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Artist: Drake

Drake

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Drake is the name of more than one artist: 1) Canadian actor/rapper 2) polish sea folk band 3) electronic DJ 4) heavy metal from Chile 5) 1960s US garage rock 1) Aubrey “Drake” Graham (born October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Grammy award nominated Canadian actor, rapper and singer signed to Young Money/Universal Motown. Drake shot to global fame upon the release of his critically acclaimed 2009 mixtape So Far Gone and Best I Ever Had, a single from the mixtape which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Drake's music career began in 2006 with the release of his debut mixtape room for improvement. The tape featured collaborations with Trey Songz, Lupe Fiasco and Nikelus F and marked the beginning of a long-time partnership with Canadian producer boi-1da. The mixtape sold 6,000 physical copies in the year of its release. comeback season, Drake's second official mixtape, was released in 2007 and featured the single replacement girl. The track featured vocals from Trey Songz and received heavy rotation on MTV and BET television networks. robin thicke, clipse and rich boy featured on the mixtape, however it was Man of the Year - a track recorded with future mentor lil wayne - which signified the start of a close affiliation between Drake and Lil' Wayne's recording label Young Money Entertainment. In 2009, Drake released his highly anticipated third mixtape so far gone to critical acclaim and commercial success. Its lead single, Best I Ever Had, peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has since been certified double platinum by the RIAA. The success of the track lead to a highly publicised bidding war between several record labels to sign Drake. The rapper eventually signed a deal with Young Money Entertainment in the summer of 2009 and released an official EP version of the mixtape soon after; eventually receiving Gold status for shipments of 500,000 units. This astronomical rise to success continued into 2010 with the release of his major label debut album thank me later. After several setbacks from its original October 2009 release date, the album was released on June 15th 2010 preceded by lead single over, which peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Chart and has since been certifie
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Daniel Drake's Gorgozord Vol. 1 - St. Louis Riverfront Times (Event)

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January 11 - Daniel Drake works by day as a short order cook specializing in pancake artistry. By night, he's the mastermind behind the Psychedelic Psychonaut saga, an epic battle of weird good versus awful evil. Fans of the band the Psychedelic Psychonauts know that Drake has been writing a choose-your-o...

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Nothing Was the Same (Deluxe Edition) by Drake - ArtistDirect

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09/24/2013
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Drake - Nothing Was the Same - Exclaim! (Reviews)

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Drake - Nothing Was the Same

The title of Nothing Was The Same, Drake's third album, is a touch misleading. Fans of the Toronto, ON rap golden boy will find the content familiar: solipsism and chest-thumping, as well as laments of the romantic- and fame-related variety, delivered over lush, immersive beats. Compared to Take Care, Drake has turned his focus outwards to celebrate success, reconcile with Pops and dramatically step up his rapping: intro "Tuscan Leather" is six minutes of braggadocio over elegantly warped Whitney Houston loops. Nothing Was The Same finds Drake digging deeper into his...Read More

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DOWNLOAD: Drake - Girls Love Beyoncé - RCRD LBL

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On "Girls Love Beyoncé," Canada's national treasure Drake summons the spirit of Destiny's Child to indulge in his own loneliness. It's a sultry creeper and yet another example of Drizz knocking-out a quality R&B track by snaking every little vocal inflection into a sexualized, dejected hook.

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STREAM: Drake - Started From The Bottom - RCRD LBL

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After crushing his features in 2012, Drake is back on the solo tip and he has some issues with your assumptions about his past. Yes, you! "Started From The Bottom" might be the start of the Kendrick Lamar leadership era of hip-hop with its atmospheric pangs, impressionistic lyricism and Drizzy twisting his voice into new forms.

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So Far Gone

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Take Care

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Thank Me Later

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Nothing Was the Same

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Best I Ever Had

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Forever

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Over

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Hold On, We're Going Home

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Take Care

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Houstatlantavegas

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Successful

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