Archive for September, 2012

Drake Talks to T-RexXx At The 2012 Polaris Prize Gala

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Yesterday T-RexXx gave a speech on why Drake should win the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Award. Drake was nominated for this award.

Tonight as you pick the #1 album, please consider Take Care ’cause let’s be fair… all the songs are amazing, and my boy 40 went in on those beats, so you can’t deny the affect it’s had from the corporate offices right down to the streets.

Even my landlord was ready to tell me to Take Care until I told him I could get him some seats.

However, tonight we have 10 great albums making it very hard to choose sides. And yes it’s fucked up, Damian, but can you picture the headlines when Drake’s Take Care becomes the first hip-hop album to take the Polaris Prize?

The impact of Take Care is evident. I say that ’cause T remember when rappers from Toronto had fake accents living in the shadow of the U.S. But now we making Young Money and We Da Best more importantly – for our youth this music has created change they don’t wear Yankees fitteds no more, but New Era is sold outta Blue Jays!

Confidence bestowed upon our youth through this music making way for a kid from Brampton, Winnipeg, Scarborough, Forest Hill… that has a love for this art form to confidently use it.

This is more than an album. So many people attach to this body of work for different reasons – this album is 20 songs of celebration, 20 songs of inspiration, and 20 songs of liberation.

‘Cause ‘lord knows, lord knows’ it wasn’t long ago when they’d say that a Canadian kid cant make it rappin’.

Now look what’s happened. The paparazzi can’t stop, won’t stop snappin “DRAKE DRAKE DRAKE Drake!”
Even got your homeboy T-RexXx asking for an interview.

But that’s alright, because Take Care represents us, to the world, from our inner city view.

That’s my rhyme. That’s my time.

Drake Coaching UK Wildcats & Graduation! (Photos/Video)

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Drake was the coach of the white team at the University of Kentucky game today. Check out some of the photos below from Instagram of Drake reppin’ that OVO and getting his coach on. Also Drake mentioned in an interview that he’s graduating high school this month. Congrats Drake!

Dawn Richard ft. Drake – Where Were You (Lyrics) (Audio)

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Dawn Richard ft. Drake – Where Were You

[Drake]
I have to watch the road, I swear that every car
That passes has you in it, I can’t believe where finished
My life is moving fast, The time will often past
And something will remind me, I can’t put this behind me
I thought you woulda called by now, by now
You coulda had my all by now, by now
Spent too many years for you to disapear
And have me asking questions

Chorus:
I wonder what ever became of you (Oh no)
Its not that i’m surprised, its not that i didn’t try
Its not that i was frightened (of you)
Oh Oh, ?????
??????
I wonder what ever became of you (you)
I wonder what ever became of you (you)
I wonder what ever became of you (you)

[Dawn Richards]
I swear I heard you call
When i heard your gone
I hate that I look desperate
You gone is like me naked
I steerin not to crash
Trynna make it last
Hes lookin close behind
My eyes set on the memory
I thought you woulda called by now, by now
Would had my all of my love right now, right now
Cave into my fears, while you just disapeared
Thats why i’m asking these questions

Chorus:
I wonder what ever became of you (Oh no)
Its not that i’m surprised, its not that i didn’t try
Its not that i was frightened (of you)
Oh Oh, ?????
??????
I wonder what ever became of you (you)
I wonder what ever became of you (you)
I wonder what ever became of you (you)

[Drake]
Uh
I can’t go to bed i’m thinkin bout my goals
And how we use to say a goal is jus a dream with a deadline
Where the other half of my heart go, why am I in bed alone
how come when i drive by it looks like you are never home
Do you even live there , or did you take a uhaul
To far, move off, and not even tell me that you gone
We were on fire, somehow that fire cooled off
Burnt out, I kept straight but I wonder how you tunrn’t out

Chorus:
I wonder what ever became of you (Oh no)
Its not that i’m surprised, its not that i didn’t try
Its not that i was frightened (of you)
Oh Oh, ?????
??????
I wonder what ever became of you (you)
I wonder what ever became of you (you)
I wonder what ever became of you (you)

Drake Nominated For The Best Hip-Hop Artist – EMA Awards 2012

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Drake’s up for The Best Hip-Hop Artist for the MTV EMA Awards 2012 UK. The EMAs air live on November 11th.

Drake the Most Illegally Downloaded Artist in the USA!

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

#YOLO, indeed: Drake’s single “The Motto” was stolen the most, driving 458,038 downloads during the six-month period tracked, making the Canadian rapper the most illegally shared artist in the United States. Kanye West and Jay-Z beat out Canada’s native son for most pirated media in that country, with Watch the Throne downloaded 71,132 times.

Who Has Issue With Drake’s Aaliyah Album?! (Video)

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Missy Elliot and Timbaland have finally commented on Drake’s Aaliyah album on Power 105.1. Watch what they have to say concerning the album and more below.

“I can say this, nobody has reached out to me. It’s not even about reaching out to me, I personally want to respect her family. If her mother or father or brother hasn’t said they want to make an Aaliyah album. Yeah, we still mourn, but not the way this family (does). So until they come and say Missy and Tim we’re ready to do an Aaliyah album, we just pull back from it.”

Drake Nominated At The Soul Train Awards

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Drake is dominating the nomination game right now! Drake and 2 Chainz have been nominated for Best Hip-Hop Song for their collaboration on “No Lie” for the 2012 Soul Train Awards (Nov 25th).

Drake Collaborates On Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice” Track

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Kendrick Lamar‘s debut album “good kid, m.A.A.d city” is set to release on October 22nd. Drake will be featured on the Lamar’s album on a track titled “Poetic Justice”.

Drake At BET Music Matters Tour

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Kendrick Lamar headlined the 2012 BET Music Matters tour at the Sound Academy in Toronto. One of Kendrick’s special guest was Drake. Drake performed one of his singles from his Take Care album “HYFR”. Both Drake and Kendrick built up anticipation for Lamar’s debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city, which will be available October 22nd.

Drake Made In America & Fake Friends (Videos)

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Day 2 of Jay-Z‘s Made In America Festival: Drake brought out two surprise guest which included 2 Chainz and French Montana to perform “No Lie” and “Pop That“. Watch the videos below of his performances.