Drake – Days In The East (Sango Favela Version)

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Sango goes to work on this recent Drake loosie.

Sango also bodied “From Time” from NWTS, which I featured here.

Previously: PARTYNEXTDOOR – West District | Sango – Pôr Do Sol Parte 2

Video: Drake @ iHeartRadio Music Festival (Live in Las Vegas)

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Drake does “Crew Love”, “All Me”, “Versace”, “HYFR”, “The Motto”, “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “Started From The Bottom” in this 20 minute set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival last night in Las Vegas.

Props: Yardie

Video: Drake ft. Majid Jordan – Hold On, We’re Going Home (Live on Ellen)

Friday, September 20th, 2013

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Drake & Majid Jordan hit The Ellen Show to perform the single from Nothing Was The Same.

Previously: Drake Debuts “Too Much” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)

Drake’s Nothing Was The Same Pop-Ups in NY, LA & TO

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Drake and his team will be hosting one-day only NWTS pop-up shops at these three locations in NY, LA and Toronto today and the gear will be given out for free.99.

Instagram photos via OVO, Tommy & Woo.

Video: Drake – Nothing Was The Same (Album Trailer)

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Check out the track list for both the Deluxe and Standard edition of the September 24th release here.

Previously: Drake Co-Stars in FIFA 14 TV Commercial (Video)

Video: Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home + Started From The Bottom (Live @ 2013 MTV VMAs)

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Nothing Was The Same will be in stores September 24th.

Props once again to Yardie for the rip.

Previously: Drake – Nothing Was The Same (Artwork)

Drake ft. Sampha – The Motion (Prod. by Sampha & 40)

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

For the launch of Drake’s new website, OVOSOUND.com, the camp lets go of four tracks: The Motion ft. Sampha (of SBTRKT), which is one of my favorite tracks off Nothing Was The Same, out Sept. 17th. Plus one freestyle w/ J. Cole, a Migos remix and a track with Toronto newcomer PARTYNEXTDOOR.

Drake ft. Sampha – The Motion

Drake ft. J. Cole – Jodeci Freestyle

PARTYNEXTDOOR ft. Drake – Over Here

Migos ft. Drake – Versace (Remix)

Drake’s Full Interview in GQ

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

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GQ landed the first real interview of the Nothing Was The Same media cycle. In it, not only does Drake discuss rap, love and Chris Brown, but also money, his security, family and talks at lengths about what goes into making his songs:

In one song off the new album, Drake delves into the pain of his parents’ split, but as always for Drake, it’s raw material—powerful, personal, and cautionary—reshaped as art. And it’s what makes Drake Drake: his willingness to go there and say it out loud, and in that way possess it. If it’s an impulse not wholly recognizable in rap, it suggests that perhaps Drake belongs on a slightly different continuum, one belonging, at least in spirit, to confessional poets or expressionist painters or indie bands like the xx, a band he loves. But, he says, his lodestar for the new work has been Marvin Gaye’s Here, My Dear, the 1978 double-album confessional chronicling the collapse of Gaye’s first marriage, described by one critic as “the sound of divorce…exposed in all its tender-nerve glory.”

“It’s so honest,” says Drake, who’s also been recording in Gaye’s old studio, Marvin’s Room. “He just puts it all out there.

Drake also revealed he was “four songs into the new album” at the time of this interview, including one which is titled “Tuscan Leather”:

Drake and 40 swivel at the same time and start tapping the keys of their laptops, cuing up the first track off of Nothing Was the Same, a song called “Tuscan Leather”—a title, Drake tells me, named for a Tom Ford fragrance that some say smells like a brick of cocaine.

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Drake Briefly Talks Nothing Was The Same in GQ

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Drake sat down with GQ (again) at his home in San Fernando Valley and discussed his beef with Chris Brown, “Started From The Bottom” and most importantly, his new album:

On Nothing Was The Same:
“This is my fucking moment to say if I wanted to rap all the time, really rap, I would, but I also love to make music. I’ll do this for you right now. But it’s for me, too. It’s my story…I’m trying to get back to that kid in the basement. To say what he has to say. And I’m trying to make it last.”

Hit the jump for more interview excerpts from the Q&A as well as a quick video interview he did in Atlanta over the weekend after performing at Birthday Bash.

PREVIOUSLY: Drake Freestyle @ GQ Photoshoot (Video)

Earlier today: Drake Announces “Would You Like A Tour?” w/ Future & Miguel

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PIC: Jay-Z x Drake In The Studio

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Lenny S. just posted this picture of Jay-Z & Drake in the studio while Drake is in Manhattan shooting Anchorman 2. The two rap titans were either working on Drake’s forthcoming Nothing Was The Same or Jay’s upcoming album…or both.

Warning: Please be very afraid of the music we’re working on. OVO x ROCNATION

Previously: PIC: Jay-Z & Raekwon in the Studio