Drake’s In My Feelings video features Dua Lipa and Will Smith

Drake recruited Will Smith, Dua Lipa and more for his promo for his latest single ‘In My Feelings’.

The Canadian rapper released the visuals for his latest track from his chart-topping album Scorpion, which sees the ‘God’s Plan’ hitmaker get famous faces to take part in the viral dance challenge for the track, which has seen fans take to social media sharing clips of them doing dance moves to mirror the lyrics.Part of the video sees Drake wake up in a trailer, saying: ‘I had this dream that I made this song, and then this kid from New York did some dance to it … and then the world did the dance. And Will Smith was there. No-one would stop. It was terrible.’

The ‘Men in Black’ star, ‘New Rules’ hitmaker and R&B star make cameo appearances alongside the likes of rapper DJ Khaled, American television personality Ryan Seacrest and the cast of the reality series ‘Queer Eye’.

The dance craze’s creator, Shiggy, also features.

Besides referencing the viral challenge, Drake pays homage to New Orleans and addresses his relationship with his first love, ex-girlfriend Keshia Chante.

The ‘In My Feelings’ promo follows the video for ‘I’m Upset‘, which features several of his former castmates from his days in the Canadian drama TV series ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’.

Scorpion follows Drake’s EP Scary Hours, single ‘Nice for What’ and the mixtape More Life from March 2017.

Watch the video below:

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Drake is a TV producer now, congrats Drake

God’s plan… is that you watch more HBO.

Drake, the Champagne Papi himself, the Scorpion King of summer, the man who accidentally got people leaping out of moving vehicles for viral fame, is about to add another title to his illustrious, chart-topping career: producer of a new, intriguing HBO show.

According to Deadline, the rapper has signed on as a producer for Euphoria, a forthcoming teen drama starring Zendaya and adapted from an Israeli series of the same name. Written by Sam Levinson (who also wrote HBO’s Bernie Madoff true-crime film The Wizard of Lies), Euphoria ‘follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.’ Joining Drake as a producer is Future the Prince.

Granted, a ‘producer’ credit on a television show can mean anything, but compare the Euphoria synopsis to the one published on the Degrassi Wikipedia page: “the series follows an ensemble cast of students at the fictional Degrassi Community School who face various challenges often seen as taboo such as sex, teen pregnancy, bullying, date rape, drug abuse, body image, homosexuality, domestic violence, gang violence, self-injury, suicide, abortion, mental disorders, death, and many other issues.”

Furthermore, as we all know, Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham got his start on Degrassi, and what’s more, staged a reunion for his ‘‘I’m Upset’ music video. This can only mean one thing. We’ve reached the Drake endgame, a world where he has unmitigated power to do the one thing that he has always wanted: to reboot Degrassi, in his capable hands.

[Via GQ]

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Drake has new album set for next record deal

Despite recently releasing a 26-track record ‘Scorpion’ through Young Money/Cash Money – which is distributed through Universal Music Group’s Republic Records – just last month, the ‘Hotline Bling’ rapper is said to be prepared for the next stage of his career.

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A source close to the situation told Variety that the 31-year-old star will have a new LP ready to drop to accompany any news of a change of company.

Despite this, an insider at Universal added to the publication that Drake isn’t set to leave the label any time soon.

Speculation about his future comes after he rapped on new track ‘Is There More’: “Soon as this album drop I’m out of the deal.”

His latest record has been a huge success so far, hitting more than 770 million total US streams, which makes up some of his 749,000 album equivalent units since its release on June 29.

Meanwhile, it’s been reported that Drake is set to collaborate with Madonna while they are both in London.

He is currently in London following his surprise appearance at Wireless Festival on Sunday (08.07.18) and is reportedly planning to join the 59-year-old singer in the recording studio this week, as she’s finishing work on her new album in the city.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: “Drake and Madonna are set to make some music together.

“Madonna is in London putting the finishing touches to her new album and Drake promised to work with her on something.”

In 2015, the pair caused a stir when they shared a kiss on stage at Coachella.

And that same year, Drake wrote a song called ‘Madonna’, which featured on his mixtape ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’, and the ‘Hung Up’ singer was a huge fan of the track.

She said at the time: “I love your new song about me! It’s my favourite! I’m still waiting for you to pick me up.”

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Drake’s Scorpion crushes streaming records

Drake’s Scorpion has broken single-day streaming records on both Spotify and Apple Music.

The Canadian rapper released his double album last week and it quickly crushed the record previously held by Drake on Apple Music.
Scorpion had 170 million streams worldwide in its first 24 hours of release, almost double that of Drake’s 2017 record More Life, which had 89.9 million.

And on Spotify, he had 132 million streams in the first 24 hours, with all tracks on the double album appearing on Spotify’s worldwide Top 200 chart.

The album has been making headlines for its personal revelations, with Drake admitting on the track ‘Emotionless’ that he has a baby son.

The 31-year-old rapper had been reported to have fathered a baby with former adult movie star Sophie Brussaux and he admitted in the lyrics to the track that he has been ‘hiding the world’ from his kid.

He revealed: ‘I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world/I was hiding the world from my kid. Breakin’ news in my life I don’t run to the blogs/ The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call.’

In the track ‘March 14’, he pays homage to Michael Jackson’s track ‘Billie Jean’ by describing his relationship with Sophie, while referencing his mother, Sandi Graham.

