Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” gets a soulful cover thanks to Swedish indie artist Lykke Li. READ FULL STORY
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Yesterday it was announced that the release of Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint will be pushed back from Nov. 24 to Dec. 15, but to make up for it, she’s released a new single, “Only,” whose bonkers cover art (featuring cartoon portraits of Minaj in some kind of leather bodysuit and Drake in a pope hat) she’d previously teased on Twitter.
It features verses by Drake and Lil Wayne, a hook by Chris Brown, and a beat by Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and J Mike, but Minaj’s rap is far and away the best part about it. It starts with her refuting the long running rumors that she traded sex for support from Wayne and Drake, then uses a hypothetical menage á trois to assert sexual dominance over both of them, seeming to claim the alpha spot on the Young Money/Cash Money roster, and neither one of her teammates can do much to change that perception.
You can hear it here.
Hackers have had a lot of negative press recently, and for good reason, but they’re not all bad. Sometimes they can even be a force for good, like when they help push new Drake songs into the world.
Over the weekend Drizzy posted three new tracks on his SoundCloud with the explanation that he knew “hackers” had already got their hands on them. Produced by his go-to beat makers Boi-1da and Noah “40” Shebib, “How About Now” and “Heat of the Moment” both put the rapper’s notoriously intense feelings front and center, but “6 God” channels his wild-out, getting-into-shit-at-the-strip-club side.
ILoveMakonnen’s “Club Going Up On a Tuesday” is an odd example of a viral hit. It doesn’t come with its own dance or a hook that references a pop-culture property or a bass drop conducive to making Vine videos, and while it does have a lot of hooks in its deceptively complex melody, the Atlanta singer/rapper/whatever-he-is delivers them in a sleepy flow that soft-sells them in the most extreme way. Still, the song is massively infectious, and with little more than a co-sign from Drake, it’s become a global phenomenon with a fervent cult that spans all distinctions of pop music fandom.
The obvious next step would be for iLoveMakonnen to attempt to engage with the mainstream, and convert his memetic popularity into a more traditional type of success. The new video for the Drake-assisted version of the song, simply entitled “Tuesday,” would seem to be the first step in that direction. In keeping with the song’s title and subject matter there are a lot of shots of people going up in a club, albeit a club steeped in Makonnen’s eccentricities, where mannequin heads done up with Ziggy Stardust makeup get tossed around like crowd surfers. The other half of the video is made up of all sorts of people from all sorts of places singing along to “Tuesday” and smiling, reflecting and emphasizing the song’s idiosyncratically universal appeal.
Oh, Canada. Tanya Tagaq, whose music incorporates Inuit throat singing, beat out the likes of Arcade Fire, Drake, and Mac DeMarco to win the country’s 2014 Polaris Music Prize, which was announced at a gala Monday night. Tagaq, who won for her album Animism—up against Arcade Fire’s Reflektor and Drake’s Nothing Was the Same, among others—used her acceptance speech to discuss wearing and eating seal, according to The Canadian Press. READ FULL STORY
“Oh, my, gosh, look at her butt,” Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” instructs—and in the music video for the song, viewers have no choice but to do just that.
When Minaj isn’t jiggling, she’s dancing on a wildly impressed Drake, letting her dancers fawn over her, and playing around in the kitchen with whipped cream and bananas. Clearly, there is no suggestive imagery in this video. None at all. READ FULL STORY
With the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour kicking off today in New York, the duo has released a new song titled “Grindin.” Well, technically Lil Wayne has released a new song that features his tour mate. They’ll be on the road together through September, but you can check out the track below:
When Drake first started promoting his OVO label signee PartyNextDoor the Toronto-based R&B singer was widely dismissed as a less compelling replacement for the Weeknd, who had by that point outgrown his early role as Drizzy’s pet project. Following up a shout out on his boss’s recent motivational anthem “0-100,” PND returns with the new single “Recognize,” that moves a little further away from Weeknd-esque atmospheric R&B to explore a harder-edged sound that combines the rhythms of Southern trap rap with rock’s aggressively distorted tones. As for PND’s vocal game, he seems to have picked up a few new tricks from Future and Young Thug.
“Recognize” also features a verse from Drake, the only guest appearance on the track listing for PND’s next full-length, PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO, out July 22. According to the impromptu OVO Sound shareholder report in the coda to “0-100,” the singer is also scheduled to release something next spring, suggesting that the new record is more like a mixtape, and that his official debut album is still to come.
Today, Drake and Lil Wayne announced their joint tour “Drake vs. Lil Wayne,” which will visit 31 cities in the U.S. and kicks off on August 8th in Darien, New York. This is first time that the two YMCB labelmates will top a bill together. READ FULL STORY
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