Watch exclusive footage of Drake on Walmart’s Soundcheck. He goes on to preview tracks from Thank Me Later. Watch for a one-on-one with Drake about making the new record, his upcoming tour, and working with artist like Kanye West.
Drake shot a 1 hour documentary entitled “Better Than Good Enough” airs next Wednesday on June 23rd @ 10PM ET/PT. This is exclusive footage as drake arrives back stage with his team to start it all off. Check it out.
The line up at HMV 333 Yonge St is out this world. That’s because the first 500 fans to buy THANK ME LATER will receive a special pass to meet Drake! Tons of fans have already bought Thank Me Later at the store, online, and even just received their album in the mail. Want to show some Thank Me Later love to Drake. Tweet a photo of you rockin’ a Thank Me Later album @DrizzyDrake_ORG. This post is going to be updated periodically. How big can this post get =) Continue reading →
It’s OFFICIALLY June15th! Do you know what that means? Thank Me Later is in stores now! Drake’s debut album is finally here, and I think it’s a good time to thank him for the journey he has paved and the music he has brought us.
Whether you buy one, six, or twenty-five copies of his album, Thank Me Later is the soundtrack to our summer. Drake has provided us with great music for FREE for about 4 years, so why not show the love and support our boy Drizzy. Do you personally want to thank Drake? Drop a comment here and/or tweet your thank you’s using the #ThankMeLater hashtag. Let’s make #ThankMeLater a trend June15th!
Click here to buy Thank Me Later on iTunes. Click here to buy 9 AM in Dallas (Bonus Track) on iTunes.
If your buying a copy today, email us a photo of it and/or you to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it on the front page tomorrow.
Drake’s major label debut, “Thank Me Later” is out Tuesday, and if it lives up to the hype, the Canadian MC/vocalist could become one of the biggest rap stars on the planet. Or, “Thank Me Later” could flop, making the former actor just another story of short-lived success, lucky to get a spot back on his old television show, “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”
At his show at the 9:30 Club on Sunday night, Drake acknowledged the pressure: “I’ve been on edge – in about 24 hours, I got an album coming out.”
He may have been anxious, but Drake’s performance didn’t show it: with a DJ and band, he ripped through tracks from his mixtapes (including “So Far Gone”), the “We Are Young Money” album and a couple of selections from his debut.
Because Drake is equal parts heartthrob pop artist and lyrically-skilled rapper, the crowd was what one would imagine at a Jay-Z/Justin Bieber double-bill: Guys taking shots, toasting “to Drizzy!” and little kids at their first concert. But brisk radio hits like “Forever” and “Say Something” seemed to please all comers.
Drake also spent a lot of time shouting “Free Weezy” – his “big brother”/label mate/frequent collaborator Lil Wayne is currently serving time on Riker’s Island. And since Wayne isn’t available for guest appearances at the moment, Drake brought out his mentor’s mentor – Cash Money’s Birdman AKA Baby – for “Money to Blow” and “4 My Town.”
At one point, Drake floated a theory. He mentioned a “new wave” of hip-hop, led by artists including himself, Wiz Khalifa, and Wale, who he said are set to unseat rap’s current titans because “you can only have so many albums from the same rappers for so many years.” Arrogant? Sure. But as he closed the show with “Over” from “Thank Me Later,” Drake’s hypothesis started to sound a lot like the truth.
Article written by Sarah Godfrey @ Washington Post
It may sound cliché, but Drake remembers October 31, 2009, like it was yesterday.
That was the night Drake knew his transformation from Aubrey Drake Graham — star of teen soap opera Degrassi: The Next Generation — to famous rapper had begun. That was the night Jay-Z performed in his hometown.
“Jay-Z coming to Toronto meant every single person was going to be there, which meant the majority of the people in my life were there,” the 23-year-old rapper recalls. “And there was a big rumor around the city: Is Drake close enough to Jay where he would bring me out? And people were like, ‘No, it would never happen.’”
Well, it did happen. Not only did Jay-Z bring Drake out to perform on stage with him, he let a still-fringe artist perform one of his own songs, “Successful,” in its entirety. “I’ll never forget that. I must have looked in the eyes of 40 people I know in the first 20 rows,” Drake says, sounding still somewhat shocked. “There were ex-girlfriends, guys who hated me, people who loved me, my mother — and it was just like, ‘This is it.’” Like most other testaments to Drake’s success, there’s a video on the Internet to prove the moment actually happened.
Look for this article in PAPER’s Summer 2010 music issue on newsstands June 21 or read the rest here.
Another article was published on drake in the LA Times. Aubrey Drake Graham goes on to tell the LA Times that he’s looking to the seize the moment, and then make it last. I’m guessing Drake fills the pressure to deliver. Drake’s album drop this Tuesday.
The crowd at downtown Los Angeles’ Club Nokia arrived primed and pumped up. Not just to be entertained, but, more palpably, to witness a make-or-break moment. Continue reading →
Clear your schedules for June 15th, PAPER is kicking off the first of our FREE Ray-Ban and Havaianas-sponsored SOUNDS LIKE PAPER 2010 summer concert series with a performance by our summer music issue cover boy Drake, Hanson and a DJ set by Ninjasonik. It all kicks off on Tuesday, June 15th at New York City’s Seaport. Stay tuned for giveaways galore and additional concert dates. See you at the Seaport!
Lil Kim has lost her mind! She has gone into B*TCH mode. She goes off in a recent interview calling Drake a P*ssy for coming at her like that. We have the audio and script of the whole thing, also Diddy goes on the Tim Westwood show to speak on the whole Lil Kim situation.
Lil Kim Interview
I really liked Drake. I use to like him but for him to have the audacity to disrespect me. This n*gga gonna f*cking shout me out when Ray J is the one that said it. How b*tchy do you look right now. You look like a straight p*ssy, P*ssy! Cause you came at me and I am a f*cking female!