Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Drake Launched His OVO Online Store Officially

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The wait is over, October’s Very Own official merchandise is now available online. For a long time OVO merchandise was only available at Drake concerts, but now they are offering their exclusive line online.

Interview: Drake On CTV Program “Canada AM” (Video)

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Canada’s morning show found a video of Drake talking about landing his role on Degrassi!

Diced Pineapples music video, behind the scenes footage (Video)

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Here is some behind the scenes footage from the "Diced Pineapples" video shoot featuring Drake and Wale. The video was shot on a Caribbean Island.

Drake Wins 2 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Drake Wins 2 Awards At The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Only Lil Chuckee from Young Money attended the awards show, but Drake did win 2 awards out of his 11 nominations for “HYFR (Hell Ya Fuckin’ Right)” with Lil Wayne in the “Best Hip-Hop Video” category and “No Lie” with 2 Chainz in the “People’s Champ Award” category.

How Much Will Drake be Making on Pandora?! Find out here!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Drake and Lil Wayne are on course to make $3 million annually because of Pandora, and many artist you may know such as Wiz Khalifa, Cold Play and many more are a little ways back making $1 million. This news is great, but read what the owner of Pandora has to say.

“It’s hard to look at these numbers and not see that internet radio presents an incredible opportunity to build a better future for artists. Not only is it bringing tens of millions of listeners back to music, across hundreds of genres, but it is also enabling musicians to earn a living. It’s also hard to look at these numbers, knowing Pandora accounts for just 6.5% of radio listening in the U.S., and not come away thinking something is wrong”, says Tim.

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!

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.”