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Drake premieres the official visual for his track ‘Worst Behavior.’ The video was shot in Memphis and features cameos from Hot Boys’ Turk, Project Pat, Juicy J and Drake’s father Dennis Graham.

Drizzy’s new album Nothing Was The Same is in stores now.

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ForteBowie release a new track over Drake‘s “Wu-Tang Forever” to create “Dru Hill Forever.”

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It seems crazy but at the same time it doesn’t.  Consistently, Drake has produced some of the most rhythmically, melodic crossover Hip-Hop/R&B records of the past 4 years. Starting for many with the incessantly catchy “Best I Ever Had,” off his third mixtape ‘So Far Gone.’  Now, fresh off the release of his third album ‘Nothing Was The Same,’ few will argue that Drake has the Hip-Hop song of the year, with his anthemic “Started From The Bottom.”

But, is it possible he just very well might have the R&B record of the year, as well?? While we enter the 4th quarter, and begin considering the years best categories, this has become a topic of discussion on these streets.  In early August, Drake released the second single “Hold On, We’re Going Home“, an instantly catchy tune co-produced by his partner Noah “40″ Shebib, and a virtually unknown Majid Jordan.  The song peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, but has topped the R&B/Hip-Hop charts for numerous weeks. The record immediately grabs you with its old school drums, and retro background vocals, but Drake pulls you in deeper with his uncanny knack for delivering emotion, as he professes the addictive allure of his latest love.

It’s the combination of the retro elements, and still progressive nature of the record as a whole, that has turned this track into a favorite amongst many fans and fellow artists alike. Not since Lauryn Hill has an artist successfully tapped the ability to deliver such greatness in two genres at the same time as Drake is currently.  While some will want to argue the record is not “real” R&B, they will need to realize we are not in a traditional era anymore, and adaptive progression by influence is what will keep things going.

Now you tell us … Could Drake have the R&B Record of the Year with “Hold On, We’re Going Home”?? Vote in our poll below:

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Emerging indie R&B artist Ginette Claudette drops off a brand new in-studio cover visual. The singer/songwriter gets inspired by two of Drake’s latest hit songs, including “Furthest Thing,” and his No. 1 single “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”

As always Ginette delivers a unique rendition of the tracks over minimalist piano laden production. Offering a female perspective through her own experiences, and captivating with a syrupy vocal performance.

Check out the in-studio cover video below:

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Drake and Jhené Aiko have great musical chemistry, and the two proved it once again on their new collabo “From Time” off Drake’s new album ‘Nothing Was The Same.’

There is also something especially favorable about the two artists that many burgeoning producers and remixers  enjoy creating new productions out of their songs or vocals. The latest of which we bring you is Atu & Sango‘s 7 minute edit of “From Time.”

The already smooth record turns into a trancy and dreamy production, almost suitable for a relaxing spa treatment. Early morning or late night soundtracks have a new addition.

Stream and download below:

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Girls love Beyoncé, and so does Drake. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, the Canadian rapper praised the pop diva and revealed that they have collaborated for her upcoming album.

During the 30-minute sit-down, he broke down each track on his new album Nothing Was the Same and spoke about Beyoncé’s impact on pop culture.

“I’m a Beyoncé believer,” said Drizzy, who paid homage to Bey on his track “Girls Love Beyoncé.” “I really believe strongly in her talent and her position in our generation. I think she’s one of the biggest stars ever, but especially for these girls right now. I feel like they need Beyoncé.”

He also confirmed that the two have been in the studio together. “I reached out to her and asked if I could come and be a part of her project and she was kind enough to invite me out there. And we did some work together.”

The collaboration came together when he was in the same building as Jay Z, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Justin Timberlake, who he considers one of his mentors.

“He is somebody that gives me the best advice in the world, that’s very open about his experiences and encourages me to act,” said Drake of the pop superstar.

It was Timberlake who encouraged him to rap 24 bars on “Cabaret,” which appears on The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2. “That was Justin’s idea, not mine,” he said.

Watch the full interview below:

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In celebration of his third album Nothing Was the Same hitting stores today, Drake unveils the music video for his top 10 single “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” Set in Miami in 1985, the action-packed short film features Drake portraying a gangster character, with cameos from A$AP Rocky, actor Johnny Simmons, and Majid Jordan.

While at a club with his friends, he gets a call that his girlfriend has been kidnapped. So he rallies the troops to head out in pursuit of his property. When he discovers that one of his friends is a traitor, Drake doesn’t hesitate to take care of the situation personally.

Once he finds his girl in a warehouse, he and his crew have a showdown, exchanging rounds of gunfire and setting off explosions. But after all the blood has been shed, is he able to save his lady?

Watch the cinematic visual below to find out…

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Drizzy releases a smooth Noah40 Shebib banger from his LP Nothing Was The Same, an ode to Wu-Tang.

“Nothing Was The Same” hit stores September 24th, but you can pre-order it on iTunes here.

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In promotion of his album Kiss Land hitting stores yesterday, The Weeknd unveils the official video for “Live For,” his latest collaboration with Drake.

The Canadian crooner hit the road on his “The Fall” tour this past weekend and is expected to sell between 90-100,000 copies of his album.

Watch the dark and mysterious visual below:

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 Jim Jones and 2 Pistols remix Drake‘s new record “All Me.” Capo’s Vampire Life 3 mixtape is out now.

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