Posts Tagged ‘Drake’

Video: Drake Previews “Trophies” At Concert In Brooklyn

You’re welcome. XXLMag posted some of the lyrics. Check ‘em after the jump. (more…)

27 Songs For Drake’s 27th

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Happy Birthday Aubrey. Or as they say in Yiddish, A freilekhn geburtstog! Or something like that. The boy from Toronto turns 27 today. We figured, what better way to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Drake’s birth than to reflect on his career-long body of work? From Comeback Season to Nothing Was The Same, we compiled (at least what we think are) the 27 strongest tracks from his catalogue. (more…)

Shootin The Gif: The Many Sadfaces Of J. Cole

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we had high hopes for jermaine. his mixtape “the warm up” was a needed shot of vigor in a slumping independent scene, wanting for a sellable, sobering presence. his college kid pluckiness and tupac-nas derivative flows were respectful without mimicking. his collegiality was light-hearted, but not obnoxious. then, he got signed to a record deal, and it all unraveled. (more…)

Video: Drake Interview On Jian Ghomeshi

Instructions for Drake: take him seriously.

The 5 Best Hip Hop Album Covers of 2013

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In 1938, Alex Steinweiss, an art director for Columbia Records invented the concept of album cover art, making way for epic images that continuously influence pop culture. It’s different now that most listeners stream and download music, which has ignited a market for unique album artwork to differentiate one project from the next. Also, design software is much more accessible and apps like instagram are extremely popular. That accessibility has given artists a bevy of new media to expand greatly the idea of album covers. Artists can create several album covers with a mouse click, and with a simple QR code make them interactive, or create a vine video that gives the viewer a short film in lieu of a traditional static album cover. So it’s no shock that this year is has delivered dope album covers. Here is my list of 2013’s Five Best Hip Hop Album Covers, based on: visual aesthetic, concept in relation to album name and theme, and creative execution.

Would You Like A Beef? Drake Removes Future From Tour

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The universe’s softest rap beef has officially emerged. (more…)

New Music: Drake — “Hold On We’re Going Home (MMG Remix)” (feat. Rick Ross)

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Ricky Rozay talks that slick sh*t over Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” single. Because who else would you want whispering sweet nothings to you than the Bawse? (Probably anyone.) (more…)

8 Questions With iHipHop: Kendrick Versus Drake – The Title Fight

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It’s deeper than rap now. Kendrick Lamar just let it be known that he has a dog in this fight, that it’s not casual sparring, that it’s aimed right at Aubrey Drake Graham. Clearly, we need to ask and answer some questions. (more…)

8 Questions With iHipHop: Nothing Was The Same

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Every few years, there is a shift within a genre that meets the public’s ire or adoration (usually in equal parts). Drake represents a shift in hip-hop towards a spacious sound-scape and nakedly expressive emoting. (more…)

Should Anyone Care About The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Cypher?

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it’s that time of year. when the rap world comes to a screeching halt so that 34 people can freestyle during an awards show that doesn’t give out awards. (more…)

Video: Drake Performs In New York At ALIFE

Champagne Papi performs at ALIFE and brings out Travis $cott and The Chef, Raekwon. Hat tip to NahRight for the post.

New Music: Raekwon – “Marble Cake” (Pound Cake Freestyle)

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Legendary alive. Reminding everyone who originated the concept behind Drake’s homage on NWTS is Raekwon. Glad someone in that age bracket is still interested in rapping powerfully (ahem, Hov).

The Rapper’s Guide To Catching Feelings

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it’s safe to say that hip-hop has reached its Emo Era. rappers, for the first time on a major scale, are extremely comfortable expressing their darkest thoughts and lowest emotions. good for them! (more…)

Video: Drake CRWN Interview With Elliott Wilson (Ep. 2)

In part two of his CRWN interview at NYU, Drizzy talks about his relationship with Jay Z, OVO Sound, working with Beyonce, and more. Check out part one of the interview here.

The Best Bad Show – iHipHop’s Exclusive Weekly Podcast

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This ain’t for the faint of heart or the light of skivvies. This is anti-AutoTune. This is the world’s most dangerous hip-hop show, by a stretch. Parental discretion is advised. The clickables after the jump… (more…)

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