New Drake Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


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

2017-03-21-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

2017-03-20-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

2016-10-23-drake-more-life-in-december

Drake Plans to “Soundtrack Your Life” with “More Life” Project in December [Feature ]

For months, Drake has talked up a variety of new projects, including a solo mixtape, a collaborative EP with Gucci Mane and a joint album with Kanye West. While none of those projects have become more than... Read More

2016-10-17-drake-one-dance-most-streamed-spotify

Drake’s “One Dance” Becomes Most Streamed Song on Spotify [Feature ]

As soon as Drake released "One Dance," we knew it would be a hit record. But even the biggest Drake stans in the world couldn't have predicted that five months after being added to Spotify, the smash single would go on to... Read More

2016-10-12-finding-empathy-for-quentin-miller

Casualty of War, Finding Empathy for Quentin Miller [Feature ]

War isn’t about rules. War isn’t about fairness. What matters in war is only who wins, who loses, and the changes that occur after the battle. Drake and Meek went to war last year; a war of words; a war... Read More

2016-10-10-the-race-for-2016-hip-hop-mvp

The Race for 2016’s Hip-Hop MVP [Feature ]

With only a few months left in the year, the "Who conquered 2016?" debates are on the horizon. Who had the best album? Who had the best single? Who had the best ad-lib? All questions that will soon be answered as we slowly... Read More

2016-10-10-what-drake-tour-announcement-says-about-industry

What Drake’s New Tour Announcement Says About The Music Industry [Feature ]

While 2016 has arguably been Drake’s busiest and most successful year, the OVO chief announced today (October 10) that he plans to hit the ground running in 2017, with a slew of international dates titled The Boy... Read More

2016-09-27-new-spotify-numbers-show-toronto-artists-are-running-music

New Spotify Numbers Show Toronto Artists Are Running Music [Feature ]

Earlier this week, Drake’s Views became the first album to reach one billion streams on Apple Music. As a result, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Drake is dominating Spotify as well.Thanks to a handy graphic... Read More

2016-09-26-drake-please-forgive-me-short-film

Drake’s “Please Forgive Me” Short Film is Problematic [Feature ]

Drake’s highly-anticipated new short film, Please Forgive Me—a 21-minute action-packed thriller—dropped in the wee hours of the morning. The storyline follows Drake, his girl, and his crew while... Read More

2016-09-26-drake-views-billion-streams-on-apple-music

Drake’s “Views” Becomes First Album to Achieve 1 Billion Streams on Apple Music [Feature ]

Since releasing his 3x multi-Platinum album Views in April, Drake has reached milestone after milestone, breaking sales and charting records left and right.In addition to debuting at No. 1 on Billboard and racking up one... Read More

2016-09-19-future-drake-beast-mode-16-single

Shocker: Future’s “Beast Mode 16” Lead Single to Feature Drake [Feature ]

Stick a microphone in front of Zaytoven and he going to give you a headline-worthy soundbite. Last week, in an interview with DJ Vlad, the veteran producer suggested that artists are no longer interested in making... Read More

2016-09-14-dram-scores-number-1-song-independently

D.R.A.M. Turns Tables On Drake, Scores #1 Song [Feature ]

Journalistic objectivity aside, it makes me so happy to write this article. As a fan of D.R.A.M. since his #1Epic EP in March of 2015, it was especially frustrating to spend the entire year experiencing the utter... Read More

2016-09-13-big-ghost-hip-hops-anger-translator

Big Ghost: Hip Hop’s Purist Anger Translator [Feature ]

In 2011, during Drake’s initial rise to the top of the mainstream hip-hop realm, an anonymous voice rose from the depths of hip-hop’s grimy underbelly, hurling thunderously hilarious and biting blasphemies at... Read More

2016-09-08-summers-over-birthdays-drake-change

Summer’s Over: Birthdays, Drake & The Painful Process of Change [Feature ]

It’s raining. A man runs into his favorite Italian restaurant for shelter. He greets the waitress and orders the usual: spaghetti ragù with fresh chilies. As he’s eating his meal back home, he wonders how... Read More

2016-09-07-rick-ross-meek-mill-drake-beef

Rick Ross Met with Drake to Squash Meek Mill Beef, According to N.O.R.E [Feature ]

Drake vs. Meek Mill, easily last year’s biggest beef in hip-hop. It was an event, a war that has affected both sides, and now after a year of madness, there’s a chance the war is finally coming to an end.At... Read More

2016-09-05-drake-loyalty-lil-wayne

Drake Pledges Loyalty to Lil Wayne, Young Money: “We Are Fighting Until You Get Yours” [Feature ]

Lil Wayne put a scare into hip-hop this past weekend, after the veteran rapper announced early Saturday (September 3) morning that he was "done."Over the past 48 hours, however, several of Wayne's... Read More

2016-09-03-drake-childs-play-video

Drake Releases “Child’s Play” Video, Sacrifices Perfectly-Edible Slice of Cheesecake [Feature ]

It's 11pm EST on a Saturday evening over Labor Day weekend, but why would any of that stop Drake, the most popular artist in music at the moment, from releasing a brand new music video?Despite currently performing... Read More

2016-08-31-drake-tory-lanez-rivalry

The 6ix Year Rivalry Between Drake & Tory Lanez [Feature ]

The stories I heard growing up about the rivalry between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird taught me the importance of having a rival. Someone that you see as an adversary, a challenger, a mountain that you aspire to... Read More

2016-08-29-drake-summer-sixteen-tour-planning

Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour Took 8 Months of Planning [Feature ]

In a new interview with Billboard, Brent Smith, a partner at William Morris Endeavor, the world's largest talent agency, revealed that Drake's Summer Sixteen Tour took eight months of planning."Drake had... Read More

2016-08-28-drake-kanye-billboard

This Drake & Kanye West Collabo Album Might Actually Happen [Feature ]

A Drake and Kanye West collaborative album isn't actually going to happen, right? Right?When Kanye made an appearance at Drake's OVO Fest earlier this month, his onstage comments indicated a collaborative album... Read More

drakes-please-forgive-me-short-film-is-coming-september-30

Drake’s “Please Forgive Me” Short Film is Coming September 30 [Feature ]

Earlier this month, Drake announced the impending release of a visual project entitled Please Forgive Me. At the time no details were provided by Drake or OVO, but this morning the superstar recording artist handed us... Read More

2016-08-18-joe-budden-drake-diss-pointless

Joe Budden Finally Realizes Dissing Drake Was “Pointless,” But Was It? [Feature ]

The Budden vs. Drake beef could have been great, it really could have been. During Drake’s beef with Meek Mill we witnessed a ferocious side of the Toronto legend-in-the-making that isn’t often... Read More

2016-08-16-ovo-pnd-drake-promise

OVO Promised PND “Complete Control,” But Drake’s Actions Suggest Otherwise [Feature ]

“I’m here with big bro Drake; I’m his little gunner,” is what PARTYNEXTDOOR told Rolling Stone as he described how he approached the first PND project. He’s right, the first album was like an... Read More