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20
Jan
2014
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‘SNL’ Proves Why Drake Is Bigger Than Hip-Hop

Many tuned in to the latest episode of Saturday Night Live to see Drake host and perform – or to see the premiere of the show’s newest and only Black comedienne Sasheer Zamata, which was clearly secretly what people really watched for. But what’s clear is that Drake hands-down stole the show. His skits – […]

Read the rest of this entry » Report: Future To Sue Drake For $1.5 Million Over Getting Kicked Off Tour
15
Oct
2013
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Report: Future To Sue Drake For $1.5 Million Over Getting Kicked Off Tour

Why can’t we all just get along? According to a report by PageSix, Future and Drake are feuding over a jab Future made towards Drake’s new album, causing the Toronto rapper to kick Future off his concert tour. The saga all began last week when Billboard quoted Future on his opinions on Drake’s new album, […]

Read the rest of this entry » New Music: Drake Ft. Jay-Z ‘Pound Cake’ and ‘Paris Morton Music 2′
16
Sep
2013
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New Music: Drake Ft. Jay-Z ‘Pound Cake’ and ‘Paris Morton Music 2′

  Tracks are being leaked left and right from Drake’s upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same, which will be released on Sept. 24. Two of them includes “Pound Cake” featuring JAY-Z and “Paris Morton Music 2.” On the HOV-assisted Pound Cake, Drake spits over a chill and stoic production, where he exults his rap preeminence (“With my […]

Read the rest of this entry » XXL: Macklemore Wins Big, Jay-Z a No-Show at 2013 MTV VMA’s
26
Aug
2013

XXL: Macklemore Wins Big, Jay-Z a No-Show at 2013 MTV VMA’s

Check out my XXL recap of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards: With plenty of stars in tow, last night’s MTV Video Music Awards entered a terrain it had yet to explore. Hosted at the less-than-year-old Barclays Center in Brooklyn, this year’s VMA’s were supremely significant to hip-hop’s growth, with the red carpet lining the […]

Read the rest of this entry » NEW SONG: Drake Goes Retro With ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’
06
Aug
2013
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NEW SONG: Drake Goes Retro With ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’

Yet another new Drake track has been released. This time the OVO rapper goes retro in a 80s-inspired “Hold On We’re Going Home.” Drake puts pause on bars and opts for singing on this smooth love track on wax. Take a listen to “Hold On We’re Going Home” below: Usually I don’t mind Drake singing, […]

Read the rest of this entry » J. Cole Apologizes for Offensive Lyric About Autism
22
Jul
2013
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J. Cole Apologizes for Offensive Lyric About Autism

J. Cole made an official apology to those living with autism and their families for his offensive lyric in a new song with Drake called, “Jodeci Freestyle.” The North Carolina rapper said in a blog post that while he takes issue with recent trends of pressuring rappers to apologize for their artistic freedom, he admits […]

Read the rest of this entry » New Music: Drake Gets Sensitive With ‘On My Way’ (Ft. James Fauntleroy)
18
Jun
2013
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New Music: Drake Gets Sensitive With ‘On My Way’ (Ft. James Fauntleroy)

If you’re itching for new Drake music, look no further. A new track “On My Way” featuring The Y‘s James Fauntleroy. Seemingly produced by The Y’s (credited for Drake’s Girls Love Beyonce), On My Way is a melodic trance that takes a step away from the bars and falls in line with Drake’s more sensitive […]

Read the rest of this entry » Not About That Life: Is Hip-Hop a Culture of Inauthenticity?
11
May
2013
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Not About That Life: Is Hip-Hop a Culture of Inauthenticity?

Everyone knows that hip-hop music often gets flack for glorifying violence, misogyny, homophobia and the like, but very little is hip-hop held accountable for its inauthenticity. In an interview with Hardknock TV, rapper and actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson touched on hip-hop artists and being authentic about the things in which they rap about. “I […]

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