Drake surprise drops new EP ‘Scary Hours’ [Stream]

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The expression “expect the unexpected” bears a certain relevance this weekend as Drake surprises fans with two brand new songs. The self professed ‘6 God’ dropped “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity” in an EP of sorts under the title Scary Hours.

Drake’s first release since More Life in March of 2017, the tracks tap into classic Drake tropes: the success of the hip hop heavyweight’s career, opposition from an indeterminate “they” — and not to be neglected — shades of romantic strife.

“She say, ‘Do you love me?’ I tell her, ‘Only partly’/I only love my bed and my momma, I’m sorry,” Drake raps on the more lighthearted of the pair; the fluidly constructed “God’s Plan.”

“Diplomatic Immunity” alternatively sees Drake embrace more of an aggressive delivery of the song’s constituting verses. The track’s background is quasi-orchestral string work that builds the song’s intensity as Drake notes: “In 2017 I lost a J. Lo.”

 

Drake – “God’s Plan” & “Diplomatic Immunity”

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Drake has released two new songs called “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” They’re both part of a project called Scary Hours, which appears to be just a two-song EP based on the way the songs are listed on streaming services. “God’s Plan” is sing-songy, synth-driven song reminiscent of “Headlines,” while the soulful and string-laden “Diplomatic … More »

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Lil Wayne – “Family Feud” (Feat. Drake)

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Drake – “Pistols”

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An unreleased Drake song has surfaced called “Pistols,” on which Drake raps over a sunny backing track that noticeably features no drums but which does have a ton of handclaps. It’s unclear exactly where this fits in on the Drake timeline, though it’s one of the few songs that has appeared since the release of … More »

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

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Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America’s youth. Like the moment when Billboard first started using Soundscan and inadvertently proved the massive popularity of N.W.A, the streaming services of the world showed just how powerful this music remains. Rap dominated streaming charts. More »

Watch Drake Join Lil Wayne At Miami’s Art Basel

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Art Basel is going strong in Miami this weekend, and last night Lil Wayne performed at the Bootsy Bellows pop-up show. He brought out Drake to do “Energy,” and as Pitchfork points out, Drake stayed onstage during Wayne’s performance of “No Worries.” Check out fan-shot footage below. More »

Trouble – “Bring It Back” (Feat. Drake)

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The Atlanta rapper Trouble has a new song with Drake, “Bring It Back,” that was produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and, per MissInfo, was teased almost a year ago. Trouble recently turned himself in to police to face charges for drug possession. Listen to “Bring It Back” below. More »

Watch Drake Take Over As Sideline Reporter At Last Night’s Raptors Game

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Four years ago, Drake became a global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, his hometown NBA team. He’s been a fixture at Raptors games for a while, and last night, he got to try out his skills as an NBA broadcaster. After the game ended, he interviewed Raptors star point guard Kyle Lowry, who’d just … More »

Watch Drake & His Dad’s New Virginia Black Ad

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Drake has his own brand of whiskey, Virginia Black, and over the summer, he enlisted his dear old dad to help him sell some by appearing in an ad together. And now Aubrey Graham and Dennis Graham have once again teamed up for a sequel to that ad, which finds Graham the elder … More »