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Noah “40” Shebib Talks Lil Wayne Stealing Drake’s “I’m Single” Song, “Views” & More [Video]

March 15, 2017 by Danny M

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Noah 40 Shebib Talks Lil Wayne Stealing Drake Im Single Song, Views & More

Back in January, Noah “40” Shebib sat down with ROLI founder Roland Lamb at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, which you can watch below.

During the conversation, 40 chatted all about the technology he uses to create music, but he also spoke a lot about his work with Drake.

The producer discussed finding Drizzy‘s sound, working with him, So Far Gone, Views, and revealed Lil Wayne took “I’m Single” from them!

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Drake Talks Lil Wayne, “More Life”, Kanye West, UK Rap, Ghostwriting For Dr. Dre, Grammys, XXXTENTACION & More

February 19, 2017 by Danny M

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Drake Talks Lil Wayne, More Life, Kanye West, UK Rap, Ghostwriting For Dr Dre, Grammys, XXXTENTACION & More

While out in London on his “The Boy Meets World” tour, Drake chopped it up with DJ Semtex for a one-on-one interview. You can listen to the audio of their conversation below, but check back on Monday to watch a video of the full interview.

During their lengthy conversation, Drizzy spoke on realizing his turning point in the music industry was when Lil Wayne rapped his “Money To Blow” verse live at the MTV Video Music Awards, working with Wayne, his So Far Gone mixtape, ghostwriting for Dr. Dre, and his Views album.

The 6 God also discussed his “One Dance single, why he released “Pop Style” at the same time, how he discovered Kyla‘s original song, racism, why he doesn’t want his 2 new Grammy awards, Quentin Miller, his beef with Meek Mill, people thinking he stole the flow of XXXTENTACION, why More Life is a playlist and not an album, Skepta, UK rap, Giggs, his OVO Sound Radio show, and Santan Dave.

Throughout the interview, Drizzy Drake even revealed that he has distanced himself from Kanye West after he brought up his and DJ Khaled‘s name in a rant and so they are no longer working on a joint project, can not see him and Meek ever being friends, and thinks the best rappers are in London!

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Drake Performs “November 18th” Live In Houston, Texas [Video]

November 14, 2013 by Danny M

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Last night, Drake performed live at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas for a stop on his “Would You Like A Tour?”.

Above, you can watch Drizzy telling the crowd that he “wouldn’t be shit” if it weren’t for the Houston people and then goes into performing “November 18th” off his So Far Gone mixtape.

Drizzy Drake will next be performing on his tour in Phoenix, Arizona at the US Airways Center on November 16th!

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Video: Drake Speaks On His “Club Paradise” Tour

December 19, 2011 by Danny M

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Drake recently spoke with MTV after his Cali Christmas 2011 performance to discuss his “Club Paradise” tour, which he also just announced new dates for. Drizzy says the shows will be for his So Far Gone fans.

The Toronto rapper will play for about 6,000 to 9,000 people every night, mostly college students, a demographic he said he feels most loyal to. “I chose to do that because I just feel like those are the kids that downloaded So Far Gone off of October’s Very Own that night and have been riding with me ever since,” he shared. “I don’t want them to ever feel like I left them or like we’re disconnected, so I’m just gonna go back and I’m gonna bring them a real tour into those college spaces.”

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GQ Speaks To Drake About The Lil Wayne vs. Jay-Z Beef & More

November 11, 2011 by Danny M

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GQ Speaks To Drake About Lil Wayne vs Jay-Z Beef & More

GQ recently sat down with Drizzy to discuss his Take Care album, coming up with the album title while in Birmingham, England, some of the lyrics from songs on the album, So Far Gone, Thank Me Later, the perfect girl for Drake, sweaters, why the “Fancy” music video was never released, and the Lil Wayne vs. Jay-Z beef. Hit the jump to read the full interview!

