Yesterday at the Drake Hotel in Toronto, the winner of the 2012 Polaris Music Prize was announced. Though Drake didn’t take home the award, T-Rexxx was there to give an amazing speech on why Drake should win.
It is definitely “No Lie” that Drake is killing it with these award nominations. Speaking of “No Lie”, the 2012 Soul Train Award nominations have been announced and that collaboration is up for Best Hip-Hop Song.
The Soul Train Awards will air on November 25th at 9p.m. on both Centric and BET. “2 Chainz and Champagne you want true, thats true enough.” “No Lie” is currently Gold and also the #1 Rap song in the country. Congrats guys! To view a full list of nominees go HERE.
Good Kid In A Mad City, Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, hits stores on October 22nd. This is good news for not only Kendrick Lamar fans, but Drake fans as well. Drake is all set to be featured on the album with the collaboration “Poetic Justice” which samples Janet Jackson’s song “Anytime, Anyplace”.
After hearing Kendrick Lamar on ‘Take Care’ with the Buried Alive Interlude it’s great to see an actual collaboration between the two happen. This song is sure to be a hit and there is more good news as there will be a music video shot for the song!
The nominations for the 2012 EMA’s are in and Drake is up for one award. The award show airs live on Nov 11th and Drake is nominated for best hip-hop artist.
The good news is that we fans can vote so make sure to vote everyday for Drake and help him take home this win! To vote go HERE and click under Best Hip Hop! Congrats on yet another nomination Drake.
On October 2nd, Dj Drama is all set to release his latest project, the ’Quality Street Music’ album. The album features an all start line-up which includes Drake. Drake is on the album with the already released track “We In This Bitch 1.5” which also features Future.
“Quality Street Music will be my fourth studio album, an amazing achievement for a DJ,” said Drama. “This is my favorite and best body of work thus far. QSMfeatures some of the biggest artists and producers in the game. Get ready!”
’Quality Street Music’ Tracklist
1. “Goin’ Down” feat. Fabolous, T-Pain, and Yo Gotti
2. “Never Die” feat. Jadakiss , Cee Lo Green, Nipsey Hussle, and Young Jeezy
3. “My Moment” feat. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, and Jeremih
4. “We in This Bitch” feat. Young Jeezy, T.I., Ludacris, and Future
5. “So Many Girls” feat. Wale, Tyga, and Roscoe Dash
6. “Clouds” feat. Rick Ross, Miguel, Pusha T, and Curren$y
7. “Chocolate Droppa Skit” – Kevin Hart
8. “I’ma Hata” feat. Waka Flocka Flame, Tyler, the Creator, and Debo
9. “Real N***a in the Building” feat. Travis Porter, and Kirko Bangz
10. “My Way” feat. Common, Lloyd, and Kendrick Lamar
11. “Pledge of Allegiance” featuring Wiz Khalifa, Planet VI, and B.o.B
12. “Same Ol’ Story” ft. Kid Ink, ScHoolboy Q , Cory Gunz, and Childish Gambino
13. “We in This Bitch 1.5″ feat. Drake and Future
14. “My Audemars” feat. Meek Mill, Birdman, and Gucci Mane
15. “Monique’s Room” feat. Fred the Godson
Drake doesn’t need your approval of a new Aaliyah posthumous album. He has the blessings of the fam, her former management and her label so the rumored project is a GO!
In an interview with Much Music conducted backstage at the OVO Fest this weekend, Drake confirmed that he is working on an Aaliyah album with his producer Noah ’40′ Shebib, the project will be released this year and he’s hoping to get everyone that was essential to her career involved (including Missy and Tim).
People should be excited [about the new single]. It’s all off of an Aaliyah project that me and 40 are commanding and 40 is just doing some incredible incredible music right now. To get 13-14 new Aaliyah songs …. everybody should be excited.
It’s not about me, and it’s not about 40, it’s really about her and her fans…and us just getting an opportunity to give you something that we feel is great. And you know, the people around her, everybody from her family to her old management and label, were just like, ‘If there’s anybody out who can do it right now, it’s you and 40.‘ And it was an honor to pull in some classic people, like anybody who used to work with Aaliyah that was essential in her career, we hope to have them involved. So it’s great to have a new Aaliyah album this year on top of everything.
Just a few days ago, her brother updated Aaliyah’s official facebook (which has 1.6 million fans) with a message that said that there would not be an Aaliyah album released supported by the family. Now that Drake has confirmed his involvement, there’s some huge mystery of whether her brother is running her page or if there is someone else running it and copying and pasting old tweets from his twitter page.