Posts Tagged ‘Drake’
The annual Much Music Video Awards were held in Canada. Drake was nominated for five awards and he was able to snag two of them. Drake surprised the crowd by showing up to accept his award.
Drake took home the award for Hip-Hop Video of the Year with his single “Started From The Bottom” and he also shared the award for Director Of The Year with Director X for “Started From The Bottom” as well. “Obviously I want to thank the city of Toronto first and foremost,” he said. “It’s great to be home.”
Drake graces the cover of GQ Magazine’s July 2013 issue with the coverline: “Drake: Started From The Bottom Now He’s Here.”
In the July 2013 cover story, titled “How to Drake It in America,” Drake invites writer Michael Paterniti into his San Fernando Valley home to talk about his forthcoming album, sex not being a priority to him, and how Drake doesn’t really “live some crazy rapper life.”
Drake’s story revolves around his single “Started From The Bottom,” where Drake addresses all of the misconceptions around him, mainly these three things: “I’m a cocky asshole because I’m a famous male rapper, that any part of me wants to be gangster or hood, and that I grew up rich.”
While no set release date for his forthcoming Nothing Was The Same album has been announced, GQ’s story reveals that Drake sampled Whitney Houston on a track and Curtis Mayfield at a 1987 concert in Montreux saying “Having the same fears, shedding similar tears, and of course dying in so many years, it don’t mean that we can’t have a good life.” (more…)Read More
Drake today announced his 41-city North American WOULD YOU LIKE A TOUR? arena tour in support of his highly anticipated upcoming album release NOTHING WAS THE SAME, due out later this year. The tour starts Wednesday, September 25th at Portland’s Rose Garden Arena and will feature Grammy Award-winning rising R&B star Miguel, who will support on all dates and feature special guests including rapper Future. Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour go on sale beginning Friday, June 21st at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com.
The tour announcement comes as buzz for Drake’s new album NOTHING WAS THE SAME continues to escalate since the release of the album’s first track “Started From The Bottom.” The hit single burned up the charts landing in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Drake has since released two more songs, “5AM in Toronto” and “Girls Love Beyonce,” directly to fans online via OctobersVeryOwn.net.
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DJ Khaled has dropped his new video for “No New Friends,” off his seventh album Suffering from Success. Filmed partially as if through the lens of a camcorder –think Lana Del Rey‘s “National Anthem” video — and timestamped, “May 15, 1996,” the Colin Tilley-directed video shows that while technology has evolved, displays of hip-hop opulence are (apparently) timeless. (more…)Read More
While in Seattle for a show, the homie Serm had the honor of interviewing Compton’s own YG. During the interview, the two discuss the situation YG ran into with Def Jam, Drake showing up for a cameo in his video as well as a potential collaboration, Young Jeezy executive producing his album and much more. An important piece of information that YG revealed in this interview is that Nipsey and himself are working on a project and it will be released soon, so stay tuned for more information regarding that project. YG’s debut “I’m 4rm Bompton” coming soonRead More
Just when you thought it was over for the night, Drake comes through and drops off a brand new track featuring James Fauntleroy. For those wondering, Destiny Child‘s “Say My Name” is payed homage to by James Fauntleroy as Drake handles the verses. Girls love Beyonce and they’re also going to love this song. Produced by 40, as usual. Audio after the jump.Read More