Posts tagged "Drake"

Jamie Lynn Spears Got Married: Morning Mix

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:: Jamie Lynn Spears and fiance James Watson got married on March 15 in New Orleans. Although Spears and Watson had split temporarily, the younger sister to Britney Spears would later write songs inspired by their relationship, including her debut single “How Could I Want More.” [E!]

:: Will Drake follow up Nothing Was the Same in 2014? According to a sighting in Manchester, the “Worst Behavior” rapper played his new music for a party of 16 that included bodyguards, assistants and, oh, Rihanna. (Of course.) [E!]

:: Speaking of quick turn-arounds, Katy Perry may be working on new music, too. Producer-in-crime Dr. Luke tweeted that they hit the studio with regular collaborators, Ester Dean and Cirkut, who co-wrote “Firework” and produced half of Prism, respectively. [Popdust]

:: Jay Electronica released his first new music since he was featured on Big Sean‘s “Control,” a song only known for its Kendrick Lamar verse. The ambient “Better in Tune with the Infinite” features R&B singer LaTonya Givens, plus samples from Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad, The Wizard of Oz and The Wind Rises. [Pitchfork]

:: Miley Cyrus got the crying kitten emoji tattooed on her bottom inner lip. Yup. [Complex]

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Miley Cyrus’ Tongue Almost Killed A Construction Worker: Morning Mix

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:: Miley Cyrus is almost as famous for her tongue as she is for her music — hence its starring role in her Bangerz tour. She slides down a tongue-shaped slide in the show, a prop that almost cost a contractor his life while it was being constructed. [TMZ]

:: Amazing new tumblr alert! Some bright spark realized that Drake‘s lyrics are the perfect companion to screen grabs from hit TV show House Of Cards and married them together. Get ready to waste hours! [Spin]

:: Pharrell and Will.i.am have settled their ridiculous lawsuit over who owns the phrase “I Am Other”. The “Happy” hitmaker wanted that to be the name of his company but the Black Eyed Peas mastermind thought it was too close to his own I.Am.Symbolic. [NME]

:: Speaking of Pharrell, the omnipresent producer is releasing his own fragrance with Comme des Garçons. It’s called G I R L (nice tie-in to his album) and is, somewhat confusingly, intended for both men and women. [Complex]

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Drake Joins The Party In YG’s “Who Do You Love” Video: Watch

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That Krazy Life
Los Angeles rapper YG meets Drake at an after-hours pool party in his “Who Do You Love” video, directed by Benny Boom. They laugh, drink and mingle among a throng of women for the majority of the time, as to be expected from a mainstream rap video. But there’s a twist – YG’s there to blow off some steam, after he finds out that his girl’s been cheating on him. The song itself, produced by the in-demand (and longtime collaborator) DJ Mustard, harkens to what’s at stake with its spare piano and queasy synths.

“Who Do You Love” appears on YG’s debut album My Krazy Life, out March 18 on Def Jam. Both arrive after YG gained traction on hip-hop radio in 2013, thanks largerly to “My Hitta” featuring Young Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan. Because he was born in Compton, he’s also being compared to Kendrick Lamar, if only to show how both acts will add to the city’s hip-hop legacy. More »

Drake Brought Out Kanye West During His Berlin Show: Watch

Back during his final show during the first leg of the Yeezus tour, Kanye West brought out Drake for “Forever” and “All Me” in Toronto. Last night (February 27), Drake returned the favor, inviting West on stage to perform “Black Skinhead” at his Berlin show. Ye rose up through a stage platform as the percussion kicked in (with that industrial clanging, it’s definitely the right song to be playing in Germany), and tore through the song.

Drizzy was going  H.A.M. behind Ye during pretty much the entirety of the performance, showing he’d make a great hype man, and it was pretty endearing actually. “I want you to understand, this is my dear friend,” Drake told the crowd. “This is the reason I’m standing in front of you today, this is the mentor, this is the God, this is the genius of all geniuses, this is the man that is Kanye motherfucking West.”

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Drake Brings Out Rihanna For “Take Care” In Paris: Watch

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French Connection
Drake brought his awkwardly titled Would You Like A Tour? tour to Europe, and for Tuesday’s Paris show he brought out his old pal Rihanna as a surprise guest for their 2011 cut “Take Care.” Dressed in matching white getups, they looked prettyyyy comfortable together during the sexy duet, grinding in the middle and then horsing around with a dance-off during the song’s coda.

