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101 Top Drake Songs To Listen To (Fan Post)

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.

Insight | July Edition | Letter From A Fan

Insight

By Simply Phillip Brown

Contributing Writer For dizzydrake.org

They were the Ike and Tina of all arguments; people would rush to their windows each and every night to catch a glimpse of their history-making verbal feuds.

She was my neighbor. It was so long ago — well, not really. But in my mind, something two years ago seems as if it happened 10 years ago. That’s what happens when you’re busy. Each and every time opportunity knocks, you stand at the door, ready and waiting. Without question, you’re gone, my life taking me from writing for various magazines and online blogs to writing my own books.

She was the whisper that lay on my ear, the voice that, at night, rocked me into a gentle sleep. We would talk every now and then and, even though she needed to vent about the things that she and her man were going through, there was a bigger part of her. I could tell that she wanted to let him go and start over again with someone else; however, something held her, something kept her from making that move. Maybe it was because she needed that little nudge, that little push, and maybe that push was me. She was a good woman who wanted to be respected and treated in the right way. There was nothing wrong with that. But her having a man— well, in my eyes, there was something wrong with that.

I couldn’t understand why she wouldn’t let him go, but why ask yourself a question that you can already answer for yourself? So I kept my distance, provided that ear that listened to her problems, but did not allow my heart to get too attached.

That plan failed and one conversation too many led to a kiss that, even now, still makes me stop, pause, turn around, and think.

Opportunity knocked again in my life and it was an opportunity that lead to an internship at one of my favorite magazines, my move to New York, and the chance to work around writers and people in the business whom I knew would only benefit me later in my life and my career as a writer.

We never spoke of that kiss again, after that night, but we kept in touch by email and letter, all the way up until I found myself returning home for a wedding that I never expected to happen.

I never received an invitation to the wedding, but I just couldn’t help it. I had to see her face and realize that they could have been us, that man could have been me.

In life, sometimes chasing one’s opportunity means that another gets away, and for chasing my dream my heart will forever pay the price.

Everyone has a personal journey and his or her own way of getting to the truth. I believe music to be just one of the many ways.

It was Drake’s song “Don’t You Have A Man,” from his previous mixtape, and “Find Your Love,” from the just-released “Thank Me Later” CD, that made me both understand as well as remember that missed opportunity will eventually come back around, but missed love is gone … gone forever.

I wanted to share this particular story with you all to show you the power of music and the power of words, and how a simple song can take you back to the good times, illustrating how things could have been.

For this, Drake, I truly thank you.

Until next month, everyone.

Take care!

Is Rihanna Bitter With Drake?

Recently Drake’s “Fireworks” from his Thank Me Later album, exposed the rapper’s brief romantic relationship with superstar songstress, Rihanna.  The fling between the two has been all over the airwaves and the gossip sites. Drake has been asked a million questions about the love connection, in which he revealed, “I was a pawn. You know what she was doing to me? She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear. I was like, wow, this feels terrible.”

But, it seems like Rihanna is not bitter about the situation. According to a recent interview with E!, the singer claims that  Drake is currently at the top of her playlist along with Jay Z, Kings of Leon, and Ke$ha. When asked about the rapper, Rihanna admits, “He’s really, really talented, and I think he’s one of the illest lyricists out there right now, so I would love to work with him.”


Andre 3000 Turned Drake Down

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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Who’s In Drizzy’s Fave 5?

In an upcoming issue of People Magazine, Drake reveals his top five favorite rappers of all time and what they mean to him and his success. Check out what Drizzy had to say about each one.

1. Lil Wayne (of course)- “It’s hard as a rapper not to become repetitive, and he always has a new way to make it fun.”

2. Andre 3000- “If I wasn’t myself, I would want to be that guy!”

3. Kanye West- “I’ve never been so moved by a person’s entire career. He’s the guy I’ll tell my kids about.”

4. Nas- “He influenced this album a lot. I had to break down how he raps.”

5. Jay Z- “You look at [other] rappers from his era, and they couldn’t transcend generations. But he’s still completely relevant.”

Drake Gets Intimate On Atlanta’s Frank and Wanda Morning Show!

Recently, superstar hip hop artist Drake called into Atlanta’s early morning show, The Frank and Wanda Morning Show on V-103, to discuss his brand new album, Thank Me Later, along with other things. Drake gets deep when co-host Elle Duncan asked him about his fling with Rihanna and a certain wedding planner in Atlanta who stole his heart a long time ago. Check it out below:

Drake Getting Intimate In The Morning


Drake Is Expected To Hit Gold Status

Drake will be thanking his fans pretty soon or even the end of this week. Aubrey Drake’s long awaited highly anticipated mega album has projected sales of about 475,000. According to experts, they conclude with the sales he made on the first day Thank Me Later released he should be able to hit gold status!

As of right now, Billboard has Drake’s album locked away at No. 1 debut. Now seeing that were only talking about numbers here, there’s a slight chance that the experts may not be experts after all, that’s exactly what happen to Christina Aguilera this week. We can only hope for he best!

Drake gonna sell 2 million in this b*tch…

HMV Thank Me Later Experience

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!