Drake and his pops hit the streets of Memphis in the official ten-minute visual for “Worst Behavior.” Cameos include Juicy J, Project Pat and whatever deranged individual got paid to wear that creepy OVO owl costume.
While it didn’t happen first week like he originally predicted, Drake’s third LP, Nothing Was The Same, did officially hit the million mark in album sales this week. The album becomes Aubrey’s fastest to go platinum, hitting a milli just six weeks after its release.
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. Read More
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.