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Drake Reflects on 10 Years of ‘So Far Gone’ Ahead of Streaming Release

The mixtape hits streaming services tomorrow.
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So Far Gone Turns 10

Today marks a decade of Drake domination. On this date 10 years ago, Aubrey Graham released So Far Gone, the mixtape that transformed him from an obscure teen soap opera actor into a cataclysmic force in popular music. Within a couple years he rode the momentum from this release to a position of centrality within … More »
Tags: Music, Drake, The Anniversary, Aubrey Graham, Noah '40' Shebib


Drake So Far Gone Released 10 Years Ago Today

Drake has been doing his thing for 10 years now. He’s coming off of winning a Grammy Award for best Rap Song with Gods Plan. Drake’s rise started with this mixtape, So Far Gone 10 years ago today. So Far Gone received such high praise, labels were tossing money at Drake to get him to sign. Lil Wayne and Young Money eventually landed his services. Best I Ever Had was a monster hit as it was featured on damn near mixtape and radio station. Successful was another smash hit from the mixtape and it...
Tags: Music, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lil Wayne, Drake, Trey Songz, Lykke Li, Gods Plan Drake, Lil Wayne Lil Wayne, Wayne Trey Songz, Peter Bjorn John November, Wayne Bria


How Has Playlist Culture Affected Our Listening Choices? An Experiment

In an age where playlist culture reigns supreme in our consumption of music, one curious music blogger from NYC took some time to investigate  what today's music consumers are listening to, on what platform, and most of all how they're discovering it.   ___________________________ Guest post by Noor Kalouti of Soundfly's Flypaper Have you ever really considered how you find the music you cherish so deeply? Music surrounds us wherever we go, throughout our day. But where do we go ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Instagram, New York City, Guest Post, Streaming, Chris Brown, Drake, Griffin, Migos, Music Business, How I Listen, Frank Ocean, Urban Outfitters, Olivia, Christina


Why Did the Grammys Cut Drake Off in the Middle of His Acceptance Speech?

After winning the Grammy for Best Rap Song (for “God’s Plan”), Drake delivered an impassioned speech that was cut short by Grammy producers.The Canadian rapper surprised the audience by appearing from under the stage to personally accept his fourth trophy. But instead of thanking his team and his family (like most artists do), Drizzy chose to use his moment to let everyone know that awards really aren’t all that important.“This is like the first time in Grammys history where I actually am who I ...
Tags: Videos, Music, New York, Celebs, Television, Entertainment, Canada, Hip Hop, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Drake, Houston, Speeches, Grammys, Dan Shay


Inaugural Music Business Power 10 List [Glenn Peoples]

As a kind of response to Billboard's most recent 'Powe 100' list, Glenn Peoples has here assembled a power list of individuals in the music industry who hold a significant of power and influence in the respective positions, but for one reason or another may have been passed up by Billboard. ___________________________ Guest post by Glenn Peoples from Medium Billboard’s latest Power 100 is out today. Just for fun, I thought I’d make my own list of powerful, influential people...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Congress, San Francisco, Chicago, David, Pandora, United States, Ozzy Osbourne, Guest Post, Drake, Aeg, Department Of Justice, North America


The Grammys Could Have Been Worse!

Could it have been any more obvious that the Grammys were desperately trying to do some serious image rehab this year? You don't drag out Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and Michelle motherfucking Obama in the first five minutes of your telecast unless you're hoping to do some course-correction when it comes to how … More »
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Obama, Drake, Sounding Board, Post Malone, Michelle, Brandi Carlile, Camila Cabello, Childish Gambino, H.e.r, Lady Gaga Jada Pinkett Smith Jennifer Lopez


Diversity wins as female artists and hip-hop triumph at Grammys

Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga and Cardi B took home major prizes in a ceremony that provided some landmark victoriesThere was no clear sweep at the Grammys on Sunday night, fitting for a show that has publicly struggled to address its issues with diversity. The 61st Grammys, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, handed awards to a range of genre-bending musical, logging several notable firsts in the process. Related: Grammy awards 2019: full list of winners Continue readin...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Culture, Awards and prizes, Jennifer Lopez, Drake, Grammys, Staples Center, Cardi B, Cardi, Childish Gambino, Grammy awards 2019, Kacey Musgraves Childish Gambino Lady Gaga


