Drake has always been expressive on Twitter to his fans. And when his grandmother Evelyn passed away a few days ago, he took to the social networking site to reveal the sad news.
“Rest in peace to my grandmother Evelyn Sher. What a day to go…thankful to have had the times we did.”
Drake, who has always been close to his mom and grandmother, has mentioned his grandmother plenty of times in his songs. In fact, she was even featured in the song ”Look What You’ve Done“, which was a track off the rapper’s latest album Take Care.
In the song, she is heard saying, “All I can say Aubrey is, I remember the good times we had together and the times I used to look after you and I still have wonderful feelings about that. So God bless you, and I hope I’ll see you.”
RIP Evelyn. My deepest condolences go to Drake and his family.
Well, the wait is over.
The music video for “Take Care”,the super catchy song on Drizzy’s second album featuring Rihanna is finally out.
Featuring artistic and slow-motion shots of landscapes and animals, the video directed by Yoann Lemoine, also features Drake and Rihanna singing in a tight embrace.
While I’m not quite sure what this video means, but the images here are quite stunning! If it’s something that doesn’t belong in an installation art exhibit, then it certainly is something Drake would have as a music video!
What do you think?
Yesterday, word spread that Drake was being sued by Ericka Lee, his alleged ex-girlfriend and business partner who appeared on the infamous voicemail message in the Take Care single ‘Marvin’s Room’ – now Drake’s party has responded and released the following statement:
“This claim is entirely without merit and our client has not engaged in any wrongful conduct. Ericka Lee consented to the use of her voice in the song “Marvin’s Room” prior to its release. Lee asked only for the credit she received as ‘Syren Lyric Muse,’ and she did not ask for any compensation. It was only after she retained a lawyer that there was a demand for payment. Drake tried for months to resolve the matter amicably, and he now looks forward to being vindicated in court.”
Lee had claimed that she deserves credit as co-writer and should received royalties for her contribution to the song.
The City of Toronto is pissed off at one of their own. Drake used a billboard in the city to promote his album “Take Care.” However, the city argues there is a trademark infringement over the word “Toronto,” which is spelt in a font distinctively used by the city.
The sign has been up for a couple of months, but only recently has it been brought to the attention of Toronto officials. The city believes it looks like an official “Welcome” sign.
“We would suggest that the treatment of the word Toronto used on the billboard is very similar to the wordmark that forms part of the Toronto logo,” city spokesperson Francine Antonio-Forte told the Toronto Star. “The similarity of the wordmarks, in conjunction with other creative elements used for the billboard, may cause some confusion about the source of the information.” There’s been no word as to whether Toronto officials will take legal action against their pride and joy. “While the city is proud of its local and international talent, we have a general practice of reviewing and addressing reported or known cases related to the possible misuse of the Toronto logo,” Antonio-Forte added.
If the city was smart, they would leave Drake alone. The rapper has put Toronto and Canadian hip-hop on the map, and the rapper proudly represents the city. Hopefully they just give him a warning.
Hundreds of fans stopped by HMV in downtown Toronto to score their seven seconds in heaven with Drake on Monday – some having been there since as early as 8 p.m. the night before! Talk about dedicated fans.
In an interview with MuchMusic’s T-Rexxx, who hosts Rap City, Drake admitted that once he heard the stories of people coming from all over the country just to meet him, there was no way he could leave without making sure he met every single fan. Drake even stopped to take pictures with some of the lucky fans, after it had been made clear in the ads that it would strictly be an autograph session only.
Drake ended up staying for around three hours more than scheduled in his effort to make sure all his fans got the attention they deserved.
I never thought it would be possible to respect Drake any more than I already do, but after hearing this, he has shot up to the top of my list. It’s nice to find out that fame and fortune hasn’t gotten to everyone, and that Drake will always remember being Aubrey Graham from Toronto. I’m so proud of you, Drake! Make sure to pick up your copy of Drake’s latest album, “Take Care”, which is in stores now.
Check out more pictures from the signing here.
“Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it…and take care until next time.”
Aubrey “Drake” Graham tweeted late Sunday night in response to the leak of his upcoming album Take Care. At first listen, it craftily juggles between Drake’s duelling egos, Aubrey, the emotional slow jammer and Drizzy, the Weezy impersonator.
