Posts Tagged ‘ Drake ’

Through The Looking Glass.


Teaming up with photographer Atiba Jefferson, Mike Campau wanted to come up with a new way to show traditional portraits. Campau states that “Images affected by glass refraction has always intrigued me, so I thought I would start there.” After trying to use more traditional effects to achieve the proper look, the logistics of trying to stack and overlay them proved to be quite impractical. Mike then turned to full CGI for the glass effect.  But regardless of the technique the combination of Atiba Jefferson and Mike Campau on this photo project is incredible.  Check the method below.

A Round Table Discussion ALL Producers Should Watch…


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Over the years, RBMA has brought together artists for joint lectures on the couch. For their Festival New York in 2016, it was the turn of three beatmakers from hip hop’s biggest hit-making city of recent vintage: Atlanta. ATL favorite sons Metro Boomin, Sonny Digital and Zaytoven appeared at Red Bull Studios New York, discussing their early influences and breakout hits, the rise of trap and the producer drop, and their approach to sampling and collaboration. Their hits include work for Future, Drake, Migos, iLoveMakonnen and many, many more.

Rihanna ft. Drake – Work (Official Video).


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Rihanna’s “Work” video has finally arrived. The wait was refreshingly short for the newfound queen of anticipation, who’s back with the full release after teasing a clip to Twitter Friday.  “Work,” featuring Drake, is the the first single from her long-awaitedAnti, which officially debuted on Tidal Jan. 28 after months of delays. In the first half of the video, directed by Director X, Rihanna “works” her hips as hard as her vocals, grinding on the rapper amidst a dimly lit party.  But when the party ends, another video starts. The second half, helmed by Tim Erem, features just Rihanna and Drake in a pink-lit room. Check the method below.

If Marvel Comic Heroes Were Rappers (Vol 2).


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As promised, here is volume 2. of the Marvel Hip Hop Variant cover series.  If you (somehow) missed the first collection, just click here for the full story.  And to save on space, we found a new way of demonstrating the cover art.  If you want to get a close look at these covers, and many more Marvel will give away a 32-page comic book that features 14 of the variant covers.  Check the method.

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Meanwhile… Back At Drake’s House (Back to Back).


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I was having a conversation earlier in the week with my good friend and producer Masna, about Drake’s semi-response to Meek Mills’ accusations of Drizzy’s lyrics on Meeks album being ghost written. I personally thought his first response was a bit soft served. A rapper who built a career around “Diss me, and you’ll never hear a reply for it.” finally straight up disses someone one, but it was only a few subliminal bars that rang through on a mellow “not addressing the subject” feel.  What I told Manni is that Drake should have come full force in his response, a blistering rebutle of indictments oozing with ferocity… And then he did. Take a listen to October’s Very Own’s second diss track titled “Back to Back” and sound off on what you think.

Drake- ‘Charged Up’


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Earlier this week, the rapper Meek Mill unleashed a series of tweets that sought to expose the much more famous rapper Drake as a fraud. The two had recently collaborated on the Meek Mill single “R.I.C.O.,” and Meek seemed a bit salty that Drake hadn’t promoted the tune on his social media or whatever his reason was, so he accused him of using a ghostwriter on the tune and faking his raps. Drake stayed relatively quiet about it until he released his response ‘Charged Up’ today. Check it out below!

 

 

C.I. Bang – 300 Bands.


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Oakland’s up and coming rising artist C.I. Bang takes Drake’s “10 Bands” and turn’s it into “300 Bands”. 300 Bands is named in reference to the section he’s from in East Oakland known as The Dirty 30’s or “300” as he would say. With C.I. Bang’s raw ability and charisma mixed with his passion for wordplay on the record let’s you know he’s someone whose about his business and you’ll know about him in the near future. Be on the lookout for his upcoming singles, “Club On Stuck” and “Run This City” with his new project dropping late-Summer named The Process 2.

Travel Art Featuring The ‘Rich And Famous’.


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Manni Phantom – Discipline.


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19 year old master producer, writer, singer, engineer, emcee, and cool haircut guy, Manni Phantom has hit the web with yet another display of his talents.  The track ‘Discipline’ dropped yesterday to what are sure to be rave reviews.  The solemn, yet sultry song, touches on the topic of getting caught up in lies and the lessons learned afterwards.  Take a listen below, and make sure to look out for any releases Manni Phantom has in the future.  Check the method.

The Deconstruction Of Drake’s Music.


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Grammy Award winning pianist, Chilly Gonzales is a literal (and self proclaimed) musical genius, who has taken a favorable ear to modern trends in music and deconstructs them.  Chilly pulls out exactly what make a specific song unique, and gives analyzes the seemingly unquantifiable attributes that make our favorite songs our favorite songs.  Take a look at his break down of Drake’s “We’re Going Home”.

YG Ft. Drake – Who Do You Love


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Check out Who Do You Love (Prod. By DJ Mustard), the latest track from YG, featuring Drake.

Timbaland ft. Jay-Z, Drake & James Fauntleroy – Know Bout Me.


