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Sir Stefwhit
Jun 21st, 2009, 07:22 PM
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I know it's hard to take him seriously when you think about him being on Degrassi, but if you heard his mix tapes that have been floating around for the past couple of years I think it makes it easier to believe. The song he's got out now "The Best I Ever Had" is the best hip-hop song I can remember hearing in a really long time.

There's a current bidding war for him now.

Billboard.com (article)
--While there are as many as three major labels battling it out to sign Drake, the Toronto-born MC affiliated to Lil Wayne's Young Money label is close to signing a deal with Universal Motown, a source close to the negotiations confirms.

Sources say three majors are in possibly "one of the biggest bidding wars ever" in hopes of signing Drake, including Universal Motown and Atlantic Records. The presence of Warner Music Group's CEO Lyor Cohen and COO Julie Greenwald at Drake's recent New York show further intensified the speculation that WMG was making a serious play.

"Drake is very talented," rapper Bun B, who collaborated with Drake on his popular mixtape "So Far Gone," told Billboard.com this week. "There's a difference between trying to be an artist and being one. Drake has the confidence to go very far and the chance to make history."

Although another source says Universal is the closest to snagging Drake, especially given the already established relationship between Cash Money/Young Money and the label, another label has allegedly offered $2 million dollars up front in order to further persuade the young artist to join its roster instead.

"Just know that whatever label we sign to it'll be because they'll add to what we've created on our own," Drake, who offers no clues about which label he'll choose to sign with, told Billboard.com last month. "I am very happy in my situation now, which is signed to Cortez [Bryant] and Gee Roberson at Young Money and management through 'Hip Hop Since 1978.' The most important thing for me is being around my team - they are stronger than any label."

Sir Stefwhit
Jun 21st, 2009, 08:21 PM
Here's Drake w/Jamie Foxx performing on the Tonight Show:
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~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 21st, 2009, 08:39 PM
What is Degrassi? Doni was talking about it before but I didn't know what it was :o

And forget about Drake. Young Money has the hottest artist in the world right now - Nicki Minaj! She needs to be signed ASAP and have an album out soon! Her Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape is amazing and I'm still listening to it today.

~CANUCK~
Jun 21st, 2009, 08:41 PM
Degrassi is the best show Canada ever created :lol:, its a show based around the kids that attend Degrassi High School.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 21st, 2009, 08:44 PM
Degrassi is the best show Canada ever created :lol:, its a show based around the kids that attend Degrassi High School.

Thanks ;)

Is it a performing arts school or just a regular high school? I'm guessing it's kinda similar to that show following kids behind an American high school's school newspaper.

~CANUCK~
Jun 21st, 2009, 08:48 PM
Thanks ;)

Is it a performing arts school or just a regular high school? I'm guessing it's kinda similar to that show following kids behind an American high school's school newspaper.

Regular high school. This is the second generation of the series. The original series was on in the 80's and they brought it back about 7 years ago. Each episode has one major theme to it, usually being some problem that real kids face in the world, such as racism, drugs ect..

Sir Stefwhit
Jun 21st, 2009, 08:52 PM
Young Money has the hottest artist in the world right now - Nicki Minaj!...Nicki Minaj is actually featured on the remix of Drake's "Best I Ever Had". If you haven't heard it's worth the hunt. Drake's other fire tracks are: Ransom and Replacement Girl- check em' out...

Regular high school. This is the second generation of the series. The original series was on in the 80's and they brought it back about 7 years ago. Each episode has one major theme to it, usually being some problem that real kids face in the world, such as racism, drugs ect..Although it's a Canadian series both the original and the newer version both were shown in the States too. Actually the 2nd Generation series is the highest rated show on The N.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 21st, 2009, 09:03 PM
Nicki Minaj is actually featured on the remix of Drake's "Best I Ever Had". If you haven't heard it's worth the hunt. Drake's other fire tracks are: Ransom and Replacement Girl- check em' out...


Yeah, I've heard the remix. It's on Nicki's Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape. It's good but definitely not one of my favourite songs on the mixtape.

I like Drake though. I love his verse on MJB's The One :hearts:

CR3WLFC
Jun 21st, 2009, 10:41 PM
Drake is amazing. Every major label all want to sign him

~{X}~
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:52 PM
I love Degrassi... or did until I stopped watching like a year ago. :lol:

mirzalover
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:32 AM
Its weird. In alot of his music promotion pics he is sexy, then you see him on tv and its just eh.


His song is hot though. A lot people have parts of it in their facebook status :lol:

He has the Juno for best Rap Sung/Album in the bag next year.

Bayo
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:06 AM
Although it's a Canadian series both the original and the newer version both were shown in the States too. Actually the 2nd Generation series is the highest rated show on The N.
I was channel surfing the other day and saw that MTV has picked up old episodes of The Next Generation.

Wiggly
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:17 AM
Degrassi is the best show Canada ever created :lol:, its a show based around the kids that attend Degrassi High School.

Every Canadian teenager knows Degrassi. By heart. :lol:
Like, I remember the guy who got humiliated in a school contest shoot him in the back and Shawn killed the guy.

supergrunt
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:22 AM
he's hot

Ryan
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:59 AM
THIS IS DRAKE!?!?! :o I jam to "Best I ever had" all the freakin time haha, had no idea it was the dude from Degrassi. Ashamed. :o

doni1212
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:20 AM
:lol:

Drake is AMAZING!! I can't wait for his real album but I definitely downloaded his mixtape.

