Posts Tagged ‘Drake’

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What do you get when you mix Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” and New Orleans bounce music? You get Drake’s “Nice for What,” an uptempo celebration of all things women. Littered with numerous celebrity appearances from the likes of Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Letitia Wright and others, the lyrics chronicle women handling business in all aspects of life. Whether it’s holding court within a corporate meeting, partying with homegirls, or pulling up on a hater, the persistent message is all these women are living in their truth without apologies.

The only thing missing from these visuals was Ms. Hill herself.

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Who says the young guys don’t appreciate their music history? The Migos and Drake pay homage to Soul Train with their new video for “Walk It Talk.” This is one of those tracks where a good, fun video really goes a long way to enhance its appeal. And as much flack as some modern emcees gets for their fashion choices, this is a good reminder they’d fit right in during the 70s and early 80s.

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The queen is back? Although her beef with Remy Ma has simmered down, Nicki Minaj is looking to have the final say with her video for the “No Frauds” diss. Revisiting the bars aimed at Remy still won’t set the world on fire, but these visuals are well-done from an aesthetic standpoint (particularly the crown, throne and face mask clips). Will this be enough to get Remy back in her bag?

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Timing is everything in this game. Within the last three months, we’ve seen powerhouse releases from all the elites in the game: J Cole, Big Sean, Future and now Drake. Instead of letting the hype and excitement from Drake’s More Life simmer down, Kendrick Lamar has boldly announced an April 7 date for his new album, and dropped the confrontational “The Heart IV.”

So who is Kendrick going at on this track? Let’s do some quick detective work.

My fans can’t wait for me to son ya punk ass and crush your whole lil shit
I’ll Big Pun ya punk ass, you a scared little bitch
Tiptoein’ around my name, nigga ya lame
And when I get at you homie don’t you just tell me you was just playin’
Oh I was just playin’ with you K-Dot, c’mon
You know a nigga rock with you, bro

Shut the fuck up, you sound like the last nigga I know
Might end up like the last nigga I know

The second verse pulls no punches out the gate. Sure, this could be about Drake since the two have been trading subliminal shots for years and fans definitely want to see the two rap heavyweights go at it. However, Big Sean’s “No More Interviews,” which dropped last year and ridiculed Kendrick’s rhyme style, would seem to be the more likely target for most of the bars with the last two lines alluding to his Cold War with Drake.

 Hoe, Jay Z Hall of Fame, sit your punk ass down (sit yo’ punk ass down)
So that means you ain’t bigger than rapping (what else?)
So that means no more playing the backseats (what else?)
My spot is solidified if you ask me (what else?)
My name is identified as “that king”
I’ll let y’all worry about a list, I’m on some other shit
A difference between accomplishments and astonishments
You know what time it is, ante up, this is in forever
Y’all got till April the 7th to get ya’ll shit together

Considering Sean has an album called Hall of Fame, this appears to be another obvious shot. However, Drake has exchanged a few shots with Jay Z in recent years, and this line could also function as a reminder to the OVO leader that he will never be on Hov’s level. The remaining bars, much like “Control,” serve to remind the rest of the game that Kendrick remains committed to murdering all his competition.

April 7 is going to be a fun listening experience… unless you’re one of K-Dot’s peers.


 

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Several hours after announcing he’ll finish up More Life tonight, Drake has dropped a short trailer for the March 18 release. The project serves as his fifth album and follow-up to 2016’s Views.

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Better late than never. After getting eviscerated on “ShEther” and getting hit with “Another One,” Nicki Minaj has finally dropped her response. With Drake and Lil Wayne in tow, Nicki brings the autotune for the chorus and attacks Remy’s sales, the stupidity of the shooting that landed her in jail, and her own alleged surgery enhancements.

You can’t be Pablo if your work ain’t sellin’
What the fuck is this bitch inhalin’?
I would’ve helped you off that pit you fell in
I am the generous Queen! Ask Ms. Ellen
Tried to drop “Another One”, you was itchin’ to scrap
You exposed your ghostwriter, now you wish you were scrapped
Heard your pussy on “Yuck,” I guess you needed a pap
What type of bum bitch shoot a friend over a rap?
What type of mother leave her one son over a stack?
Lil biddy down basic bitch thinkin’ she back
Back to back, oh you mean, back to wack?
“Back to Back”? Me and Drizzy laughed at that…

I never signed a 360, bitch you wild dumb
That’s why Jay ain’t clear his verse for your album
Shanaynay, you a fraud committin’ perjury
I got before and after pictures of your surgery
Ra took you to her dog, but you don’t look like Ra
Left the opertating table, still look like “nah

Nicki definitely got some good jabs in, but this is in no way comparable to “ShEther.” Still, we can expect Remy to not let sleeping dogs lie and be back with a response, probably by the weekend.

[Video] Future x Drake – “Used to This”

Posted: November 4, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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You’ve never seen a soccer practice with this much eye candy. Future and Drake are back together serenading the masses on “Used to This.” The Zaytoven-produced song serves is the lead-off for Future’s forthcoming Beast Mode 16.