Drake Radio has been relaunched and its better than ever. Drake Radio is our on site Drake playlist containing various songs from all mixtapes to even “Thank Me Later” tracks. Music is not downloadable, but if you care to just listen to some Drizzy tunes, just pick a song and kick back. Click here to visit our playlist
Most successful pop musicians will eventually make a song or even a full album about the drawbacks of fame and fortune. Drake is a little unusual. He tackled the subject even before his debut album was done.
What might have looked like hubris in someone else, however, turned into prophesy for the 23-year-old Toronto singer, actor and rapper. Since the beginning of 2009, Drake has become hip hop’s new golden boy. His mix tape So Far Gone was one of the hottest music releases on the Internet this year, his single Best I Ever Had became a No. 1 hit last summer, and he’s competing for two Grammy Awards against the likes of Eminem, Jay-Z and Kanye West. All this, and Drake still hasn’t finished making his first album.
“I had one of the craziest years of my life, maybe one of the craziest years in hip hop for any new artist,” he said, sprawled on a distressed leather sofa in the prime downtown condo he bought last summer but has only recently had time to furnish. The decor – mostly hardwood, leather and sisal – is understated and frankly male. The view is easily worth a million or two, and seems to confirm that the multilabel bidding war that erupted around Drake last summer ended very much in his favour. (The winner, Motown Universal, released an EP of “extended-play selections” from So Far Gone in September.)
While Drake works on his debut LP, Thank Me Later, the Toronto MC said there is no method to any of his madness. If he gets inspired to spit rhymes on a track, he’ll get to it. If he wants to croon to a beat, that’s what it will be. Continue reading
Drake sat down at the Sirius studios with DJ Whoo Kid to discuss his new deal with Lil Wayne’s Young Money, the story behind the concept for his “Best I Ever Had” video, the importance of uplifting his hometown of Toronto, his upcoming album and work with Jay-Z, Jeezy, Mary J. Blige and more.
Do Drake and Kanye really get along? Will he be doing a reality show? What is Drake’s idea of a quality night out with a lady? Why do men benefit from his music? How is he coping with fame and money? Who are Drake’s favorite rappers?
Drake puts out another R&B jam with Tommy Stars. There’s no rapping on this track, just straight singing. Check it out and tell us what you think.
Michael Jackson was a worldwide phenomenon, and like so many others, up-and-coming MC Drake, who signed with Lil Wayne’s Young Money label last week, was enthralled with the King of Pop as a youngster.
“[Seeing] Michael Jackson, for me, was one of the first times that I really [felt] the power of an entertainer,” he said. “I remember having ‘Moonwalker’ — I remember having that on [VHS] cassette and I remember how religiously I used to watch it. I used to feel like, as a kid, it was the most amazing place for me to escape to, because it was this world that Michael created. He was the first artist that I ever experienced that really … you’d get lost in Michael Jackson, in his music, the imagery. Now that I’m older I can look back and be like, ‘Wow.’ You know, he was one of the most consistent entertainers of all time. For me, I remember just how much I used to watch that movie and study it.”
Drake said he knew every move and loved the animation in the film. The multi-talented performer also took time to reflect on what the Jackson death means to the world.
“It’s a big loss,” he said. “I think he gave a lot to the world, though, so everyone is going to be sad about it. But I think Mike did something that will never be done again, so you can’t be that sad about it, you go to celebrate him.”
In the wake of Jackson’s death, some media outlets said that the King of Pop lost some of his black fans over the years, due to his frequent plastic surgery, among other reasons. Like the Reverend Al Sharpton, Drake disagreed with those claims.
“I think you either appreciate Michael Jackson or you don’t,” Drake said. “I don’t think it matters about him changing himself. I don’t think black people have resentment towards him for what he did to himself. Those were all personal decisions, you know. And nobody knows what that man was going through to make him want to look like that or change himself. I know there’s things about me that I want to change, just because they make me self-conscious. That’s why I get up and I’m pressed to go to the gym because I look at the TV and I see all these dudes with their shirts off, and it makes me self-conscious. It’s not to the point where I would do anything crazy, but then again, you can’t speak for somebody else. I think you either appreciate him and what he did and what he gave us or you don’t.
“I don’t think it’s fair to say that as a race we hold it against him,” Drake continued. “I think that there’s only so much you can expect from the media, and that’s something I’m learning too, on a smaller scale. But on a personal level, there’s outlets with integrity that actually work for the artists and there’s one’s that try to take you apart. The key to it is not paying attention — but when you get to a Michael Jackson level, it’s kinda hard to not pay attention.”
While searching YouTube I came across a interesting video Houstatlantavegas remake. Take a Listen.
Brand new Keshia Chante song featuring Drake. Keshia will be starring in the Aaliyah movie. Definitely worth a listen.
Drake does an interview for 96.3 Jamz and talks about a lot of different things. Scott Penk interview’s Drake and asks about his acting and music career and how he got started. Drake goes on to tell how him and Lil Wayne got started, and gives his views on why he’s America’s Most Wanted. It’s a good interview about 8 minutres long. Enjoy.
Drake speaks about the “Best I Ever Had” video and covers a little on Rihanna. This interview was done by Champ. Enjoy.