Your favorite Drake getting ready to go out to the club track has made it on MTV News #7 song of 2010.
All it takes to break into the hip-hop game is one hot guest appearance or a buzzworthy mixtape track. The difficult thing, however, is maintaining that sort of energy and interest. Drake proved that he was up to that task in 2010, and the fact that “Fancy” — which comes in at #7 on MTV News’ Top 25 Songs of the year — was not even a single and still managed to have the impact that it did is a testament to the 24-year-old Canadian’s skill and prowess.
When he first became the man of the moment in hip-hop, it was uncertain whether or not Drake would manage to keep up the buzz after the surprise success of “Best I Ever Had.” But Thank Me Later turned out to be one of those rare hip-hop albums that appealed to just about everybody. If you like sharp lyricism, you like Drake. If you like smooth R&B sounds, you like Drake. If you like gritty production, you like Drake. If you like dancing in a club, you like Drake. He’s everything to everyone, and yet somehow still a unique talent as comfortable with crooning as he is with freestyling. [Read more →]
Billboard caught up with Drake early this week:
In the Grammy voters’ eyes, Drake delivered on the potential he had when he entered 2010. The Toronto rapper capped off a fantastic year on Wednesday night (Dec. 1) when he nabbed four nominations, including best new artist and best rap album, for his debut album “Thank Me Later.”
Though he was already nominated twice last year for his debut single “Best I Ever Had,” Drake tells Billboard.com that hearing his name called as a Grammy nominee is still a surreal experience. “People have always told me, ‘Don’t get your hopes up,’ ” he says. ” ‘ It’s always better to act like it doesn’t exist, because it’s difficult to get nominated and it’s 20 times more difficult to win.’ ” [Read more →]
Erstwhile child actor and burgeoning rap superstar Aubrey “Drake” Graham did something brave on his debut album: He made it deeply personal and chillingly quiet. On the follow-up, with its ice-cave keyboards, glass-eyed R&B choruses, gaudy guests, and indispensable production from Noah “40? Shebib, he challenges his heroes to see how slow they can go. Meanwhile, Drake pines for a college ex, tempts a nubile nation, and tries to play big-boy rapper. But he’s never more interesting than when he’s calm, sad, and uncool.
– Spin Magazine
The last 365 days for Aubrey “Drake” Graham have been something serious. This time last year, the Canuck was a relative newcomer to the game. Still riding the success of his wildly successful mixtape, So Far Gone, its release as an EP made the then-rookie star a surprise nominee for two highly coveted GRAMMY Awards (Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance). The verdict was still out if Drake was going to be a flash in the pan or if there was substance to his style. One year later, there is no doubt. The superstar lived up to expectations with his debut album, Thank Me Later and is going into Los Angeles this year with Four GRAMMY nominations including “Best New Artist.” Now, Drake sits down with TheSource.com to talk about how he has come full circle since the GRAMMYs. Also, Drizzy speaks on the bond he has forged with J.Cole and the motivation that Kanye West’s five-mic My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has given him, in his own words. [Read more →]
Yes! And it happened again, this time, in New York. Oh the energy! It’s going to be crazy when these two go on your in Europe!
Have you checked out Creative Age Clothing yet? Make sure to check out this huge-holiday sale for Drake shirts. This is a perfect gift for anyone this holiday season that loves Drake. Hurry before your size is sold out! Check out some of the variety of Drake T-shirts they have below.
The other night J. Cole performed his first show at the Sound Academy in Toronto, Canada. You already know who made a special guest appearance, none other than Drake! They performed “In The Morning” for the first time ever. The crowd couldn’t get enough of Drake to where he also performed a verse from “Up All Night”. This event was extremely hype. Photos are courtesy of Karla Moy. Check out the video and the amazing photos. Photos after the jump. [Read more →]
So this is the second year in a row that Drake is nominated for Grammy Awards. Check out what he had to say about his 4 Grammy nominations.
How does it feel to get 4 Grammy Nods?
It’s always, to get any type of Grammy accolade or anything, it’s cliche but it’s a dream come true in the literal sense, that thing you have between sleeping and waking up. That time spent I used to think about being on the stage and being able to thank the people that have done so much for me in my life. And I remember the first time I went to the Grammy Awards and I looked at the set up of it at The Kodak Theater and it was like man, this is very similar to the dream I’ve been having since the Degrassi days. I’ve been having this dream, I never knew where it was and it never really specified what the award was, but I knew it was a night I could let the people know–the people in my life know–how much they have done with me. To have four opportunities to have that chance is incredible.”
Drake composed a list of his top 10 Jimi Hendrix songs. Take a look a what he picked out.
The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will air on CBS at 8pm/ET on February 13th 2011. Our boy Drizzy is up for 4 nominations and it goes a little something like this:
Best Rap Album
THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY – B.o.B
THANK ME LATER – Drake
RECOVERY – Eminem
THE BLUEPRINT 3 – Jay-Z
HOW I GOT OVER – The Roots
Best Rap Solo Performance
OVER – Drake
NOT AFRAID – Eminem
HOW LOW – Ludacris
I’M BACK – T.I.
POWER – Kanye West
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
SHUTTERBUGG – Big Boi & Cutty
FANCY – Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz
ON TO THE NEXT ONE – Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
MY CHICK BAD – Ludacris & Nicki Minaj
LOSE MY MIND – Young Jeezy & Plies
Best New Artist
FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
MUMFORD & SONS
Exclusive Drake documentary air last week on MuchMusic and here it is for your viewing pleasure. Tell us what you think of “Born To Be: Drake” MuchMusic Documentary. Drizzy has the rap world in his hands right now, which makes him on his way to the throne. Part 2 of Drake’s documentary after the jump.
Before the show was over Drake made a special appearance for the fans. Drake performed “Right Above It” and then played hypeman for “Bottoms Up”. Check out the video below.
Download this Drake-featured track off of T.I.’s upcoming album, No Mercy, which drops on December 7th.
Download: Nicki Minaj ft. Drake – Moment 4 Lifee
Nelly Furtado was interviewed by the Huffington Post about her music as she’s just released a Greatest Hits album. When asked about who she’d like to collaborate with, the two names she came up with were Madonna and Drake.
You’ve collaborated with many artists — who would you say is a “must” to work with next?
I would love to duet with Madonna. It would be super-fun. Also, I would love to record something with Drake, so we can celebrate our Canadian flavor.
Guess who made a special appearance at Nicki Minaj’s Hot 97 Thanksgiving Thank You concert? Check out these photos of Nicki Minaj and Drake performing “Moment 4 Life” and “Up All Night”. We also got some footage of the event after the jump.
Check out Drake and Trey Songz performing “Invented Sex” at the Staples Center on November 18, 2010 in LA.
Drake made an appearance at the release of his October’s Very Own x Canada Goose Chilliwack Jacket at Nomad in Toronto last week. October’s Very Own is made up of Drake, Oliver El-Khatib, and Noah “40″ Shebib and the group serves as the creative umbrella that all of Drake’s projects fall under. The collaboration between October’s Very Own and Canada Goose was born out of a mutual respect for each other and the fact that Oliver and Drake have both been wearing Canada Goose for a long time, needing the warm, durable, and technical jackets for the cold Toronto Winter’s. Only a limited run of these all Black everything jackets were produced and Nomad was one of he handful of doors globally that carries it the others range from Nom De Guerre in New York to colette in Paris. via: Paolo Azarra
PopSugar TV caught up with Drake on the Red Carpet of GQ’s very own Man of the year, Drake. Drake talks a little about his recent filming with Rihanna on the track “What’s My Name”.