Posts tagged "Drake"

Drake Performs “Started From The Bottom” & “Trophies” On ‘Saturday Night Live’: Watch

Drake served as both host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live on January 18, where he kept the show lively with a strong opening monologue (in which he apologized for the proliferation of “YOLO”) and a string of solid impressions — from Jay-Z to Lil Wayne as Urkel to Katt Williams.

Later, he took the stage to perform a medley of…

By: Sam Lansky / January 18, 2014

Drake Talks ‘SNL’ & Weed, Plays Beer Hockey On ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’: Watch

To prep for his hosting and performing gig on Saturday Night Live this weekend, Drake on Thursday (January 16) appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and warmed up those comedy muscles. And, actually, got some pointers for how best to use them. Drake and Fallon’s opening discussion was a comedy nerd’s dream, as they talked about the…

By: Carl Williott / January 17, 2014

Drake Shows Off His Acting Chops In ‘SNL’ Promos: Watch

Drake is the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live’s January 18 episode this weekend, and the hip-hop titan hunkered down in the recording studio with cast members Bobby Moynihan and Jay Pharoah for four-and-a-half minutes’ worth of promos. There are plenty of “Hey Drake, listen to this beat I made” gags, but the best…

By: Carl Williott / January 15, 2014

Drake & A$AP Rocky Shoot “Wu Tang Forever” Remix Video In Harlem

Drake and Raekwon have been teasing a “Wu Tang Forever” remix for a while now, and while the trail has gone cold regarding the involvement of the actual Wu Tang Clan, we now know that A$AP Rocky is definitely involved. A sleuth for Noisey snuck into the shoot for the remix’s music video, which took place i…

By: Carl Williott / January 13, 2014

Drake Sings Kanye West’s “Heartless” At Karaoke: Watch

The Drake-Kanye West love affair is going strong. In the latest chapter, Drizzy has taken on Yeezy’s 808s & Heartbreak standout “Heartless” at a karaoke bar. In the video — which Drake posted on Instagram along with the caption “Everybody on Good Music!!” — the Toronto superstar sways back and forth as he raps the verse, and…

By: Carl Williott / January 8, 2014

Drake Right-Hand Man Noah “40” Shebib Sheds Light On Posthumous Aaliyah Project’s Failure

There’s still a big question mark looming over the posthumous Aaliyah material floating around, but we’re gradually learning more about Drake and Noah “40” Shebib’s decision to abandon that project months after unveiling “Enough Said.” In a new interview with Vibe, Drake’s primary beat-maker echoed the rapper’s sentiment that “the press got out of hand” regarding the…

By: Carl Williott / January 7, 2014

Drake Drops Opulent Victory Lap “Trophies”: Listen

After Drake’s decidedly accomplished and eventful 2013, can you really blame him for resting on his laurels a bit? With that in mind, Aubrey decided to unveil his new Hit-Boy/Hagler/Noah “40” Shebib-produced track “Trophies” to presumably celebrate the past year that was, in retrospect, pretty good to him.

Granted, the song was first teased…

By: Patrick Bowman / December 30, 2013

Drake Remixes Soulja Boy’s “We Made It”: Listen

How does Drake create a New Year’s anthem? Mostly by refusing to change. In a remix of Soulja Boy’s “We Made It,” he tweaks the cycling-class flow snatched from Migos’ “Versace” to add a remorseful note here, cue a moment of silence there — for his non-competition, obviously — and reels through a list of…

By: Christina Lee / December 28, 2013

2013 In Review: Sizing Up The Year’s Breakout Hip-Hop/R&B Producers

Here at Idolator, one of our favorites tasks is gauging the larger trends of mainstream music culture. With hip-hop and R&B increasingly driving the zeitgeist (oh hai Beyonce!), there are few better ways to chart pop’s 2013 narrative than to take a closer look at the beat-makers who stepped up their game and came to…

By: Patrick Bowman / December 25, 2013

Kanye West Calls Drake A Rap God, Hangs Out With Him In Toronto: Watch

Kanye West brought his extravagant Yeezus Tour to Toronto last night, and the city’s rap hero Drake was in attendance. Ye acknowledged that fact by throwing a major compliment to his former rival. “I want to thank the rap god Drake for coming out tonight,” Kanye said during the show, which was met with cheer…

