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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.
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.
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.
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.
#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.
“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.”