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How MySpace Helped Drake Reach 6 God Status

MySpace is a blast from the past, one that many popular musical artists today would rather forget about. Without this social media platform Drake may not be the same popular Toronto rapper that he is though. Many mistakenly believe that Drizzy’s rise to fame happened because of the 8 years that the rapper spent playing Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi High: The Next Generation but the truth is that MySpace helped Drake get discovered and gave his musical career a big boost.
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During an interview with W Magazine Drake discussed that period in his life, explaining “That was part of the reason I was kicked off the show. Back then, I’d spend a full day on set and then go to the studio to make music until 4 or 5 a.m. I’d sleep in my dressing room and then be in front of the cameras again by 9 a.m. Eventually, they realized I was juggling two professions and told me I had to choose.” MySpace was new territory for artists, and Drake talked about the platform and how he used it. “Initially, I think I just didn’t know what would happen. I was this rapper with a little bit of buzz, the internet was taking over, and I didn’t know the power of the internet at that point. The true power of social networking and the things we are so emmersed in now. There wasn’t an artist that had been 100% birthed from that outlet.”

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Drake Tells The Crowd He’s Young Money For Life (Video)

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Drake attended Stereo Live last night in Houston, where Young Money artist Lil Wayne was host for the evening. Drake wanted to clear the air once again for any one who still had their doubts about him staying with Young Money/Cash Money, so while on stage he told the crowd his was going to rock with Young Money for life. Catch the video after the jump shot by Derick G.

Drake Snags The No.6 Spot On Forbes Top Hip-Hop Earners List

Forbes released their annual Top Hip-Hop Earners list today and Drake managed to grab the No. 6 spot with $20.5 million he made this year. Also worth mentioning, is the fact that 4 members from Young Money made it into the top 10 list. Congratulations to Drake and the Young Money crew.

1. Dr. Dre: $110 million
2. Diddy: $45 million
3. Jay-Z: $38 million
4. Kanye West: $35 milliom
5. Lil Wayne: $27 million
6 Drake: $20.5 milliom
7. Birdman: $20 million
8. Nicki Mianj: $15.5 million
9. Eminem: $15 million
10. Ludacris: $12 million

Lil Wayne Wants Beef To End Between Drake and Chris Brown


Enough is enough, almost everybody wants this beef to end between the two artist Drake and Chris Brown. Lil Wayne, Birdman, and Mack Maine have all reached out to Drizzy urging him to extend an olive branch to Chris Brown about the nightclub incident in NYC, source told TMZ.

Young Money is on Drake’s side no matter what, but the bottom line is this beef is bad for business. Chris Brown appears on several tracks with Young Money members, so it makes sense why YMCMB wants this all to be done with already.

Drake doesn’t want to reach out to Breezy until he knows Brown doesn’t actually blame him for last week’s melee. Chris Brown’s lawyer is still saying otherwise though…

Now only if this beef could end as quick as the Common beef.

Who’s Drake Crushin’ On Now?

This is a really good interview. Make sure to check it out.

Young Money stars Nicki Minaj and Drake are two of the hottest MCs in hip-hop, and their relationship has some thinking that the pair are hooking up in ways beyond a label affiliation. The stars were candid about their feelings for each other in recent interviews with MTV2’s “Sucker Free Countdown” — and addressed rumors that their relationship isn’t strictly platonic.

“Me and Nicki have a really playful relationship,” Drake told DJ Envy. “When I was on tour … I saw Nicki for the first time and, like, literally fell in love. She had this snap-back hat on that said ‘Minaj.’ She used to wear that every single day. She was like a theater student and she was so cold at rapping.”

Drake — who rushed to Minaj’s defense last week after Lil’ Kim said some untoward things about her — said that before breaking through, he had to contend with her somewhat icy demeanor. “I remember one of the first nights that we were out in Miami and I went to Jerry’s [Famous Deli]. I was like [to Minaj], ‘You want food, you hungry?,’ and she was like, ‘Yeah, I want some food.’ I was like, ‘I’m in, we gon’ eat food together.’ I came to her door and she took the food and shut the door in my face! I was just like, ‘Man, this is gonna be a long road for us.’ ”

But Drake maintains that his feelings for her have always been genuine. “I’ve always really, actually, really had a crush on her, always really loved her, and she’s always just looked at me as, like, her little brother.”

