08.14.13: Here's the first glimpse at what to expect for the full album — JT's The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) out September 30th. You'll notice it devoid of any features but that's because they have not been revealed yet. Earlier this month, Jay Z confirmed he'll be on the album so we definitely still have more information to be seen. Until then... 11 tracks, with some intriguing song titles. The pre-order is available on iTunes so the tracks and September 30th date look official.
UPDATE: The features are revealed for The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) with Drake & Jay Z the only two to accompany JT's vocals on the upcoming album. "Cabaret" features Drake and "Murder" features Jay Z. Definitely lookin' forward to these two, and the album as a whole.
Beats By Dre x RadioShack x 2 Chainz #DestroyBadSound (featuring a preview of "I Do It" featuring Drake & Lil Wayne)
Here's an interesting way to preview a big single: through the headphones giant Beats By Dre & RadioShack as 2 Chainz does just that for this new commercial above. He'll be linking up with Young Money's Drake & Lil Wayne on what's sure to be a big hit with all three together. Get your first listen to it above.
Drake just revealed these two images on Instagram, presumably the covers to Nothing Was The Same (a deluxe version being the second one), which will now see release September 24th (as announced earlier today.) Look for updates to this post when there's confirmation on the artwork (Drake tweeted it is) and when some hilarious MEMEs of the covers drop too (wait for it... UPDATE: Complex is on the Twitter reaction and @itsthereal wins the album cover spoof, hah.)
It came out today that Drake's next album Nothing Was The Same is going to be pushed back one week to September 24. This is according to both Amazon and Best Buy websites. Also recently announced Drake is going to be performing at this years MTV awards, adding to the A-List of performers already on tap to perform.
If it's worth anything I hope Drake performs dressed like this.
The 10 tracks off the upcoming album, Kiss Land, have been revealed as The Weeknd looks like he'll keep it short and sweet for September 10th. The only feature revealed thus far is Drake on the new track "Live For" that dropped this morning. We'll see if that changes, but I'm definitely down to hear Weeknd just rock the project solo. I've vibed with all of the previews except the title track ironically and from the sound of everything, I think we'll have a cohesive album from The Weeknd with Kiss Land.
The Weeknd and Drake back together again! Here's their collab that will find a home on The Weeknd's Kiss Land album dropping September 10th. "Live For" has an anthemic feel to it, with Drake not singing, but rapping a memorable verse that I was instantly a fan of. I'm a fan of the record as a whole and think fans of both T. Dot artists will certainly enjoy.
This clip from Kim is also prominent for singer Pia Mia Perez singing an a capella version of "Hold On, We're Going Home" for the family and the artist himself. Talk about nerve-wracking, right? (Hah, she actually did.) She put down her own style on it though and Drake was definitely vibing with it. Pia apparently just celebrated her sweet 16 with close friend Kylie Jenner, all of which I had to Google. I'm so behind on my Kardashians!
Some Drake news to pass along today via RollingStone who is reporting confirmed collabs with Jay Z (this should be of no surprise who caught their much-talked about photo earlier this summer above), Lil Wayne (also no surprise there) and Hudson Mohawke. The latter has been buzzing with the big names lately, most notably with Kanye West on Yeezus.
Drake also reveals this tidbit about a song called "Highlight":
"[Highlight] hits you in the heart. It’s painful and beautiful at the same time.” - Drake
Nothing Was The Same is right around the corner on September 17th.
Drake, French Montana, & Cassie at OVO Fest instagram filtered to the max.
Yup, Drake posts don't stop on the weekend. Today it's a rumor that comes out that Cassie may be his first big signing to OVO. I think that would be a great fit actually. Cassie sounds great on minimalist productions like her biggest hit "Me & U" and we all know 40 & Co. would deliver that mix for Diddy's lady.
Here's the source — an upcoming Mediabase newsletter (via Necole Bitchie):
R&B singer and occasional model Cassie, who had one of the biggest 2006 rhythm-crossover hits with the minimal electro Ryan Leslie produced “Me & U” and has since then been signed under Sean Diddy Combs exclusive Bad Boy/Interscope distribution partnership, has now inked another deal with Drake and Noah “40″ Shebib’s OVO Sound, their first big signing. Riding high on the release of her new mixtape RockaByeBaby, well-received by fans and critics, Cassie is now preparing for a new single later this year, followed by her sophomore LP next Spring.
As for Mase, Drake says he's been talking with Mase on his future in the music industry. The video, via MTV, and quotable below. I don't know about an OVO signing with Drake's quote of "I don't think you should end up on anybody's label," but them working together... I can see that at the very least.
Funny enough, me and Ma$e have just been talking about what the future holds, about what he wants to do. And anything is possible man. I told Ma$e, ‘You’re Ma$e, at the end of the day so I don’t think you should end up on anybody else’s label.’
I would love to be involved. I know Kanye took an interest in Ma$e as well, because Ma$e is like the original fly guy that made it all look extremely fun, dancing [and everything You saw it at [OVO Fest], those guys can’t get on stage and be stiff and overly serious… it’s a party. There’s a lot of rappers who get out there and take themselves super serious and it’s not fun like that. They don’t laugh. Those guys got out there and proved why there are who they are. Two kings doing what they were born to do.
I’d love to work with Ma$e to be honest. I told him, ‘man I hope tonight’s not our last conversation.’