We may not have covered as many shows for weworemasks, but I’m positive that I attended more shows in 2014 than any year since I graduated college. And that’s a-ok with me. So below the jump, you’ll find my first year-end list of 2014 – with only a few more to come.
you know the drill with these collaborations. this song belongs to OB obrien, but drake handles the lead verse and the hook (so it’s drake feat. drake) and some other verses. when the clubs play it, it’ll play drake’s verse and move on.
drake takes over the most minimal of hook duties in this family affair of a collaboration. juvenile made amends with birdman and brings cash money back, while thugga and quan remain the backbone of this project. and of course, london on the track.
you know how i know drake directed this video? because the skits are cheeseball as fuck. but the song’s still pretty catchy and although future doesn’t make an appearance (for his one line on repeat), drake and p reign have a good time with some bad ones down on some extravagant resort.
back when future’s honest LP dropped, a hell of a track was given to us – “never satisfied.” well, you quickly noticed that the sumbitch cut a song off and kept a teaser of it AS THE FINAL ALBUM CUT. no more, folks. here’s the full version, with a complete drake verse, liberated by the song’s producer, mike will, who happened to make it.
happy halloween, ya turds. like we have for the past couple of years, we’re rolling with iron maiden font for this month AND we actually get to drop it on halloween. have a safe weekend and drink lots of things and dress up as other things.
1. ASAP Rocky – Multiply (feat. Juicy J)
2. Baauer – One Touch (feat. Alunageorge and Rae Sremmurd)
3. Big K.R.I.T. – Soul Food (feat. Raphael Saadiq)
4. Calvin Harris – Pray to God (feat. HAIM)
5. Drake – How Bout Now
6. Foo Fighters – The Feast and the Famine
7. Lil Wayne – Gotti (feat. The Lox)
8. LVL UP – Big Snow
9. Mayer Hawthorne – Stay (Rihanna Cover)
10. Nas – The Season (prod. by J Dilla)
11. Roosh Williams – Extraordinary (feat. Emilio Rojas)
12. Tahiti 80 – Missing
13. TV on the Radio – Careful You
if only nicki minaj could dedicate herself to rapping and stop putting out horse shit songs like “anaconda” and what not. don’t get me wrong – this one’s equally perverse, just behind some tough bass, and nice bars. her album, the pinkprint, is due out december 14th.
drake just celebrated his 28th birthday. how’s he celebrating? dropping THREE new tracks for all of us. while the artwork suggests these are new tracks from the sessions for his upcoming LP, views from the 6, it’s a safe bet three free downloads won’t show up on the album.
“6 god” (prod. by boi-1da & syksense)
“heat of the moment” (prod. by 40 – this one’s R&B drizzy right in time for the winter)
“how about now” (prod. by boi-1da & jordan evans – leaked a few weeks ago, official version)
one of the best tracks in recent memory that’s taking all of our ladies by storm gets a music video and i can’t help but think: how is it possible for someone on OVO, surrounded by drake and all his homies, to exude 0 swag? ah well, there’s the video.
yesterday, an unreleased track from the drake vaults hit the web. “how about now” is one of those spiteful songs that gives drake the rep he’s got – but hey it’s still a pretty good one. the links have been going down, so listen and get it while you can.
this past saturday, drake and lil wayne completed their ‘versus’ tour, which was sponsored by capcom and was a hell of a time. the last time two monster superstars linked up like this was the ‘watch the throne’ tour, and i have to admit – this one was on par. the crowd was dope, everyone danced and basically turned the bitch into the HYFR video. at least we did, anyway.
here’s a clip from the show, where weezy and drake announce the tour was a ‘tie’ (surprise surprise). however, post-both of their album releases, the two plan on kicking off another tour, and will start it in houston.
oh and if you want a professional review, head over to rocks off to catch my bro brando’s recap of the night.