Drake attended Bing’s Celebration Of Creative Minds last night. Check the photos from the event below.
Drake’s signing was a success at HMV.
Last night (June 19), Drake performed at the Power 106’s Powerhouse 2010 concert in Anaheim, California.
Hip-hop’s MVP brought out the NBA’s MVP at Power 106’s Powerhouse 2010 concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday (June 19).
Fresh off the Lakers championship win, Drake introduced Kobe Bryant by saying, “Just know man when Kobe Bryant playin’, it’s motherfuckin’ over!” The two embraced onstage before Kobe returned the love: “We took it over this year, now it’s Drake’s turn,” he said before Drake performed “Over.”
Another one of the show’s acts, Trey Songz, later joined his friend Drizzy for “Successful.” Watch below.
Seemingly overnight, Drake has joined the ranks of Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem and Lil Wayne as the major players in hip-hop’s landscape. But how exactly did a former child actor from Canada become rap’s new big thing?
Yes, he raps and sings, offering a new artistic wrinkle compared to MCs who only rhyme. But beyond being able to carry a tune and his lyrical agility, it’s the candor and introspection that underlines Drake’s words that enables him to connect with fans on a deeper level.
“I think he’s a true artist, honestly, to the purest definition,” XXL magazine’s Bonsu Thompson told MTV News. “But he’s also young. I think his biggest strength, to me, is with his pen, I think he rhymes like someone 10 years his senior. Not only does he have an interesting perspective on life and where he’s at in life, he also has an interesting perspective on women, and he’s able to cater to them.
In the footage, we see Drizzy recording the song “Show Me a Good Time” and learn why Drake only writes his rhymes on a BlackBerry, among other intimate moments.
“What was interesting is that I didn’t know Drake’s mom was sick,” The Source Executive Editor Amy Andrieux said shortly after the screening. “To see him going into his grind — knowing that now — is incredible. I know family is important to a lot of artists, but a lot of people don’t realize how much effort you have to put in these days. I think that was the most prominent thing about the entire documentary from what we saw. As a rapper, yeah, there’s a certain amount of grind you have to do. There’s constant effort. But it doesn’tmean you’re nice [on the mic], you’re dope. But Drake is doing whatever it takes to be that and to maintain his grind.
Drake hit Toronto’s hood for his homeboy (and rumored artist) P Reign’s videoshoot. Drake took time out of touring to come show his support.
Drake and I have been good friends for a while now and he’s a big supporter of my music,” P Reign said. “He’s like a brother to me. I know he’s real busy with his touring and promo, so I’m glad he was able to come out and show love.
Here are a full set of photos from the video shoot that iluvlola.net took exclusively. Look out for a behind the scenes video clip to be released later on this week as well. Also look out for P Reign’s mixtape hosted by DJ Holiday When It Reigns it Pours coming soon!
Drake has taken over TV Networks starting with MTV network as MTV’s PUSH Artist for the week. MTV give Drake fans a rare glimpse into the life of the most anticpated artist in this new documentary. “Drake: Better Than Good Enough” airs Wednesday, June 23rd @ 10pm ET/PT.
In an exclusive preview of the documentary, we see Drake’s preparation for a show on his Away From Home Tour.
I rarely do the prayer,” says Drake, surrounded by members of his inner circle and road crew. “But I figure tonight is a special night. A night of family. I swear that my stars have aligned in the most magnificent way. More than the success and more than for the money, I’m grateful for my family tonight. Y’all are my family. I love you all so much. God, please bless us. Touch us from the crown of our heads to the sole of our feet. Let us all have an amazing show. God, in your name, we pray. Amen.
Don’t miss “Drake: Better Than Good Enough,” airing Wednesday, June 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV!
NEW YORK — Drake’s highly anticipated debut, Thank Me Later, is finally available for his legions of fans. And those fans showed their intense support for Drizzy at a Best Buy in-store signing Tuesday (June 15), his first in-store in NYC.
Lines snaked around the block, as fans waited hours for a chance to catch the Young Money MC in person, some rocking homemade Drake T-shirts.
Inside, the crowd swelled, as everyone from bubbly toddlers to weeping girls waited for Drizzy to make his 2 p.m. appearance. Light screams broke out when the store began to pump the first strains of his Alicia Keys-assisted collabo and Later opener, “Fireworks.” When Drake finally took his place at the signing table, the crowd erupted into hysterical shrieks, thrusting camera phones in the air and falling over one another to snap pics. Drizzy flashed his million-dollar grin, mugged for the cameras and began greeting the hundreds of fans who enveloped Union Square. [Read more →]
On Saturday, June 12, not even some suspect weather could stop Hot 104.1 FM’s Super Jam 3 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Drake, Gucci Mane, Mario and special guests such as Murphy Lee and Chingy showed up to make the day a success. Jon Gitchoff was at the show and took a bunch of photos.
Looks like some paparazzi found its way to Drake in London, England.
Check out photos of Drake at the JAM’N 94.5 Presents Summer Jam 2010 last night (June 5th) in Boston.
Check out photos of Drake backstage at the JAM’N 94.5 Presents Summer Jam 2010 last night (June 5th) in Boston.
Check out pictures and video of Drake’s performance at 93.7’s Hot Jam 9 in Connecticut last night (June 4th).
Check out video of Drake’s interview on FUSE TV’s Top 20 Countdown.
Nikki & Drake live at Hot Jam 9. Drake’s got some harsh words for Lil Kim. (above) Drake performs “Best I Ever Had” live at Hot Jam 9. (below)
Rapper Drake performs onstage at the 2010 Vh1 Hip Hop Honors at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 3, 2010 in New York City.