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Drake Announces New Album Title ‘Views From The 6′

Hometown Hero
Drake has already promised that he will drop a new album in spring 2015. Now, Billboard reports that, while he’s yet to record in earnest, Drake has already decided on an album title: Views From The 6, which reportedly references his hometown Toronto’s area codes 416 and 647.

Drake first announced a follow-up to 2013′s Nothing Was The Same in his song “0 To 100 / The Catch-Up.” Based on his verse, his new album will arrive among a slew of releases from his Warner Bros. label imprint OVO Sound. Toronto producer-singer PARTYNEXTDOOR just premiered his new single “Recognize,” featuring Drake and off the sequel to his 2013 self-titled debut, out July 29. Production duo Majid Jordan, featured on Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home,” will drop their A Place Like This EP a week prior. Drake’s verse also promises new music from signees P. Reign (perhaps his third mixtape, Dear America) and OB O’Brien (who appears hawking mixtapes to Juicy J in the “Worst Behavior” video), though release dates have yet to be announced. More »

Drake Joins PARTYNEXTDOOR On New Song “Recognize”: Listen

Last spring, Drake selected PARTYNEXTDOOR as the first signee of his OVO Sound imprint. The Toronto producer-singer released his debut, self-titled mixtape under this moniker a few months later. (He had been releasing R&B under his real name, Jahron Brathwaite, prior to signing.) Later that year, he appeared as an unlisted opener at Drake’s Would You Like a Tour?, warming up stadium crowds for billed opening acts Future and Miguel.

Naturally, then, Drake guests in PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Recognize,” a new song that announces his sequel to last year’s music, simply titled PARTYNEXTDOOR 2 (out July 29). To be honest, though, “Recognize” doesn’t re-introduce the producer-singer as a singular artist, as much as it portrays OVO Sound as a state of being. “You got n—-s, and I got b—-s,” PARTYNEXTDOOR warbles from a distance. The whole affair unfolds to what feels like a sick fog, what sounds like Future meets former Drake affiliate The Weeknd. Plus, he goes on to lift the percussive flow of Soulja Boy‘s “We Made It” – as Drake did in his own “We Made It” remix from last year. All of this happens before Drake even enters the song.

Based on his new mixtape’s tracklist, though, PARTYNEXTDOOR will have other opportunities to distinguish himself from his label boss. Not only is Drake the only guest, but “Recognize” appears to be the only song with a featured artist. Hear “Recognize” and see the PARTYNEXTDOOR 2 tracklist below. More »

Drake And Chris Brown Return To The Studio

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Drake and Chris Brown recently hit the studio, as shown in a new photo. (TMZ says that Drake posted it, although it doesn’t appear on the rapper’s social media accounts.)

To most, this new snapshot serves as proof that the two have reconciled after their lengthy, ugly beef. Funny enough, a behind-the-scenes photo posted last October seemed to say the exact same thing. At the same time, though, it’s tough to blame fans for forgetting the first time they appeared to have moved on. Their beef dates back to 2012, which culminated into a massive brawl at a New York City nightclub, allegedly over Rihanna, that resulted in a $16 million lawsuit. More »

Nicki Minaj & Drake Plot ‘Pink Print’ Collaboration

Nicki Minaj revealed that she and Drake will hit the studio soon for a new collaboration, to appear in her forthcoming album The Pink Print. “I’m a massive fan of him too, that’s my baby,” she said to Capital Xtra. “I hope and pray we’ll have [a collaboration] on there. I think that we’ll definitely have one on there. We’re supposed to meet up this week to get some stuff crack-a-lacking in the studio.”

Last month, Drake sent Minaj two songs to consider for The Pink Print – exciting news, considering the longtime chemistry between them. When the Young Money labelmates were still rising artists, they made headlines when they tweeted of getting married. Drake would later play Prince Charming in Minaj’s Cinderella story “Moment for Life,” though their best collaboration may be Take Care‘s “Make Me Proud.” Plus, just days after Drake sent her new songs, Minaj confessed to I-D that he was her ideal man. “One day I will run away with Drake and get married, but right now it’s just a fantasy,” she said.

Hear Minaj talk Drake, plus more unexpected Pink Print collaborators (including Game, who plays her love interest in “Pills N Potions”) after the jump. More »

MuchMusic Video Awards 2014: Watch Ariana Grande And Ed Sheeran Perform & See List Of Winners

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One Less Problem, One More Performance
Canada kept springtime awards season rolling with last night’s (June 15) 25th edition of the MuchMusic Video Awards. Held in Toronto and hosted by siblings Kylie and Kendall Jenner (sure, why not?), the evening saw a slew of performances fly by from an international array of artists, including Americans Ariana Grande and Imagine Dragons, New Zealander Lorde, UK singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Canadians Hedley and  Kiesza.

