Drake – “Fear” (Prod. by DJ Khalil)

September 5, 2009

Yesterday, I put up the 30 second snippet version to Drake’s latest joint, Fear, produced by DJ Khalil, and today, I am giving you all the full, CDQ version of the song. Off of his So Far Gone EP that will hit stores on the 15th, this track will lead us into his upcoming, debut album, Thank Me Later. Personally, I have hear Drake rap harder and better, but this track is worth the download and listen. Link below, so enjoy.

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Drake – “Fear” (Prod. by DJ Khalil)


Drake – “Fear” (Snippet)

September 5, 2009

And here is a snippet of Drake’s new song, Fearwhich he is going to release on September 15th off of his So Far Gone mixtape-turned-EP. Though only 30 seconds in length, I am more than excited to hear the song in its entirety. Link below, and feel free to leave some thoughts.

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Drake – “Fear” (Snippet)


Video: Ross Applauds Eminem on “Forever” Verse

September 3, 2009

Though Rick Ross applauds Eminem for his verse on Forever with Drake, Kanye and Lil Wayne, Ross still wants to battle Em. Check out the clip below

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When Rick Ross thinks about Eminem making a Mariah Carey dis record instead of responding to his jabs toward Slim Shady, the Miami Bawse just cracks up laughing. “You know what my thoughts are, man. We just laugh at it,” Ross told us recently in New Mexico.

“He’s smart,” Ross said about Eminem not addressing him and avoiding a rhyme battle. “That’s what I’m waiting for. That’ll be a gift — a great Christmas present for me. But y’all know what I think. I think everybody knows. It’s all ‘hood, man. Shout-out to Mariah Carey, she needs to reach out to me. We could eradicate some things.”

The vibe is not 100 percent antagonistic, however, when it comes to Ross’ thoughts on Marshall Mathers — he actually has some praise for Em’s latest verse.

“On a better note, I wanna shout out Eminem. I heard a record he did with Lil Wayne, Drake and Kanye West. Eminem, you’re smart. I understand … we all know what you doing now. You’re moving on to better things. Like I said, he might wanna do a record with me. We here. Triple Cs.”

Ross, the Carol City Cartel, Masspike Miles and the rest of his musical family are putting out their mixtape Maybach Music Part III: White Sand real soon. The title signifies that they started in the streets and are now indulging in the finer things in life. “We still on that hustle,” Ross said. “I’m hungry like a new artist. It’s a double disc of all new music as well as a DVD. It’s taking the street mixtapes to the next level.”

Triple Cs are filming the video for their first single, “Go,” with the Birdman featured in the production. The album Custom Cars and Cycles is due to drop this fall.

Just for the record, Eminem is top ever. Ross would get smashed to pieces, truthfully.


VIdeo: Trey Songz & Drake On 106 & Park

September 2, 2009

In the video below, Trey Songz was being interviewed, and then…Drake showed up. Drake chops it up about his ACL injury, and how he injured himself, how he met Lil Wayne and Trey Songz, his latest video, Successful, his latest success, the Best I Ever Had video and more. He also mentions that he wants to release his official, debut album on Valentines Day.

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Did Drake steal the spotlight or what?

You can also check out Songz perform on the 106 & Park stage. Hit the break.

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Video: Drake x Trey Songz – “Successful”

September 1, 2009

After a 30 second preview and an exclusive behind the scenes video, the official visuals to Drake and Trey’s collaborative joint, Successful, has finally released. Finally. I just wish we could get a video to a new song instead of one that was made almost a year ago. Nonetheless, I like this video, especially more than Best I Ever Had.

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The official music video for Drake and Trey Songz Successful it was directed by Jake Davis. The song will be featured on Trey Songz new album Ready, due in stores August 31st, 2009. The song is also featured on Drake’s So Far Gone mixtape available now for free download, the EP version will be sold in stores September 15th, 2009.


Drake x DJ Drama – “Interview” (8/27/09) [15 minutes]

August 31, 2009

The other day, Drake called in to chop with up with DJ Drama, covering issues about his favorite Forever verse, his upcoming knee surgery, mentions that he’s currently in LA working with Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, who he wants to work with for Thank Me Later, along with Jay-Z, Andre 3000 and Sade, the So Far Gone retail and more.

Courtesy of MTV’s Jayson Rodriguez:

“My favorite line on the song, though, is when Wayne says, ‘Life is such a roller coaster and then it drops/ but what should I scream for, this is my theme park.’ That right there, word-play-wise, that’s my favorite. But everybody does their thing. Kanye does Kanye. Eminem raps in a way where nobody might have heard him rap in a long time and says some things that are great for his fans to hear. I’m just proud to even be on the record. People are telling me they like my verse. I’m just happy I held my own.”