By: Carl Williott / December 23, 2013

Drake Confirmed To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

When Drake first appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2011, he performed songs but also insisted on doing sketches as a guest host would. “I was begging everybody. Like, ‘Please let me get a skit. Please let me get involved,'” he said. So he appeared as a teenaged werewolf, donning a mullet and rapping of…

By: Christina Lee / December 22, 2013

Beyonce Throws A Party At Dave & Buster’s, Celebrates With Her Clique (And Some Lucky Fans)

After finishing her show at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center last night (December 19), Beyonce jumped in a limo — partition rolled up, please — and headed straight to Dave & Buster’s in Times Square to celebrate the release of her mega-successful album with celebrity friends and a couple of lucky fans.

The clearly ecstatic…

By: Mike Wass / December 20, 2013

2013 In Review: The 10 Worst Album Covers Of The Year

We’ve spent the past month celebrating the best things about pop music in 2013, but now it’s time to call out a few worsts — sorry, Santa, but we can’t be nice all the time. Our list of the worst album covers is one of my favorite year-end features. Why do I love it so?

By: Carl Williott / December 20, 2013

Drake Covers The Race Issue Of ‘VIBE’: Prejudice, Kanye West & His Competition

Drake is one of two black superstars (the other being comedian Kevin Hart) chosen to front VIBE magazine’s race issue, which hits newsstands in January. Looking defiant in a tight close-up on the bold cover, Drizzy opens up about racism in America as well as Kanye West and his (non-existent) competition.

“The racism I…

By: Mike Wass / December 19, 2013

Beyonce Introduces ‘Beyonce’: Justin Timberlake, Pageants & Her Incredible “Bow Down” Explanation

Beyonce still hasn’t given an interview about her chart-busting fifth album but she did drop by iTunes radio to introduce the LP. And in the spirit of her new fearless approach to music and media, Mrs. Carter did not hold back. She was very open about giving each collaborator their due and had some choice…

By: Mike Wass / December 17, 2013

Watch Drake Bring Out Big Sean For “All Me” In Detroit

The North American leg of Drake’s Would You Like A Tour? trek is wrapping up (that was fast!), and for the penultimate stop, he brought out Big Sean in the rapper’s hometown of Detroit. The duo performed a chunk of “All Me,” the bonus cut from Drizzy’s Nothing Was The Same, and Sean was clearly…

By: Carl Williott / December 17, 2013

Best Music 2013: Betty Who Reveals Her Favorite Album Of The Year

Betty Who was one of 2013’s breakout stars — with the viral success of “Somebody Loves You,” a high-profile signing to RCA Records and one of the year’s best EPs with The Movement — so what was on heavy rotation Chez Who while the New York-based songstress was at her creative peak?

Betty took a moment…

By: Sam Lansky / December 16, 2013

Beyonce & Drake’s “Mine” Video: Watch The Artistic Clip

Beyonce’s out-of-nowhere, how-is-this-even-happening, what-is-air self-titled fifth studio album dropped late last night, and the “visual album” is an actual feast for the senses. Not in a trite way. In a way where you actually feel like you are feasting on the greatness of Beyonce’s artistry. Ugh. It hurts.

Most of the videos are unified by…

By: Sam Lansky / December 13, 2013

The ‘Beyonce’ Credits: Justin Timberlake, Pharrell & The Mystery Known As Boots

Beyonce assembled an army of R&B experts and pop luminaries on her self-titled fifth album. She reunited with producers who had a hand in some previous favorites (The-DreamFrank Ocean, Ryan Tedder), linked up with new blood (Hit-Boy, Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek) and brought on producers whose names you may not know but whose work you definitely…

By: Carl Williott / December 13, 2013

Drake & Jay Z Join Timbaland On Gritty “Know Bout Me”: See The Lyric Video

Timbaland never really went away, but thanks to his work on Justin Timberlake’s The 20/2o Experience, as well as Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, there’s a renewed interest in the super-producer as he enters a new era of his career. With more eyes on him again, Tim’s prepping another solo album, Textbook Timbo (I gue…

By: Carl Williott / December 12, 2013
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