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By Lauren Kearney
Drake is making “Headlines” this week thanks to a two month-old album promotion scheme in his hometown. According to the Toronto Star, the city is accusing Drake of using its logo for a billboard, which he displayed this fall to spread the word about his sophomore album, Take Care. The ad featured the word “Toronto” in the distinctive font used by the city, along with the note “population 2,753,609.”
Although the album’s November 15 release date was displayed on the billboard, along with Drizzy’s signature October’s Very Own owl, the sign does bear resemblance to a welcome sign for the city. The billboard was posted in October and it should be old news by now, but the promotion was just brought to the attention of city officials, who are currently “reviewing the matter.”
(Lil Wayne on Drake’s first week sales of ‘Take Care’)
“We would suggest that the treatment of the word Toronto used on the billboard is very similar to the wordmark that forms part of the Toronto logo,” city spokesperson Francine Antonio-Forte told the Toronto Star. “The similarity of the wordmarks, in conjunction with other creative elements used for the billboard, may cause some confusion about the source of the information.” There’s been no word as to whether Toronto officials will take legal action against their pride and joy. “While the city is proud of its local and international talent, we have a general practice of reviewing and addressing reported or known cases related to the possible misuse of the Toronto logo,” Antonio-Forte added.
Since Drake has done nothing but rep Toronto to the fullest, maybe he’ll get off with warning.
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Tags city of toronto, Drake, Headlines, Take Care
Really digging the Main Source – Live at the BBQ, Bob James – Nautilus and Dilla renditions. I’m gonna need this like now. Pre-order via Fat Beats here.
Will Sessions impressed with the meticulous craftsmanship of their studio re-workings of the classic tracks on The Elmatic Instrumentals. With their new two-part video “Mix Takes,” the five-piece band is taking a similar approach in recreating some of their favorite songs–only this time it was all recorded and filmed live in real time. Whether referencing music by jazz greats Herbie Hancock and Bob James or replaying beats made famous by Nas or J Dilla, it’s all presented with seamless transitions in the style of a mixtape, and “Mix Takes” both showcases the band’s individual talents and reflects the airtight performances that have made them one of the hottest live bands in Detroit.
While on Fearnce Cotton and BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Special, Florence and company perform their cover of the title track off Drake’s latest album.
(Florence Welch on a future collaboration with Drake)
By Nadeska Alexis
Drake and Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine) having been hoping to collaborate for some time now, but the busy musicians just haven’t found the chance yet. The two initially hit it off after the MTV VMAs in 2010 and in January, Drizzy summoned the English performer to the stage in London, during his European tour to assist with Thank Me Later’s “Fireworks.” There’s still hope that this collabo will happen, because Florence has certainly been paying attention. During a short set for BBC Radio 1, Florence + The Machine performed a rendition of Drake’s “Take Care,” which features Rihanna.
Florence gave the song a quick intro before the performance, explaining that she’s a big fan of all three artists who made the track possible. “This is pretty exciting, because it’s sung by one of my…well two of my favorite, well three actually [of my favorite artists],” she said. “Because it’s “Take Care,” which is produced by Jamie xx and is by Drake and Rihanna–so three of my absolute favorite artists and I hope we can do it justice.”
The 25-year-old musician confirmed that she’s still hoping that collaboration with Drake comes to fruition at some point. “I haven’t got anything planned at the moment. I’ve always wanted to do something with Drake. We’ve always tried to, but we keep both being really busy and nothing’s happened,” she said. “We’ve always been in different places and the time that we did end up in the studio together we ended up getting quite drunk together and there wasn’t a song that came out of it”.
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Tags Drake, Florence And The Machine, jamie xx, Rihanna, Take Care
(Lil Wayne on Drake’s first week sales of ‘Take Care’)
Fans weren’t the only ones were impressed with the 631, 000 copies that Drake’s sophomore album Take Care sold it its first week on the charts. The Young Money rapper was predicted to sell between 675,000 and 725,000 copies but his sales still landed him the third best first-week sales of the year (after Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne). Take Care even outsold Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne album in week one, and Hov reached out to Drake to say congratulations.
Hov penned a handwritten note to Drake, which the Toronto rapper then posted as a photo on his OVO blog. “Monster # comes, proud of your journey. Peace, Hov,” read the personalized note from Jay.
The two have collaborated in the past, when Drake offered his assistance on the song “Off That” from Jay-Z’s 2009 album The Blueprint 3. Jay returned the favor by giving Drake a verse on the song “Light Up” from his 2010 debut Thank Me Later. The track finds Jay passing down some cautionary advice to Drake, after surviving so many years in the music industry (including “silly beefs).
Young Money CEO, Lil Wayne, was a bit more lax about Drake’s album sales when MTV News caught up with him in New Orleans last week. “Pardon me for sounding however I sound with this statement, but we rich as sh-t, so numbers and record sales, that doesn’t matter to none of us,” Wayne said. “We just want to get a perfect point across, a swell opinion across.”
Drake’s ‘Take Care’ Expected To Sell Over 700K Copies In First Week
Tags Drake, Jay-Z, lil wayne, Take Care
CGI animation house Next Media Animation have become synonymous for their portrayal news events, and on this occasion have side tracked from current affairs into the music scene. The Taiwanese animators recount the build up on what prompted Ludacris to go after Drake and Big Sean in “Bada Boom“. Even going as far to give a little background knowledge to those who are still not clear about the #hashtag rap phenomenon. The very basic CGI animation style may be familiar to viewers, as NMA also directed Diplo & Lil Jon’s visual for “U Don’t Like Me“.
By Rob Markman
Last night when Drake appeared on E’s night time talk show “Chelsea Lately,” host and comedian Chelsea Handler congratulated Drizzy in advance on his #1 album—knocking on wood of course. Well the final sales tallies are in and this morning Drake’s Take Care debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart after moving over 631,000 copies according to SoundScan.
On November 15, the Young Money soldier dropped his second official solo LP. On Take Care Drake expertly blends his rap with R&B melodies, often telling stories of lost love and wide-eyed optimism. Noted for its candid display of emotions, Take Care sets itself apart from standard hip-hop releases, but apparently that’s the way Drake intended.
If you let YM CEO Lil Wayne tell it, the first week sales tally wasn’t as crucial as the album’s critical reception. “Pardon me for sounding however I sound with this statement, but we rich as sh–, so numbers and record sales, that doesn’t matter to none of us,” Wayne told MTV News. “We just want to get a perfect point across, a swell opinion across.”
Well it seems that with TC Young Money accomplished two goals. “I can’t even find the words to express my appreciation. … ‘Thank you and I owe you’ is all that comes to mind … truly,” Drizzy tweeted Tuesday night in reaction to the news.
What are your favorite tracks on Drake’s Take Care Tell us in the comments!
Tags billboard, Drake, lil wayne, Take Care, Young Money
» by Randy Roper November 23, 2011, 11:53am
Drake Debuts At #1
As expected, Drake’s sophomore album Take Care takes the top spot on Billboard today.
According to Soundscan reports, Drake’s new album sold 631,466 copies in its first week, making it the #1 album in the country and the second highest selling debut week for rap release in 2011, behind Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV.
Drake’s debut album, Thank Me Later, also debuted at the top of Billboard 200 with 447,000 copies sold in 2010.
Congrats to Drizzy Drake, YMCMB and the whole OVO team.