Grammys 2019: Kacey Musgraves wins over Cardi B and Drake for best album – live

The awards show hosted by Alicia Keys was dominated by live performances by female musicians, including Lady Gaga and H.E.R., and included a landmark win for rap – for an absent Childish Gambino 5.19am GMT Cardi B has been celebrating her big win over on Instagram in exactly the way you would expect while also paying tribute to Mac Miller Thank you @yg @sza @21savage @chancetherapper @jbalvin @badbunnypr @migos @kehlani !!! 5.16am GMT In case you haven’t seen Jennifer Lopez’s Motown trib...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Instagram, Culture, Awards and prizes, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Drake, Mac Miller, Cardi B, Cardi, Grammy awards 2019


Childish Gambino Win Big at 2019 GRAMMYs (Full Winners List)

Childish Gambino won big at the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 10). Despite not attending music’s biggest night, the artist/actor took home ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Record of the Year,’ ‘Best Music Video’ and ‘Best Rap/Sung Performance’ for his Billboard smash-hit “This Is America.” Cardi B made history, becoming the first solo female artist to win ‘Best Rap Album’ for her multi-platinum debut, Invasion of Privacy. Drake, who reportedly passed on performing at this year’s show, m...
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, Christina Aguilera, Awards, America, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Drake, Pharrell Williams, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Miguel, Music News, Janelle Monae, Morton, Thompson, Jay Rock


Grammys 2019: Cardi B and Drake take awards at show packed with performances – live

The awards show has been dominated by live performances, including Lady Gaga and Brandi Carlile and tributes to Dolly Parton and Diana Ross, and so far Drake, H.E.R. and Cardi B have gotten major wins 4.22am GMT Hmmmmmumm.... pic.twitter.com/TEXUBUSV2B 4.21am GMT Back on stage so soon, British singer Dua Lipa has taken home one of the night’s biggest awards, winning out in a competitive category. She’s cut off with music incredibly fast though, another sign that producers are aware of h...
Tags: Music, Culture, Awards and prizes, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Drake, Diana Ross, Cardi B, Cardi, Brandi Carlile, Dua Lipa, Grammy awards 2019


Grammys 2019: Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Wins Song Of The Year, First Rap Song To Do So

Childish Gambino's "This Is America" has won the Grammy for Song Of The Year. It's the first time that a rap song has won Song Of The Year at the Grammys. Childish Gambino was not there to accept the award. It beat out Kendrick Lamar & SZA's "All The Stars," Ella Mai's "Boo'd Up," Drake's … More »
Tags: Music, News, America, Drake, Grammys, Ella Mai, Gambino, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar SZA


2019 Grammy Awards: Rap and R&B Winners

Music’s biggest night is here as the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards takes over the City of Angels. Before the main event kicked off inside the Staples Center, hosted by Alicia Keys, the GRAMMYs honored many of today’s artists during the pre-show ceremony. Hosted by Shaggy, the key awards in the R&B and Rap categories were handed out during the pre-show celebration at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Childish Gambino lead the pack winning two awards for ‘Best Music Video’ and ‘Bes...
Tags: Beyonce, Microsoft, Christina Aguilera, Awards, America, Alicia Keys, Jazz, Drake, Pharrell Williams, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Staples Center, Miguel, Janelle Monae, Morton, Thompson


Grammys 2019: the winners, the losers, the performances – live!

