You’ve probably heard by now that Madonna kissed Drake during his performance at Coachella last night. But instead of focusing on that, we’re going to share a video of the rapper’s entire set. Drizzy’s hour-plus performance included a wide range of material, from older hits to tracks off his latest album. Watch the full performance below.
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Drake performing at First Niagara Pavilion. (D.A.Robin/Post-Gazette)
With rumors of a coming mixtape, Drake pulled a Beyonce Thursday night and dropped an official album without prior notice. While the retail version of If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late immediately hit digital stores, DJs can get the following edits (and originals) at DJcity:
6 Man (dirty, clean and intros)
Energy (dirty, clean and intros)
The original version of “Preach” featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR is also available. We’ll update this page as more edits are made.
And in case you haven’t seen it, here’s a short film that Drizzy dropped earlier in the day:
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Big Sean released “Blessings” late Thursday night — the first single from his forthcoming album, Dark Sky Paradise. The track features Drake and was produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz — the same duo behind Drizzy’s “0 To 100 (The Catch Up)” and Lil Wayne’s “Believe Me.”
Download: Big Sean ft. Drake – Blessings
A remix of “Blessings” featuring an uncredited Kanye West was released soon after and is now available on DJcity. You can also stream it below:
Dark Sky Paradise is due February 24 and will features guest appearances from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Jhené Aiko, Travi$ Scott, PartyNextDoor, and E-40.
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Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint album dropped today, and one of the project’s standout tracks is a collaboration with her labelmates Drake and Lil Wayne titled, “Truffle Butter.” Some listeners might recognize the beat, along with Drizzy and Wayne’s verses, as they were previously featured on Mally Mall’s “Whatcha Say.”
Download: Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne – Truffle Butter
It’s also been pointed out that “Truffle Butter” contains a sample of UK house star Maya Jane Coles, which sparked a backlash among some of her fans. She posted the following message on her Facebook page in response:
“It’s interesting to see all of the hateful comments about the Nicki Minaj track. As a producer that only makes music that I love, for me, it’s only an honor to have people from completely different scenes wanting to sample one of my productions. I NEVER compromise my own music. If I didn’t like it, why would I bother making it. If someone else likes what I have done and wants to sample it and use it in their own style then for me that is a huge compliment. just saying. PLUS also, why do people keep talking about money?? Record sales don’t make money anymore!!! This has nothing to do with money, I came from a hip hop background, that’s what got me into music in the first place. It’s so weird to have to explain myself about something I’ve always loved doing.”
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Toronto-based music producer Boi-1da has helped craft some of Drake’s biggest tracks, starting with “Best I Ever Had” in 2009 and most recently “6 God” and “How About Now.” He also co-produced Drake’s “Pound Cake,” Rick Ross’ “F#ckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt” and DJ Khaled’s “No New Friends.”
The Jamaican native and three-time Grammy-winner recently spoke with Skee.TV about producing and gave five tips to up-and-comers. While many videos focus on technical aspects, this one touches on the business side of making and selling beats.
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Ariana Grande has released a sexy music video for her latest single “Love Me Harder” featuring The Weeknd. The track was the 34th most-downloaded on DJcity in October and is currently #14 on Shazam’s chart.
Download: Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd – Love Me Harder
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