Drake had a short interview with MTV news while on the set of "No Lie" music video. Drake chimed in about his Club Paradise tour, "I tried to put together Read More→
This is a must see video. Drake gets real with sway and talks about a bunch of different topcis such as Thank Me Later, june 9th situation, Rihannda, lil wayne Read More→
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pennsylvania — Backstage at Slippery Rock University, Drake was calm and cool as always, but you could tell that the 23-year-old Canadian superstar was eager to kick off Read More→
While filming a video for his song “Over” on Friday in Los Angeles, Drake stood in front of an all-white backdrop wearing a white tee and white sneakers. What does Read More→
Drake recently sat down with MTV News in his Canadian hometown and explained how the song, produced by Tone Mason and co-produced by his October’s Very Own cohort Noah “40? Shebib, came to fruition.
The track will be included on the rapper’s forthcoming debut, Thank Me Later, tentatively slated for a March release.
“When I heard that beat, the drums that they had come up with, it was like, ‘Man, this is a moment,’ ” he said. ” ‘This sounds like where I’m at in my life.’ So, we took it and 40 did what he does to pieces of music that I see potential in — he took it to the next spot. Jay-Z’s on it. The song is phenomenal. It’s done now.”
The Mixtape Daily Fire Starter section has long been a hub for the up-and-comers in the game. We've seen some alumni such as Triple C's, Masspike Miles, Big Sean, Kidd Kidd and Donnis make noise in 2009. Rap's future is in great hands. All the veterans still doing their thing out there don't have to step down. They don't even need to make room; the rookies with staying power will carve out their own niche. And of all fresh talent we've featured in Fire Starter this year, there's one who proved that he belongs at the head of the class.
Drake’s rise to superstardom was one of the biggest stories of 2009. From his humble beginnings as Jimmy Brooks on “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” Drizzy (born Aubrey Graham) took the hip-hop world by storm, thanks to the success of his So Far Gone mixtape and subsequent partnership with Lil Wayne’s Young Money label. Drake collaborated with the biggest names in the game, was co-signed by everyone from Bun B to Kanye, and didn’t let a little thing like tearing the ligaments in his knee stop his climb. Grammy nominated, often-imitated, Drake came out of nowhere to lay the blueprint for success in ‘09. Now he knows G4 pilots on a first-name basis.
If Drake is not a household name for everyone just yet, the 23-year-old is on the front porch, ringing the bell. That he's done it without even putting out an official album shows just how far he's come in 12 months. What a journey it's been for the Toronto native in 2009.
I first met Drake last year in Los Angeles around Grammy time. Lil Wayne's co-manager Cortez Bryant introduced me to Drake as a new "singer" that they were working with. Drizzy was cool but barely spoke: At the time, there was no way I'd envision him as having a shot at making the MTV News' "Hottest MCs in the Game" list, let alone finishing in the top three. He was a "singer," right?
“I think there’s two types of rapping about women,” he explained to MTV News. “There’s rapping about fairy-tale stuff … not to take away anything from an MC like this, Read More→
Drake has gone from starring on the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” under the name Aubrey Graham, to being nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Video Read More→