Jas Prince, a pal of the Toronto superstar Drake, filed to dismiss a federal lawsuit that was previously filed over unpaid royalties that amount to millions of dollars. The suit was originally filed against Aspire Music Group and Cash Money Records, but the motion to dismiss does not mean that he is willing to make peace with Birdman only that there may be a better venue for the lawsuit as far as Jas Prince is concerned. A few weeks ago there were rumors of settlement talks but if these talks actually occurred it is obvious they were not successful. According to the first lawsuit files Jas Prince claims that he is owed millions of dollars because he is the one who discovered Drake and brought him to the Attention of Cash Money Records and Birdman. Sources have stated that Jas Prince will refle the lawsuit in the state of New York.
Drake talks it up with Extra! on a route trip to Toronto.
Drake’s signing was a success at HMV. HMV has posted up some pictures of the event and we also have a video for you to watch.
Drake officially went platinum in Canada, now let’s see how things go down in the US.
SB.TV is an online media platform based in the UK, recently they published a Drake interview check it out.
It’s being called the biggest music release of the year. Indeed, Drake’s major label debut Thank Me Later, which hit shelves today (June 15), has received a level of excitement usually reserved for veteran superstar artists. But so far the Toronto MC has managed to hit the musical sweet spot by crafting songs that appeal to hipsters, hardcore hip-hop heads and female fans.
But there is one person that has yet to jump aboard the seemingly unstoppable Drake train: Andre 3000. “I really tried to do a song with Andre 3000, but I think it was meant for my second album,” Drake told VIBE on the eve of his release date. “Dre is one of those people that needs you to do a little more. He’s one of those people that believe in his craft so much that he needs you to do more than just be over hyped or just famous. In his mind, I have to prove myself and the truth is, I do. That’s just being real. I have a lot of work to do, so I actually respect him for that. I think on the second album I’ll probably only have two features. I have a few people in mind and Dre probably will be one of them.”
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Drake breaks down the whole Thank Me Later album in an interview with DJ Semtex (part 2). He goes into the deep lyrics of his tracks, and explains what was going on and how he felt. A couple heavy topics on this interview was about his grand mother and when Drake got held at gun point. It’s a great interview if you want to get an in-depth look into the most anticipated album for 2010. Thank me later is in stores now and Itunes.
some beef with Drake and Lil Kim, if not go check out Lil Kim Calls Drake A Pussy Cat. He also goes in to talk about his album that was releasing that same day this radio interview went down (June 15th), and he touches on his relationship with Miliah Michel.
If you remember our post Drake Thank Me Later Fan Love Drakkardnoir then you have an idea how HMV was ridiculous packed. Well here’s some footage from 1LoveTO going through the crowds and talking to some Drake fans.
Thank you everyone for supporting Drake’s high anticipated album, Thank Me Later!
Drake’s highly anticipated debut, Thank Me Later, is finally available for his legions of fans. And those fans showed their intense support for Drizzy at a Best Buy in-store signing Tuesday (June 15), his first in-store in NYC.
Lines snaked around the block, as fans waited hours for a chance to catch the Young Money MC in person, some rocking homemade Drake T-shirts.
Inside, the crowd swelled, as everyone from bubbly toddlers to weeping girls waited for Drizzy to make his 2 p.m. appearance. Light screams broke out when the store began to pump the first strains of his Alicia Keys-assisted collabo and Later opener, “Fireworks.” When Drake finally took his place at the signing table, the crowd erupted into hysterical shrieks, thrusting camera phones in the air and falling over one another to snap pics. Drizzy flashed his million-dollar grin, mugged for the cameras and began greeting the hundreds of fans who enveloped Union Square.
About 20 minutes into the signing, pandemonium nearly broke out as members of Drake’s team handed out swag to some fans who weren’t able to get in line. Security then moved the eager Drizzy-heads to another part of the store.
Many fans waited for hours to cop the album the night before and came back the following day to get their Later copies signed. “He’s pretty unique. He’s like a big mix between R&B and hip-hop” said Nathaniel Lawrence, who lined up with friends Andy Garcia and Xavior Vittoro at 8:30 p.m. Monday evening and had to wait until 1 a.m. to purchase an album. “He’s just something new. It’s different,” said Lawrence who came back at 10 a.m. Tuesday to meet Drizzy.
Tynique Nixon got in line to buy an album at 10 p.m. Monday night and also had to wait until 1 a.m. to plunk down some cash. “But it was good, because Drake drove by to see us, so we got a chance to see him early.”
“I got here at 3 in the morning,” said Natalia Morales, a fan of Drizzy’s since he was on “Degrassi: The Next Generation” who was the first girl to meet Drake. “I’m ecstatic right now. I’m still shaking!”
“It’s a lifetime experience being … one of the first guys to get my CD signed by him,” said Kevin Benejam, who arrived at 7 a.m. “I told him I look up to him a lot for going for his dream, because a lot of people don’t have the courage to go for their dream.”
“He’s the man,” 6-year-old Khamani Hamilton said. Drizzy had some nice words for him too: “He said I’m the man!”
“I told him he was great.” Steven Santos said. “My heart is a little pumping.”
“I can’t stay focused right now, I’m shaking right now,” said an emotional Joshua Colon, who called out of work for two days just to see him. “This man’s a miracle right now.”
According to Best Buy manager April Rivera, around 600 people came out to greet Drizzy, and fans began lining up the day before at 2 p.m. to cop the album at midnight. Rivera said she has witnessed fan mania on that scale for established artists such as Rihanna and Bon Jovi, but not for a star fresh out the gate. “For a brand-new artist, I’ve never seen this before.” Rivera added that the store beefed up security for Drake’s visit as well. “About 20 guards are here,” Rivera said. “An average is maybe, like, eight or 10.”