New Drake Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


2017-03-21-ranking-drake-albums

Ranking Every Drake Album From Worst to Best [Feature ]

The glow of promise and potential radiated by the end of Drake’s verse on “Ransom.” The classic loosie was my introduction to the Toronto newcomer; Lil Wayne’s feature encouraged the initial listen,... Read More

2017-06-22-drake-signs-summer-smash

Drake’s “Signs” is a Summer Smash That Should Have Been on ‘More Life’ [Feature ]

“Takin’ summer off, ’cause they tell me I need recovery / Maybe gettin’ back to my regular life will humble me / I’ll be back in 2018 to give you the summary” — "Do Not... Read More

2017-06-16-drake-fake-commercial-1997

This 1997 Fake Hockey Game Commercial Starring Drake is Amazing [Feature ]

Before he became the biggest artist on the planet, a 15-year-old Drake was cast to play Jimmy Brooks, a star high school basketball player who was shot by a classmate and subsequently wheelchair bound, on the Canadian... Read More

2017-06-07-the-dream-drake-question

The-Dream Stopped Working With Drake Because He Doesn’t Ask Twice [Feature ]

On June 15, 2010, Drake released his major label debut, Thank Me Later, an album which houses his The-Dream-assisted record "Shut It Down." While the song's title, according to producer Omen, was aimed at... Read More

2017-06-06-gucci-manes-both-certified-platinum

Gucci Mane’s “Both” is Certified Platinum Because Drake [Feature ]

Gucci Mane's hit single "Both," co-produced by Metro Boomin and Southside, has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding one million units. Each unit is equal to one paid download or 150 streams.... Read More

2017-06-05-dj-khaled-drake-tweet-2009

DJ Khaled in 2009: “I Think [Drake] Gon Be Nice on a Future DJ Khaled Album” [Feature ]

By 2009, DJ Khaled had already released three albums— Listennn... the Album, We the Best and We Global—chock full of star-studded collaborations like "We Takin' Over" with T.I., Rick Ross and Lil Wayne,... Read More

2017-06-05-chance-the-rapper-studies-kendrick-lamar-drake

Chance The Rapper Studies His “OGs” Kendrick Lamar & Drake [Feature ]

It isn’t just Kanye West who Chance The Rapper looks up to; during a recent appearance on Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning, the Social Experiment star talked about his love for Kendrick Lamar and Drake, two... Read More

2017-06-05-dj-khaled-drake-to-the-max

DJ Khaled & Drake’s “To the Max” is a Taste of Florida Jook Music [Feature ]

DJ Khaled has released "To the Max," a brand new single featuring Drake off his forthcoming 10th studio album, Grateful, due out June 23 via Epic Records.Produced by JayO—not Cool & Dre as we previously... Read More

2017-05-25-drake-kendrick-lamar-complaining

It’s Time to Stop Complaining About Drake & Kendrick Lamar Coverage [Feature ]

Growing up, my family always ate dinner together. My mother would come home from the grocery store with bags of ingredients—which my brother Aaron and I would have to unload from the trunk—and together, as a... Read More

2017-05-24-drake-barn-door-favorites

Drake Says 2 Chainz is “One of My Favorite Rappers of All-Time,” But Does He Have His Own Barn Door? [Feature ]

On Tuesday (May 23), 2 Chainz announced that his mildly-delayed new album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, his first since ColleGrove with Lil Wayne last March, will be released on June 16.To get fans excited about the... Read More

2017-05-23-drake-real-fear-came-to-life

Drake Says His “Real Fear” Came to Life in Manchester [Feature ]

The idea that an experience as pure and carefree as attending a concert could be shaken by the unforgiving atrocities of terrorists of any kind is a sickening notion, and just yesterday (May 22) that notion was felt all over... Read More

2017-05-17-drake-on-billboard

Drake Has Spent 416 Consecutive Weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 [Feature ]

