Drake News & Features


Drake & Future Embarking on Jungle Tour This Spring

Drake will be hitting the road in May for the Jungle Tour  along with Future in support of his new album/mixtape/mixalbum, If You're Reading This It's Too Late.  If you happen to live in one of the six... Read More
Posted one month ago

Every Girl Drake’s Ever Mentioned in a Song Ever

(Art by WHIP, who's awesome and you should check out.) In hip-hop we hold certain truths to be self-evident: Illmatic is a classic, JAY Z is past his prime and Drake raps about women, a lot. I mean alot-alot.... Read More
Posted about 3 months ago

Oh My God, If Drake Dies Is He A Legend?

Rappers are no strangers to hyperbole. I sincerely doubt Kendrick wishes his dick was as big as a national monument and we all know Makonnen is more likely to spend Tuesday watching How I Me Your Mother reruns.... Read More
Posted 3 months ago

Did Drake Mastermind His Escape From Cash Money With “If You’re Reading This”?

We knew it was coming. Countless nights were spent speculating, early birds became night owls, all waiting, hoping, that Drake would finally drop his mysterious mixtape. The internet loves to troll, fake covers floated across... Read More
Posted 3 months ago

1 Listen Album Review: Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”

A new Drake album is more than an album, it's an arrow pointing towards hip-hop's future. Whatever other titles we may or may not bestow on Aubrey Graham, he's indisputably hip-hop's most influential emcee.... Read More
Posted 3 months ago

What If Drake Didn’t Sign To Young Money?

Behind every great rapper, there’s a great co-sign. Sharing the wealth leads to a chain reaction of new faces; stamps of approval can generate a small internet buzz or overnight prominence. A co-sign can also extend... Read More
Posted 4 months ago

One Song to Prove Drake is a Dope Rapper

Drake is so soft. How soft is he? Drake is so soft, cats watch videos of him on the internet for lolz.  Drake is so soft, he pours breast milk in his cereal.  Drake is so soft, Charmin uses him to wipe its... Read More
Posted 6 months ago

Grading Each Song From Drake’s “6 God” EP

You know the drill by now, whenever a big record drops, we do a Heat Check to get the pulse of the (online) hip-hop community and see how we everyone is feeling about said release. Of course Drake being Drake,... Read More
Posted about 7 months ago

Heat Check: How Do You Feel About Drake’s “How About Now”

Drake hates bloggers. Shades of DnF, a new Drake record dropped/leaked on a Sunday evening. I was literally in bed--just having finished my Walking Dead bedtime story--and about to go to sleep, when I decided to do... Read More
Posted 7 months ago

We Listed All 72 of Drake’s Top 100 Billboard Songs, Here’s How

Yesterday, Billboard broke the news that Drake had just gotten his 72nd Top 100 hit with "Tuesday (Remix)," a sales feat that places him just ahead of The Beatles for the most Top 100 appearances of all-time. Not too... Read More
Posted 7 months ago

Drake vs. Lil Wayne, an Absurdly Detailed Investigation

Drake and Lil Wayne are currently on their aptly-named Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour, and while the general hip-hop populace might not view the tour as a historical moment (because, you know, this and this and this and... Read More
Posted 9 months ago

Kanye Thinks Drake is #1 Right Now - Is He Right? (Rap Power Rankings)

Remember when Kanye was dropping new interviews the way Lil Wayne was dropping guest verses in '08? It was kind of a whole thing. But while Yeezy's been relatively quiet lately following his nuptials, Interview Kanye... Read More
Posted 10 months ago

Drake’s New Album is Titled “Views From the 6”: Dope, Wack or Eh?

Why does anyone care about album titles? Doesn't the album sound the exact same, no matter what the title is? Trick question, of course it fucking matters. Whether it's a movie, book, song or album, artists... Read More
Posted 10 months ago

Heat Check: How Do You Feel About Drake’s “0 to 100/The Catch Up”?

