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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

2017-11-15-pnb-rock-drake-melody-to-hip-hop

PnB Rock Believes Drake Introduced Melody to Modern Hip-Hop [Feature ]

Rapper PnB Rock might hail from Philly, the birthplace of one Meek Mill, but that doesn't mean he doesn't love him some Drake. In a new interview with MONTREALITY, the 2017 XXL Freshman waxed poetic about... Read More

2017-11-14-best-album-sequence-2017

10 Best 3-Song Album Sequences of 2017, Ranked [Feature ]

Crafting an album without a single skippable song is a rare, special feat. Sequencing matters. Just throwing a collection of songs together can be the careless approach that ruins an entire listening experience for... Read More

2017-11-06-drake-rick-ross-aston-martin-music-beat

Drake Passed on the “Aston Martin Music” Beat Before Hearing Rick Ross’ Version [Feature ]

Rick Ross' "Aston Martin Music," one of three singles released from his fourth studio album, Teflon Don, is 2x Platinum-certified by the RIAA and is the second-highest charting single (No. 30) of his career... Read More

2017-10-26-drake-more-life-grammys

Drake Cannot Win a 2018 GRAMMY Award for ‘More Life’ [Feature ]

Drake is apparently okay with passing up on the chance to deliver an “I just won a GRAMMY for a playlist” bar on his next album because, according to the AP, the Toronto native didn't submit More Life or any... Read More

2017-09-27-most-disappointing-rap-posse-cuts-internet-age

10 Most Disappointing Rap Posse Cuts From the Internet Age, Ranked [Feature ]

Impetuous excitement brought upon by the idea of new music is often a speeding bullet to disappointment. It’s easy to be disillusioned by hype, especially when the surge of enthusiasm stems from a track listing full of... Read More

2017-09-20-dave-east-drake-best-rappers

Dave East Explains Why Drake is One of the Best Rappers [Feature ]

Drake might be the most popular rap artist alive (except for last week, when Post Malone held that title) but according to Def Jam emcee Dave East, he's more than just popular—he's also one of the best. "I... Read More

2017-09-19-best-hip-hop-albums-2017

20 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of 2017 (So Far), Ranked (Pt. 2) [Feature ]

Now eight-plus months through the calendar year, it's time for a part two in our quest to highlight the very best hip-hop and R&B albums of 2017. Following our first Best of 2017 installment, which we published... Read More

2017-08-31-drake-donation-harvey

Drake Donates $200k to J.J. Watt’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund [Feature ]

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a tropical storm that has devastated southern Texas over the past week, countless members of the hip-hop community have stepped up in a major way. The latest name on a growing list of major... Read More

2017-08-21-drake-blueprint

A Blueprint to Help Drake Navigate His Inevitable Decline [Feature ]

The only certainty in the music business is that every artist will fall from grace at some point, and Drake is no exception. Despite releasing two Platinum-plus projects in less than a year’s time, Drake’s career... Read More

2017-08-15-drake-billboard-hot-100-run-over

Drake’s Incredible 430-Week Run on the Billboard Hot 100 Is Over [Feature ]

All good things (must) come to an end and, for Drake, that means that for the first time since May 23, 2009—the week his debut single, "Best I Ever Had," charted for the first time—he has failed to chart at... Read More

2017-08-08-drake-brand-new-album-in-toronto

Drake Reveals He’s Working on a Brand New Album in Toronto [Feature ]

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Drake is recording a new album. On Monday evening (August 8), before the close of his 8th Annual OVO Fest, the Canadian hitmaker shared the news with his fans, adding that... Read More

2017-08-07-hip-hop-new-generation-established

Was Hip-Hop’s New Generation Established in 2013? [Feature ]

“2013 was a great time [for] hip-hop,” tweeted Punch, TDE’s full-time president and part-time lyrical philosopher. The thought was continued by reflection, about how "everybody was moving" that year.... Read More

2017-07-26-sevn-thomas-interview-beat-break

Beat Break: Sevn Thomas Shares the Story Behind His 5 Biggest Songs [Feature ]

From pioneers like Boi-1da and Noah “40” Shebib to prodigies like WondaGurl and FrancisGotHeat, Toronto is a hotbed of hip-hop production. Sevn Thomas is quietly carving out his own space in the city’s... Read More

2017-07-25-french-montana-unforgettable-made-for-drake

French Montana’s Smash Single “Unforgettable” Was Originally Made for Drake [Feature ]

French Montana's Platinum-certified "Unforgettable" is the highest-charting single of his six-year career—it peaked at No. 5 this week on the Billboard Hot 100—and, to date, has racked up 275 million streams... Read More

2017-07-20-drake-take-care-sequel

Stop Asking Drake to Make Another ‘Take Care’, He Can’t [Feature ]

"Want my old shit, buy my old album" — JAY-Z Drake’s emergence as the rising star of hip-hop’s blog era wasn’t executed with the paintbrush of Picasso. His way of illustrating life with words are... Read More

2017-07-06-most-streamed-hip-hop-artists-in-2017

20 Most-Streamed Hip-Hop & R&B Artists in 2017 (So Far) [Feature ]

Earlier this week, BuzzAngle Music and Nielson both released their mid-year U.S. reports, which highlight industry sales and on-demand streaming trends, as well as the most popular artists, singles and albums, from... 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

2 Chainz is One of Drake’s 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