Watch the performance up top, and check out Drizzy’s Instagram post with Rihanna below. More »

Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” Video Has Been Declared Blasphemous By Petitioners: Morning Mix

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:: Katy Perry has come under fire for burning an Allah pendant in her high-camp “Dark Horse” video. It turns out that one of the characters she zaps is wearing religious jewelry and now 44,000 offended Muslims have signed a petition to get the video removed from YouTube. [Spin]

:: Could there be love in the air? Rihanna joined former flame Drake on stage in Paris to belt out their 2011 hit duet “Take Care”. Drizzy would certainly be an upgrade from Chris Brown. [Rap-Up]

:: Kanye West sure knows how to keep busy. The in-demand MC/shoe designer has signed on as executive producer of Tyga‘s new LP The Gold Album. Ye always delivers so this should be something special. [MissInfo.tv]

:: A not always reliable website is speculating that Robin Thicke‘s MTV VMA performance with Miley Cyrus is one of the reasons for the crooner’s separation from wife Paula Patton. I’m sure they had bigger problems than a foam finger. [Hollywood Life]

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Conor Maynard Covers Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” Rather Nicely: Watch

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For All The Good Girls
Conor Maynard tackled Drake‘s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” for SBTV recently and delivered a surprisingly lovely acoustic version. The 21-year-old strips Drizzy’s hit back to basics and shows off his vocal prowess. It’s not an easy track to put a unique spin on (everyone has already covered it) but he does an admirable job.

2014 could hold big things for the Brit. He reached the top five in his homeland late last year with “R U Crazy” and has been in the studio with Labrinth and Travie McCoy cooking up hits. If Conor’s interpretation of “Hold On, We’re Going Home” is any indication, he could be moving towards a more mature sound on his sophomore set. Watch up top. More »

Outkast To Headline Drake’s OVO Fest

Outkast took to their fresh new Instagram account to announce another headlining spot on their massive festival tour of North America this summer. Andre 3000 and Big Boi will be headlining the first night of Drake‘s OVO Fest in Toronto on August 3 — the poster lists the duo “+ Special Guests,” and Drake will headline the following night.

So it’s time to start guessing who they’ll bring out, and which song Drizzy will join Outkast for. (My money’s on “Roses,” since it contains the Drake Trifecta: rapping, singing and shading an ex.)

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Christina Aguilera Is Engaged: Morning Mix

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:: Christina Aguilera got engaged on Valentine’s Day to longtime boyfriend Matthew Rutler. The two met in 2010 on the set of Burlesque, where Rutler worked as a production assistant. [Billboard]

:: Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V has a release date, after all: May 5. After Cash Money hinted of a surprise release, Drake invited his Young Money boss on stage during an NBA All-Star concert to tell the news himself. [Miss Info]

:: Speaking of All-Star Week: Average pop stars perform during NBA’s All-Star Week. Not Drake — he escorted and even assisted Toronto Raptors’ Terrence Ross for his turn at the slam dunk contest. [Rap Radar]

:: Hot Chip‘s Joe Goddard spins a house-inspired remix of Neneh Cherry‘s “Out of the Black,” featuring Robyn. Cherry’s next album Blank Project, produced by Four Tet, is out February 25. [SPIN]

:: Nicki Minaj received an offer for an unusual collaboration — from Boost Mobile. “Rough week? Let US sing a song back to you. Tweet us a love note & we’ll turn it into a love song,” it tweeted, in response to one “Lookin’ Ass N***a” line in particular (“Frontin’ like they got a plan, Boost Mobile ass n***a”). [The Angie Review]

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Drake Apologizes For His ‘Rolling Stone’ Twitter Tantrum

Hours after blowing up the Internet for ever-so-slightly dissing Kanye West in his Rolling Stone interview, then throwing a Twitter tantrum about the quotes making it to the story and getting bumped off the cover for Philip Seymour Hoffman, Drake has apologized. Which is a smart move, because whining about losing out on “his” cover because of the unexpected death of PSH makes him sound like a petulant brat.

So that’s probably why Drizzy deleted the tweets and penned an apology today (Feburary 14), which he posted just after midnight on his OVO blog. The rapper explains he wasn’t mad about being bumped, just in the way it was executed by RS, because he claims they didn’t give him the option of pulling the story without the cover. “I apologize to anybody who took my initial comments out of context because in no way would I ever want to offend the Hoffman family or see myself as bigger than that moment,” he wrote.

The star concluded, “I once again apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way. I respect Rolling Stone for being willing to give a kid from Toronto a shot at the cover. I guess this is a day to learn and grow.” Sounds remorseful and less bratty! Read Drake’s full statement below. More »