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Timbo previewed this a few times while touring Europe but today we get to hear full song featuring Jay-Z, Drake and James Fauntleroy. Off his upcoming album, Textbook Timbo album coming soon.

Drake vs. Assassin’s Creed.


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Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag has some new ads out, and the first time I saw one, the soundtrack caught me very off guard.  It’s always refreshing when unconventional hip hop tracks are used to promote things totally unrelated to the genre.  And personally the choice of song made me enjoy the trailer even more.  Check the method below.

Drake – Hold On We’re Going Home


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Drake dropped the visuals for “Hold On, We’re Going Home” on the same day “Nothing Was the Same,” the album that features the song, hits stores. The clip starts with Drake, A$AP Rocky and friends celebrating in a lounge of sorts. That gives way to candles, a kidnapping and lots of “Scarface”-like elements

Drake – Wu-Tang Forever


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Drake released the track “Wu-Tang Forever” off of his upcoming album Nothing Was the Same. But it turns out the Shaolin-inspired title had fans expecting something very Tang flavored. In short, it’s a Drake song — even if he does shout out the Clan and cop some of their lines by a sample  of the Wu’s 1997 jam “It’s Yourz.”

Jay Z – Holy Grail feat. Justin Timberlake Official Visual


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Director Anthony Mandler has produced the visuals to Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s new release “Holy Grail”, which comes from Carter’s twelfth studio album Magna Carta… Holy Grail. The video sees Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, and some cloth-covered women in an abandoned mansion and includes a slightly remixed version of the collaborative track. Prior to this, the American director had frequently collaborated with Rihanna and has produced videos for Eminem, Usher, Drake, M.I.A. and Lana Del Rey, amongst many others.

Drake Ft. 2 Chainz And Big Sean – All Me


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Produced by Key Wane. This will be on Drake’s upcoming album “Nothing Was The Same”.

Khaled Ft. Drake, Rick Ross And Lil Wayne – No New Friends


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Cash Money’s DJ Khaled is getting ready to release his Suffering From Success album this summer. Here is the single off the project featuring the same lineup from the “I’m On One” song – Lil Wayne, Drake and Rick Ross. The track is called “No New Friends” and it was produced by Boi-1da and Noah “40″ Shebib.

Drake Ft. Sampha – The Motion


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Brand new music from Drake “The Motion” Ft. Sampha. No word on if this is going to be on Drake’s upcoming album “Nothing Was The Same”.

Lil Wayne – Good Kush and Alcohol (Love Me) ft. Drake, Future


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Drake and Future handle the hook on the track, produced by Mike Will Made It, while Lil Wayne tells us that everything’s gonna be alright as long as the girls love him. This will be on Lil Wayne’s  I Am Not A Human Being II album.

Started From The Bottom – Drake


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Drake shared “Started From The Bottom,” the first single from his as-yet-untitled new album, and from the sound of things, it’ll be a departure from the luxuriant moroseness of Take Care. “Started From The Bottom” is a hard, simple rap song with a nagging piano loop and some serious 808 programming.

2-cent Good Christmas(Music Video Parody)


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2-cent Good Christmas was created as a Music Video Parody for the holidays back in 2010. But every year around christmas I can’t get enough of this. This parody makes fun of  Eminem, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Rick Ross, Willow Smith, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Kanye West, Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Plies, Drake, Lil Wayne, Wyclef, and Lady Gaga.

A$AP Rocky’s Debut Album Track Listing.


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A$AP Rocky has unveiled the tracklisting for his forthcoming new album ‘LongLiveA$AP’, revealing a host of guest stars, including Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine, Drake and Kendrick Lamar.  The record will be released on January 15, 2013, and also features appearances from Santigold, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Pharrell.  However, the record will not feature ‘Ridin” – his collaboration with Lana Del Rey that was pulled from the KickDrums’ recent mixtape.

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The New York hip-hop star was originally due to release ‘LongLiveA$AP’ in September of this year but rescheduled the release date to October 31. He then subsequently shelved the release until 2013 after revealing that the mastering of the record was taking longer than expected, due to his refusal to back down over clearing any of the samples used on the LP.  Explaining the delay, Rocky said: “The issue with my album is I got things on it that’s so out of this world that it’s taking so long to get mastered. That’s the issue, and I refuse to take anything off. It’s complete, everything is being mastered and cleared right now. Its just so hard to get things cleared, because you got to find people to clear samples.”

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The ‘LongLiveA$AP’ tracklisting is:

‘Long Live A$AP’
‘Goldie’
‘PMW’ (All I Really Need) feat. Schoolboy Q
‘LVL’
‘Hell’ feat Santigold
‘Pain OverDoz’
‘Fuckin’ Problems’ feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
‘Wild For The Night’
‘1Train’ feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T.
‘Fashion’
‘Phoenix’
‘Suddenly’
‘Pretty Flaco’ (Remix) feat. Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame & Pharrell
‘Ghetto Symphony’ feat. Gunplay & A$AP Ferg
‘Ticket’
‘Like I’m Apart’ feat. Florence Welch
‘Purple Swag’ (Remix)

Caskey Signs With Cash Money Records.


Cash Money’s newest artist was just announced…  Check out how it all went down.