Saturday, November 16, 2013
Timbaland's had a busy year assisting on Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail and both of Justin Timberlake's platinum The 20/20 Experience releases. Now, the legendary producer has taken the time to share what he's got planned for his next solo project, Textbook Timbo, as he premiered new track "Know Bout Me" featuring Drake and Fauntleroy. Don't get too excited about "Ft. Jay Z..."His contribution to the record includes a few leftover ad-libs, not a hot 16.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
While "Hold On We're Going Home" and "All Me" might be the radio darlings of Drake's Nothing Was The Same, "Worst Behavior" is arguably the fan favorite. Apparently the DJ DAHI produced track is near and dear to Drizzy as well, since he and Director X crafted a 10+ minute visual for the track.
While I felt the urge to fast forward through the unfunny and unnecessarily long skit in the middle, the rest of the "Worst Behavior" video is pretty entertaining. Catch cameos from Juicy J, Project Pat, and Drake's father in this homage to Memphis below.
Previously: Drake - 'Nothing Was The Same'
Monday, September 16, 2013
After a season of ups and downs--beginning with more than impressive opening sales for J. Cole (297k), Kanye (327k), Jay-Z (Platinum), and Wale (152k) and ending with very lackluster openings for 2 Chainz (55-65k projected), Big Sean (72k), and Juicy J (64k)-- summer is officially coming to an end.
While things have been looking surprisingly dreary lately, the new season brings a new hope that Hip Hop will hit another high. With Drake's Nothing Was The Same is set for release on September 24th, odds are pretty great that hip hop will dominate Billboard yet again.
Boasting hit singles "Hold On We're Going Home" and "Started From The Bottom," along with highly controversial "Wu Tang Forever," Nothing Was The Same seems to have the makings of another polarizing yet Grammy award winning project.
Update: Now that the album's in stores, hit the comments with your thoughts on NWTS!
Sales figures & Projections via HNHH
Previously: Drake Drops 4 New Tracks & Reveals 'Nothing Was The Same' Release Date
Saturday, June 22, 2013
With J. Cole and Yeezus going head to head with amazing results; Jay-Z's revolutionary announcement of his album Magna Carta Holy Grail; Wale's The Gifted on deck; and Drake's Nothing Was The Same officially slated for a September 17th release, there's no doubt that this summer will be the best one
In a move similar to the concurrent release of "Girls Love Beyoncé" and "No New Friends," Drake released four new tracks: the J. Cole featured "Jodeci Freestyle," Party Next Door's "Over Here," Migos' "Versace," and the Sampha featured "The Motion." Stream + download them all below.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Drake wasn't kidding when he said this would be a very good week for his fans. After giving Khaled the okay to drop "Started From The Bottom" remix "No New Friends," he sneaks in a new track using Fauntleroy's Cocaine 80s strategy. Looks like the road to Drake's forthcoming effort Nothing Was The Same is officially in sight.
Stream the "Say My Name" sampled "Girls Love Beyonce" below, which capitalizes on a scientifically proven fact. We DO love her!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Drake hinted that this remix would be dropping today when he spoke to Elliot Wilson on Keep It Thoro radio, and now we have it. Stream the DJ Khaled led "No New Friends" below which features "I'm On One" collaborators Rick Ross and Lil Wayne.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Drake's latest vent "5AM In Toronto" was so nice lyrically, even his biggest and most hilarious naysayer Big Ghost couldn't find much to hate on. Now the OVO general releases a visual to accompany the unofficial single, which shows him out with his team at what looks like... 5AM in Toronto.
Previously: Drake - "5AM In Toronto"
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Drake can probably coast off of his hit "Started From The Bottom" until his album Nothing Was The Same drops, but it looks like he's got something to prove as he rips into Boi-1da & Vinylz's production "5AM In Toronto."
Stream/download the venting session below as Drake takes a few subliminals addressing the MTV Hottest MCs list, Rihanna, The Weeknd and a few others.