Kendrick Lamar leads this year’s nominations with Drake close behind but who will walk away with the night’s biggest awards? 12.15am GMT There’s also a small protest outside of the Grammy Museum on behalf of 21 Savage, who is no longer able to perform tonight because of ICE intervention. Footage here:while some are walking the grammys red carpet, another small group is protesting in front of the grammy museum on behalf of 21 savage. #free21savage pic.twitter.com/V8iiGsA70m 12.10am GMT Wh...
Tags: Music, Culture, Awards and prizes, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Diana, Lady Gaga, Drake, Savage, Cardi B, Mary, Stevie, Lopez, Smokey, Grammy awards 2019


Meek Mill & Drake Get Suited & Booted With the Crew in “Going Bad” Video

For the first time since their highly publicized beef, Meek Mill reunited with Drake on wax with “Going Bad” in November, which appeared on his Championships album. Now, they’ve dropped the official music video for the collaboration, proving that their beef is really a thing of the past.Directed by Kid Art, the video finds Meek and Drizzy showing off their big baller lifestyles as they race through the streets in Phantoms before eventually crashing into each other. They both had their seatbelts ...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Music Videos, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Drake, Meek Mill, Meek, Drizzy, Hussle Swizz Beatz, DJ Mustard Shy Glizzy PNB Rock YK Osiris


Mugshot Madness: Lil Baby Arrested in Atlanta for Reckless Driving & Trying to Evade Police

Lil Baby posed for a brand new mugshot after he was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol Thursday (Feb. 7).According to local news reports, the 24-year-old Atlanta-based rapper—whose real name is Dominique Jones—was charged with failure to use a turn signal, reckless driving and fleeing or attempting to elude police.Police said they spotted Lil Baby driving his orange Chevrolet Corvette just around 6 p.m. and they observed him failing to signal as he changed lanes. When they caught him at a red ...
Tags: Celebs, Celebrity Arrests, Mugshots, Atlanta, Georgia, Ap, Porsche, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Drake, Georgia State Patrol, Dominique Jones, Mugshot Madness, Lil Baby, Atlanta City Detention Center


How Much Is Drake Really Worth?

Oh, if only we knew back in the early aughts that Jimmy Brooks would grow up to become Drake: the Jamaican — oh, sorry, Canadian — award-winning rapper worth, well, a lot. But how rich is he, really?Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Graham, comes from humble beginnings in Toronto, Ontario. He first came onto the scene at age 15, portraying Jimmy Brooks in the Canadian teen drama series Degrassi. At the time, Drake says, his early acting career was born from necessity. "My mother was very sick," ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Atlanta, Nike, Portland, Lupe Fiasco, Jordan, Lil Wayne, Drake, Trey Songz, Apple Music, Toronto Ontario, Aubrey Graham, Jimmy Brooks, Hidden Hills California, Toronto Raptors NBA


Who Will Win At The 2019 Grammys? We Think We Know

Music's biggest night, the Grammys, is coming up this weekend, and whether you're placing bets on an office pool, or just want to know who is going to win in advance, Refinery29 has got you covered. We looked over the nominees in the top four categories (and a few more for fun) to predict who will win (and we will get into who should win, because sometimes the world is unjust).This is the true story of who WILL win a Grammy at the 2019 ceremony and why we think they're taking home the gold — as...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Jay Z, America, Sufjan Stevens, New York Times, Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Taylor, Grammys, Academy, Miguel, Zedd, Gaga


New Music: Roy Woods “Worth It”

Roy Wood$ kept busy last year, headlining his own world tour and joining Drake and the Migos on their arena trek until the end of 2018. The OVO Sound artist has since been working on his forthcoming sophomore LP, the follow-up to his 2017 debut album Say Less. The Brampton crooner is letting fans know the wait is “Worth It” on his new record. Hear the moody offering below. Continue after the jump…. New Music: Roy Woods – “Worth It” Previously: Roy Woods – “Snow White” (Video) Roy Woods ...
Tags: Jazz, Drake, New Music, Brampton, Roy Wood, Roy Woods


New Video: Meek Mill Feat. Drake “Going Bad”

It’s a meeting of the bosses in the music video for Meek Mill and Drake’s club banger, “Going Bad.” The former foes are back together stronger than ever in the Kid Art-directed visual. In support of Meek Mill’s No. 1 album CHAMPIONSHIPS, watch the thriller co-starring T.I., Nipsey Hussle, Mustard, Shy Glizzy and more below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: Meek Mill Performs on Saturday Night Live (Video) Meek Mill – “Trauma” (Video) Meek Mill Visits The Daily Show (Video) Meek M...
Tags: Videos, Nicki Minaj, Jazz, Drake, Meek Mill, Going Bad, Hussle Mustard Shy Glizzy


