While out in England on his “Club Paradise” tour, Drake chopped it up with KISS FM radio station for an interview, which you can check out in the video above.
They talk about Drizzy selling out 2 full shows at the O2 Arena in London, if he has noticed a difference with his fans at his concerts from now to when he toured in 2010 promoting Thank Me Later, headlining the Barclaycard Wireless Festival this summer, Mavado, collaborating with 2 Chainz, writing for Rita Ora, Rihanna, planning to work with Jamie xx in the studio, Labrinth, working with Justin Bieber, what he hopes to have accomplished by the time he reaches 50-years-old, and more.
In related Drake news, you can watch some footage of him hosting the 1st annual Spike For Life charity event for the East Scarborough boys and girls club with P. Reign below.
Since signing with Young Money Entertainment, we haven’t really heard anything new on PJ Morton. For fans worrying that he might not get the attention he deserves at the label, he has reassured them that they don’t need to worry as he has full creative control over his music and decisions. Check out what PJ told YKIGS below about why he signed to YM:
“I have full creative control over the music I do, so I knew it was the right spot for me. I think that’s kinda the misconception about Young Money overall. It’s kind of an old school concept that they have over there in the sense of back in the day, people signed artists that they believed in and they kinda let them do what they do because they already believe as opposed to trying to change who the artist were.” Morton went on to add, “I think they’re bringing back that ‘I don’t care’ creative attitude back to the industry. That let me know it was definitely the right place.”
PJ Morton is currently working on his debut Young Money release, a new EP called Following My First Mind, which will be released in the next few months.
In the video above, Shanell speaks to MTV about her remix to Lil Wayne’s “How To Love” single.
“I guess when I first heard the song, I was mad that it wasn’t mine, because I really liked it,” Shanell told Mixtape Daily of her motivation to remake the tune.
“It’s really stuff that I’ve dealt with in relationships that I’ve been in,” Shanell said. “Instead of getting upset with the guy, kind of feeling bad for him. Like, ‘You’re cheating and I feel bad for you,’ rather than, ‘I’m mad at you because you just don’t know or appreciate what you have. You’re too busy trying to be like your favorite rapper.’
“I think my version wouldn’t be as great as it was if it there wasn’t Wayne’s version for people to hear that side of the story,” she added.
After hearing Shanell’s rendition, Wayne is mulling over the idea of the two performing the song live as a duet during the second leg of his I Am Still Music Tour. “He was really, really surprised that I did it, and he thought it sounded really, really good,” she said of the YM boss’ reaction. “We’re talking about maybe even doing some sort of back and forth thing on the road, on the upcoming tour.”
Last weekend, The Source chopped it up with YM’s Shanell for an interview. They speak on her upcoming Nobody’s Bitch mixtape, her “My Buttons” single, and her future plans with girl group The Girls Club.
In the video above, you can watch Drake‘s Q&A with Manchester United and England Football Star Rio Ferdinand for the latest issue of #5 Magazine. Drizzy reveals the first record he bought, who he got his first paycheck from, his first kiss, what it was like to get his butt whooped the first time he was involved in a fight, the last pair of sneakers he bought, and the last car he bought.
After the jump, Drake talks to DG about being on LeBron James’ “The LeBrons” animated show.
Drake told MTV on the set of DJ Khaled’s “I’m On One” video shoot that he will be partying and using the holiday to see how his upcoming Take Care album will work in a club setting.
“So this is my first Memorial weekend really participating this heavily,” Drizzy said from the set of DJ Khaled’s “I’m On One” video shoot in Miami. “I just want to get out there and touch the people, slap everybody’s hand, see the women; just let them know I’m out here. Let them see me, because they haven’t seen me in a while.”
It isn’t all work however. Drake hints that will be observing the crowds and using his experience to fine tune his album. “And I got this album coming it’s called Take Care, so I just really want to get out here and check the climate. I wanna hear the records, see how everybody’s moving, see what everybody’s lovin’, because I know I got a great body of work,” he said. “I’m ready to give it away, I’m using this weekend as study research. I’ll be getting as drunk as I can trying to fit in, doin’ it like that.”
With Lil Wayne’s plans to extend his “I Am Still Music” tour in mid-summer, SOHH hit up Gudda Gudda to find out what life on the road is like. Reflecting on the recently ended “I Am Still Music” tour, Double G described the overall fan appreciation to seeing Weezy after serving nearly a year in jail in 2010.
“I was on some of the ‘I Am Still Music’ tour dates because I was doing a lot of shows on my own during the tour so I would try to catch as many dates as I could. I would do some shows and then go back but on the second run, I’m going to definitely be at a lot more of the shows so I’ll definitely be ready for the next one,” Gudda Gudda told SOHH. “Man, it definitely was more special. He was gone for a good year so when he came back, the energy was just stupid crazy. Every night had been crazy since he’s been back and everybody now is ready for this Tha Carter IV album.”
Gudda also gave the inside scoop on silly antics YM members pull when all together: