Posts tagged "Drake"

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch To Be Sold: Morning Mix

:: Michael Jackson‘s 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch is about to be sold. The estate – 22 buildings, including a movie theater and theme park – cost tens of millions of dollars to maintain, while experts say it could be worth up to $100 million. [Forbes]

:: Nile Rodgers revealed that Daft Punk is working on new music. “Just as I finished up a new Chic song, Daft Punk sent me something AMAZING!” he said. Here’s to hoping Daft Punk had another collaboration in mind. [Facebook]

:: Rita Ora has nabbed yet another high-profile guest for her sophomore album: her label boss, Jay Z. [Q102]

:: Justin Bieber partied with Kanye West and the Kardashians at Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci‘s birthday. “Who’s your daddy?” he actually wrote to caption a snapshot of him posing with Kris Jenner. [Instagram]

:: Chris Brown‘s August 4 appearance at Drake‘s OVO Fest may be canceled. “I should regret some things but I think the lessons learned will shape me into a real man,” Brown said, following reports suggesting that he may have trouble entering Canada due to his criminal background. [Rap-Up]

:: Blood Orange‘s Dev Hynes says that he was jumped by three security guards at Lollapalooza shortly after performing – and giving a speech about police brutality. The festival is investigating the incident. [Pitchfork]

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Childish Gambino Calls Out Drake, Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q At A Show In Australia: Morning Mix

:: We all know that hip-hop is a competitive game, but Childish Gambino’s Donald Glover went on a full-on rampage at a show in Australia, calling out Drake, Kendrick Lamar and SchoolboyQ and claiming the title of “the best rapper” for himself. [Billboard]

:: French electronic-music legends Daft Punk announced that they will be releasing a documentary on BBC France in 2015, where they might finally reveal — you guessed it — their actual faces! [Oh No They Didn’t]

:: Kanye West emerges victorious in his lawsuit against bitcoin alternative, Coinye, who used Ye’s name and image as their logo. [NBC News]

:: Glee star Lea Michele will feature as a special guest on the upcoming final season of hit FX show Sons of Anarchy. [Billboard]

:: DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith expressed serious remorse when recalling his and girlfriend Sky Ferriera‘s 2013 arrest for drug possession, stating “She literally didn’t do anything wrong.” [Stereogum]

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Drake Vs. Lil Wayne Tour Gets A Trailer: Watch The Video Game-Inspired Clip

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Who Will Win?
Bound to be one of the hottest hip-hop shows of 2014, the Drake Vs. Lil Wayne tour just released a little teaser, and, like The Karate Kid’s Mr. Miyagi and Daniel LaRusso, it seems that this is another classic case of the teacher versus the student. Created by Capcom, the video is done in the style of the video game Street Fighter where Lil Wayne and Drake are pegged against each other as Sage versus the Protégé, guaranteeing a truly epic clash of hip-hop heavyweights.

“Since, thank god we’ve been so successful, [we'll just be] going back and forth with our hits and getting the crowd to go crazy, then just finally hit the stage together,” Weezy revealed to MTV News. “It’s a battle type thing.”

But don’t worry, folks — it’s all in good fun. Catch the trailer up top, and get ready for the throw-down of the summer! More »

Drake Is Not Having Sex With Kris Jenner: Morning Mix

:: Breathe a sigh of relief. Apparently, there were rumors swirling about that Drake hooked up with Kris Jenner after the ESPY Awards but it — not very surprisingly — turned out to be a load of crap. [Gossip Cop]

:: Ben Langmaid seems to be holding a grudge against former La Roux bandmate Elly Jackson. In true 2014 fashion, he shaded the redhead by favoriting and retweeting negative comments about her. Very mature. [NME]

:: You’re not alone if your opinion of country star Tim McGraw plummeted after he slapped a female fan for tugging at his jeans at a recent concert. He has tried to explain the situation away by calling it a “pure instinctive reaction”. That doesn’t quite cut it. [TMZ]

:: Taylor Swift has dated the vast majority of men in Hollywood but Zach Braff is not one of them. He clarified the situation in an interview, calling her a “sweet girl”. Expect a passive-aggressive song response from the country queen. [Just Jared]

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ESPYs 2014: Watch Drake And Chris Brown Poke Fun At Their Beef

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Nothing Was The Same
Just days after they hit the studio together, Drake invited Chris Brown to the 2014 ESPYs. Drake was hosting, so Brown got to perform – not for a song, but in a skit that poked fun at their past beef. There, Drake actually feuds against NBA All-Star Blake Griffin, resulting in them playing practical jokes on each other and Drake comparing Griffin’s skintone to Cheetos. Breezy pops up as a surprise ally to the Griffin, when Drizzy least expects it.

Drake hosted the awards show just days after he and Brown were snapped in the studio, having hip-hop fans wonder if their 2012 beef was resolved once and for all. Back then the two were fighting over Rihanna, not a film title as in the skit, and the resulting brawl sounded a lot uglier than the twerk-o-gram that Griffin sends to Drake. (The Views From the 6 rapper grimaces nonetheless.) Watch Brown make his surprise, chuckle-worthy appearance at the 2014 ESPYs up top. After the jump, watch Drake’s opening monologue, where he celebrates LeBron James‘ return to Cleveland as Skylar Grey did. More »

ESPYs 2014: Watch Drake Perform “Honorable Mention” And “Side Pieces” With Brian McKnight

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The Light-Skinned Keith Sweat
Drake has called himself the light-skinned Keith Sweat. He has compared his crowd’s reactions to the return of Jodeci and dubbed his ticket sales One Direction numbers. He jokes that he’s a heartthrob, after a time when he was called soft by other rappers – though while hosting the 2014 ESPYs, Drake crooned parody slow jams to make fun of himself, his crowd of pro athletes and Macklemore.

“Real music doesn’t always win Grammys, but that’s okay,” Drake sang, as a photo of the “Thrift Shop” rapper flashed on the screen. Later, he introduced another song by saying, “This next song has literally nothing to do with you at all,” before he revealed that it was called “Side Pieces” and actual R&B heartthrob Brian McKnight entered the stage to encourage such, erm, side pieces to wave their drinks.

“A lot of these guys are dying for this song to end,” Drake actually sang during “Side Pieces,” while wearing linen pants as if at a beach getaway. McKnight wore a mesh top, joining Drake in that same symbolic paradise – and his actual return to the public eye makes for bizarre viewing. Watch Drake perform “Honorable Mention” up top, then check out “Side Pieces” below. More »

Drake Announces New Album Title ‘Views From The 6′

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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

Now We're Here
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.

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