Archive for February, 2011

Lenny Kravitz Hints At Collaboration With Drake, Swizz Beatz

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Rocker Lenny Kravitz keeps his hip-hop collaborations few and far between. But when a photo of Kravitz, Drake and Swizz Beatz together in a studio hit the Internet, speculation was set off that the trio was cooking up a hi-wattage musical union. MTV News caught up with Kravitz prior to his performance before tip-off at the NBA All-Star Game and asked what exactly was in the works.

"That’s some secret business, man," Kravitz told MTV News slyly. "Who knows what was going on that night?!"

Nevertheless, Kravitz revealed some more details when asked for his thoughts on Toronto rapper Drake.

"I think he’s a very talented individual," Kravitz said of the child-actor-turned-rapper. "His new music is even more incredible. We got together and played around so there might be a little something happening, yeah …"

When asked about producer Swizz Beatz, Kravitz gave up even more intel.

"He is an amazing person," Kravitz said of Swizz. "I got to know him through Alicia [Keys, who is Beatz's wife]. And we’ve become very good friends. He’s a gentleman. He’s a very intelligent person and I enjoy his company. When things happen organically, it’s nice. I’m not one that normally collaborates. I play all the instruments, I produce my records. And it’s great to meet people that I want to collaborate with at this point."

Some of Kravitz’s limited collabos with the hip-hop world include 2002′s "Show Me Your Soul" with Diddy, Loon and Pharrell from the Bad Boys 2 soundtrack and "Storm," featuring Jay-Z from his Baptism album. Kravitz also played guitar on the song "Guns & Roses" from Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse album.

Last year, Kravitz revealed that Teena Marie took him in when he was a teenager and credited the late soul singer with saving his life.

What do you think about Kravitz collaborating with Drake and Swizz Beatz? Let us know in the comments.

Video: Drake & Rihanna Perform At The NBA All-Star Game

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

 


Just moments ago, Rihanna and Drizzy Drake had their half-time performance at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. Check the video out above and leave your comments below. Happy Birthday Rihanna!

Video: Drake And Rihanna Perform At The 2011 Grammys

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Last night, Drake and Rihanna performed their hit single, What’s My Name, at the 2011 Grammys. Although Drake didn’t win a GRAMMY, he’s still a winner in our hearts.  Check the video of their performance above, both Drizzy and RiRi looked amazing!  Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Video: Drake, Lil Wayne, & Nicki Minaj Receive Plaques

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

From Rap-Up:

Young Money-Cash Money toasted their moneymakers Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Drizzy Drake at last night’s pre-Grammy soirée at West Hollywood’s The Lot. Spirits were high as hip-hop’s hottest crew took the stage, posing for photos and saying a few words.

“I want to say that from the bottom of my heart, I could not be with a different label. And I said earlier, if somebody paid me to be with a different label, I couldn’t. These people right here are fu**in’ amazing!” said Young Money’s First Lady, who received a platinum plaque for Pink Friday. “[Wayne] four years ago saw me rapping on a motherfu**in’ starcase on a DVD in Queens, New York. This shit is fu**in’ real. Baby would come to the studio and see this crazy New York girl in the studio and now look, a million records. Shout to all my bad bitches that’s gettin’ money! YMCMB, ya dig?”

Video: Rihanna & Drake Rehearse For The Grammy Awards

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Drake and Rihanna will perform “What’s My Name” together tomorrow at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on CBS at 8pm/ET.  Above you can see a clip of them rehearsing.  Will you be tuning in for the show?  Let us know in the comments below!

Video: Drake Is Growing His Hair For A Movie Role

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

A lot of you keep commenting on Drake‘s new hairdo and it turns out he’s growing his hair for an upcoming movie role (thus why he won’t be touring with Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj). Hate it or love it but that ‘fro will remain on his head for some months. What do you think?  Do you like the look?  Would you prefer if he went on tour instead?  Leave a comment below!

Video: Drake Is The “The Best Jew To Ever Do It”

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

 

TMZ is out stalking celebrities in LA like usual. In the video above, Drizzy Drake assures viewers that he is the "best jew to ever do it"…  Check the video of Drizzy Drake out above and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Video: Lil Wayne & Drake Celebrate Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Win

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Lil Wayne had a busy past weekend. After the “Green and Yellow” mastermind cheered for the Green Bay Packers at Super Bowl XLV, Lil Wayne made his way to a downtown Dallas hot spot to for a special performance at night club, Escapade. Floyd Mayweather and the Young Money crew, including Toronto rapper, Drake, accompanied Wayne. Two times Grammy award winning producers and artists, Play-N-Skillz, hosted and scratched through out the night. The Dallas based brothers joined forces with Weezy back in 2008 when they produced his hit, “Got Money,” and recruited Travis Barker to hop on the remix.

Lil Wayne switched the Packers clothing for a fitted and a crisp white tee when he hit the stage to perform the Play-N-Skillz track mentioned above, “Got Money.” Weezy also spit a few verses from “6 Foot and 7 Foot.” Young Money label mates, Drake and Lil Twist joined Lil Wayne on stage to hype up the crowd.

“In The Morning” Music Video Coming Out Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 7th, 2011

 

It looks like we can expect some J. Cole and Drizzy Drake visuals on Valentine’s Day.  The Friday Night Lights‘ “In The Morningmusic video was shot in Paris, France during their international tour a few weeks ago.

The two MCs have been linked for some time due to their lyrical abilities, but online fodder had positioned the pair as rivals rather than allies, a claim Cole struck down when “In the Morning” debuted.

“I got a text from Drake,” Cole told MTV News about the origins of their collaboration. “Now, I kind of just let people say what they say on the Internet or when they have discussions, but the real truth is me and Drake are cool, and have been cool and have been building a relationship. But he hit me when I was in Paris [on a tour], like, ‘Yo, I just heard this “In the Morning.” ‘ He had just heard it for the first time. He said it was so good that he told me some wild story, you know those exaggerated stories, like, ‘I need better beats,’ just one of those type of things, giving me props.”

via MTV News