#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.
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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
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
MVP Of The Year
Hustler Of The Year
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.”