New Music: Drake – ‘Days in the East’

Days in the East

Drake drops his second song in two days. Following “Draft Day,” the Toronto MC comes through with “Days in the East,” which he previously debuted at his show in Birmingham (see “Call Me”). Drizzy slows things down for the ladies, singing over the PARTYNEXTDOOR and Noah “40″ Shebib production.

“You can be the one to take control, call me over,” he emotes over the nearly six-minute track.

He recalls a visit to Erykah Badu’s house (“She made tea for me / We talked about love and what life could really be for me”) and even alludes to his relationship with Rihanna, who joined him on his European tour (“Wakin’ up in Amsterdam with the boy … You would probably kill another man for the boy”).

Listen to Drizzy’s melodic cut below.

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New Music: Drake – ‘Draft Day’


Fresh off his European tour, Drake does it for his city, his fans, and his girl on “Draft Day.” The five-minute track, produced by Boi-1da and The Fans, samples Lauryn Hill’s 1998 hit “Doo-Wop (That Thing).”

While he doesn’t respond to Jay Z’s “We Made It” diss, he does shout out Jennifer Lawrence (“You could really get it”), Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, and Chance the Rapper.

“If I left this shit to chance, I would’ve picked a name like Chance the Rapper / No offense ’cause I don’t know that ni**a,” he raps.

He also throws in some subliminals. “How the game turn into the Drake show? / Dawg, what the fuck happened to so and so? / Where did they go? / Too worried about bitches and fashion, they go missin’ in action.”

He even was kind enough to leave some beat at the end “so that all of you fuck ni**as could loop it and get your lives off.”

Listen to Drizzy go off below.

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Drake and Rihanna Head Home After Tour Wraps


Hold on, he’s going home. After closing out the European leg of his “Would You Like a Tour?” run this week, Drake packed his bags and headed back to Toronto. Wearing a Supreme hoodie, the Canadian rapper made his way through London’s Heathrow Airport with carts of luggage in tow.

Hours later, his rumored girlfriend Rihanna was spotted leaving London, wearing one of Drake’s OVO jackets. The two have been inseparable throughout the tour, and the “Stay” singer was seen attending most of his shows.

The night before their departure, he and RiRi were spotted on a dinner date at Novikov restaurant before celebrating his last show at Tramp nightclub. The couple was photographed holding hands in the back seat of a car as they left the club.

Upon his return to the U.S., Drake will host Houston Appreciation Weekend and co-headline OVO Fest with OutKast in August.

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Rihanna Reunites with Drake in London


After a brief trip to the U.S., Rihanna returned to London to be by Drake’s side. The singer was spotted in the audience at the rapper’s second to last show on his “Would You Like a Tour?” at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday evening. While smoking a blunt, she took in the concert from behind the soundboard as he performed “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”

The rumored couple later made their way to the after-party at Tramp nightclub in Mayfair around 1:30 a.m. RiRi wore a cream-colored fur coat over a Trapstar T-shirt and denim shorts, with a pair of black and red Nike Dunks on her feet. They partied until 5 a.m. and left separately.

Rihanna is set to receive the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon Award on June 2 in New York. “We are proud to present Rihanna with the CFDA Fashion Icon Award for her impact on the industry as fashion’s most exciting ambassador in recent memory,” said CFDA CEO Steven Kolb.

Drake’s European tour wraps tonight with another show at O2 Arena. He will head back to the U.S. for Houston Appreciation Weekend and Toronto’s OVO Fest in August.

See more pics of the superstar couple below.

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Drake Debuts New Song ‘Call On Me’ in Birmingham


With only four shows left on the European leg of his “Would You Like a Tour?” run, Drake took the opportunity to debut a new song for his British fans during his show at National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England on Friday.

With the lights turned low, the Canadian rapper got lost in his emotions while singing the tender tune, reportedly titled “Call On Me.”

“Spending all my days on the inside / Forgetting who I was on the outside,” he sings.

It was also revealed this week that Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport has awarded Drake’s OVO Fest a $300,000 grant. OutKast will headline this year’s festival, which takes place on August 3-4 in Toronto.

Watch Drizzy pour his heart out onstage.

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Drake Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin


Drake got drunk in Dublin while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. While in town for his “Would You Like a Tour?” trek, the Canadian superstar visited a pub, where he toasted with the locals and his OVO crew.

Dressed in a green T-shirt and bandana, he posed with fans and downed pints of Guinness. A drunken Drizzy shared photos from the turn up on Instagram.

While he was out partying, Rihanna returned to the U.S. after spending time with the rapper overseas. He and the “Stay” singer have reportedly taken their relationship to the next level. Multiple sources tell TMZ that they have gone from hooking up to seriously dating.

Drake’s tour continues tonight with a show at Dublin’s O2 Arena.

See more photos of Drizzy in Dublin below.

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Drake Sings Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ in Belgium


From the club to the stage, Drake and Rihanna have been inseparable during their time in Europe. After bringing her out during his Paris show last month, Drizzy paid homage to his rumored girlfriend during his “Would You Like a Tour?” stop in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday. With RiRi in the audience, he put his spin on her hit “Stay” before segueing into his own song “Too Much.”

“Brussels, I want you to stay with me,” said Drake. “I put my hands in the air and say show me something good.”

Later that night, he and Rihanna were spotted partying together at Cirque le Soir nightclub in London.

When he returns to the U.S., Drake will host October Very Own’s first Houston Appreciation Week.

Watch him serenade the audience—and Rihanna—with his sweet song.

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