Soon after Drake dropped Certified Lover Boy, the Toronto MC gives us a comedic visual to “Way 2 Sexy.” With musical features from Future and Young Thug, the video also gets a cameo from NBA star Kawhi Leonard. Check it out below.
After a few setbacks, and much anticipation, Drake has finally delivered on his sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy.
CLB showcases 21 tracks and features the likes of Lil Baby, GIVEON, Lil Durk, JAY-Z, Travis Scott, Future, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Tems, Project Pat, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Kid Cudi.
“A combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heartbreaking. Executive produced by me, Noah “40” Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib, and Noel Cadastre. Dedicated to Nadia Ntuli and Mercedes Morr. RIP.”Drake via Apple Music
As Drake preps for the release of his next album Certified Lover Boy, the Toronto MC makes sure to keep fans satisfied with the release of Scary Hours 2.
Scary Hours 2 features three songs, “Wants and Needs” featuring Lil Baby, “What’s Next” and “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” featuring Rick Ross. Along with the release of the EP, Drake also dropped the visual for “What’s Next.” Check out the music video below.
After years of working together, collaborating on different sneaker projects, Drake and Nike have officially announced a new collaborative partnership called NOCTA.
Following Drake’s Certified Lover Boy merch, NOCTA represents Drake’s nocturnal creative process as well as the streetwear scenes of Toronto, London and Paris. In addition to announcing the collection, the Toronto native penned an open letter explaining his inspiration for the project.
This moment is full circle for me.
I mean, growing up Nike was everything. It felt like every shoe I wanted, every athlete I liked, everything I owned was Nike. It didn’t mean anything unless it had a Swoosh.
I remember watching all these athletes repping Nike — each doing the unthinkable — and how inspiring it was. I always felt like there was an opportunity for Nike to embrace an entertainer the same way they had athletes. I thought about how crazy it would have been and what it would have meant for an artist to have a flagship Nike deal.
NOCTA is a realization of all these thoughts and everything I had hoped for — from the culture it’s rooted in to the product and, most important, to the partnership and scale that allows me to share it with the world.
NOCTA is about creating something for people on the move. People who want functional, comfortable fits that are adaptable from one environment to the next.
But as much as it’s about what we make, it’s also about a mindset: an unforgiving drive, a relentlessness. Characterized by the type who are on the road all day, all night — the grinders, the hard workers — trying to accomplish their goals and taking no short cuts.
That mindset also includes loyalty and team. Whether you are in Toronto, London or Paris, there’s this uniform look — Nike Tech Fleece, the gloves, the hat — and it has a real team feel. I wanted to take a piece of that culture that I grew up with, that school of thought, and bring the best to it. With NOCTA, we were trying to make the hardest jacket, the hardest tracksuit, the hardest gloves. Just the best of that world.
This opportunity is something that I’ve been waiting on for a really long time. To be associated with the highest level possible — that was always my goal. We put in a lot of hard work, a lot of man and woman hours, during the last two years. To see it all coming to fruition starts an exciting new chapter in my life.
Drake and Nike will once again join forces on another apparel collection. With his latest video Laugh Now Cry Later practically being a Nike ad and even showed some scenes taking place at Nike HQ, one could only speculate that a collection would be dropping soon. Drizzy took to Instagram to tease the second collection that would be releasing in December, leaving many to speculate exactly what it would consist of.
The Drake x Nike drop is slated for a December 18 release. Check back for more.
Drake just dropped a single and visual for ‘Laugh Now Cry Later featuring Lil Durk.
Even in these tough times, the Toronto artist finds a way to entertain his fans whether it’s with new music, a music video or both. This visual shows Drake referencing several moments in sports from Odell Beckham JR’s one handed grab versus the Dallas Cowboys to NBA Draft Day. Drizzy’s famous friends also make a cameo such as OBJ, Marshawn Lynch and Kevin Durant.
Drake resurrects his “UK Drill flow” with this collab with London artist Headie One for “Only You Freestyle.”
This track is produced by M1onthebeat and the video is directed by Nathan James Tettey. The visual features a dark and ominous environment, making a perfect fit for Drizzy’s unapologetic bars as he takes a shot at his enemies with the line:
Man try send some young boys for me, don’t make me have to ride by high school
Shit you man been droppin’ lately, don’t make me have to fly my iTunes
So much people buy into my hype, don’t make me have to buy my hype too
Dealt with the big homie already, don’t make me have to side-by-side you
Nuff times he tried to hide behind you
Amnesia but when I remind you
I’m touchin’ road and I can’t find you
Word to the M-O-B I’m tied to
I’m givin’ up when I decide to, gee
The bars in question have prompted many to believe that they are aimed at Kanye and Pusha T. Kanye even mentioned Drake in a twitter rant, following the tracks release which further solidified the theory.
DJ Khaled and Drake collide to drop two new tracks, “POPSTAR” and “GREECE.” With the release of the tracks comes DJ Khaled’s announcement of his 12th studio album, KHALED KHALED.
Aptly named ‘The Embassy,’ this mega mansion occupied by Toronto artist Drake is a 50,000 square ft, fully customized art piece.
With such amenities like an indoor basketball court sitting below a 21-square-foot pyramidal skylight, Drake’s domain puts a different spin on over-the -top. Canadian architectural and interior designer Ferris Rafauli is responsible for the design aspect as he worked closely with Drizzy to enforce his vision.
As one would expect, there is nothing thrifty about anything in Drake Manor as this home screams craftsmanship featuring limestone and other high-end materials such as bronze and exotic woods.
Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years. I wanted it to have a monumental scale and feel. It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong.Drake, Architectural Digest
Drake notes that his favorite room in the house is the astonishing 3,200-square-foot master-bedroom suite, accompanied by an additional 1,100 square feet of covered terraces.
The bedroom is where I come to decompress from the world at the end of the night and where I open my eyes to seize the day. The bed lets you float, the shower lets you escape and gather your thoughts, and the closet makes you want to talk to yourself while you’re getting dressed.Drake, Architectural Digest
The May issue of Architectural Digest is out now and check out the gallery above for in-depth images.
via: architectural digest
Not one to just be cooped up, Drake decided to give us a visual for his newest single ‘Tootsie Slide.’ The video is directed by Theo Skudra and shows The Boy walking through random rooms in his crib while wearing a Nike balaclava and showcasing what seems to be an internet dance craze in the making.
Creators are going to create no matter the circumstance. More musicians are finding different forms of being relevant and staying in the mix despite the COVID-19 fiasco keeping them from either performing or just being out in general.