He raps: ‘She’s not my lover like Billie Jean but the kid is mine/ Sandi used to tell me all it takes it one time, and all it took was one time/ S**t, we only met two times, two times. I used to challenge my parents on every album/ Now I’m embarrassed to tell them I ended up as a co-parent/ Always promised the family unit/ I wanted it to be different because I’ve been through it.’

Drake revealed more information about the baby on the track, including that the little boy was born on October 11 and he celebrated in Miami, Florida, when a DNA test confirmed his paternity.

But while he rushed out to buy a crib for the tot, Drake has only met his son once at Christmas time.

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Drake’s new song ‘Finesse’ is maybe-possibly-totally about Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid and Drake'sBella Hadid herself has weighed in on the speculation that Drake’s new song “Finesse,” which has lyrics like “Fashion Week is more your thing than mine,” is about her. According to the model, she and the rapper are just friends, nothing more. “WHY CANT PPL BE FRIENDS W/o all the insinuation,” she tweeted in response to someone suggesting that she has “banged” Drake. See for yourself, below:

Last fall Bella Hadid and Drake had a rumoured fling, but it was never confirmed or denied. The closest thing we received to any sort of hint was when Bella’s mother, Yolanda, revealed Drake and Bella were “friends” on Watch What Happens Live in October.

It seems both parties have moved on from whatever happened, though. Hadid has reportedly been seeing her ex-boyfriend The Weeknd again, and Drake just admitted on his album Scorpion that he fathered a child with French former adult-film star Sophie Brussaux.

And that’s not the only thing Drake talks about on his new album, which dropped Friday (June 29). On the song “Finesse,” Drake appears to reference the time he spent with Hadid last year. “I’m going against my own advice / Should I do New York I can’t decide / Fashion Week is more your thing than mine,” he raps at one point during the song. Hadid is, of course, a wildly successful supermodel and New York Fashion Week staple.

“You and your sister / Too hot to handle,” he raps in a later verse, presumably referring to Hadid’s model sister Gigi.

Those are the two most concrete references to Hadid in the song, but you can read between the lines on a few others. “It takes some finesse / I seen you finesse / He can’t know finesse,” Drake says during the chorus. (The “he” here might be a nod to The Weeknd.) Also, keep in mind that the track directly following “Finesse” on Scorpion is “Ratchet Happy Birthday.” And Drake reportedly threw a birthday bash for Hadid in October. It’s what started their relationship rumours in the first place.

Listen, below:

Of course, this is all conjecture. It’s entirely possible Drake’s referring to someone else on “Finesse,” but the evidence heavily points to Hadid. Plus, he makes a literal reference to Gigi and Bella on his song “Sandra’s Rose”: “My house is full of supermodels just like Mohamed Hadid.” If anything, this proves Bella Hadid was for sure on Drake’s mind when he recorded this album.

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Drake’s New Album Scorpion Is Here

Featuring ‘Nice For What’ and ‘I’m Upset’ among others.

After owning the spring with hits “Nice For What” (you know it by heart) and “I’m Upset” (same), Drake’s back with a full new double-album, Scorpion, available to stream right now. With features from Jay-Z, Michael Jackson (yeah, you read that right—TMZ claims it’s a previously unreleased MJ song), Static Major, and the always-in-demand Ty Dolla $ign, the album clocks in at 25 songs, with titles like “Final Fantasy” and “Ratchet Happy Birthday.”

Scorpion comes just on the heels of a heated rat-a-tat feud between Drake and Pusha-T, which ignited on “Infrared” when the latter rapper trotted out well-worn accusations of our neighbor from the north using ghostwriters. Then Drake responded with “Duppy Freestyle,” a fine shot at both Pusha and his G.O.O.D. Music labelmate Kanye West. Pusha calmly then released “The Story of Adidon,” a response that alleges Drake has a son he was keeping secret, among other truly jaw-dropping bars and single artwork that featured a (previously unearthed) photo of young Drake in blackface taken in 2008.

That brings us up to speed, more or less. Scorpion, in all its glory, is Drake’s first music since “Adidon” was unleashed upon the world. Scorpion is also Drake’s first full-length project since 2017’s More Life, and his first proper album since 2016’s Views. Stream it below.

[Via GQ]

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Pusha T and Drake’s beef officially over

It’s a little over two weeks after the verbal battle between rappers Pusha T and Drake caused social media frenzy. But the rappers as well as Kanye West, have admitted to putting the pissing contest to bed.

With the wise counsel of Ye and Drake’s mentor, J Prince, the pair have concluded their feud.

Our brothers over in the US spoke to Pusha recently and he told them, he doesn’t really know where the black face on the cover of ‘Story of Adidon’ came about but what he knows is that as a black man, it is something that he is against.

‘I’m just like, “How could you be that comfortable, ever?” Just for me, there’s no way that’s ever comfortable’

He also talks about the new rules of the rap battle game, admitting that he had no idea social media came with sympathy and compassion. That he doesn’t find it fun as he used to.

‘Bro, it’s weird. It’s so weird. There’s a sentimental aspect that I didn’t know existed. But new rules. I’m learning and discovering a whole bunch of new rules in the rap game. And I’ll just leave it at that.’

Pusha feels Drake’s claims that he has career-ending response track and deciding not to release it is somewhat confusing, ‘I just feel like if there was something that was beneficial for either of those two guys, they would do it. I think they’re into doing anything that’s beneficial for them.’

Meanwhile, Drake has kept mum about whether this, for him, signals the end of the beef.

His focus seems to be The Aubrey and the Three Amigos Tour, as he announced 12 new shows for the tour set to follow the release of his album late this month.

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