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Young Money Rapper Drake Lands New Role

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Young Money rap artist Drake has already conquered TV and the music charts in the past few years, and now the former Degrassi: Next Generation actor will supposedly return back to his former profession as he has landed a (unknown) role in the upcoming indie financial thriller, “Arbitrage,” The Wrap reports. The Canadian bred actor-turned-hip-hop-star will be joined by veteran scene-stealer Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon, and Eva Green, who will both play the main character’s wife and mistress in the flick directed by Nicholas Jarecki.

Synopsis for the flick:

A hedge fund magnate who is in over his head and desperate to complete the sale of his shady trading empire to a major bank before his fraud is revealed. However, an unexpected, bloody error forces him to turn to the most unlikely corner for help in protecting him from rivals who want to bring him down.

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J.Cole & Drake Remember Aaliyah [Video]

January 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Yesterday would’ve been Aaliyah Haughton’s 32nd birthday. SoulCultureUK had an opportunity to speak with both Drake and J.Cole while out in London for their European tour. Above, J.Cole recollects memories of his teenage crush for the late singer, and even crafting a beat shortly after hearing news of her passing. Under the cut, Aubrey talks about his love for Ms. Haughton’s music as a youngster, and the impact/influence she had on his career after having a sit-down with father about delving into both rapping and singing. SoulCulture also asked Drizzy about his favorite verse for their segment, peep it below.

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Drake On Grammy Nods, Tour w/ J. Cole & Kanye’s 5 Mics

December 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Following the news of his four Grammy nominations, Drake spoke with The Source‘s Kazeem Famuyide this past Friday to discuss his nods, his dream Grammy performance, Kanye West’s 5 mic rating for MBDTF, upcoming European tour with J.Cole, and which award would mean the most to him:

Receiving Four Grammy Nominations

“It’s funny, I was talking to Tez yesterday (Cortez Bryant), and he was like “you remember when I couldn’t get you tickets, then I got you tickets and it was on the 300 level, and Wayne was doing Swagger like us?” I was just hyped. I was on my feet the whole time. I was just excited to be there. It was that feeling just being there because that was the room that was in my dreams. I have this reoccurring dream that I am giving this speech and being able to make all these people in my life happy. And I looked around said this is the room, this is it. It’s a GRAMMY award, my dream is a GRAMMY award. So I’m just hyped in there standing up and I hit up Tez that night like, “you ever think we will get a GRAMMY?

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MTV Extended Play: Drake [Video]

September 24, 2010 Leave a comment

In this segment of MTV Extended Play, Drake speaks on being inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, U2 and more for his latest tour Light Dreams & Nightmares, his upcoming collabo with Rihanna for LOUD (revealing that there’s a video on the way,) and the status of the ‘Fancy’ video, which he says may be re-shot or scraped. Other topics discussed is Weezy’s upcoming LP, and his reaction when he heard of Aaliyah’s passing.

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Drake Interview with PopEater [Video]

September 22, 2010 Leave a comment

In an exclusive interview with PopEater on the set of his Kodak commercial, the platinum-selling artist talks about his writing process, the proliferation of rappers willing to expose their vulnerable side and why, despite arena tours, critical recognition and one of the biggest selling albums of the year, he still doesn’t feel completely successful.

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Drake Reveals To Rolling Stone He Visited Jimi Hendrix’s Grave Site

September 17, 2010 Leave a comment

In the lastest issue of Rolling Stone, one Aubrey Graham is featured in the Q&A Section where he revealed he visited Jimi Hendrix’s grave site:

Why did you decide to visit Hendrix’s grave?
I’m a huge fan — I play the DVD of Hendrix at Woodstock to pump me up before I perform. Watching him go out there at 10 in the morning in shitty weather and conquer the crowd always gives me a little more adrenaline. I just left a little letter for Jimi at his grave.

What did the letter say?
It wasn’t a real letter. I just wrote him a message on a pack of Zig-Zags. It said, “Still inspired.”

Peep the full Q&A session here.

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Drake On Jimmy Kimmel Show [Video]

June 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Drizzy stopped by Jimmy Kimmel’s show to promote his album Thank Me Later. While on the show, he hit the couch to discuss his stint on Degrassi, being Jewish, linking up with Lil Wayne (dead @ his impersonation), and advice from Weezy. Hit the jump to check out his performances of “Over” and “Bedrock” with Nicki Minaj. Also, you can check out his hilarious skit with Jimmy Kimmel titled “Tweet Tweet”.

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