Drake is the most popular artist in the world, but his reign over the Billboard charts for the past 7 years, 11 months and 25 days has truly been out-of-this-world remarkable.Since May 23, 2009, the day his 3x Platinum... Read More

2016-01-25-drake-deep-cuts

10 Best Drake Deep Cuts [Feature ]

What exactly is a deep cut? Like anything in music, the definition shifts depending on who you ask. For artists as well-known and responsible for shaping the landscape of current-day popular culture such as Drake,... Read More

2017-04-13-album-length-vs-critical-acclaim

Drake, Future & The Inverse Relationship Between Album Length & Critical Acclaim [Feature ]

The job of an editor is a thankless one. To paraphrase an expression I once heard, if an editor does their job perfectly, it should be impossible to notice. Admittedly, this expression is most frequently used in reference to... Read More

2017-04-07-best-rap-song-series

10 Best Rap Song Series, Ranked [Feature ]

Good things don't always need a sequel. Donnie Darko is best remembered as a one-and-done and not even Biggie could save The Blueprint 2. If Ashton Kutcher really could time travel, he'd be wise to hunt... Read More

2017-04-04-drake-more-life-worst-lyrics

Rap Lines That Make No F**king Sense: Drake’s ‘More Life’ Edition [Feature ]

Six years ago, Nathan brought his hilarious “Rap Lines That Make No F**king Sense” series from Refined Hype (RIP) over to DJBooth and spent almost 800 words picking apart some of the most nonsensical bars in... Read More

2017-04-03-drake-more-life-still-no-1

Drake’s ‘More Life’ to Spend More Time in the No. 1 Spot [Feature ]

This might be hard to believe, but Drake just keeps on winning.In its second full week out, the OVO head honcho's More Life playlist racked up 225k SPS (sales-plus-streams) equivalent units, which... Read More

2017-03-27-pulling-back-curtain-great-drake-page-view-grab

Pulling Back the Curtain on the Great Drake Page View Grab [Feature ]

On March 18, Drake released More Life, a 22-track album that he insists we call a "playlist." It has been nine days since the project premiered, and in those nine days, DJBooth has published eight Drake- or More... Read More

2017-03-27-drake-more-life-no-1

Drake Earns 7th Consecutive No. 1 With ‘More Life,’ But is ‘Peak Drake’ Over? [Feature ]

In the least surprising news of 2017, Drake's More Life "playlist" will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 when the April 8-dated chart is published on Tuesday, March 28.According to Nielsen Music, More Life... Read More

2017-03-24-kendrick-lamar-the-heart-pt-4-target

Drake or Big Sean: Who Is Kendrick’s Target on “The Heart Pt. 4”? [Feature ]

“Will you let hip-hop die on October 22nd,” is the final line heard on Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Pt. 3.” The song's release, just days before the arrival of good kid, m.A.A.d city, was... Read More

2017-03-23-paranoia-changed-drakes-persona

From Boy to Beast: How Paranoia Transformed Drake’s Persona [Feature ]

"You know, hun, I'm a bit concerned about this negative tone that I'm hearing in your voice these days. I can appreciate where your uncertainty stems from and you have reason to question your anxieties and how... Read More

2017-03-20-all-41-contributors-drake-more-life

Meet All 41 Key Contributors on Drake’s ‘More Life’ [Feature ]

You don't become as big as Drake without a little help. While the 6 God has received plenty of alley-oops over his career, it's his willingness to work with (and be influenced by) anyone and everyone... Read More

2017-03-21-drake-in-construction-business

Drake, ‘More Life’ & Crushing the Competition By Simply Staying in the Game [Feature ]

He knows there's no rulebook.Whilst wannabes record albums and record labels sell CDs and the newspapers print the inane "Billboard" chart, Drake decided to innovate with More Life.Ain't that a concept, ain't... Read More

2017-03-20-more-life-google-searches

Drake’s ‘More Life’ Causes Searches for “Blem,” “Giggs” & “Gyalchester” to Skyrocket [Feature ]

