What better way to put the finishing touches on Nothing Was The Same with a collaborative effort that may just (probably not) provide more intrigue than Jay Z and The Weeknd. That's right, the Stanley Cup.
Drake spit some raps with hockey's highest trophy alongside him for championship aspiration purposes that he hopes to attain in the musical world with the upcoming album. You may be wondering how he was even with the Stanley Cup, so here's how we can connect the dots. It's rather simple in fact. In the caption, Drake added "#Bolland63" referring to Chicago Blackhawk and Game 6 hero Dave Bolland, who has since been traded this summer to Drake's hometown of Toronto to play for the Maple Leafs next season. Whew! Drake & Bolland hanging out, huh? Nice.
And oh, he kinda sorta dropped a new single with 2 Chainz and Big Sean that is still trending on Twitter more than 24 hours after its release. If you have not yet heard (AND NOT YET KNOW THE WORDS TO THE HOOK!), then do yourself a favor and click below.
Drake lets loose his new single off Nothing Was The Same early this morning — an OVOGOOD collab, shall we say? 2 Chainz and Big Sean provide feature verses with Drake rapping one and singing the hook too. This record is not without its moments, whether it's Aziz Ansari yelling "No More Free Randy" to start it off (ridiculous in a hilarious way), 2 Chainz saying his "di*k so hard it make the metal detector go off" (ridiculous in a non-hilarious way), another anthemic Drake chorus, and Big Sean's first clever reference to Glee actress/girlfriend Naya Rivera.
Me? I'm lukewarm on this record. I sense others will feel more strongly one way or the other and more positive than negative. So... what do you think?
There's been rumblings for a long time that Drake & The Weeknd had a falling out, but the latter indicated in his first interview with Complex that there was no such thing, just the end of a business deal that both parties knew about since the beginning.
We can now safely say there's no such rift because Drake & The Weeknd revealed they were in the studio makin' music together (after attending the Justin Bieber concert... hopefully he had no influence, ha!). This is great news because all of their collabs have had a signature sound that both artists perform really well. I'm sure I'm not the only one excited for the final product here. Will it appear on Nothing Was The Same or Kiss Land?!
Originally posted by 5ABIOmaticearlier today, I had to bring this news to the top as Timbaland was pretty revealing in this sit-down with Revolt TV. He spilled a collab that us many of us salivating: "Sinatra In The Sands" — Nas featuring Jay Z & Justin Timberlake. Says, "Justin sounds like Frank Sinatra." Yup! Need this.
Also discussed: Timbaland's perspective on new Aaliyah music with Drake & Chris Brown. Here's the quote.
"It would never work... Cause Aaliyah music only work with its soulmate... which is me."
Timbaland wasn't sending any shots, and even went on to say some really positive things on Drake (whom he collabed with before, if you forgot). He also said that Missy Elliott was inspired by the Samsung commercial to make new music again. And Timbaland wants to continue finding out each other's artistry telling Jay, to essentially keep making music while we got that energy flowin. That's a "Gowhere You Love" moment right there! Watch the dope, quick-hit talk for all of Timbo's words himself above.
J.Cole wrote a beautiful and moving apology to individuals and families affected by autism who were understandably hurt by a verse in "Jodeci Freestyle". I share responsibility and offer my sincerest apologies for the pain this has caused. Individuals with autism have brilliant and creative minds, and their gifts should not be disparaged or discounted. This was a learning lesson for both of us, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to try to right this wrong. J. Cole and I believe that it is the right, responsible, and respectful decision to remove the lyric from the song.
Vegas DJ, DJ Franzen, spilled the beans on the song title for the hotly anticipated collab between Jay-Z & Drake. Corners of the interwebs were in a frenzy when the pic of the two was initially revealed earlier this summer. Now it looks like the song will be called "Cake" (take that, Rihanna!) and will appear on Drake's upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same, coming September 17th.
Shouts to KTT on the screengrab and this rather appropriate GIF, yeah?
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All signs point to yes as #OVOHS87 looks like it's going down these past few days in Toronto. This collab of Drake with two of hip hop's hottest producers has "banger of the year" potential. I'm definitely curious to hear the end product they are "cooking up".
Drake just tweeted the mixtape of the year just dropped and he's referring to his OVO artist PARTYNEXTDOOR's self-titled debut. You heard "Over Here" featuring Drizzy last weekend, and only a couple of previews leading up to now, but above is the full project for free streaming. You can download it with a purchase over on iTunes. EDIT: Looks like you can grab it for FREE straight from the Soundcloud, or now on our Mixtapes page in one .zip file.
What do you all think? I'll definitely give this a couple spins soon too.