Download: Drake - 5AM In Toronto
Previously: [Music Video] Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake - "Poetic Justice"
Friday, February 22, 2013
"Poetic Justice" may be the most commercial/radio friendly track on good kid, m.A.A.d city, but leave it to Kendrick Lamar and his TDE family to take the record to a deeper level with powerful visuals. Watch the video below as Drake is ignorant to the tragedy that just hit his Club Paradise Tour peer.
Monday, February 11, 2013
This video dropped before Drake took home the Grammy for Rap Album of the Year, but the honor makes "Started From The Bottom" even more fitting. "HYFR" was a pretty hilarious video, but this may take the cake as Drake gets upgraded from a stockboy to night manager to superstar while bringing his friends up with him.
Directed by X & Drake
Previously: Drake - "Started From The Bottom" (Prod. by Mike Zombie)
Friday, February 1, 2013
It was originally rumored that Drake would be releasing this track on Grammy night, but it seems like there's been enough waiting. Stream his new single "Started From The Bottom" below, and check out his letter to his fans that coincided with the release:
My good friends,
It has truly been too long. I assume you're all keeping well and making the most of this year that has been given to us. Today is the day to begin sharing my newest work with you. This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don't have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn't consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen. I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I'm excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn't feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we've been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork...I think it's safe to say we're back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
"You don't have to ask me how I'm doing...just listen to the music" - K.Samir
Drake's trademark dark formula blended with a west coast sound and a club ready hook. Sounds like a hit to me.
Previously: Future ft. Drake - "Fo Real"
Friday, January 25, 2013
I took a little sabbatical from blogging late last year to shift my focus a little more from reporting what kind of music was out there to creating. While I plan to continue sharing great music with all my loyal G's out there, look forward to more mixes which I intend to make better with each and every edition.
During my brief break, I put together The Re-Up, which a lot of people seemed to enjoy and pass around. Since it's the weekend it's the perfect time to give this a spin and take a nice, healthy shot of Turnup juice. Check out the rest of the repertoire on Mixcloud and be sure to let your support be known!
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Friday, January 11, 2013
There were rumors that Future and Drake had some bad blood after their collab on "Tony Montana," but it seems all is well as the two collab over a Mike Will production on "Fo Real." Look for Future's Free Band Gang: The Movie to hit the net in two days on 1.13.
Monday, September 17, 2012
If this song sounds familiar to you, take a listen to the closing track on Colin Munroe's mixtape Unsung Hero and you'll realize why. Recorded in 2010 as a potential track for Drake's debut album Thank Me Later, the previously unreleased collaboration surfaced over the weekend, which also features a verse from the beautiful Dawn Richard. I think this should've made the cut. Do you?
Drake ft. Colin Munroe & Dawn Richard - Where Were You
Hit the jump to learn the true story behind the record as told by Colin Munroe's team.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Rumors have been swirling around for a few months that Drake has been heavily involved in a new Aaliyah album, and with the release of "Enough Said," the whispers are confirmed. Listen to Baby Girl sing over a Noah "40" Shebib production below, and be sure to hit the comments with your thoughts on the collaboration. My thoughts after the jump.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Another God Forgives, I Don't surfaces today, courtesy of atrilli. Rick Ross, Wale, and Drake cater to the ladies on "Diced Pineapples" and I'm not mad at this one bit. Do yourself a favor and preorder GFID on iTunes before it hits stores on July 31.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
French Montana, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Drake pay homage to Uncle Luke in the buntastic visuals to the MMG-Bad Boy rapper's new single "Pop That." Watch their full Memorial Day celebration below, and hit the comments with your thoughts on the video.
Monday, June 18, 2012
2 Chainz finally reveals the visuals to "No Lie," the lead single off of his upcoming debut Based On A T.R.U. Story. Watch below as he and Drake stunt in black and white thanks to the directorial expertise of X.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Last night during the Club Paradise Tour stop in Sarasota Springs, French Montana and Drake took the stage together to premiere French's new single "Pop That." Watch below as the crowd loses it.