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Drake – Over

March 5, 2010 by Danny M

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Drake Over

Here is Drake‘s first single from his upcoming album, Thank Me Later titled “Over“. The record is produced by Boi-1da, and you can stream/download it below:

Download: Drake – Over

Props NMC, and leave a comment below with your thoughts on this single.

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Nicki Minaj’s The Fader Magazine Interview And Photos x More News

February 24, 2010 by Danny M

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Nicki Minaj The Fader Magazine Interview And Photos

We recently posted Nicki Minaj on the front cover of The Fader magazine (you can see that here), and we now have the article and some more photos from the photo shoot courtesy of BlogXilla. The magazine should hit newsstands sometime next week, and in the interview below, Nicki speaks about her first rhymes, her status in Rap, and why she’s always making those goofy faces. You can also view some outtakes from the photo shoot here!

Nicki Minaj on Her Status In The Game and Being A Personality: “I don’t know where I fit in the spercturum of rap yet, I think now I’m kind of proving myself, but before, people thought of I was more of a sex symbol or wannabe sex symbol. Now they’re seeing. That’s why I make the goofiest faces, I don’t want people to think I’m up here trying to be cute. I’m trying to entertain, and entertaining is more than exuding sex appeal. I don’t think that’s fun. I don’t find it fun watching someone trying to be sexy. It’s wack. I’m trying to just show my true personality, and I think that means more than anything else. I think when personality is at the forefront, its not about male or female, its just about, who is this weird character?”

Nicki Minaj on Control and Writing Her Own Rhymes: “I am so territorial, that [from the start] I just felt like whatever I was gonna do I was gonna write it myself, its my personal preference to always be in control of everything I do in life.”

Nicki Minaj on Writing ‘Saxon’ For Rihanna: “This wasn’t supposed to come out in the world with Nicki Minaj on it. This was written for someone else, and I felt so f*cked up behind it. But I thought the beat was very different, and I wanted to write something for Rihanna that showed like, I already shut that shit down.

Hit the jump to see some more photos from this magazine, information on Nicki Minaj hosting BET’s Rip The Runway, and Sean Garrett says to look out for Nicki‘s first single coming in about a week or so!

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Video: Drake Announces First Single From Thank Me Later

February 13, 2010 by Danny M

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While performing in Vegas, Drake announced to his fans that his first single from his upcoming Thank Me Later album is going to be called “Over“. I’m sure the single will be coming soon.

Shouts to RR

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Drake & Eminem Talking About Another Collaboration

February 3, 2010 by Danny M

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It looks like the planned March release for Drake’s hotly anticipated official debut LP, Thank Me Later, may not happen. It’s already February and the 23-year old said he’s still recording his opus.

“Not yet,” Drake said Sunday night at the red carpet of the Grammy Awards, when asked if he was done recording. “I got a couple more things.”

One of those things has the potential to be a blockbuster: Drizzy and Eminem may have a follow-up to “Forever,” which the pair performed with Lil Wayne and drummer Travis Barker at the Grammys.

“Me and Em talked about something today,” Drake revealed. “We might need that to happen.”

As for the official first single from the album, the Young Money franchise player is ruminating on it.

“I’m gonna figure that out this week and it should be coming in a week or two,” he said. “It’s all coming soon. I won’t take too long.”

Via MTV

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Drake Returns To Studio With Kanye West & Contemplates Album’s First Single

January 7, 2010 by Danny M

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Drake has been spoiled by the mixtape game. With So Far Gone, he dropped the entire body of work and let the people pick their favorite records (Drake’s is ” A Night Off” with Lloyd, if you were wondering). His album Thank Me Later is still on tap for a March release and despite what you’ve heard about songs such as “Fireworks” and “Light Up,” the 23-year-old said he has yet to pick a single.

“A single? I haven’t really figured it out,” he said. “With So Far Gone it was the same thing — ‘Best I Ever Had’ was the second-to-last song I did. When I did it, I was like, ‘Cool, it adds a little bounce to [the mixtape],’ but I wasn’t crazy about it. And that song went #1. That’s the one thing that’s weird about working on this project, is that I have to choose a single before you actually hear it. I like when people dictate. But I can’t wait until March to put out a single, I have to pick one. But I’ll figure it out … when I have a couple more joints. I know the direction I want it to go. I definitely know I want it to connect with the women again. I think that’s always important for me. On the album everybody will get their moment. Whatever you like or love about Drake will be there.”

Some of Drizzy’s recordings will be produced by Kanye West — they’ve already made music for the album and have plans to connect for a last time before Thank Me Later closes up shop. All those conspiracy theorists who claimed that Kanye sabotaged Drake when he directed the video for “Best I Ever Had” can close out that argument as well — Drake maintains the video is exactly what he wanted, he just wished he could have shot it with a bigger budget.

“I don’t really care about catching flack,” Drake said about fans that were less than pleased with the video collaboration. “Everybody is not gonna love everything we do …

“That’ll never stop me and Kanye from working together,” he added. “Me and Kanye, when we do come together, it’s great. We have great chemistry. That definitely won’t halt us from giving people what they deserve. In a couple of weeks I’m going to Hawaii so I can work with him and No ID some more.”

When asked about the songs they already have in the can, Drake said they were so dope they didn’t need hyping.

“It’s not much to say — we got some great songs,” he noted. “Kanye just brought extra brushes to the painting session. He just brought some more colors so we can complete this masterpiece. I know he’s eager to complete his record too, so he’s back in that music mode which is great. He was in clothing mode for a second … now I think he’s back and ready to make this all happen.”

Via MTV

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DJ Khaled – Fed Up (Feat Drake, Usher, Young Jeezy & Rick Ross)

October 29, 2009 by Danny M

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DJ Khaled Fed Up Feat Drake Usher Young Jeezy & Rick Ross

DJ Khaled recruits Usher, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, and Young Money’s Drake for his first single from his upcoming album, Victory called “Fed Up“. Khaled‘s album is set to drop in 2010, and you can stream/download this record below:

Download: DJ Khaled – Fed Up (Feat Drake, Usher, Young Jeezy & Rick Ross)

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Drake Confirms “Thank Me Later” First Single

October 10, 2009 by Danny M

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Drake Confirms Thank Me Later First Single

Young Money‘s Drake has confirmed recent reports of his debut album, Thank Me Later, being led by a The-Dream collaboration single and dropping around early next year.

“I’m able to walk around, so I’m working very hard on the album,” he revealed in an interview. “I’ve been out of the scene for so long because I’ve been off my leg…Sitting at home in your apartment and having a doctor come over every day and eating healthy and going to the gym — there’s not much of a rap album to be made off that. I have to get my inspiration and start seeing things and going to dinners and meeting people again and just finding stories to tell for this album. I’m trying to make something timeless…[It’s] an R&B song…It’s sexy. It’s slow, but there’s an energy to it. I rap on it. Me and Dream both sing on it. It’s cool. [It has a] message that’s never really been explored by male singers. This song is sort of like an anthem for women, like pre-the club. It’s like an anthem for you to be at your house with your girlfriends getting ready, what you listen to before you get there.”

Props SOHH

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