For those who are new to the merger, here's the deal. When a new song comes out from the Drake's, Kanye's, and Jay Zs of the game, it seems like everybody in the world talks about. However between the memes, the haters, and... Read More
Posted 11 months ago

Drake’s Hardest Verses, Ranked (An Absurdly Detailed Investigation)

In hip-hop, certain storylines get established, and once they're cemented in the public's consciousness, they're almost impossible to get out. Macklemore is a sell out, J. Cole is boring, and Drake is soft; those... Read More
Posted one year ago

Drake’s Nympho Sports Allegiances: An Absurdly Detailed Investigation

In hip-hop you can like as many artists as you want because they aren't competing. I'll never understand why B.I.G fans hate on Pac (and vice versa), or why you always have to support artists from your area; dope... Read More
Posted one year ago

Heat Check: What Do We Think About Drake’s “Draft Day”?

If there is one thing we love as much as rap, it's sports. Okay, so it's probably boobs, but sports is up there too. When the two come together (either boobs and hip-hop or sports and hip-hop) we are going to talk... Read More
Posted one year ago

After Jay Z vs. Drake, the De-Evolution of the Rap Diss

Growing up on classic hip-hop, when I hear the word “diss”, naturally the first thing that comes to mind is either "Ether" by Nas, "2nd Round K.O." by Canibus, or the scene in "8 Mile" where Eminem slaughters... Read More
Posted one year ago

Find Her: Who’s the Girl In Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” Video?

  Sometimes you're watching a video and you think to yourself, "Sweet baby jesus, who's that? If only there was a community of people on the interwebs almost frighteningly adept at figuring out the identies... Read More
Posted one year ago

Drake’s “Nothing Was the Same” Album Leaked, Let’s Start Listening…

You know what's crazy? On Saturday I was on a panel with Olaf Thomsen, who clears samples for UMG Publishing. Before the panel we were talking, I asked him what big projects he was working on, and he said that he was... Read More
Posted one year ago

Drake’s Bringing Back Damani Dada - What Old School Clothing Labels Are Next?

  Ever since pictures from Drake’s “No New Friends” video shoot hit the internet with the Canadian rapper dressed in Damani Dada clothing, various media outlets have reported that Drizzy may be... Read More
Posted 2 years ago

Let’s Argue About Who’s the Better Emcee: Drake or J. Cole?

Frankly, I don't think that when it comes to pure emcee skills J. Cole vs. Drake is even much of a debate, and I said so via Twitter. But the response I got from that Tweet indicates that there's actually some serious... Read More
Posted 2 years ago

Rap Lines That Make No F**king Sense: The Drake Edition

If you've read either of the previous editions of "Rap Lines That Make No F**king Sense" you know how the game goes. We're looking for lines that aren't just bad, but contain some inherently wack fatal flaw. In... Read More
Posted 4 years ago

Drake Hits Furman University on Away From Home Tour [Exclusive Coverage]

If you think it would be a little strange getting to see a highly regarded hip-hop artist perform on the same stage that you walked across for high school graduation, you’d be right. That’s exactly what happened this past... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

RefinedHype.com’s Fails of the Week: Drake, Kelis, Marbury and More

Schadenfreude is a psychological term used to describe someone who takes pleasure in the failure of others (aka haters), and while I certainly didn't derive any enjoyment from some of the epic fails below, they were too... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

DJ Noodies and Drake are “Ready to Fly” on Mixtape [Download]

New York, N.Y. -- On his latest street album, NYC's DJ Noodles blends the words and music of T-dot (that's Toronto for you squares) hitmaker Drake with tracks by Jay-Z, Meth & Red, and many more. Featuring remixes/mash-ups of... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

Drake Releases Kanye West-Directed “Best I Ever Had” Video

New York, NY -- Booth favorite Drake has just premiered the Kanye West-directed music video for "Best I Ever Had," the hit lead single off his acclaimed So Far Gone mixtape. Watch for the Toronto rapper's long-awaited... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

Drake Drops Long-Awaited “So Far Gone” Mixtape [Free Download]

Toronto, ON -- Best of the Booth award-winning Toronto emcee Drake has finally dropped his highly-anticipated third mixtape, So Far Gone. In addition to previously-featured cut "Sooner Than Later" and the rapper's freestyle... Read More
Posted 6 years ago