Tag Archives: Drake

Leak Alert: Drake – Shut It Down ft. The Dream

31 May


I’m going to keep this simple. Drake has restored any credibility that The Dream may have had before he recently released the Aaliyah ‘One In A Million’ cover. ‘Shut It Down’ is smooth, sexy and easy on the ears. Even though I’m not the biggest lover of slow songs, we will be ‘thanking you later’ Drake if all the material on the album is this good. Fact.

‘Shut It Down’ will be available on Drake’s debut album, ‘Thank Me Later’ which is due 15th June.

Rating: 7/10

Download/Listen to ‘Shut It Down’ here.


Kanye Turns His Back On Electro?

14 Apr

Kanye West

If the latest rumours about Kanye West ‘taking it back to basics’ are to be believed, then it seems like Mr. West and the electro beat are no more. In a recent interview with The Red Bulletin DJ Premier said: “Kanye’s new album is strictly hard beats and rhymes. He’s totally done with electro. You’re gonna be surprised by what you hear.”

Kanye‘s fifth studio album, ‘Good Ass Job’ which is due for release this summer will feature top names such as Drake, Q-Tip and his new protégé Big Sean. Sounds interesting, but I guess we’ll see if going back to basics means he’s getting rid of that dreaded Auto-Tune.  Hmmmm [Kanye Shrug].

[Orignially written for MTV Wrap Up]

Drake Finally Drops “Over” Video…Phew

12 Apr

Finally it’s the video that evey hip hop fan has been waiting for has arrived. Check out  Drake‘s latest video “Over”. The leading lady is UK songstress, Rita Ora (Roc Nation’s most recent addition).

Update: A lot of hype for a video that was not that special. Don’t you just love PR!!
Rita Ora was the female vocalist featured on the Craig David and Tinchy Stryder tune “Where’s Your Love” – wow big change!

Craig David Ft. Tinchy Stryder & Rita Ora – Where’s Your Love

Photos: Nicki Minaj Does XXL Spread

10 Apr


As you may or may not know, Nicki Minaj has teamed up with her Young Money amigo,  Drake to cover the May edition of XXL magazine. The spread named “The Rebirth of Rap Royalty” features an interview and  pics of the pair. Check out Miss Nicki’s shots.

We Will Have To Wait A Little Longer For Drake

8 Apr


Ever since it was announced that Drake’s highly anticipated album “Thank Me Later” would be dropping on May 25, everyone breathed a sigh of relief…

But now it turns out that we’re going to have to wait a little bit longer before we get our hands on a copy as the release has now been pushed back another month to June 15th.

Drake who recently unveiled a new track named “Fireworks” during the Pennsylvania leg of his tour, blamed the delay on the fact that he wants to make some ‘finishing touches’ to the album. So I guess we’ll just have to keep waiting patiently…

[Orignially written for MTV Wrap Up]

Young Money – Every Girl [Tune of the Day]

23 Feb

It’s Young Money. Does this pick for Tune of the day need an explanation?  Nope.

Young Money – Bedrock [US Tune of The Day]

16 Jan

It’s Young Money – need I say more! There’s a lot of hype about these guys right now, in particular their First Lady, Nicki ‘fake booty’ Minaj. I’m definitely going to be getting their album, I don’t see how an album with Weezy, Lloyd, Drake and Nicki Minaj on it wouldn’t be worth listening to?!

Check out the Young Money Ent website.