If ya dun kno, eh, last weekend ‘twas an OVO East Side ting, eh. More Life, eh?As it turns out, Drake is still pretty popular, once again shattering streaming records on the back of his 22-track playlist... Read More

2017-03-20-drake-more-life-top-spots

Drake’s ‘More Life’ Earns 150M Streams in 24 Hours, Holds Top 22 Apple Music Spots [Feature ]

This might come as a surprise to many of our readers, but Drake is incredibly popular.Like, really really popular.According to an Apple source who spoke with The Verge, Drake's More Life was streamed 89.9 million... Read More

2017-03-18-drake-more-life-album-review

Drake ‘More Life’ 1 Listen Playlist Review [Feature ]

The months, weeks, and days leading up to Views were full of anxious anticipation. Collectively, the world wanted to know if Drake would deliver the renowned, universally acclaimed album that would transcend him as the... Read More

2017-03-17-three-more-questions-drake-more-life

3 More Questions Before Drake Premieres ‘More Life’ Playlist [Feature ]

A couple weeks back, under the impression that Drake's highly-anticipated project/playlist/album/whatever More Life would be premiering on March 4, we published answers to three important questions that... Read More

2017-03-11-drake-confirms-more-life-release-date

Drake Confirms ‘More Life’ Release Date, Our Long National Nightmare is Over [Feature ]

We have a date.Ladies and gentlemen, I repeat, we have a date.After five months of false promises and broken dreams, Drake announced earlier today, he will release his brand new "project playlist" More Life next... Read More

2017-03-06-drake-more-life-update

Drake’s ‘More Life’ Reportedly Contains 20 “Newly Recorded” Tracks [Feature ]

Drake's "project playlist" More Life was originally slated to premiere this past weekend on Episode 39 of OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1, but Saturday (March 4) came and went without a whisper from the 6 God. According... Read More

2017-03-03-drake-more-life-questions

3 Questions Before Drake Debuts ‘More Life’ Playlist [Feature ]

Last month, during his extended interview with DJ Semtex, Drake revealed that his heavily-delayed More Life project/playlist/not-an-album would premiere on Saturday, March 4, during episode 39 of his OVO Sound Radio... Read More

2017-02-27-drake-future-the-weeknd-triangle

Drake, The Weeknd & Future: Who Forms the Best Duo? [Feature ]

Drake was there before Abel Tesfaye released his first mixtape as The Weeknd. Drake was there before Nayvadius Wilburn released his first album as Future. Drake is always there; he appears like the rap version of... Read More

2017-02-27-beat-break-syk-sense

Beat Break: Syk Sense Shares The Story Behind His 5 Biggest Songs [Feature ]

Beat Break is a new series in which we interview our favorite producers about five of their biggest songs—what inspired the beat, how the collaboration came about and the impact the record has had on their career.... Read More

2017-02-21-future-drake-business-relationship

Future Describes His Relationship with Drake as “Doing Great Business” [Feature ]

On Tuesday evening (February 21), Future will be the musical guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. To promote his appearance on the program, Future conducted a question and answer session on Twitter, appropriately... Read More

2017-02-20-drake-kanye-west-album

R.I.P. to Drake & Kanye West’s Joint Album [Feature ]

Remember that Drake and Kanye West joint album that we first learned about in February of 2015? You know, the one entitled Wolves that was guaranteed to break the internet?Yeah, so about that album...In a new interview... Read More

2017-02-20-logic-drake-respect

Logic “Fucks With Drake” for Opening Doors, Says “People Are Scared to Show Love” [Feature ]

Unlike many of his peers, Logic has never been afraid to praise other rappers.Last year, he credited Wale for opening the door for fellow DMV emcees, and today, in a series of tweets, the Def Jam emcee propped up Drake for... Read More

2017-02-18-young-thug-drake-other-rappers

Young Thug Says Drake is “Nothing Like These Other Rappers” [Feature ]

On Friday (February 17), Young Thug took to Instagram following his performance at Sheffield Arena—where he opened for Drake on his Boy Meets World Tour—to shower the headliner with love. ... Read More

