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Drake’s Full Soundcheck Performance

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’s Full Soundcheck Performance

Drake’s Walmart Soundcheck “Thank Me Later”

Expectations are the new anticipation and unfortunately Drake is bound to flop now & on June 15. Too much singing, not enough verbal gymnastics a la Big Daddy Kane, Kool G. Rap & other greats. Not political enough. He didn’t do anything to warrant all the attention & acclaim…except most likely strike gold when the first week’s numbers come out.

There’s a level of shortsighted by purists & fogeys thinking that TML should be the album they grew up with. Dope boys want their anthems, otherwise he’s not a certified a hard rock. It’s valid, but flawed to a degree. There’s plenty of reasons to dislike who he’s been made out to be by the media and the bludgeoning we receive from radio. I’m a part of the contingent by age and the fact that I prefer my music not to be too syrupy. Still, there’s a spot for Drake’s music on my playlist, one that doesn’t revolve around “adult concerns” and remembers what a large part of what our music and culture are about. Continue reading