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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Mega SummerJam Wrap-Up

One year ago, your favorite hip-hop journalist’s favorite up and coming hip-hop journalist came to fruition. 12 months later, having witnessed over 25 of the best concerts and private parties in the music industry, a once...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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