2017-02-14-history-of-drake-jay-z-beef

The Complete History of Drake & Jay Z’s Cold War [Feature ]

Unlike J. Cole, Drake doesn’t seem to care if his idols turn into his rivals.Since becoming the rapper-everyone-loves-to-hate, Drake has beefed with Common, Pusha T, Diddy, Ludacris and even Kanye West to varying... Read More

2017-02-14-drake-relationship-with-mother

Successful: Drake’s Relationship With His Mother Through Fame & Music [Feature ]

Success is subjective. There’s no one way to define it, no one perspective that can capture the word's meaning. Each of us carries our own definition.The second single released from So Far Gone was an ode to... Read More

2017-02-08-drake-officially-biggest-recording-artist-in-the-world

Drake is Officially The Biggest Recording Artist in the World [Feature ]

While it's been mostly evident in the wake of his incredibly successful 2016, we now have official confirmation that Drake is the most popular recording artist in the world, as the Toronto artist has just been named... Read More

2017-02-06-drake-on-trump

Drake (Kind Of) Breaks Political Silence on Trump: “F*ck That Man” [Feature ]

Drake has made a habit out of mostly staying silent on matters of political discourse, a decision former DJBooth scribe Nathan S. pressed the superstar on the week after Donald Trump was elected President of the United... Read More

2017-01-30-drake-kanye-west-wont-attend-grammys

Drake & Kanye West Won’t Be Attending GRAMMYs, Citing Irrelevance [Feature ]

For his record-breaking, monster 2016 campaign, Drake was nominated for eight GRAMMY awards, but the undisputed most popular artist on the planet might not be present to potentially collect a handful of golden-plated... Read More

2017-01-28-drake-more-life-february

Drake’s ‘More Life’ Project Ticketed For February Release [Feature ]

Last November, shortly after announcing the initial set of dates for his Boy Meets World international tour, Drake revealed plans to release a 'playlist project' entitled More Life in December. Instead of delivering a... Read More

2017-01-27-j-cole-rap-savior-predictions

Revisiting J. Cole’s Rap Savior Predictions 4 Years Later [Feature ]

On the eve of his 2013 album release showdown with Kanye, J. Cole sent out a tweet. It wasn’t last minute promotion, he wasn't begging the hive to help him defeat Yeezus, but rather a declaration that hip-hop was... Read More

2017-01-26-drake-sade-collab

Drake Reveals The Reason Sade Turned Down a Collab in 2011 [Feature ]

Drake rarely grants interviews, but this week he appeared as a guest on Kentucky men's basketball head coach John Calipari's Cal Cast podcast. During their quite entertaining 55-minute exchange, Coach Cal... Read More

2017-01-17-drake-vs-nelly

The Internet Made Me Do It: Comparing Peak Nelly vs. Peak Drake [Feature ]

Ahmad was onto something when he wished to be a kid again. The Los Angeles rapper made a timeless song about yearning for his past, a return to simpler times. I’ve reached the ripe age where my childhood is a distant... Read More

2017-01-18-21-savage-drake-deeper-than-rap

21 Savage Doesn’t Like Working With Others, But Drake Friendship is “Deeper Than Rap” [Feature ]

If you scroll down your favorite rapper's Instagram account, it's likely you'll see a number of flicks featuring fellow rappers. From the outside looking in, these images convey the idea that the rap community is... Read More

2017-01-16-5-fakeaways-drake-2-chainz

Fake News: 5 Takeaways From 2 Chainz & Drake’s Studio Session [Feature ]

Word on the internet is that 2 Chainz and Drake were in the studio the other night.The “Big Amount” collaborators are each prepping new projects of their own—Drake has his More Life playlist on the way,... Read More

2017-01-06-drake-highest-grossing-hip-hop-tour

Drake’s ‘Summer Sixteen’ Dethrones Jay Z & Kanye as Highest-Grossing Hip-Hop Tour [Feature ]