So that record [potentially with Andre 3000 and Sade] is something important to me. Obviously [I’m gonna work with] Wayne. I’m out here really trying to get something special with Justin. Hovito [Jay-Z], we might need to get him. The track on this album was a real catchy joint. But people wanna hear us rap together. That’s one of my goals, to have that track with me and Jay. Maybe don’t even have a hook, maybe. Have just like you haven’t heard him in a minute, just going bars for bars. That might be something you’ll hear on the album.”

Drake x DJ Drama – “Interview” (8/27/09) [15 minutes]


Video: Mary J. Blige x Drake – “The One”

August 30, 2009

And we finally get a visual to Mary J. Blige’s collaborative joint with Toronto’s own, Drake. Though the song is not a favorite of mine coming from Mary’s camp, Drake did do his thing on his verse and in the video. Thoughts?

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Created a big enough buzz yet?


Drake x Kanye West x Lil Wayne x Eminem – “Forever” (Prod. by Boi 1da)

August 30, 2009

The other day was a momentous when Drake, Kanye, Wayne and Eminem hopped onto a Boi 1da track, so I figured I’d hook you all up with the CDQ version. Again, you see the names, you know the talent and you want to listen. Link below.

Drake x Kanye West x Lil Wayne x Eminem – “Forever” (Prod. by Boi 1da)


Video: Drake x Trey Songz – “Successful” Preview

August 28, 2009

Successful, we are given a special 30 second preview of the upcoming video. Hopefully, this will not flop like the Best I Ever Had video, and from the looks of the video, it won’t.

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As said by Jayson Rodriguez of MTV News:

It’s not exactly a do-over, but after receiving some backlash from his Best I Ever Had video, Drake tones things down in a clip for Successful.

The video was shot in the rapper’s hometown of Toronto. Drake and Trey Songz share top billing throughout the clip, directed by Jake Davis. Lil Wayne is featured in the original version of the song from Drake’s mixtape So Far Gone, but in the video version, Weezy’s verse has been replaced with a sung verse from Songz.

The clip is dark and opens with Drake overlooking the city. He continues to peer out from the balcony of a building during his first verse until he meets with Trey. As the two exit the condo, Drake turns back to the doorman, and his mind flashes as he and the man switch roles. The mood of the video matches the song; “Best I Ever Had” turned out to be a misstep for the upstart MC when the over-the-top clip didn’t match what fans felt the song portrayed.

Both Drake and Trey Songz called Successful eerie when they spoke about the song earlier this year to Mixtape Daily.

“It was so eerie. Like it was haunting, almost,” the rapper said of the production. “I was like, ‘Yo, that’s it. You need to use that.’ He started playing this patch, and just every note that he played fell into place.”

Trey Songz — who wrote the chorus for the song — echoed his good friend.

“It was simplistic, but it knocks. It’s eerie, it’s dark,” he explained. “The first thing I laid down was the gothic, reverb-driven harmony: ‘arrrgh, arrrgh, arrrgh.’ I couldn’t think of what I wanted to hear on it, so I did a whole bunch of harmonies [until I found the right one].”


Drake x Kanye West x Lil Wayne x Eminem – “Forever” (Prod. by Boi-1da)

August 27, 2009

No need to explain this track. You see the names, you know the talent and you want to listen. Link below.

As Said by MTV:

“Forever” will appear as part of a collection of tracks inspired by the film (due in theaters October 2), with the soundtrack coming on September 29 on Interscope Records. Polow Da Don will executive produce the set, which will also include songs by T.I., Mary J. Blige, and Young Jeezy, according to Rich Paul, who works with James as a part of their marketing company LRMR.

Paul said that originally “Forever” was just going to be Drake and Kanye West.

“It was done, it was just Drake and Kanye, and then they went back and got two more prolific talents and it just made it even crazier, ” Paul told MTV News late Tuesday. “They blessed Drake crazy.”

The song came together when Gee Roberson, an executive at Atlantic Records who also manages West and helps to oversee the careers of Drake and Wayne, visited LeBron during the playoffs in May.

“He came over and played this — it was me, LeBron and Maverick [Carter, James’ manager],” said Paul, who will co-executive produce the project for James’ camp. “And he played the track, it was hot. It went right with the movie, it was like perfect for a moment that you want to be forever. And when he decided to put Wayne, Drake, Kanye and Eminem on it [together], it just makes it better. It’s one of those songs fans will really want to hear forever. It’s that type of feeling.”

Drake x Kanye West x Lil Wayne x Eminem – “Forever” (Prod. by Boi-1da)

Update: Here are the lyrics, ha.