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This is not a Drake podcast EP 02: How the mixtape went digital

Even as its popularity grew, hip-hop was ignored by most commercial radio. DJs and artists intervened and underground mixtapes became *the* medium for distributing new music and gaining clout — But… 


Drake ft. Busta Rhymes – Stay Down (prod. J Dilla)

A new collaboration between Busta Rhymes and Drake called ‘Stay Down’ has surfaced online. The origins of the record are unknown at this point but going by evidence on the internet, it seems like… 


Drake’s 40 Best Toronto References

From Italian trattorias to condos downtown, to east-side slang to west-end strip clubs, these are our favourite Toronto references that Drake has ever made… 


The Ultimate Drake Album: A Twisted Love Story

In the history of the hip-hop industry, there has never been a more dominant artist than Aubrey “Drake” Graham. The 33 year-old superstar has undergone several re-inventions over the years, much… 


Demon Time: How Drake Paid Homage to Brooklyn’s Rising Drill Scene

What seemed to be just another ordinary day for Brooklyn rapper Sosa Geek quickly turned into one of his most memorable ones as he was woken up by a flurry of notifications about him receiving a… 

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The Joe Budden Podcast: Drake ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ Album Review

Joe and the guys review Drake’s new demo tape on episode 341 of the Joe Budden Podcast. 


What More Is There for Drake to Do?

Drake is the patron saint of passive aggression. You burn his candle when you’ve been wronged, when you’ve been dumped, when you feel like you get more attention for mistakes than… 


Growing out of Drake

I was 22 when Drake’s defining, star-making mixtape So Far Gone hit the internet like a meteor. At 22 years old, swarming Mediafire and Rapidshare links like they were electronics stores on Black… 


For The Record: Is Drake’s ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ Good Or Bad?

After a few recent SoundCloud releases and leaks, Drake dropped his latest project, ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes,’ on Friday. The project, which serves as a precursor to Drake’s sixth official… 

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Lil Wayne Talks To Drake On Young Money Radio

On the second episode of Lil Wayne’s Young Money Radio on Apple Music, Drake called in fresh off of the release of his Dark Lane Demo Tapes project. Wayne and Drake talked about their respective… 


Stories From the Making of Drake’s ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’

Dark Lane Demo Tapes is no small consolation for Drake fans. It has the songs they’ve been hungering for, like “Pain 1993.” And it features beats from a variety of producers old and new. At… 

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Drake Pays Homage To A Fallen Friend On Back Cover Of ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’

Some fans may be wondering whose face it is on the back cover of Dark Lane Demo Tapes. It’s OVO affiliate Anthony “Fif” Soares, who was murdered on September 14, 2017 in a Toronto Community… 


Drake – Dark Lane Demo Tapes

After teasing a new project for several months, Drake is back with a new mixtape titled Dark Lane Demo Tapes. It marks his first full-length release since 2018’s Scorpion and features guest… 


The Best Drake Duos, Ranked

So, what makes a Drake duo? For the purposes of this list, we’ve focused on artists who Drake has collaborated with more than just a couple times. Artists like Meek Mill and Travis Scott were left… 


The ‘Genius Move’ That Helped Drake’s New Song ‘Toosie Slide’ Hit No. 1

Earlier this week, Drake’s latest single “Toosie Slide” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making the Canadian rapper the first male artist — and second artist ever… 

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