Watch The Throne was one of rap’s most epic events. The union of Kanye and Jay Z brought together two heavyweights in celebration of their climb to the top of hip-hop’s echelon. Such a big album had to be met with... Read More

2016-01-05-drake-by-the-numbers

Breaking Down Drake’s Monster 2016 By The Numbers [Feature ]

On Thursday (January 5), Nielsen Music released their 2016 U.S. Year End Report for the 12-month period that ended on December 29, 2016. Fueled by a 76% increase in on-demand audio streams, the music industry experienced a 3%... Read More

2016-12-14-bryson-tiller-drake-more-life

Is Bryson Tiller a Reason Drake Delayed ‘More Life’ Release? [Feature ]

In October 2015, when he was a guest on the Red Light Special R&B Podcast, Bryson Tiller revealed to host Rob Markman that Drake and his producer Noah "40" Shebib wanted to sign him to OVO. The pair even... Read More

2016-12-07-rihanna-drake-work-best-party-song-of-2016

Rihanna & Drake’s “Work” is the Best Party Song of 2016 #BOTBAwards [Feature ]

There is really only one question that needs to be answered when determining a good party song: Does it make women dance?Sure, there are other factors. It has to have a great beat, a catchy hook, a...um...well actually... Read More

2016-12-07-meet-starrah

Meet Starrah, the Songwriter Behind Drake, Travis & Rihanna’s Biggest 2016 Hits [Feature ]

Behind the scenes is where all the secrets lie, where all the skeletons are buried, and where all the magic happens. Lifting the veil gives a glimpse of what rarely appears on camera, what is hidden from the radiant... Read More

2016-12-02-instagram-most-mentioned-rappers

The Most Mentioned Rappers on Instagram in 2016 Were Drake, Kanye &... Wale? [Feature ]

In addition to reaching 500 million users this past summer, Instagram has become a go-to social media platform for music sharing and discovery. On Thursday (December 1), the photo and video-sharing app shared a compilation of... Read More

2016-12-01-ranking-december-hip-hop-album-releases

Ranked: Every December 2016 Hip-Hop Album Release [Feature ]

December is the perfect time to reflect, to look back on the year that was while looking forward to the next.Music tends to be at a standstill in December, as everyone gears up to make a big splash in the coming months. The... Read More

2016-11-29-drake-kendrick-j-cole-artists-fame

Drake, Kendrick, J. Cole & How a New Generation of Artists Manages Fame [Feature ]

“From Po’ Pimpin’ to Poppin’ Tags, from Champions to Slow Jammin’, oh baby we can make you an overnight celebrity”“Overnight Celebrity” captures the spirit of a rapper who... Read More

2016-11-22-chance-the-rapper-drake-feel-no-ways-cover

Chance The Rapper Turns Drake’s “Feel No Ways” Into A Soulful Social Experiment Affair [Feature ]

One of the greatest things about hip-hop is how it's based on—and promotes—the reimagining of other people’s work. Hip-hop was born from sampling and collaboration, traditions that have not... Read More

2016-11-16-drake-political

It’s Finally Time for Drake to Get Political [Feature ]

Last week, an overwhelmingly contentious, bitter and all-consuming election ended in the ascendancy of Donald Trump, who promptly answered the media's calls to "wait and see" what he would as president do by naming a man... Read More

2016-11-16-remembering-the-weeknd-house-of-balloons

There’s No ‘Take Care’ Without ‘House Of Balloons’: Remembering The Weeknd’s Best Album [Feature ]

Five years ago Tuesday, Take Care was released. It’s the album that Drake fans wanted from his debut, a proper successor to So Far Gone. Drake gave us the growing pains of his growing celebrity while proving his... Read More

20160-11-14-drake-sneakin-video-21-savage

I Can’t Watch Drake & 21 Savage’s “Sneakin’” Video Without Cringing [Feature ]

In September, Drake released a 12-minute music video for “Child’s Play.” The video finds the OVO rapper getting into a fight with Tyra Banks at The Cheesecake Factory (just like in the song!) after being... Read More

