French Montana posted a tweet with Drake holding up a scarf that reads, “Free Max B”. Max B has been serving a 75 year sentence in prison. Max B spoke to AllHipHop in an interview, where he thanked Drake and Jay-Z for the support they show him. Watch the video clip below.
“I’m thankful, shout to Jay-Z. I always respected Jay-Z and loved his music, same with Drake,” Max B told AllHipHop.com. “I appreciate it cause them guys don’t even got to do it, but its all love. At the end of the day I’ll be very thankful if them guys can reach out to their assistants or whatever, just tweet. Sign the petition, I need them strong names on there.”
Day 2 of Jay-Z‘s Made In America Festival had some amazing performers. Rita Ora, Run DMC, and Odd Future performed despite that fact that Philly was pouring rain. The rain stopped and clear skies shined through when Drake came to perform. Drake brought out two surprise guest which included 2 Chainz and French Montana to perform “No Lie” and “Pop That“. Watch the videos below of his performances. One thing that really got the fans attention is Drake made several references of real friends and fake friends… He didn’t really hint at anyone, but just an interesting note.
Drake is doing a set in Jay-Z‘s “Made In America” festival this Sunday, September 2nd. Drizzy hits the stage at 8PM. If your located in the Philly area, this is your chance to see Drake live. If you decide not to attend, guess what? The entire festival will be live streamed! Fun Fact: Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival will be the subject of a film by director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer.
Here’s the full schedule of the event:
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Saturday, September 1st Main Stage:
2PM — Gary Clark, Jr.
4PM — MMG
5:30PM — D’Angelo
6:45PM — Passion Pit
8:15PM — Mike Snow
9:30PM — Jay-Z Second Stage:
3:15PM — Prince Royce
4:45PM — Janelle Monae
5:45PM — Jay Electronica
7:30PM — Dirty Projectors
9:15PM — Skrillex DJ Tent:
3:30PM — Savoy
5PM — Otto Knows
6:30PM — Michael Woods
8PM — Funkagenda
9:30PM — Calvin Harris
Sunday, September 2nd Main Stage:
3:15PM — Santigold
4:45PM — Jill Scott
6:15PM — Run DMC
8PM — Drake
9PM — Pearl Jam Second Stage:
2:30PM — The Hives
4PM – Rita Ora
7PM — Odd Future DJ Tent:
2PM – -Milkman
3:15PM — The Knocks
4:30PM — Burns
5:30PM — Betatraxx
6:30PM — DJ Shadow
8PM — Alesso
9:30PM — Afrojack
This week Drake surpassed Jay-Z‘s record for the most #1 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The collaboration with 2 Chainz, “No Lie“ track is what tipped the scale in Drake’s favor (10). Not far behind are Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. This is a huge accomplishment for Drizzy. Congratulations!
When I began compiling a list of the the top 101 Drake songs, I conferred with several colleagues and learned there were many differing opinions about what songs should be on the list. I briefly toyed with the idea of pitting all of Drake’s loyal fans among my co-workers against one another in a Hunger Games fight-to-the-death scenario against the backdrop of Times Square. However, not wanting to wind up in the slammer, I concluded that the most diplomatic and least murderous thing to do would be to invite my office pals to submit their own lists. I thought it best to try to preserve a civil work environment, not to mention my longstanding policy of avoiding contact with the Human Resources department. So while we didn’t battle it out in a conference room or some such nonsense, each one of us faced an internal battle — choosing the top Drake songs out of the hundreds of favorites. As you can tell from the results of our efforts, it wasn’t easy (some of us got a little greedy with 20 strong lists). While the usual suspects like “Find Your Love” and “Show Me a Good Time” made appearances, there were a few surprises in the music tastes among the Drizzy Drake office folk.
We went back as far as 2004. A lot of Drake’s songs were, of course, featured on mixtapes. In some songs, he is featured with other artists. But regardless of how he is involved with the song, one thing is obvious — the man makes great music. So, in no particular order, I am pleased to present my take on the top 101 songs by Drake.
1. Drake – “Something”. Call me weird, but I’ve got to say I love Drake’s singing more than his rapping, though some may choose to differ. “Something”, from way back in 2___, is one very incredible song that I still find myself listening to, even now in 2012.
2. Drake – “Don’t U Have A Man” (featuring Dwele & Little Brother). The Comeback Season mixtape has some true gems on it that even now feel like classics. This song shows a side of Drake that not many people know, the side which is almost borderline neo-soul. Even in that genre, he manages to shine like a star.
3. Drake – “Crew Love” ft. The Weeknd. Have you ever been in love? I mean real love? Unconditional love? Only some of us have truly been blessed to know what that feels like. This song embodies that feeling.
4. Drake – “Find Your Love”. This one showed Drake’s maturation into a respectable singer, rapper and overall performer.
5. Drake – “Enjoy Ya Self” featuring Slakah the Beatchild. Amazing song! Drake doesn’t use the voice box but instead he lets his natural talent do what it does best.
Everyone seems to think Drake and Rita Ora, Jay-Z‘s newest Roc Nation protegé, are now dating according to many online publications. Rita Ora, was linked to be dating reality star Rob Kardashian, but the couple is no longer together. Insiders say that Drake and Rita have been flirting with each other a lot, and also Rita Ora gave Drake a ring that belonged to her grandfather.
Drake and Rita were spotted leaving an event a couple nights ago in the picture above. Enough to say their dating? Not so sure, what’s your opinion?
Drake tells you why he switched up his bars on his “Light Up” track. During MTV’s “Drake: Better Than Good Enough” documentary, the Toronto MC is shown making last-minute adjustments to two songs the day before his debut album, Thank Me Later, is set to be mixed and mastered. Video after the jump.
It was Jay-Z that alerted Timbaland to Drake’s skills, and Drizzy himself said that when he talks with Hov, the Jiggaman drops wisdom on various subjects. Drake and Jay collaborated for a record called “Light Up” off of the 23-year-old newcomer’s Thank Me Later LP.
“It’s just me and Jay both rapping on it for an extended period of time,” Drake told MTV News on the set of his video for “Over.” “It’s real rap. It’s real rap. I do sing on it, but it’s just on the hook — but it’s rap. It’s great. The perspective, the dynamic on the track — it’s me and Jay’s relationship on the song, basically. When you hear it, people will be like, ‘Oh man.’ That’s how we are — just the two. He definitely has guided me a lot, as far as his words and his advice. We have a real funny rapport. I always enjoy my conversations with Jay. It’s good.”
Drake also said the jewels Jay drops on him are almost like the advice Lil Wayne gives, but different. Continue reading →