Drake asked fans if they would like a tour on his website, but didn’t wait for their response or an official poll to announce that he’s going on one regardless. The rapper announced a new North American tour with rapper Future and R&B singer Miguel this morning. The tour will kick off on September 25 in Portland, Oregon and end November 25 in Los Angeles, California.
We’re still waiting for Drizzy to announce the official release date for his third studio album Nothing Was The Same. I’m kind of hoping it’s within the next few months considering the hip-hop competition this summer is already pretty insane.
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I guess the joke is on us?
We spent weeks laughing at memes of Drake in random places and joking about his throwback attire, when apparently he was dressed like that for a legitimate reason. The video for DJ Khaled’s “No New Friends” video takes place in May of 1996 (even though half of these people didn’t know each other back then and they weren’t rich. Just go with it.) with appearances from Rick Ross, Drizzy and Lil Wayne.
Watch the video here courtesy of Mr. World Premiere!
Hide your feelings. October’s Very Own is having it’s 4th annual OVO Fest this August in Canada and Drake has recruited Frank Ocean and James Blake as headliners. The singers will take the stage as headliners on the first day of the festival, while Drake and “Special Guests” (read: most, if not all, of Young Money and the rest of Drizzy’s old friends) will take the stage on the second night. The festival will take place at the Moison Canadian Amphitheatre on August 4-5. The “Started From The Bottom” rapper will release his third studio album Nothing Was The Same later that month.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 24.
BET held a conference to announce this year’s BET Award nominees moments ago with Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton, Kendrick Lamar and Charlie Wilson announcing this year’s nominees. Drake scored a total of 12 nominations and Chris Brown was announced as one of this year’s performers. Breezy also announced that his new song features Aaliyah…
Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz scored 8 nomination each and Beyonce snagged a nod in the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist category just because. Brandy Norwood her album Two Eleven were ignored, though, which is a real tragedy.
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Drake knows that Mrs. Carter is a popular voice amongst females, so he name drops the Creole diva and samples the Destiny’s Child hit “Say My Name” in “Girls Love Beyonce.” Drizzy is tired of playing games and just wants a girl he can leave through the front door with. But, he still doesn’t want any new friends.
His private life may be confusing, but Drake is pretty good at sampling old hits and giving them new relevance.
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Drizzy watches girls play bikini volleyball indoors in the “5 AM in Toronto” video. The for the second track released from Now Is The Start is simple, showing Drizzy chilling with friends and girl, while chilling and smoking, but the simplicity fits the song’s vibe well.
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In 2010 we got “9 AM in Dallas” as we waited for Thank Me Later and this year Drake dropped “5 AM in Toronto” as we await the arrival of Nothing Was The Same. As with most of his freestyles, Drake speaks of keeping it real and all of his success.
It’s been a minute since we’ve received a noteworthy cover/freestyle from Karmin, but the engaged duo is back with their version of Drake’s “Started From The Bottom.” During the song, Amy addresses the copycats and the fact that Rolling Stone put them on the cover, then gave their debut album one and a half stars.
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It looks like Drake’s “Started From The Bottom,” will be yet another hit for the Canadian rapper!
With a 168,000 downloads last week the first single from the rapper’s forthcoming album Nothing Was The Same shot from 19-3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in just two weeks, becoming Drizzy’s 30th top 10 hit on the chart. YMCMB head Lil Wayne and R. Kelly are the only other artists who have more top 10 hits on this chart that Drake with 34 and 32, respectively.
Despite the sample, Ms. Jackson doesn’t make an appearance in Kendrick Lamar’s newly released “Poetic Justice” music video. The video is visually appealing and has an interesting story line though, so I don’t think fans will notice much.
In the video, Lamar falls for a girl who gets them both killed when a shooting occurs during a block party. Drake calls Lamar’s love interest, unaware of the fact that she and Lamar are lying dead in the middle of the street, and leaves his verse on her voice-mail while lounging around with a half-naked girl. Once again, Drizzy falls for the wrong girl at the wrong time.
Anyway, K. Dot takes the phrase “love hurts” to a completely different level with this one.
I’m pretty fascinated by the opposing images in this video. A blossoming relationship halted by gun fire. The haunting image of a dead couple followed by shots of a numb crowd. Drake rapping to one girl while he lays in bed with another. Nothing’s ever black and white with Kendrick Lamar.
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