The last time we heard a solo Drake track he was swooning over another equally famous celebrity and talking about having tea at Erykah Badu’s house. But that was April and this is June. Things change.
Now, Drake is back to bragging, dropping “0 to 100” out of nowhere while everyone was tuned in to Summer Jam. The six-minute song features a beat change (of course0 and shows the rapper doing an equal amount of bragging and reflecting on his past experiences.
And did I mention how catchy this song’s hook is?
Drizy also states that he plans to drop a new project next Spring. Let’s just hope he continues to drop hot tracks like this in the meantime.
Nicki Minaj wasn’t the only one who dropped a new song yesterday. Her boss Lil Wayne dropped the first single from The Carter V, too.
“Believe Me” features Drake rapping about his loyalty to the YMCMB leader (“I’ll be rocking with the team ’til Carter 9”) and Wayne rapping about his women, again. “I have these b*tches having babies every week,” he raps about his numerous baby mamas. The track’s production is simple, centered around a repetitive loop and drum pattern.
Lil Wayne performed the single last night while walking Floyd Mayweather to the ring to fight Marcos Maidana alongside Justin Bieber (or would we call him Bizzle in this scenario?). Continue reading
The best thing about Drake being smitten right now is that we get to hear new music about it.
He raps about touring and having his boo on his mind in “Days In The East.” The rapper is presumably talking about Rihanna, considering he talks about his lover taking flights to come see him while he was on tour. He also mentions the fact that this is their second try at a relationship. The song also samples Rihanna’s “Stay,” just in case you didn’t catch the subtle hints.
“Before you say your mine, I was yours already,” he raps over a PARTYNEXTDOOR and Noah “40” Shebib production.
The moody track finds Drizzy switching between soft and loud, boisterous vocals.
Drake name drops Chance the Rapper and does his usual bragging in “Draft Day.” The rapper dropped the surprise track tonight via OVO’s soundcloud.
Drake is all over the radio, but I must admit I love to hear him on releases like this.
Listen to the new track below and share your thoughts! Continue reading
Drake’s “Own It” quickly became a fan favorite when the rapper released his latest album Nothing Was The Same last year. Now, singer Jarell Perry is putting his spin on the song.
Perry’s soft vocals are layered repetitively on top of the HSVN-production without taking attention from the sentimental lyrics. The newcomer doesn’t break into a rap, but the cover still manages to be pretty memorable.
Obviously, nothing can top the breakdown in the original version, but if you’re feeling extra sappy this cover will more than suffice. Continue reading
Aubrih stans’ lives took a turn for the better last night when Drake brought out Rihanna to perform during his show in Paris. Not only did the two perform “Take Care” and “Pour It Up,” but they couldn’t stop laughing and smiling as they danced and sung together.
Let the dating rumors begin…again! Continue reading
Imagine Drake watching from the side of the stage with teary eyes as Outkast performs “Stankonia (Stank Love).” This is the image I got when I heard Outkast will headline the first night of OVOFest this year. Drake will headline the second night. Additional performers will be announced in the future.
The fifth annual OVOFest will take place on Aug. 3 & 4 at the Moslon Canadian Ampitheatre in Toronto.
Two day tickets will cost between $107.50 and $303.50, while single day lawn tickets will be $66.75, according to Ticketmaster. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Feb. 21.
Outkast is also scheduled to appear at Coachella, Counterpoint, Governor’s Ball, Wireless Festival, Firefly Music Festival and more this year to show appreciation to fans for 20 years of support.
The Robin Thicke’s of the world aren’t the only ones that can write a song and make all the ladies swoon. Hip-Hop can get pretty sappy, too. In fact, rappers often make some pretty compelling love songs, although they usually feature some hilarious lines and a nod-worthy beat.
This Valentine’s Day when you’re cuddled up with your “bae” don’t just put on the typical crooners. Here are a few tracks from Drake, Outkast, Snoop Dogg and more that can be added to your playlist. Continue reading
Drake pulled double duty last night on Saturday Night Live. The actor-turned-rapper hosted the show and hit the stage to perform a few Nothing Was The Same tracks. The rapper had high energy when performing “Started From The Bottom” and his latest release “Trophies,” before slowing things down with “Hold On We’re Going Home” and “From Time.” When Drizzy was turned up, he was bathed in red light, but the scene quickly turned blue when he got to the more emotional tracks.
Jhene Aiko made her second appearance on U.S. television last night when her pal Drizzy invited her to perform “From Time” with him. The two played on rumors that they have been dating, with Drake asking the show to cut to commercial so he and Aiko could “make love.” Aiko appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this weekend, as well. Continue reading
A$AP Ferg recently spit a few bars over Drake’s celebratory release “Trophies.” The freestyle, titled “DTM Awards 14,” finds the rapper giving shout outs to his family, friends and the A$AP Mob. Ferg even touches on more serious issues like dealing with depression following the death of his father.
Listen to “DTM Awards 14” below and share your thoughts! Continue reading