Lupe is making the most of the rap’s publicity wars by dismantling popular beats and inserting himself into the conversation with symbolic lyrics about how weak the game is. It’s a good strategy: not too confrontational to be overblown but sly and referential enough to thrill those who get it. Be one of those. (Hilarious that he keeps naming these songs sequels to his earlier work when they have nothing to do with that at all.)
Drake keeps the NWTS promo going, stopping by the Hot 97 studios in NYC for a sit-down with Angie Martinez. Aubrey speaks on his “Pound Cake” collabo with Jay Z, Kendrick’s “Control” verse, Rihanna, and more. Check out parts two and three after the jump. Read More
The year’s not even over and Drake is at #11 on this list, with $10.5M banked already. King Kendrick ain’t far off his heels with $9M in total. 50 Cent has also tumbled way down this list as compared to a few years ago. It looks like the young guns are taking their official place and not just some “Saved-By-The-Bell-The-New-Class” knockoffs either. Read the full list after the jump. Hat tip to TSS.
Drake talks to Ryan Seacrest about his ascendant fame, the album for the current generation, and living up to his own expectations. Plus, what separates him from other rappers…like reading the feedback on NWTS on social media and the internet.
Album: Nothing Was The Same
Label: Cash Money Records
Release Date: September 24, 2013
It’s lonely at the top.
“No new friends.” “Versace, Versace”. “Y.O.L.O.” Over the past six months, Drake’s music has been nonstop fuel for memes and Instagram hashtags, so it makes sense that he’d rather spend some time by himself than participate in a culture he’s largely contributed to. After all, you don’t sh*t where you eat.
i’m going on the record right now as not hating drake’s new album Nothing Was The Same. on first listen, dead serious i fell asleep. but i think that had more to do with the fact that i hadn’t prepared myself to listen to an r&b album and those joints do a brother like warm cocoa on a wintry night. aubrey’s playlist has a similar effect and shouldn’t be consumed while operating machinery heavier than an iPhone or a calculator.
Aubrey can’t get out of our heads this week. He’s on every show talking about the album and his new lease on life. Sounding like a motivational speaker out here. Ellen grilled him on his dating life, popping up pictures of various rumored flings and Drake swatted them like David Ortiz. Of Rihanna? Watch.
MTV catches with Drake who talks about his upcoming album (which you may or may not have heard about) dropping November 24. Aubrey says that he hopes Nothing Was The Same will end up having the same lasting power as his previous release, 2011′s Take Care.
first of all, pause that song title all the way.
now, another moment in hip-hop weekday singles release history happened today. jay z, temporarily descended from his throne of art collecting and international-ing, blessed the people (those wicked ingrates) with a verse from on high. and it’s on drake’s new album. reasons why this is major…
If this song is any indication of the tone of Drake’s Nothing Was The Same, sh*t’s about to get even more deep and uncomfortable. Drake’s best work is his most squirming, awkward struggle with fame set to the rhythm of an increasingly confident flow. A personal letter to his mother and uncle? That’s just the start.