Drake on Whether He Will Respond to Common and His Shots at Vanessa Bryant [Exclusive]

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Back in November when Common dropped “Sweet”, the second single from his most recent full length, a couple of lines that sounded suspiciously like shots at Drake immediately caught people’s attention. Com beat around the bush for a while, as rappers are known to do, before eventually admitting that those shots were in fact aimed at the young superstar. Strongly worded statements were then exchanged between the two on the original version of Rick Ross’ “Stay Schemin” and a subsequent remix before the conflict appeared to fizzle.

Common told Rolling Stone last week that he’s finished with the beef and Drake has had ample time to record a response if he felt the need to do so. I recently caught up with him while he was on the set of his video for “The Zone” with The Weeknd and asked him about another “controversial” line from “Stay Schemin”, whether we should expect a second Common response and if there was any truth to the rumor that he fired his entire staff.

So people want to know: will you respond to Common?
No. Because despite how it’s been worded by him that situation is not a “hip hop moment” or a “battle for the sake of musical integrity”…it’s a ploy for attention around the release of an album. More than anything it was just disappointing cause what kid isn’t a fan of what Common has done for our genre. A guy who made such an incredible career for himself based off expressing genuine feelings about life and love is now targeting me for sharing my story.

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Drake ft. The Weeknd – Crew Love (Radio Rip)

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Drake premiered his new record with The Weeknd on Toronto’s Flow 93.5. Take Care drops next Tuesday.

Download: Link

Produced by Doc McKinney & ILLANGELO.

Props: AK

Previously: Drake ft. Lil Wayne – The Motto

Video: OVOFEST 2011

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Those XO guys had something like 11 cameras in the crowd that night.

Appearances by Stevie Wonder, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Nas, The Weeknd & Rick Ross.

Previously: The Weeknd ft. Drake – The Zone

Video: Drake Confirms The Weeknd on Take Care

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Drake talks a bit about the album and and also credits Weeknd’s boys for directing the video for “Marvin’s Room”.

“Not only did he inspire me to get out there and sing better on stage, he inspired me writing wise, music wise, just to better my product,” Drake tells Billboard.com’s The Juice on The Weeknd.

Drake continued to tell us that we should expect to hear The Weeknd on his sophomore album, “Take Care.” “He’s on my album a lot,” Drake says of The Weeknd. “We really collaborated a lot on this album.”

After the jump, Drake shares the stage with The Weeknd during his set at the 2nd annual OVO Festival and they do a medley of both of their versions of “Trust Issues”.

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