Envy pointed to a line on the track “Miss Me” from Drake’s Thank Me Later LP — which is released Tuesday — where he says he wants to put a ring on it as proof of his true feelings for Minaj. “I love Nicki Minaj/ I told her I’d admit it/ I hope one day we get married just to say we f—ing did it/ And girl, I’m f—ing serious/ I’m with it if you with it/ ‘Cause your verses turn me on and your pants are mighty fitted,” Drake spits. But Drizzy insisted the lyric is not that deep. “That line on the album is just me playing with her. I’ll be playing with her for years until she’s ready to go, and then I’m ready,” he added.

For her part, Minaj shrugged off any notion that she and the Young Money heartthrob are more than friends. She giggled when Envy broached the subject but then immediately shut down rumors.

“Drake does not have a crush on me,” Minaj assured Envy. When Envy brought up the “Miss Me” lyric, Minaj responded, “Drake knows how to get you guys’ attention.”

As one of the most sought-after MCs in the game right now, Minaj is probably getting stepped to all the time. But when Envy asked how dudes should approach the diva, she dismissed the idea of a relationship.

“I don’t want to be hollered at right now. I just don’t. I wanna go and hibernate and coop up somewhere and be alone,” said Minaj, adding that she’s waiting until after her debut hits shelves before she gets scooped up. “Then maybe we can talk.”

Drake at 9:30 Club Photos & Video

Drake’s major label debut, “Thank Me Later” is out Tuesday, and if it lives up to the hype, the Canadian MC/vocalist could become one of the biggest rap stars on the planet. Or, “Thank Me Later” could flop, making the former actor just another story of short-lived success, lucky to get a spot back on his old television show, “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”

At his show at the 9:30 Club on Sunday night, Drake acknowledged the pressure: “I’ve been on edge – in about 24 hours, I got an album coming out.”

He may have been anxious, but Drake’s performance didn’t show it: with a DJ and band, he ripped through tracks from his mixtapes (including “So Far Gone”), the “We Are Young Money” album and a couple of selections from his debut.

Because Drake is equal parts heartthrob pop artist and lyrically-skilled rapper, the crowd was what one would imagine at a Jay-Z/Justin Bieber double-bill: Guys taking shots, toasting “to Drizzy!” and little kids at their first concert. But brisk radio hits like “Forever” and “Say Something” seemed to please all comers.

Drake also spent a lot of time shouting “Free Weezy” – his “big brother”/label mate/frequent collaborator Lil Wayne is currently serving time on Riker’s Island. And since Wayne isn’t available for guest appearances at the moment, Drake brought out his mentor’s mentor – Cash Money’s Birdman AKA Baby – for “Money to Blow” and “4 My Town.”

At one point, Drake floated a theory. He mentioned a “new wave” of hip-hop, led by artists including himself, Wiz Khalifa, and Wale, who he said are set to unseat rap’s current titans because “you can only have so many albums from the same rappers for so many years.” Arrogant? Sure. But as he closed the show with “Over” from “Thank Me Later,” Drake’s hypothesis started to sound a lot like the truth.

Article written by Sarah Godfrey @ Washington Post

Drake Says He Could Never ‘Hold It Down’ For Lil Wayne

From a Jamaican Gully Town to Jamaica, Queens, Young Money’s Drake and Lil Wayne have the mixtape circuit in a tizzy right now. Drake’s Wayne-featured “Miss Me” — which we told you about months ago — is a must-have for mixtape DJs right now. It may be the biggest new song to hit the circuit in weeks. Continue reading

Drake Interviews With 106KMEL-FM

106KMEL-FM interviewed Drake about the stress of dropping an album, his loyalty to the whole Young Money Familia as well as questions about the Grammy’s and Oscars. Tune in and let us know what you think.

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