For those who don't already know, Nick Drake is a soft-spoken, thoughtful songwriter who's expertise was capturing a very specific area of human emotion. He tragically died at just 26, but fortunately left behind a sizable collection of unreleased songs and recordings, which have continued to spill out as the years pass.Today, one of those recordings is now seeing the light of day. Co-written by folk singer Beverly Martin, the new track, titled "Reckless Jane", has been released and will appear on Martin's upcoming album, The Phoenix and the Turtle, due out April 22. Check out more information on the track and the track itself below.
Drake has just released a new song via October's Very Own titled "Draft Day". The track samples Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop". The track is able to juggle such pressing issues as Chance the Rapper's name, The Hunger Games ("On some Hunger Games shit, I would die for my district"), and references to Johnny Football and Andrew Wiggins. Listen to the track below.
utterly awkward comments from Black Lips guitarist Cole Alexnader in an interview with The A.V. Club
, where he critized Drake and expressed his love for "melodramatic, ignorant rap" and rappers who are "more ghetto and ratchet sounding". Today, he clarifies his comments in an interview with Creative Loafing Atlanta
. See what he had to say below.
Jay Electronica has been more active lately (2 tracks in the last two weeks) than he has been in the last two years. After releasing a brand new track titled "Better in Tune with the Infinite", he has returned with a remix of Drake's "We Made It" (which is actually a remix itself of a Soulja Boy track). Listen to the track below.
The UK’s annual Wireless Festival has unveiled its 2014 lineup and it may be the holy grail for hip-hop lovers. Festival-goers will get to witness Kanye West, Drake, and OutKast headline the festival, with Pharrell Williams, Chance the Rapper, Angel Haze, Earl Sweatshirt, Wiz Khalifa, and ASAP Ferg rounded out the rest of the lineup.
Well, it would appear that the posthumous Aaliyah record executive-produced by Drake and his producer, Noah "40" Shebib, is officially not going to happen. News of this record started surfacing in 2012, with Drake sharing a supposed track from it ("Enough Said"). Now, in an interview with Vibe
, 40 states that he's decided to stop working on the record and that the project has been scrapped all together.
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Where Take Care saw Drake indulging a hyperactive creative mind, Nothing Was the Same marks an aggressive move toward the middle.