Meek Mill – “Going Bad” (Feat. Drake) Video

Meek Mill has shared a video for his song "Going Bad" off of his 2018 album Championships. The track features Drake, and the Kid Art-directed clip finds the two rappers betting their Rolex watches on a horse race. They're in competition throughout, head-to-head, and eventually they get into a head-on collision on a rainy night … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Drake, Meek Mill


Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino Turned Down Grammy Performances

The Grammys are coming up in a few nights, but it's looking more and more like music's biggest night will be missing some of music's biggest night. In the recent past, the show has alienated a number of big stars, and it's failed to reward landmark works from extremely popular artists. And so now we're … More »
Tags: Music, News, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Grammys, Drake Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino


Rostam Takes the Spotlight at American Songbook Show

While Vampire Weekend fans have a lot to look forward to in 2018, the band's first new album in six years (Father of the Bride) is on the horizon and the group will be touring later this year. But they may be disappointed to find that one of the founding members has parted ways with the group. Rostam Batmanglij left the group in 2016 to work on other projects including producing tracks for Maggie Rogers, Haim, and Frank Ocean, and finishing up (and releasing) his debut solo record Half-Light i...
Tags: Music, News, Drake, Lincoln Center, Vampire Weekend, Rostam Batmanglij, Frank Ocean, Nick Drake, Don, Appel Room, Rostam, Indie Rock, Columbus Circle, Gaby Moreno, American Songbook, Pink Moon


Predicting The 2019 Grammy Winners

It's that time of year again: the time when we as a culture must reckon with the insane/mundane prestige-populist fever dream that is Grammy logic. More »
Tags: Music, Nick Jonas, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Charli Xcx, Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Meghan Trainor, Lady Gaga, Drake, Tyga, Pitbull, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Grammys


New Music: Nicki Minaj “Bust Down Barbiana”

Nicki Minaj returned with her ‘Queen Radio’ show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 last weekend. During the live broadcast, the Young Money star revealed her fifth studio album was complete and that she plans to drop a bunch of freestyles leading up to its first single. After dropping remixes of Meek Mill and Drake’s “Going Bad” and Lil’ Baby and Gunna’s “Drip Too Hard,” Nicki is back with another one. This time, the Queen Barbz hops on Blueface’s popular “Thotiana” anthem. Hear “Bust Down Barbiana” ...
Tags: Nicki Minaj, Jazz, Drake, New Music, Wayne, Barbz, Wayne Nicki Minaj, Gunna, Queen Radio, Nicki Minaj Feat Nas, Ellen Video Nicki Minaj, Bust Down Barbiana, Drip Too Hard Nicki, Barbiana, Nicki Minaj Feat Lil


Pop 2.0: how globalised music created a new kind of star

English is no longer the lingua franca of pop music, and its alpha stars – Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga – are an endangered speciesIn a recent episode of the New York Times Popcast, the paper’s critic, Jon Caramanica, recalled the week in August where K-pop seven-piece BTS and Puerto Rican star Ozuna’s respective albums debuted inside the US Top 10. “I remember looking at that and being, like, oh, this is it – this is the new pop order. This is not seven sub-genres ascendin...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Youtube, US, Rap, Culture, Pop and rock, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Drake, Prince, Michael Jackson


ANoyd – “Goin’ Bad (Freestyle)”

The CT emcee does damage to Meek and Drake's latest.
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Troubleshooters: Album artwork

If your music is going onto streaming services and music stores you want to make sure your artwork is the best it can be. You can upload your music onto the world’s biggest music streaming services and download stores for free with RouteNote. It makes it easy to share your music with your world, but there’s a few things you must consider with your album art. First of you want to make sure your artwork is good quality so it reflects your music in the best way possible. This means it canno...
Tags: Music, Support, Artwork, Drake, Album, Artist, Formatting, Distribution, Troubleshoot, Digital Distribution, Distro, Digital Music Distribution, Album Art



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