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05.15.15 Liam Mathews

NYU undergrad Chris Cole’s final project for one of his classes was a short film about a college student obsessed with the rapper Drake. The film shares its title with Drake’s most recent release, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, but where Drake’s use of the title is inscrutable, Cole’s is clear: If you’re […]

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02.13.15 Bucky Turco

Hordes of people who gave zero fucks about the plummeting temperature packed Manhattan’s Flatiron Plaza on Thursday night to see rapper and artiste Kanye West perform in his fancy new sneakers. The police had it barricaded like a parade route. To get in, concertgoers had to show a ticket or a special lanyard. I had […]

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04.11.14 Andy Cush

On Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, Drake donned a fake beard and wig and took to the streets, interviewing people about Drake. It is all very funny. At one point, a guy in MLB-style sunglasses and a goofy polo tells Drake he thinks Drake is a “chickenhead.” The fun begins at about 1:50 in the clip […]

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12.13.13 Andy Cush

Drake Shake, the new app from OKFocus, adds Drake to your photos. Snap a picture from within the app, and Drake is there. Don’t like it? Just shake your phone and you’re treated to a new version of Drizzy. Also it’s free. Here are some other Drake Shake-d photos from my phone. Drake and Yeezus. […]

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09.24.13 David Turner

Major album releases typically have long and involved promotional hype cycles–by the time an LP drops, there may be a long enough list of rumored songs and collaborators to make an entire other album. And the best way to keep up with these rumors and loose reporting is to look at Wikipedia. Drake’s Nothing Was […]

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09.20.13 Yossera Bouchtia

Yesterday, ANIMAL headed to Alife which was transformed into a Drake pop-up store on Rivington Street to talk to the fans who had assembled there in hopes of getting a free t-shirt. Unfortunately, we left the scene before the box cutters came out and the cops arrived, but we did manage to speak to a […]

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09.21.11 Myles Tanzer

On Tha Carter 4, Drake says that that he had sex with a “Rikers prison guard.” As we know, these claims will not be investigated by the authorities. It sounds like Drizzy wasn’t lying about the guards being “bad bitches” because another corrections officer was just fired for sexual misconduct. […]

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09.01.11 Myles Tanzer

We got in touch with Sharman Stein, the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information at New York City Department of Correction about Drake’s lyrics. […]

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08.30.11 Myles Tanzer

Going to jail is never fun, unless you’re visiting someone at Rikers Island of course. Drake drops a veiled yet noteworthy claim on Tha Carter 4 that he slept with a prison guard while paying a visit to Lil Wayne at Rikers. […]

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07.08.10 Bucky Turco

Worried that too many young people are attracted to really crappy music and could potentially cause another near-riot, the NYPD shut down a planned performance in Central Park for rapper-singer Drake. ABC initially wanted to book him for their “Good Morning America” concert series, but have decided to go with the cast of “American Idiot” […]

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