Archive for September, 2009

Drake Teams Up With The Dream For “Shut It Down”

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

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Drake’s long-awaited debut, “Thank Me Later,” was recently pushed from a fall release to early 2010. But one of the album’s producers, Harlem-based Omen, says the Toronto MC is ready to release first single, “Shut It Down” featuring The-Dream, in the coming weeks.

“We’re filming a video for it soon helmed by Hype Williams. The track will be serviced just a few weeks after,” Omen tells Billboard.

The song came about when Omen teamed up with Drake’s longtime musical collaborator, 40, and together they came up with the production. “I was working on some drum patterns and 40 had the melody going. 40 is very skilled and has a crazy ear for obscure sounds and chords,” says Omen. “It took us the whole night to come up with the track, but we finished it and played it for Drake the next day, who already had the song’s concept.”

The idea for the track, which Omen describes as a “Prince-like, powerful song,” is about “empowering females. Drake said he had a song idea called ‘Shut It Down’ aimed at club-going females. When they go out and they get dressed up and put their makeup on and get their hair done, they have the capacity to shut the club down,” Omen recalls.

The-Dream eventually got on the track; as of now, he has a verse and appears on the last two choruses and on the bridge.

But Omen’s working relationship with Drake started years before this track came into fruition. Omen, an up-and-coming producer then, met 40 in Toronto back in 2003 while working on Canadian artist Jellystone’s album. A few years later, during another visit to Canada, Omen was introduced to a new artist 40 was working with named Drake. “He told me he needed my insight on Drake’s direction,” says Omen. “I heard Drake, and immediately thought, ‘this kid is crazy!’”

Birdman f. Drake, Lil Wayne – “Money To Blow” Music Video

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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Above is the official Money To Blow music video by Birdman featuring Drake and Lil Wayne. This song is the next single on Stunna’s upcoming album, Priceless. Watch the video and let us know what you think in the comments!

J. Cole Talks About Drake [Video]

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

In this video J. Cole speaks to the Los Angeles Leakers on Power 106 about Drake from Young Money. He talks about Drake’s buzz, his reaction to his fall, and whether or not he is overrated. Check it out and let us know what you think.
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[Video] Boi-1da Talks About His Career Of Producing

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Check out the video below where Boi-1da, who produced many of Drake‘s hit songs including Uptown, Ransom, and Forever (all featuring Lil Wayne). He talks about how he got his start winning a Battle of the Beatmakers competition three times in a row. He talks about what kind of artists he likes to work with, as well as his plans of being a successful producer in the future.
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Drizzy Drake To Collaborate With Kid CuDi? [Video]

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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Is a Drake and Cudi collaboration in the near future? Kid CuDi says “Me and Drizzle are definitely working on something as soon as he gets better.” Plus, if Cudi, Wale, and Drizzy were to form a supergroup, what would it be called?

Drake Fires Back At Kia Shine, “The Claims Of 25% Ownership Are False”

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Drake has responded to Kia Shine‘s alleged “25 percent ownership” accusations regarding his hit “Best I Ever Had” record and said the claims made on the Southern artist’s behalf are completely fabricated.
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Drake Nominated For 5 BET Hip Hop Awards

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Drake nominated for 5 BET Hip Hop Awards 09

Drake nominated for 5 BET Hip Hop Awards 09


The BET Hip-Hop Awards 2009 nominations were announced yesterday (September 16) on 106 & Park. Kanye West leads the pack with nine nominations as Hip-Hop’s crowning night returns to Atlanta on Saturday, October 10. The best new rapper Drizzy Drake was nominated in 5 categories, see them below:

Lyricist Of The Year
Drake
Eminem
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Kanye West

Track Of The Year
Day “N” Nite – Kid Cudi
D.O.A. (Death of Auto Tune) – Jay-Z
Every Girl – Young Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Jae Mills, Gudda Gudda & Mack Maine)
Live Your Life – T.I. f/ Rihanna
Turn My Swag On – Soulja Boy Tell’em

Rookie Of The Year
B.o.B.
Dorrough
Drake
Kid Cudi
Wale

MVP Of The Year
Drake
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
T.I.
Kanye West

Hustler Of The Year
Diddy
Drake
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Kanye West

Drake To Kid Cudi, “To Have Another Artist Who Pushes Me & Inspires Me Is A Blessing”

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Drake holding So Far Gone & Man On The Moon

Drake holding So Far Gone & Man On The Moon


Drake publicly displayed his admiration for rap newcomer and Kanye West associate Kid Cudi saying the “Make Her Say” emcee has inspired him.

Writing via his Twitter page, Drake posted an image of himself holding both Cudi’s Man On The Moon and his new retail re-release, So Far Gone.

“We are rarely proud when we are alone,” Drizzy wrote. “But to have another artist who pushes me and inspires me is a blessing. @kidcudi Mazel Tov!”

Drizzy previously name dropped Cudi as one of his fellow up-and-coming emcees entering the rap game.

“I been doin’ this since I was about 13,” he said in an interview over the summer. ‘Degrassi’ is bigger than what I’m doing right now, it really is. It’s bigger than any Drake, Cudi, Wale, you know, up-and-coming rap sh*t. Like I was doing mall tours with 15,000 people…I was signing autographs for three, four hours.”

Kevin Cossom featuring Drake – “I Get Paper” download / listen

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Part of this song previously leaked under the title of Juice. Well now we have the full track and it is Kevin Cossom featuring Drake for the joint I Get Paper. This will be on Kevin’s upcoming album PreAlbum 2. Listen to the song in the video below, and download it below that.
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|VIDEO|: Timbaland Thinks Drake Deserved An “Off That” Verse

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009


What do you guys think? I remember way back Drake said he did a song with Jay-Z that he thought was sure to be a single for the Blueprint 3. Maybe this was it?