Hedley, a British Columbia band now in their 11th year, were big winners of the night, taking home awards for Video Of The Year, Your Fave Video and Pop Video Of The Year for “Anything.” Fellow Canuck Drake won for Hip Hop Video Of The Year (“Worst Behavior”) and International Video Of The Year By A Canadian (“Hold On, We’re Going Home”), while Lorde’s “Royals” snagged the overall prize for International Video Of The Year.

Watch Ariana Grande belt out “Problem” at the 2014 MMVAs above. Then head here to see the rest of the night’s performances, and catch the full list of winners below! More »

Lil Wayne & Drake Announce Co-Headlining ‘Drake Vs. Lil Wayne’ Tour: See The Dates

Lil Wayne and Drake headlined two of 2013′s biggest hip-hop tours. The Young Money label boss had tapped Atlanta heavyweights T.I. and 2 Chainz for America’s Most Wanted Festival, while his signee nabbed Miguel and Future, plus recurring guests Jhene Aiko and PARTYNEXTDOOR for his own Would You Like a Tour? This year, however, they decided to hit the road together.

The two are co-headlining a 31-date tour, Drake Vs. Lil Wayne, that launches August 8 in Darien, New York, and wraps September 27 in Woodlands, Texas. Their announcement arrives just as “Believe Me,” their collaboration for Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V, breaks into Billboard’s Hot 100 and hits No. 9 on its Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

So with that, the sheer potential for high-profile guests (Drake had one for nearly every stop of his tour) and perhaps even more new music on the way, Drake Vs. Lil Wayne is bound to be one of 2014′s biggest hip-hop tours, second only to Beyonce and Jay Z‘s On the Run trek. See the dates after the jump. More »

Drake’s Drops New Track, “0 To 100/ The Catch Up” : Listen

This weekend, October’s Very Own guru Drake dropped new song “0 To 100/ The Catch Up.” Produced by Boi-1da, Noah “40″ Shebib, and Ninteen85, the two-part track follows  “Days in the East” and “Draft Day, ” songs that the Drizzy released back in April. 

While “0 To 100” starts off with a menacing, hard-hitting beat, it suddenly takes a slow-burning, introspective turn as Drake seems to hint at the possibility of a brand new album. “Listen up boy you’re better off eavesdroppin’/ We already got spring 2015 poppin’/ PND droppin’, OB droppin’, Majid Jordan droppin’, not to mention me droppin.”

Listen to the track below. More »

Lily Allen Dances Topless To Drake’s “Started From The Bottom” In Spanx: Watch

Well, that’s a headline you don’t write every day. The always-entertaining Lily Allen jazzed up her Instagram account this afternoon (May 27) by posting a video of her dancing topless to Drake’s 2013 hit “Started From The Bottom” wearing only flesh-colored spanx. Needless to say, it’s an eye-popping spectacle that you really need to see.

The 28-year-old didn’t give an explanation for the video, simply captioning it “cool mom”. Fair enough. Lily is currently promoting her new album Sheezus, which debuted at number one in the UK and reached the top 20 in America. Watch the mouthy Brit deliver what could be the weirdest Drizzy impersonation of all time after the jump. More »

Beyonce, Jay Z & Drake Lead 2014 BET Awards Nominations: See The Full List

Beyonce, Jay Z and Drake lead the nominations for the 2014 BET Awards, to the surprise of no one.

All three artists earned five nods each. Drake faces off against Jay Z, J. Cole, Future and last year’s winner, Kendrick Lamar, for Male Hip Hop Artist. That category aside, Hov only scored big for his collaborations, Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” and “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake. (His touring schedule in recent years seemed to predict this.) Meanwhile, Beyonce is up for Video of the Year twice with “Drunk in Love” and “Partition,”  a hefty contender in that same category being Pharrell‘s “Happy.”

Not all of the nominees are no-brainers, though: Last year’s Female R&B/Pop Artist, Rihanna, is nominated this year too, though she faces off against Janelle Monae and Jhene Aiko. After having released his solid debut Testimony, newcomer R&B singer August Alsina ties Pharrell with four nods, including Best New Artist with Ariana GrandeDaft Punk is nominated for Best Group. And the most interesting list of nominees could be for Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki MinajEve, Iggy Azalea, Angel Haze and Charli Baltimore.

See the full list of music nominees after the jump. More »

Lil Wayne & Drake Compare Themselves To Drug Kingpins & One Direction (!) In “Believe Me”: Listen

What’s left for Lil Wayne to prove? In “Believe Me,” the first single off his (purported) last album Tha Carter V, he focuses on his kingpin status (“Shoutout, Capone and Noriega”), enormous wealth (two Ferraris) and tongue-twisting wordplay. “Diamonds on my Rollie / face, can I be exfoliated? They think I’m associated, I’m the one who orchestrated,” he insists.

Then, as if to reestablish his behind-the-scenes role, he steps to the side – and lets Drake deliver shorter, punchier verses for a second (!) time. (Hear the song below.) More »