Pulling Back the Curtain on the Great Drake Page View Grab Article

On March 18, Drake released More Life, a 22-track album that he insists we call a “playlist.”  It has been nine days since the project premiered, and in those nine days, DJBooth has published eight Drake- or More Life-related pieces content, including a 1 Listen album review; news stories about the project's record-breaking stream totals, the rise certain album-related keywords in Google […]

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Fredo Santana Taken to Hospital After Having a Seizure

Johnny Nunez, Getty s The late nights MCs so ten rap about are probably a good deal more perilous than most us realize. Fredo Santana served up a reminder that when he posted a picture himself on a hospital bed onto his Instagram. He was rushed to the hospital after suffering a seizure yesterday (March 23). He captioned the picture, “When u working […]

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Drake or Big Sean: Who Is Kendrick’s Target on “The Heart Pt. 4”? Article

“Will you let hip-hop die on October 22nd,” is the final line heard on Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Pt. 3.” The song's release, just days before the arrival good kid, m.A.A.d city, was the third installment “The Heart” series and a treat to all the beloved fans who hoped he would turn the acclaimed double feature into a trilogy. “The Heart” […]

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Iggy Azalea’s History of Hip-Hop Controversy: A Timeline [Updated]

In Iggy Azalea’s short career, the Australian rapper has been no stranger to controversy, particularly the racial-appropriation sort. Prior to the Grammys, we ran through her past dust-ups (many them with Azealia Banks). Below is an updated timeline. (Warning: There are a lot tweets from a variety people that we quote directly, so be prepared for a lot spelling and […]

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Makonnen Says Drake Made Him Look Like a “Fucking Fool” Article

Makonnen's rise to fame in 2014 was largely due to Drake jumping on his hit single “Tuesday,” and later signing a record deal with OVO, but as he revealed to The FADER's Amos Barshad in a new interview, his experience “working” with Drake and being signed to OVO wasn't exactly a dream come true. According to the Los Angeles native, who now […]

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From Boy to Beast: How Paranoia Transformed Drake’s Persona Article

Trust and betrayal, paranoia and skepticism, fake love and scheming peers―Aubrey Graham is all too familiar with these concepts as if he was more mob boss than rapper. He believes in keeping the family close and keeping away from new friends, but these thoughts stem from the many blades being lunged into his spinal column. Think back on the confrontation with […]

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The Franklin Electric ‘Someone Just Like You’ (video)

Montreal alt-folk outfit the Franklin Electric followed up their debut album This Is How I Let You Down with a sophomore LP titled Blue Ceilings earlier this year, and now Exclaim! is giving you the first look at a brand new video for “Someone Just Like You.”   The track appears on the latest album, and its accompanying video captures […]

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PartyNextDoor and Zayn Have a New Song on the Way

Frazier Harrison/Kevork Djansezian, Getty s (2) PartyNextDoor promised a few days ago that he had new music on the way and luckily for Party fans, he wasn’t lying. The OVO singer has a new collab on the way with English pop singer Zayn. Zayn posted a promotional photo the new single on his Instagram today (March 21) and nearly sent […]

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Five Secrets of Darkest Hour’s ‘Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora’

“As a band, there’s nothing that feels better than when your core fan base says, ‘Yes! Thank you!’” Darkest Hour founding guitarist Mike Schleibaum has every reason to be excited about the band’s ninth album, Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora (out now on Southern Lord). As he tells Exclaim!, here are five keys that led to the success their […]

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3 More Questions Before Drake Premieres ‘More Life’ Playlist Article

A couple weeks back, under the impression that Drake's highly-anticipated project/playlist/album/whatever More Life would be premiering on March 4, we published answers to three important questions that were weighing on our mind in the lead-up to the release. Obviously, March 4 came and went without even a whisper news concerning More Life, so the wait continued. Now that we are certain the “Playlist […]

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