Of course Best I Ever Had is great but his Still Fly Freestyle is really good as well!!
I also like Brand New and some others.

Hayato
Jun 22nd, 2009, 12:53 PM
This is good? Average song IMO :p

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NOW THIS IS THE SHIT!!
JASON DERULO - WATCHA SAY

Brand new song...so good!!

comfortably.numb
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:55 AM
Best I Ever Had is like the worst song ever. He's so overrated.

hablo
Jun 23rd, 2009, 02:26 AM
Degrassi is the best show Canada ever created :lol:, its a show based around the kids that attend Degrassi High School.

I loved Degrassi when I was growing up :lol: and I still watch the new one sometimes. :o

That guy is all grown-up now; it's a bit weird. I still picture him a lot younger! :bolt:

hablo
Jun 23rd, 2009, 02:28 AM
Regular high school. This is the second generation of the series. The original series was on in the 80's and they brought it back about 7 years ago. Each episode has one major theme to it, usually being some problem that real kids face in the world, such as racism, drugs ect..

I have a soft spot for the original but the Next Generation is good too.

Slutiana
Jun 23rd, 2009, 03:32 AM
Best I ever had, Unstoppable, Successful and Houstatlantavegas are all incredible. Love the latter's remix with my Gurk Jojo too. :inlove:

harloo
Jun 23rd, 2009, 04:23 AM
I don't think he's a great artist. He was just affiliated with Lil Wayne and people started to notice his songs from mixtapes. I really feel like Drake is all hype. Best I Ever Had, Brand New, and Houstlantavegas are good songs but by no means are they masterpieces.

zvonarevarulz
Jun 23rd, 2009, 04:27 AM
Jimmy from Degrassi:hearts:
Degrassi=Best Show Ever.

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 3rd, 2009, 04:58 AM
Definitely vying for song of the summer.... Hopefully he wont be a one hit wonder. It'll be nice if he could follow this song up with an equally good album.

Wannabeknowitall
Jul 3rd, 2009, 03:24 PM
OMFG. That's Drake. :tape:
Eww. I'm kinda grossed out. I was thinking during the BET awards while he was performing, that he was cute and I would like to suck his #@$%. :tape:

But if I would have known he was the kid from Degrassi, the light skin boy that got shot and was in a wheelchair for a minute, I still would have wanted to suck his dick but just not as much.

He might be a little young but if you can write lines like that. :tape:

I still will take my young boy Corbin Bleu over Drake in a minute.
Sorry Drake you cute but Corbin has uh grown up.

Lulu.
Jul 3rd, 2009, 08:44 PM
lovelovelove Degrassi. :lol:

I was shocked when I found out he was Drake. He's talented and very cute as well.

Br'er Rabbit
Jul 6th, 2009, 06:41 AM
First off Degrassi was the best teenage show on television until they decided to bring in those lame underclassmen and cut all the old characters out of the show (Paige,Marco,Ellie,Jimmy,etc). Secondly Drake/Aubrey Graham just signed to Lil Wayne's Yung Money label. At first Drake was just affliated with them, now he's officially signed. I guess after the reaction at the BET Awards and Jamie Foxx kissing his ass hard, Wayne decided to sign him. I think he's music okay... I like Kidd Cudi alot more, who also can sing and rhyme so I'm neutral on Drake.

Ryan
Jul 6th, 2009, 03:42 PM
First off Degrassi was the best teenage show on television until they decided to bring in those lame underclassmen and cut all the old characters out of the show (Paige,Marco,Ellie,Jimmy,etc). Secondly Drake/Aubrey Graham just signed to Lil Wayne's Yung Money label. At first Drake was just affliated with them, now he's officially signed. I guess after the reaction at the BET Awards and Jamie Foxx kissing his ass hard, Wayne decided to sign him. I think he's music okay... I like Kidd Cudi alot more, who also can sing and rhyme so I'm neutral on Drake.



I agree that Cudi is way better than Drake right now, but I really dig Drake's stuff too. So if Cudi's a 10, Drake's about an 8 right now IMO. :cool:

Kworb
Jul 6th, 2009, 04:29 PM
His song is so annoying and plain. When will rap become awesome again? Where's the California Love of this decade? Then again it's not just rap, all mainstream music these days is just a hook and some lazy production around it.

Slutiana
Jul 7th, 2009, 02:47 AM
His song is so annoying and plain. When will rap become awesome again? Where's the California Love of this decade? Then again it's not just rap, all mainstream music these days is just a hook and some lazy production around it.
LOL, that's just one song, the rest of his mixtape is completely different to that.

Personal faves:

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Slutiana
Jul 7th, 2009, 02:50 AM
And i'm not really feeling Cudi, although I Poke Her Face is pretty special.

Ryan
Jul 7th, 2009, 03:21 AM
I think I Poke Her Face is shit actually. :lol: Listen to Embrace the Martian, its my favorite from him.

CR3WLFC
Jul 7th, 2009, 01:37 PM
''Say what's real'' is his best song.

Lulu.
Jul 7th, 2009, 07:21 PM
I love Houstatlantavegas, think that's my favorite song.

I really like Brand New as well. That is a good song.