verse. That's the case on Timbo's new single "Know Bout Me," which, despite… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In a week full of big music videos, the one that generated the most conversation was, logically enough, the one that raised the most hackles. In this case, it was Lily Allen's big comeback clip "Hard Out Here," in which Allen uses her big platform by using outdated catchphrases and outdated music-video cliches to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2013

Drake – “Worst Behavior” Video

Drake's last video, "Hold On, We're Going Home," was a wonderfully silly short film featuring guest stars like A$AP Rocky. The one before that, "Started From The Bottom," was also a narrative interspersed with skits. And the latest, a 10-minute clip for "Worst Behavior," is just as gleefully goofy. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 11, 2013

Sampha – “Too Much”

The British soul-music wanderer has worked with Drake a few times, on the great pre-album single "The Motion" and on a few of the songs that showed up on Drake's album Nothing Was The Same. One of those songs was the floating "Too Much," and now Sampha has recorded his own lovely… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2013

Watch Drake’s Very Drakey Toronto Raptors Commercial

Last month Drake was appointed as Global Ambassador for the Toronto Raptors. Now, with the NBA season officially upon us, the Raptors have released a video featuring Drake, mood-lit in suit and tie, casting deeply meaningful stares and orating earnestly about his love for his city and how Nothing Was The Same after the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 30, 2013

Drake – “Come Thru (James Blake Remix)”

The Drake/Blake connection! James Blake opened for Drake's star-studded OVO Fest back in August, and both artists offer up dreary, heartfelt takes on forward-looking pop, similar enough that someone thought to put together a full mashup album called James Drake in 2011. So it was only a matter of time before Blake took… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 29, 2013

Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home (Rick Ross Remix)” Video

Time for another part of our ongoing series "Rick Ross Raps Well On New Wave Songs That Should Not Be Able To Comfortably Accommodate Rick Ross Verses." Earlier this week, Ross rapped over Lorde's "Royals," which is practically an anti-Rick Ross song. He's also done his money-talk free-association over Drake's chiffon synthpop slow-jam… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 25, 2013

Holy Ghost! – “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Drake Cover)

Drake's recent monster single "Hold On, We're Going Home" was always pretty much a synthpop song; there's no rap and precious little R&B anywhere on it. And now the New York synthpop duo Holy Ghost! has covered the song cranking up those early-'80s albums and turning it into the sort of thing that might… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2013

Drake Cancels Second Night Of Troubled Tour (UPDATE: Kanye Too)

UPDATE: The second night of Kanye's Yeezus tour, scheduled for tonight in Vancouver, has been postponed too:… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 20, 2013

Watch Drake Join Future On “Honest” At Pittsburgh Would You Like A Tour? Opener

Just a few days ago we heard all about how Drake was going to fire Future from his tour because of something said in an interview. It was resolved just a couple of days later though. Drake's Would You Like A Tour? kicked off last night in Pittsburgh with the Atlanta rapper and Miguel… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 19, 2013

Watch Drake’s Q Radio Interview (Canada’s Answer To Kanye On Zane Lowe?)

A few weeks go, Kanye West kicked off a media shitstorm by making some classically Kanye statements in an hour-long interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe. And maybe it's just a coincidence, but now Drake, Kanye's peer in transformative rap domination, has sat down for an hour-long interview with a shaggy-haired radio host… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2013

Angel Haze – “Worst Behavior” Freestyle

Motherfuckers, as I understand it, never loved Angel Haze. Earlier this week, the rapper kicked off her 30 Gold freestyle series -- 30 verses over other people's songs in 30 days -- by rapping over Kanye West's "Black Skinhead," and she's since torn apart Jay Z's "Tom Ford." Today, she jumps on "Worst… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2013

Future Allegedly Fired From Drake Tour After Dissing Drake’s Album, Is Now Suing Drake

UPDATE 10/17/13: It seems the Feels War is over. Future is back on Would You Like A Tour?. // Tonight I was supposed to be going to see Drake, Miguel, and Future -- three of the best, most forward-thinking pop stars on the bleeding edge of rap and R&B -- in Columbus. But due… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 15, 2013

Drake (Feat. Rick Ross) – “Hold On, We’re Going Home (MMG Remix)”

"Hold On, We're Going Home," the endlessly pillowy, Majid Jordan-assisted New Wave jam that carried Drake to Top 40 success, yielded one awesomely ridiculous music video and placed highly on our absurdly large Drake songs countdown, now has a Maybach Music Group remix featuring a verse from Rick Ross in pole position. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 11, 2013

Ezra Koenig Reviews Drake’s Nothing Was The Same

The Talkhouse is a newish website that invites musicians to write about music. (They were the party responsible when Lou Reed reviewed Yeezus.) And I'm just going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing it'll be a while before the Talkhouse again contracts the services of one Ezra Koenig. The Vampire Weekend frontma… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2013

Kendrick Lamar Disses Drake In BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher

BET will air their annual Hip-Hop Awards (filmed last weekend in Atlanta) on Tuesday, 10/15. For the uninitiated, the ceremony is punctuated with interstitial rap cyphers, sometimes as head-scratching as Wyclef Jean, Lil' Mama, and Dizzee Rascal to totally jaw-dropping, Eminem and his Shady Records roster. This year, Black Hippy has contributed one and part… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 3, 2013

Drake Named Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador

Drake's Nothing Was The Same was released last week -- maybe you heard? -- and now the Canadian actor-turned-rapper is on to other business. At a press conference today Drake was introduced today as a Global Ambassador for the NBA's Toronto Raptors, his hometown team, which means he might finally be able… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 30, 2013

Drake-ing Bad: The Aubrey Graham/Walter White Connection

As far as I know, Drake has never murdered anyone (although, "you never know"). And contrary to that outdated yet stubbornly resilient rapper stereotype, he's never been involved with selling drugs. But as I was undertaking the absurd and Herculean task of ranking the rapper's 100 best songs earlier this week, I kept noticing… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 27, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's not on this week's list, but this might be a good place to acknowledge director Hannah Lux Davis's video for the willfully ridiculous Mike Will Made It/Miley Cyrus/Wiz Khalifa/Juicy J single "23." Michael Jordan is the most iconic and universally beloved athlete in my living memory, and here we have a video that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 27, 2013

The Drakeography: The 100 Best Drake Songs

Immersing yourself in Drake's catalog is more than a little like jumping into bed with the guy for one of those torrid affairs he likes to emote about in the endless tear-stained diary that is his discography. His charms are hard to resist -- a man of many talents, a man for all seasons, a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 25, 2013
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