Posts tagged "Drake"

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.”

There’s a wrinkle to this fable, though: He doesn’t have a show this evening. Hmph. Maybe he just needs an extra night to rest those pipes.  More »

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

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:: 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 bodysuits are almost back in fashion! [Billboard]

:: Returning to where it all began, boy band Emblem3 dropped by X Factor to perform “Just For One Day” and announce their first headline tour, which kicks off in 2014. [Gossip Cop]

:: Drake aims to pay it forward by building a recording studio for kids in a struggling Philadelphia high school. Hopefully he also gives them some pointers on how to use it. [Vibe]

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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 photos of two white OVO-branded Jordans — part of the OVO Stingray X sample pack and OVO Stingray XII sample pack.

Both shoes are all-white with gold detailing and translucent soles revealing a gold OVO logo. Check out more sneaker porn below. More »

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.

Unfortunately, the clip comprises disjointed chunks, rather than a continuous 15-second take, but here’s what we can tell from the video: the song is slow and empty, like pretty much every Drake/Shebib arrangement, vocals that appear to be Aaliyah’s are featured heavily, Drake sings as well (which, of course, doesn’t rule out the possibility that he also raps on it) and Drake is fueled by Cheez-Its.

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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 training? [Vibe]

:: It’s the thought that counts, right? Birdman handed out free turkeys to the needy in a Miami park — before driving off in his $2.5 million red Bugatti. I mean, he had to get there somehow. [TMZ]

:: James Blake delivers his best Beyonce impersonation on a recently surfaced remix of Destiny’s Child classic “Bills Bills Bills”. Can he tackle “Say My Name” next? [Spin]

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Nicki Minaj & Snoop Dogg Join Drake On Stage: Watch

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“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 and West Coast rap king Snoop Dogg.

As Minaj and Drake performed their Take Care duet “Make Me Proud,” the two showed no signs of tension. It’s as if they wanted to show that choice lines from Drake’s “Tuscan Leather,” off Nothing Was the Same, spoke of the past and not the present: “Not even talkin’ to Nicki, communication is breaking / I dropped the ball on some personal shit, I need to embrace it.” They exchanged smiles and playfully sized each other up, before Drake demanded more applause for Minaj. “Los Angeles, make some noise for one of the most beautiful, talented women in the entire world,” he said to the crowd.

And when Snoop Dogg took the stage, Drake made the calm but charismatic rap star feel at home. After he performed “The Next Episode” and “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang,” Drake called him “one of the most important people not only in music, but just in the world.” Then, he asked if Snoop could perform another. Without hesitation, Snoop lit up a blunt, then inhaled before launching “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”

Watch Minaj join Drake up top, then see Snoop’s cameo after the jump. More »

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

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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 the Nothing Was The Same track.

Drake does his best mean-mugging for this one, delivering each “Remember?” and “Muhfucker!” with a glare at the camera, but his hard stance is softened when the vid cuts to a completely superfluous and overlong sketch starring Juicy and a dude dressed as an OVO mascot. The inexplicable bit of comedy makes Odd Future‘s Loiter Squad seem like Monty Python.

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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.”

No word yet on whether Kanye dressed up for the holiday. Last year, he went as Batman with his now-fiancee Kim Kardashian as Catwoman. We’re guessing this time around West was too busy freaking out about his tour woes to worry about that. Although with the shows on hold, he probably had a few masks lying around.

Check out Drake’s outfit below. More »

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

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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 larger chunk of “Trophies” at his Barclays Center show before sitting down with Revolt TV to explain what became of the collab.

Basically, ever the perfectionist, Drizzy wasn’t satisfied with the hooks he came up with, and didn’t feel comfortable handing over hook duties to someone else, so he shelved the song. “I wouldn’t even call it a leftover, it was definitely on the album,” Drake said of the track. “I had two different hooks on there. I didn’t like either of them… I’m gonna drop ‘Trophies,’ though. I’m gonna finish it up and drop ‘Trophies.’” More »

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 to join Drake’s OVO crew. In July, though, they reassured everyone that there was no freeze-out, and s00n after, Drizzy appeared on The Weeknd‘s proper commercial debut. And now Drake is bringing along the Canadian crooner as the opener for the European leg of his “Would You Like A Tour?”

Drizzy just kicked off the North American iteration of his tour, which wraps up December 16, with Future and Miguel in the supporting slots. In early 2014 he’ll head across the Atlantic for 11 dates with The Weeknd, starting March 1 in Stockholm and hitting up Glasgow and Oslo before finishing with a two-night stand in London on March 24-25. Head below to see the full list of dates. More »