Posts tagged "Drake"

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

Demi Lovato Couldn’t Go Thirty Minutes Without Cocaine: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Demi Lovato has opened up about the extent of her pre-rehab drug habit, admitting that she couldn’t go 30 minutes without cocaine and would even smuggle it on airplanes. [Just Jared]

:: Looking for new threads? Drake is opening pop-up stores in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Miami…

By: Mike Wass / December 11, 2013

Drake Pulls Out Of Grammy Nominations Concert

A last-minute scheduling conflict has kept Drake from being able to make his appearance at tonight’s Grammy nominations concert, says Drake’s publicist. (Who else?) TMZ reports that his publicist cites scheduling complications: “[He’s] currently in the middle of his nationwide ‘Would You Like A Tour?’ and sincerely apologizes to his fans that he can’t be there.”…

By: Sam Lansky / December 6, 2013

Joey Fatone Is Now A Spokesman For Hair Loss: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Instead of saying “Bye Bye Bye” to his hairline, former ‘N Sync member Joey Fatone revitalized his locks and is now the spokesman of a hair restoration company. Congrats? [Spin]

:: Miley Cyrus has made Time magazine’s best and worst dressed lists. It seems like teddy bear print bodysuit…

By: Mike Wass / December 6, 2013

Drake Unveils Air Jordan Collab: See The OVO Stingray Sample Packs

Kanye West may have napalmed his bridges with Nike and joined Team Adidas, but Nike will be just fine without the Air Yeezy, because now they’ve got Drake. During the Would You Like A Tour? stop in Nike’s hometown of Portland last night (December 3), Drizzy announced that he’s “Team Jordan.” He accompanied the announcement with…

By: Carl Williott / December 4, 2013

Drake Previews One Of Those Unreleased Aaliyah Songs: Listen

Earlier this year, Drake revealed that he’d dropped out of a planned album of posthumous Aaliyah music. But he indicated there were unheard tracks with him on them, though it’s unclear when, if ever, they’ll be released. Today, though, Drizzy posted an Instagram video which seems to feature snippets of one of those songs.

By: Carl Williott / December 3, 2013

Keith Urban Got A New Haircut: Morning Mix

:: Stop press. Keith Urban finally trimmed his trademark locks! To be honest, it’s not a huge change but that hasn’t stopped his distraught fans freaking out. [Just Jared]

:: Lorde described the lyrical content of some Nicki Minaj and Drake songs as “completely irrelevant.” True talk or time for some media…

By: Mike Wass / November 27, 2013

Nicki Minaj & Snoop Dogg Join Drake On Stage: Watch

“No New Friends?” According to Drake, not exactly. He has already invited a slew of high-profile guests (Wiz KhalifaJuvenile) to join him on stage during his tour, which already features Miguel and Future. And at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on November 25, he brought out two extra special guests: fellow Young Money signee Nicki Minaj

By: Christina Lee / November 26, 2013

Drake’s “Worst Behavior” Video Features His Father, Juicy J, Lots Of Glaring & A Comedy Sketch: Watch

If you thought Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” video was an epic production, well then you’ll be blown away by his 10-minute “Worst Behavior” visual. Drizzy and Director X helmed the video, which was shot in Memphis and features cameos from Juicy J, Project Pat and even Drake’s father, all of whom lip-sync to…

By: Carl Williott / November 11, 2013

Drake Dressed As Kanye West For Halloween: Check Out Dreezus

Drake repped one of his idols on Halloween, dressing as Yeezus-era Kanye West, including a bald eagle tank top and creepy jeweled mask, for a costume that has been dubbed “Dreezus.” In his Instagram post, Drizzy captioned the photo thusly: “I win the backstage costume contest every time #LightSkinYeezus #IAmAGod #IconicShit #HomeMadeDonda #AllPraiseToTheGenius.”…

By: Carl Williott / November 1, 2013

Drake Promises To Release Hit-Boy-Produced “Trophies” Once He Finishes The Hook

One of the most anticipated collaborations on Drake’s Nothing Was The Same was “Trophies,” a track co-produced by Hit-Boy. A snippet of it was first heard in a trailer for the album, but the album came and went with no sign of the track, nor a Hit-Boy credit. On Monday (October 28), the Canadian star previewed a

By: Carl Williott / October 30, 2013

Drake Announces European Tour Dates With Support From The Weeknd

Drake was one of the earliest, and biggest, champions of a mysterious singer known as The Weeknd back in 2011. But late last year and into this summer, there was thought to be some tension between Drake and the now-known quantity Abel Tesfaye, because the two hadn’t collaborated since 2011 and Tesfaye passed up a chance…

By: Carl Williott / October 29, 2013

Rick Ross’ “Hold On, We’re Going Home” Remix Gets A Video: Watch

Are you sick of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” yet? I didn’t think I would ever be. But after endlessly playing the song, and then Dev Hynes’ cover, then Drizzy’s gangster video, then Rick Ross’ remix, then Holy Ghost!‘s cover, I think I have finally reached “Hold On” fatigue. But maybe you haven’t! So maybe you’d like…

By: Carl Williott / October 24, 2013
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