2016-11-07-drake-fake-love-charting-milestone

Drake Sets New Billboard Charting Milestone with “Fake Love,” Passes Eminem [Feature ]

Drake's newest single is a Top 10 hit. Shocking, right?Per Billboard, Drake's "Fake Love" debuted at No. 10 this week, vaulting 14 spots in its second week on the chart. This news shouldn't come as a surprise to... Read More

2016-11-04-future-drake-used-to-this-video

I Can’t Get “Used To This,” Future & Drake’s New Single is Mad Boring [Feature ]

With all due to respect to Run The Jewels and PRhyme, Future and Drake are the most successful supergroup this side of Watch The Throne. Since teaming up for “Tony Montana” in 2011, the OVOFBG duo has made hit... Read More

2016-11-01-drake-impact-on-wanna-know

The Drizzy Effect: A Quantifiable Look at Drake’s Impact on Dave’s “Wanna Know” [Feature ]

On October 23, Drake, the man of the hour for the past 223,000 hours (shout out to Too $hort), announced that his next project, a "playlist" entitled More Life, will be released December. To commemorate the... Read More

2016-11-01-pop-up-shops-rap-secret-weapon

Pop-Up Shops: Rap’s New (Not So) Secret Weapon [Feature ]

I consider myself a mild Future fan. Outside of the pennies that he’s made off me in streaming numbers, I’ve never supported him by attending a show or buying one of his albums outright. Yet, just hours after... Read More

2016-11-01-kanye-didnt-help-drake-write-two-birds-one-stone

The Real Reason Kanye West is Credited on Drake’s “Two Birds, One Stone” [Feature ]

Rap Twitter went into a frenzy this past weekend when Kanye West was listed—according to TIDAL—as a producer, composer and lyricist on Drake's "Two Birds, One Stone," a song in which Drake took pot... Read More

2016-10-28-obama-loves-drake-kendrick-chance

Obama Loves Drake, But Thinks Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Are “Breaking New Ground” [Feature ]

Call Barack Obama “hip-hop’s first President” and your comments might be met with backlash. Some accuse him of abandoning the culture and community that effectively got him elected in 2008, while others... Read More

2016-10-26-drake-fake-love-already-a-hit

Drake’s “Fake Love” Already a Hit Single 72 Hours After Release [Feature ]

Drake just shook up his Magic 8 Ball and it read: "All signs point to 'Fake Love' being your next smash single."A mere 72 hours after premiering "Fake Love" on his birthday episode of OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1,... Read More

2016-10-25-joe-budden-drake-demise

Joe Budden Believes Drake’s Arrogance Will Eventually Be His Demise [Feature ]

On Monday (October 25), Joe Budden was a guest on The Combat Jack Show to promote his new album, Rage & The Machine.The 80-minute episode featured a wide range of topics, including the growing popularity of... Read More

2016-10-24-more-life-drake-playlist-project-change-hip-hop

More Life: Why Drake’s “Playlist Project” Could Change Hip-Hop [Feature ]

The proliferation of streaming has brought about the biggest change to the music industry since the advent of the ringtone. The rules of charting and RIAA certification have changed, how songs are able to appear on Billboard... Read More

2016-10-24-drake-vs-pusha-t

A Drake vs Pusha T Battle Would Inevitably End in a Victorious Drake [Feature ]

As you may have heard, Drake played a bunch of new songs during yesterday’s OVO Sound Radio broadcast on Beats 1. One of them, “Two Birds, One Stone,” included a number of lines dedicated to a certain rapper... Read More

2016-10-24-drake-kid-cudi-crossing-the-line-rap-beef

Drake, Kid Cudi & Crossing “The Line” in Rap Beef [Feature ]

In the back of school buses, in the hallways between class changes, in the corner of classrooms, and even in the sandbox—anywhere there are boys, there are jokes. Call it roasting, joaning, or playing the dozens, but... Read More