- Real Name: Aubrey Drake Graham
- Nickname: Drizzy, Champagne Papi, 6 God, Heartbreak Drake, The Boy, Chaining Tatum, Wheelchair Jimmy
- Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Label: Young Money Entertainment / Cash Money Records
Drake & Childish Gambino: The Sun & Moon of Hip-Hop
Both had breakout mixtapes, underwhelming debuts, and career-defining sophomore albums. Their careers couldn’t be more different.
Imagining How 7 Rappers Will Reference COVID-19 in Their Music
The question is not whether Big Sean is going to shoehorn a bunch of awkward coronavirus-centric similes into his lyrics; the question is how many.
How Looky-Loos Became the New Spectators in Hip-Hop
From Drake and DJ Khaled to Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean, we must acknowledge the crowd as a vital member of the ecosystem of art.
Drake ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ 1 Listen Mixtape Review
Drake delivers a fan service release during quarantine, allowing him to clear out his vault of throwaways, loosies, and leaks.
20 Fictional Characters Pick Their Favorite Rappers
“You seem unquestionably bored out of your fucking mind,” which, yes.
Meet the Producer Behind Drake & Future’s “Life Is Good”
“Life as a producer is always in waves.”
Meet Giveon, the Rising Star Featured on Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle“
We sat down with the Epic Records recording artist to discuss his leap from songwriter to recording artist, modern R&B, and his forthcoming EP.
The Thrill of the Unknown: Making a Musical Legacy
There’s no better example of a history-making career-artist than Beyoncé.
The Best Hip-Hop Album Release Week Every Year of 2010s
Long live overstuffed new-music-Fridays.
Which Rappers Haven’t Released Their Best Albums Yet?
We’ll see you in the comments.
How Romantic Relationships Alter Our Relationship to Music
“I could imagine raising children on this music.”
Keep Shooting: The Effects of Winning & Losing in Hip-Hop
Hip-hop doesn’t expect artists to be good; hip-hop demands they are golden.