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Video: Rio Ferdinand Interviews Drake For #5 Magazine

May 31, 2011 by Danny M

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Earlier this year, Rio Ferdinand interviewed Drake for the latest issue of #5 Magazine, which also features Nicki Minaj on the front cover. Drizzy talks to Rio about how he became a Manchester United fan, acting, rapping, traveling with Lil Wayne, Weezy’s work ethic, his So Far Gone mixtape, his forthcoming Take Care album, award nominations, pressure, and lots more! You can watch the full 20 minute interview in the video above, courtesy of RapDose.

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Drake XXL Cover Story Excerpt & Photos

April 14, 2010 by Danny M

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Drake XXL Cover Story Excerpt & Photos

What are your thoughts on this cover?

It’s great to me. I’ve never done XXL, so it’s exciting. And to be doing it with Nicki, man, that’s my dog. That’s more than my dog. That’s, like, we have the most interesting relationship, ’cause it’s so multilayered. That’s my co-worker, my peer, my family. But, at the same time, on any given day, she’s, like, the love of my life… Nicki’s a very intriguing character. To be doing it with her is great, man.

So since the success of your mixtape So Far Gone you’ve become rap’s golden child. Has it been hard getting your debut together, to live up to that hype?

Not hard. If you’re not struggling, then there’s something wrong. If it was effortless, then I’d be scared. If I was like, “Yeah, this is it, this is the one.” I’m still listening to it, and I’m like, “Man, I don’t know, it could be better.” But that’s just me. That’s just the artist in myself competing with myself. And now it’s so crazy, because, to be in the industry, a lot of people start playing you their music. You start hearing other people’s hits and sound, and you start thinking, Wow, okay, this is all the music that’s coming out this year. And you start thinking about yourself fitting into that, you know? Like, last year, other than Blueprint 3, it was a pretty dry year for hip-hop, as far as, like, the legends. But this year it’s way different. You know, you’ve got OutKast rumored to be coming out.

Do you know something we don’t?

I don’t. I just read what I read. Even from, like, [Santogold] is coming out again, MGMT. You’ve got Jeezy. You’ve got T.I. Carter IV’s gonna drop as soon as Wayne gets out. So it’s a great year for music. But when you’re in it, you also start thinking about, Well, I can’t get lost in that. And I make R&B, and hip-hop, so I’m not only thinking about the rappers—I’m thinking about the Dreams, the MGMTs, just great music on a whole. That’s the best part about it, because that’s what makes my music better and pushes me to keep working on it, as opposed to just being, like, “Okay, it’s done.” I wasn’t confident when I dropped So Far Gone, neither. I thought I had made the biggest mistake of my life.

Really?

Yeah, ’cause I started the mixtape off with an R&B song about women that were lost in the world. It was a risk. I mean, we knew it meant something to us, but we also sat there, like, “Man, are people going to accept this? A rapper that’s singing?” And I’m not just doing melodies, I’m singing. Same with this album—I’m singing. And I even went further. I explored music on So Far Gone. I was taking other people’s music and revamping it. I can’t do that on an album. I love that genre of music. It sparks something in me when
I use soundscapes or write like that. So now I’ve crafted my own interpretations on that that apply to my life, and I’m just wondering, Are those going to work now? ’Cause it’s just me. It’s my shit. So it’s a lot of unknowns on this album.

Sometimes I’ll have been up all night thinking about it, and then I finally get to the studio, listen to it front to back, and I’m like, “Man, this is a good record. It’s a great first record.” And it’s so crazy, too, because people are always telling me—oh, you know, like, the Kanyes, and the Jays, and the Jeezys, they put me, like, for some reason, over there, like my album is gonna be competing with those people. And I don’t know if it’s just what they assume soundwise, like, maybe it’ll sound that big and be in the category, but really, for the new artists that just put out a mixtape and are working on their first album, I mean, just those guys, the new class, that’s really where I’m at. I really only put out a mixtape, and this is my first album. And just, like, [Kid] Cudi or a Wale, J. Cole—time-line-wise, that’s where I am.

Via XXL, and hit the jump to see some more photos of Drizzy from the XXL May 2010 Magazine. Also, you can check out Nicki Minaj’s XXL cover story excerpt and photos here.

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