With unsurprising appearances from Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and a handful by Papa Weezy himself, there is one lush and tender ode to the hometown with R&B up-and-comer, The Weeknd. Inspired by his appearance at Drake’s Molson Amplitheatre show in August, the legendary Stevie Wonder-ful makes a cameo on the confessional “Doin’ It Wrong”. He arguably shows impeccable taste for a sophomore effort, while maintaining the frequent Toronto shout-outs and references.
Is it disappointing that we live in a time where nobody can keep things left under-wraps and that old release day anticipation is non-existent? Or is it a gift in itself? Either way, there’s a plentiful of career-shifting products through Take Care’s tracklist:
1. Over My Dead Body
2. Shot For Me
4. Crew Love (Ft. The Weeknd)
5. Take Care (Ft. Rihanna)
6. Marvin’s Room
7. Under Ground Kings
8. We’ll Be Fine
9. Make Me Proud (Ft. Nicki Minaj)
10. Lord Knows (Ft. Rick Ross)
12. Doing It Wrong (Ft. Stevie Wonder)
13. The Real Her (Ft. Andre 3000 & Lil Wayne)
14. Look What You’ve Done
15. HYFR (Ft. Lil Wayne)
17. The Ride
Remember this: free music is to promote, not replace. Go support art. The physical copy is planned to drop next Tuesday November 15th.
HINT: To download the album now, check this out.
Drake is performing on SNL tonight and is promising an awesome performance and will be rapping tracks from his new album, “Take Care.”
“It’s crazy places that rap music can take you and doors that can open up off of the things that we’ve worked on all these years,” Drake told MTV News after “SNL” show rehearsals on Thursday in New York. “It’s so crazy being here today with the same band that I’ve been rolling with — all guys from Toronto. This is crazy, man, this is crazy. It’s an honor for sure.”
Drake is also promising a larger than life performance.
“One thing that I do notice is not too many people bring atmosphere change [as 'SNL' musical guests], so I really pushed to change the station into something different and I think I did a great job of that,” he said. “I just hope that visually and sonically, it’s a superior performance.”
We will wait and see.
Drake was supposed to release his next album, “Take Care,” on October 25th, however the sophomore album has been delayed. He explained on his site:
“So I have completed 19 songs (17 on physical and 2 on bonus), and have run into a roadblock of clearing 3 samples in time to make the October 24th date. My options were to take the songs off and make the birthday release happen, or to take an extra couple weeks to get the paper work right and give you the album they way I NEED you to hear it. The choice was clear as day for me.”
Hopefully the extra wait is worth it!
Drake released the latest video from “Take Care” with the single “Headlines.” The video features Toronto landmarks like The Rogers Centre (home of the Blue Jays) and also shows the CN Tower.
While Drake is rapping on the field of The Rogers Centre, the words “Take Care” are lit up on the Jumbotron behind him.
Drizzy was also inducted to the Canadian Walk of Fame. The organization said, “At 24 years of age, Drake has already achieved what has taken others a lifetime to do. He is kind, smart, talented, philanthropic, and driven. He is an inspiring example to all, and we are proud to recognize him this year as our young Canadian making a positive impact.”
October is turning out to be a big month for Drake!
Drake took to Twitter to annouce his next album Take Care will be out October 24th.
Drake spoke to Entertainment Weekly, where he opened up about his team for this new album.
“There are about three or four major opinions that I respect. Obviously, the main one would be [engineer and producer] 40 (Noah Shebib). He’s worked with me every single night I’ve set foot in the studio since Comeback Season. He knows what I’m capable of and he’s not afraid to say “You can do that better” or “That’s it” or “I know you can write a better verse than that.” And Oliver El-Khatib, who has progressed from my friend who just used to advise me on how to dress to a guy who came up with the artwork for So Far Gone to, since he’s such a creative brain, that he’s become one of my managers. Then my DJ Future the Prince has a great ear for music. And probably the most important person in the equation is Hush, who is a friend of mine who grew up rapping in Toronto and he’s present every night. If anyone knows what I’m capable of, it’s Hush. We love rap the same way and we have the same exact ear. So I know he’s hearing what I’m hearing. I never take criticism personally from anyone. I love feedback, but especially when it comes to Hush. He understands rap probably better than anyone else I mentioned. And he’s a close friend of mine.”