After “I Don’t Fuck with You” and “Paradise,” “Blessings” is the third single off of Big Sean’s latest album, Dark Sky Paradise. The single features verses from Drake and Kanye with production by Vinylz and Allen Ritter. “Blessings” is a straightforward song about being grateful for the the money and possessions in these rappers lives.
I recently got into a car accident while this song was playing on the radio. Needless to say, the situation was dripping with irony (as well as transmission fluid).
Towards the end of 2014, Ob Obrien shared a new track on the October’s Very Own blog featuring his OVO labelmates Drake and P Reign. Now word yet on whether this Boi-1da and Noah “40″ Shebib-produced single is from OB’s upcoming debut album or not.
On “Schemin’ Up,” Drake reveals more about what it looks like to start from “the bottom” as he sings in the chorus, “I used to drive the Acura to school, Now I don’t touch the wheel unless it’s new…”
Do you hear that?! Acuras! Bar Mitzvahs! The suburbs! Aubrey Graham has known LEAN TIMES!
One of the best songs from Nicki Minaj’s new Pinkprint album is a bonus track featuring her Young Money label mates, Drake and Lil Wayne. “Truffle Butter” is a song about enjoying the finer things in life, and features a beat that samples Maya Jane Coles’ club hit “What They Say“.
Drake starts the song off by rapping about the many luxury items his lavish lifestyle affords him and how the women flock to him because of it. Which I have a problem with. I resent the idea that some women, like me, would only want to sleep with Drake because he is super rich, goes to fancy dinners, has expensive jewelry, nice cars, fresh sheets and towels — wait a minute — fresh sheets!? oh shit, that’s totally worth it — I’ve been sleeping on a mattress pad for months…
“Only” is Nicki Minaj’s third single from her upcoming Pinkprint album, which has been delayed again, from November 24, to December 15. The new song features verses from Drake & Lil Wayne, Chris Brown on the hook, and production from by Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and J Mike. Throughout “Only” each rapper makes it abundantly clear that none of them have slept with Nicki (an unusual theme for a rap song):
“I never fucked Wayne, I never fucked Drake. All my life for fuck sake.”
— Nicki Minaj
“I never fucked Nicki because she got a man, but when that’s over I’m first in line.” — Drake
“I never fucked Nicki and that’s fucked up. If I did fuck, she would be fucked up.” — Lil Wayne
And yet, Drake and Wayne remain silent about each other…
Atlanta based rapper/singer iLoveMakonnen had a modest hit with his song, “Club Goin Up on a Tuesday,” until recently when Drake remixed the track by adding a verse of his own.
I like to imagine Drake and Makonnen recording this together in the studio, which IRL, they did not. However, in my version, the two hang out for a while, have some drinks and share some some laughs. Later, when Drake stands up to leave, he turns to go, but then turns back, looks right at Makonnen and says, “Drop the ‘Club Goin Up on a’ just ‘Tuesday’ it’s cleaner.” Then leaves the studio.
“Grindin'” the first single off Tha Carter V debuted last week, the same day Lil Wayne and Drake kicked off their co-headlining tour. For their first show, the two of them performed a huge 51-song setlist and closed with the brand new “Grindin,” not missing a beat. Meanwhile, I still flub lines while singing along to “Drunk In Love.”
Who woulda thought people on public transportation were so critical, I’m just trying to get discovered…
Sunday night, Drake dropped new music, “0 to 100 / The Catch Up” on his website. On the two-part track, produced by Boi-1da, Noah “40″ Shebib and Nineteen85, Drake boasts that he goes, “0 to 100, real quick. ”
He actually goes 0 to 120 when he’s freshly lint-rolled.
Today Lil Wayne released, “Believe Me,” his first single from Tha Carter V. The song features Drake, and it’s pretty great, but what this song really asks is: When are we going to see a Drake & Lil Wayne collaboration album? I’ve already got the title: Watch the Shalom. Ok, the title is a little one-sided, but I’m looking for more excuses for this picture:
Spring has sprung and love is in the air. No, not that kind of love, more like the love between an artist and his muse; in this case, Drake and Johnny Manziel. It’s a beautiful bromance that makes the colors brighter on tank tops and wayfarers everywhere.
They really are the Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick of our time…
The official version of YG and Drake’s new single, “Who Do you Love?” was released this week. (A leaked version surfaced right before the new year.) The DJ Mustard produced beat is off of YG’s upcoming album, My Krazy Life.
…which sounds *so* ToTaLly KeWL.