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.


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.


Drake – “Fear” (Snippet)

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.

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].”

Video: Beyond the Video: Drake & Trey Songz on “Successful”

August 25, 2009

While on set, Drake and Trey Songz discuss the creation story to their upcoming collaborative video, Successful, off Drake’s So Far Gone mixtape Trey Songz’s upcoming album, Ready, along with a short video concept commentary with director Jake Davis.

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Rumor is that the video will release toward the end of August, so we will see.

Download the song here.

So Far Gone to Re-Release on September 15th

August 20, 2009

As I have said before, Drake is going to re-release his previously free mixtape, So Far Gone, for sale and this time around, we have the entire track listing and official release date. It seems as if Cudi will have competition, for it has been made official that Drake will release So Far Gone on September 15th.

Go ahead and check the entire track listing after the break.

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Video: Drake To Re-Release “So Far Gone” To Retail

August 14, 2009

Well, it seems as if Young Money’s own, Drake, is going to re-release his So Far Gone mixtape, but this time, it is going to retail. Yes, he is going to re-release his free mixtape to the public for profit. From the sounds of the interview below, Drake is releasing the mixtape with its strongest songs and a never before heard track, Fear, that will transition into his album. Love him or hate him, he has a buzz that is incomparable.

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While on the Toronto set for his forthcoming “Successful” video, he revealed to MTV News exclusively that he’ll be re-releasingSo Far Gone to retail outlets on September 15.

According to Drake, the revamped project will feature most of the familiar tracks that have powered his rise, from the Trey Songz and Lil Wayne-backed “Successful” to his hit “Best I Ever Had.”

But there will be a new record, “Fear,” added to the track list. The never-before-heard song will be tacked on to the end of So Far Gone and will serve as the transition from his mixtape toThank Me Later.

According to Drake, the last line of “Fear” will be the first line heard on his debut.

“I did this song that no one has ever heard before, ever,” he explained. “[It’s] a song called ‘Fear.’ I recorded it when I did So Far Gone — the first verse and half of the second verse I had gotten through. But then I just stopped because it was getting eerie. It was getting where I didn’t know if I could [finish it]. And then the other night I had a moment and I finished the song. That’s gonna be the last song on the retail [version of] So Far Gone. And the third verse transitions into Thank Me Later. So the last line of the third verse is gonna be the first line on my album.”

Check out the rest of the interview after the break.

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Behind the Scenes: Drake x Trey Songz “Successful” Video Pt. 2

August 14, 2009

Here is yet some more behind the scenes footage Drake’s Successful, featuring Trey Songz. Though the song was first heard on Drake’s So Far Gone mixtape, it will also be able to be heard on Trey’s upcoming album, Ready. The clip below mainly focuses on Drake’s verses, with Trey’s thoughts at the end. Check it out below.

Here is another behind the scenes video of Drake’s new music video for Successful, featuring Trey Songz. Successful will also be available in Trey Songz’s upcoming album.

Behind the Scenes: Drake x Trey Songz “Successful” Video

August 12, 2009

Yesterday, I posted some behind the scenes still shots from Drake’s upcoming single, Successful, featuring Trey Songz. Well, today I am unleashing a behind the scenes video of the shooting of the music video. Check it out below.

Oh and as a side, although most know this track from Drake’s So Far Gone mixtape, it will be featured on Trey Songz upcoming album, Ready, however, this version has an added verse from him as well.

Trey Songz x Drake – Successful