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Arctic Monkeys – Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake Cover)

By Will Oliver, September 13th 2013 — with 2 comments

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If there was ever a way to get me to listen to a Drake song constantly, getting Arctic Monkeys to cover it is a pretty good way to do it. They did just that when they covered Drake’s latest single, “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” They covered it live during there performance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

It’s pretty freaking good, and of course Turner throws in a “tha knows” in there for good measure. Honestly, this would have fit in perfectly on AM.

Find a video of the performance below. After that you can grab a mp3 download of the cover if you so desire.
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[new]: The Weeknd – Live For (Feat. Drake)

By Will Oliver, August 19th 2013

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The Weeknd has returned with a new track called “Live For” that features none other than Drake. It’s off his new album Kiss Land which comes out on September 10. It’s a pretty catch track, and I am not a fan of Drake, but I didn’t mind his verse here.

Take a listen below.

Drake – Take Care (Feat. Rihanna) (Samples Jamie XX)

By Will Oliver, November 7th 2011 — with 3 comments

Drake is very hit and miss for me (more of the latter), but when I heard that he was working with Jamie XX, even I was impressed. Drake’s new album Take Care has leaked, and I just heard the title cut which features Rihanna, as well as a sample of Jamie xx’s remixed Gil Scott-Heron track “I’ll Take Care of You”.

I gotta say, this is a pretty solid track. One that I just may go back to from time to time:
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A remix of Kanye’s “All Of The Lights” has been released, although there’s no new verse from Kanye on it. It does feature verses from Lil Wayne, Drake, and Big Sean. This is apparently the rough version of the remix. There should be another version on the way featuring a new Kanye verse, as well as one from Jay-Z.

Check out what we’re working with right now:

[mp3]: Kanye West – All Of The Lights (Remix) (Feat. Lil Wayne, Big Sean & Drake)

NYPD Cancel Free Drake Concert

By Will Oliver, June 15th 2010 — with 2 comments

Drake is so damn popular now that the NYPD has to shut down his shows in order to keep crowds in order. Today, Drake played a free show today at South Street Seaport to celebrate the release of his debut album Thank Me Later. Turns out more fans showed up than anyone expected. The number was very high up in the thousands.

The crowd was too large, posing a potential risk, forcing the NYPD to cancel the show. The crowd then got rowdy and started to push, shove, and even fight. That is completely insane, because I’ve been to the Seaport many times and could never imagine that many people there. Pretty scary stuff.

Here is a fan video capturing the crowd in action:

Update! Here is another video:

Drake tweeted about the show being canned, saying “Police are shutting down the show at South Seaport! I’m on my way anyways…Drizzy Hendrix Woodstock 2010“….then eventually writing: “NYPD will not let me go on stage tonight“, “I am so dissapointed. To all the devoted fans that came out I wish you could have seen what I had planned! Until next time

I guess this is what happens the day after pitchfork gives your album a 8.4

[NEW] Jay-Z – We Off That (Feat. Drake)

By Will Oliver, August 24th 2009 — with 4 comments

New Jay-Z has said hello to the inter web. It is track #8 off of Jigga’s new album The Blueprint 3.

Honestly, I’m kinda disappointed with this one.. This hardly sounds like Jay-Z. This sounds like Jay-Z trying to sound more radio friendly, which he doesn’t need to do…at all. I don’t know who this Drake fella is (aside from the fact that he used to be on Degrassi, or still is??) but he doesn’t add to much, at least in my opinion. I believe Timbaland produced this one.

Will this song grow on me? Doesn’t seem too likely, but you never know….

[mp3] : Jay-Z – We Off That (Feat. Drake)

Here’s the full tracklisting for The Blueprint 3:

01 What We Talkin’ About [ft. Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun]
02 Thank You
03 D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)
04 Run This Town [ft. Kanye West and Rihanna]
05 Empire State of Mind [ft. Alicia Keys]
06 Real As It Gets [ft. Young Jeezy]
07 On to the Next One [ft. Swizz Beatz]
08 Off That [ft. Drake]
09 A Star Is Born [ft. J. Cole]
10 Venus Vs. Mars
11 Already Home [ft. Kid Cudi]
12 Hate [ft. Kanye West]
13 Reminder
14 So Ambitious [ft. Pharrell]
15 Young Forever [ft. Mr. Hudson]

(according to that, there is no MGMT track) …im starting to get nervous about this album. Am I the only one?

My Morning Jacket at Governors Ball 2015

By Will Oliver, August 6th 2015

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We take a band like My Morning Jacket for granted. They’re always releasing solid albums, with even their most disappointed efforts still better than most bands could hope to put out. They also one of the best live bands out there, probably fighting alongside Wilco for the strongest touring band in America at the moment. Earlier this year they released their great new album The Waterfall (out via ATO Records), easily their best since 2005’s Z.

As I saw at Boston Calling back in May, Jacket’s live show is still one of the best out there. New songs “Believe (Nobody Knows)” and “Compound Fracture” fit well alongside longstanding favorites from their expansive career such as “Lay Low” and “Gideon,” both of which were pleasant additions to their set, which we didn’t get at Governors Ball.

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The band had complete control of the evening, filling out their space at Randall’s Island with confidence and ease, making it all seem so easy. Jim James and company really have this rock and roll thing down pact. The finishing 1-2 punch of ” Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2 ” and “One Big Holiday” was almost unfair.

I wasn’t surprised that My Morning Jacket put on not only the best set of the day, but possibly of the entire Governors Ball weekend. And you’re telling me that people actually went to see Drake instead of them? Oops.

Find photos from their performance posted below, along with the setlist.
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ILoveMakonnen at Boston Calling 2015

By Will Oliver, June 18th 2015

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You probably know ILoveMakonnen best from his breakthrough hit “Tuesday,” which came out of no where to be one of the surprise hits of 2014. It probably didn’t hurt that the track featured Drake as the featured guest.

ILoveMakonnen, whose real name is Makonnen Sheran, was a replacement for Jungle, who had to drop off due to another conflict. The younger fans who cheered eagerly in the front of the crowd were clearly pleased with his presence, although Makonnen didn’t do much for me at all. All those who watched his set were having a lot of fun, predictably erupting once “Tuesday” was played. It will be interesting to see what Makonnen does from here on out, and if he can replicate the success of “Tuesday.”

Find some photos from his set posted below.
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