Who? Riz, from Harlem it seems. The song does it’s job. It got on all the blogs, now I’m sure everyone is hittin’ this mans phone. Fool, put a fuckin’ shirt on! Drake starts the track out singing and rapping. That’s about all you need to know. 40 on the beat, somehow.
“Young girl, ya love life. Same Birthday as Pac, thug life. Gemini I understand why you up tight, ’cause once you give away the pussy ya fucked right?” – Drake
They really are dragging this one out as long as they can. With about 5 behind the scenes videos and now a teaser, we have to be on the brink of this video dropping. Take on more look courtesy of Flex. Buss it!
MTV sits down with Drake’s producer/engineer 40 to discuss the creative process behind the Toronto emcee’s sophomore album, Take Care. If you haven’t grabbed the album yet, it’s available everywhere. Literally. I saw it at CVS the other day.
“I can’t sit there and tell you that anybody made any conscious decisions to the extent of, ‘Oh, we’re gonna make this feel of an album’” – Noah “40″ Shebib
Who’s more thirsty, Drizzy or Chels? Aubrey paid a visit to every favorite rapper’s white girl, Chelsea Handler. They discussed his drink of choice (which is very homosexual), his ethnic background, his songs about females he’s friends with, how he linked up with Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj and more. The news also just rolled in that he will top the charts with 631 thousand units sold of Take Care. Not quite the 700k he was thinking, but I’d call it a success.
Drake has had quite the week! As he awaits the final numbers from Take Care, he performs the album’s lead single at this years American Music Awards, Headlines. This dude looks like he’s about to attempt to break into a house. SMDH at the gloves.
Drakes kinda blue on the December/January issue of Complex. The man really needs an upper of some sort. I think the release of his sophomore album Take Care tomorrow will do the trick. Here’s an excerpt from the full article written by Damien Scott. Here they are speaking on the Headlines video and Drake criticism of his tough guy lyrics…
More than the drop-top stadium, the video’s most talked-about image was Drake draped in all-black Nike apparel, surrounded by two groups of ominous-looking dudes in black hoodies. Blog commenters derided him for renting some thugs to make himself look tough.
But the guys in question are not some newly assembled goon squad. Most come from two of Toronto’s worst neighborhoods, Malvern and Galloway, which have been warring for the past few years. “There’s a lot of people lost in that situation, and through having mutual friends in both of those hoods, we were all able to come together, shoot that video, and immortalize that moment,” says Drake—visibly perturbed that he has to explain himself. “I don’t brag about my hood stories. Everybody’s like, ‘Get the fuck out of here with that shit,’ but I’ve done a lot for the streets out here.”
“Everybody knows Drake isn’t hood,” says Niko, his right-hand man and confidant. Neeks, as the crew calls him, is a quiet, bespectacled dude who met Drizzy back when he was pushing his first mixtape, Room for Improvement. Neeks says Toronto rap used to be much more street-oriented. Kardinal Offishall, Saukrates, and Choclair were the big names. “Drake came and flipped it and said everything that a hood guy can’t say. I guess that’s why people liked him.”
Drake has no delusions of himself as a gangster. He knows he’s at his best when paring down real-life events and emotions other rappers would never tackle. “Any musical sound is real to me,” Drake says as another round of drinks hits the table. “It doesn’t matter if it’s from like Lana Del Ray all the way to Future from Atlanta or ASAP Rocky. Sonically, you can do whatever you want. That’s the beautiful thing about music: you get to make a choice. The more you can start pinpointing pieces of your actual life and start pulling it into your music, people will be like, ‘Damn, that’s something I’ve only thought about, but this guy put it into a song.’ ” He mentions the drunk-dialing ditty “Marvin’s Room” as one example of a song drawn from his daily life.
On newsstands everywhere December 6th.
Ahhhhh, the song that everyone has been looking for is finally here. Drizzy’s Take Care came out the faucet missing this one. We go on a Ride with Aubrey through bragadocious rhymes and crooning courtesy of The Weeknd. Take Care on November 15th, but pre-order now. Sorry, stream only on this one.