Drake Hits the Nightclub

How did the rapper arrive on the dance floor? And what subcultures and expectations might he experiment with next?

#audio-neutral-informative, #drake-rapper, #honestly-nevermind-album, #rap-and-hip-hop

Drake’s ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ Review: Now It’s Time to Dance

On his seventh album, “Honestly, Nevermind,” the pop disrupter who rethought rap’s relationship with melody opts for a new direction: nightclub abandon.

#drake-rapper, #honestly-nevermind-album, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #two-thousand-tens-decade

A Teenager Tracked Elon Musk’s Jet on Twitter. Then Came the Direct Message.

Jack Sweeney, a freshman at the University of Central Florida, said that Mr. Musk raised privacy and security concerns about his popular Twitter account, @ElonJet.

#air-traffic-control, #airlines-and-airplanes, #amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #cuban-mark, #dallas-mavericks, #drake-rapper, #federal-aviation-administration, #gates-bill, #microsoft-corp, #musk-elon, #orlando-fla, #privacy, #private-aircraft, #private-spaceflight, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #tesla-motors-inc, #twitter, #university-of-central-florida

Best Songs of 2021

Sixty-six tracks that tell the story of the year: a posthumous political statement, a hyperpop star finding his footing, an emerging force’s debut smash and a superstar’s 10-minute redo.

#adele-singer, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #barnett-courtney-1988, #bieber-justin, #bridges-leon-1989, #c-tangana-1990, #camilo-singer, #cardi-b-1992, #carll-hayes, #dacus-lucy-1995, #del-rey-lana, #drake-rapper, #drexler-jorge, #felice-brothers, #fivio-foreign-1996, #glaive-singer, #half-waif-music-group, #harding-aldous, #howard-charlton-the-kid-laroi, #irreversible-entanglements-music-group, #james-loraine, #jlin-musician, #kasai-allstars-music-group, #lil-baby-rapper, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #linda-lindas-music-group, #lizzo-1988, #low-music-group, #montero-call-me-by-your-name-song, #musgraves-kacey, #patria-y-vida-song, #poarch-bella, #polachek-caroline, #pop-and-rock-music, #prince-1958, #rap-and-hip-hop, #richard-dawn-1983, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #rostam-1983, #silk-sonic-music-group, #smith-abbey-yebba, #snail-mail-music-group, #spotemgottem-rapper, #swift-taylor, #sza-singer, #teddy-afro-1976, #tems-1995, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #tyler-the-creator, #ware-jessie, #wave-rod-1999, #weather-station-music-group, #yendry-singer, #youngboy-never-broke-again-rapper

Drake Removes Himself From Competition for 2022 Grammy Awards

The superstar rapper and singer, long a critic of the awards, was nominated in two categories, best rap album and best rap performance.

#certified-lover-boy-album, #drake-rapper, #grammy-awards, #rap-and-hip-hop, #recording-academy, #rhythm-and-blues-music

Gen Z Pop Stars Made Their Mark in 2021. Beware, Millennial Forebears.

Upstarts including Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Chloe Bailey and the Kid Laroi grew up on the internet, admiring the artists who are now their contemporaries.

#bailey-chloe-1998, #bieber-justin, #drake-rapper, #generation-z, #howard-charlton-the-kid-laroi, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #millennial-generation, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #swift-taylor, #two-thousand-twenty-one

The Teenagers Getting Six Figures to Leave Their High Schools for Basketball

The new pro league Overtime Elite is luring young phenoms with hefty salaries, viral success and — perhaps — a better path to the N.B.A.

#andreessen-horowitz, #basketball, #basketball-college, #drake-rapper, #national-basketball-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #overtime-elite-league, #student-athlete-compensation

Popcast Mailbag! Halsey, Nicki, TikTok and, of Course, Taylor

Answering your questions about pop’s big names, the state of the music video and more.

#audio-neutral-informative, #drake-rapper, #frangipane-ashley-nicolette-halsey, #minaj-nicki, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #social-media, #swift-taylor, #tiktok-bytedance

Is Drake Tired of Drake?

“Certified Lover Boy” dominated the charts, but something seems to have shifted in the most influential pop star of the past decade.

#audio-neutral-informative, #certified-lover-boy-album, #drake-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop

On ‘Certified Lover Boy,’ Drake Seeks an Enemy Besides Himself

His new album “Certified Lover Boy” is full of familiar anxieties and sounds, and barbed words for Kanye West, a mentor turned nemesis.

#certified-lover-boy-album, #drake-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop

Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Arrives, as Chart Battle With Kanye West Continues

The rappers’ anticipated albums, “Certified Lover Boy” and “Donda” — both potential streaming blockbusters — arrived within five days of each other, with very different rollouts.

#certified-lover-boy-album, #donda-album, #drake-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop, #west-kanye

Nicki Minaj Reunites With Lil Wayne and Drake, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Olivia Rodrigo, Tony Allen, L’Rain and others.

#allen-tony-1940, #ayewa-camae-moor-mother, #bono, #dawid-angel-bat, #dohi-erika, #drake-rapper, #edge-the, #elaine-1999, #garrix-martin, #grand-maria-1992, #hutchings-shabaka, #jackson-alan-1958, #jazz, #lrain-taja-cheek, #lil-wayne, #macve-holly, #minaj-nicki, #poarch-bella, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #scott-mackenzie-torres, #sleater-kinney, #sons-of-kemet-music-group

St. Vincent’s Synth-Funk ‘Pain,’ and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Drake featuring Rick Ross, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, Bebe Rexha and others.

#1975-the-music-group, #anderson-paak, #ashe-singer, #charli-xcx, #drake-rapper, #jazz, #maroon-5-music-group, #mars-bruno, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #modirzadeh-hafez, #no-rome-musician, #oconnell-finneas, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rexha-bebe, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #ross-rick-1976, #sorey-tyshawn, #sosa-omar, #st-vincent-1982, #tank-singer

Best Songs of 2020

Tracks responding to real-time events and a spectrum of moods captured the hodgepodge feelings of life in lockdown.

#070-shake-1997, #1975-the-music-group, #allison-sophie-soccer-mommy, #avenue-beat-music-group, #bad-bunny-singer, #block-priscilla, #bonzie-1995, #breland-daniel, #bridgers-phoebe-1994, #bts-music-group, #busta-rhymes, #cardi-b-1992, #charli-xcx, #chicks-the-music-group, #childers-tyler-1991, #cj-rapper, #cook-a-g-1990, #derulo-jason, #dj-khaled, #drake-rapper, #dumpstaphunk-music-group, #elverum-phil, #frangipane-ashley-nicolette-halsey, #grande-ariana, #gunna-rapper, #harlow-jack-rapper, #humberstone-holly, #hunt-sam-1984, #ife-music-group, #internet-money-music-producer-collective, #jarosz-sarah, #jawsh-685-2003, #keiyaa-singer, #keys-alicia, #knowles-beyonce, #lady-gaga, #lamar-kendrick, #lil-baby-rapper, #lil-mosey-rapper, #lil-uzi-vert-rapper, #lipa-dua, #mcbryde-ashley, #partynextdoor-1993, #pimienta-lido, #pop-and-rock-music, #popcaan-singer, #ppcocaine-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop, #remy-meg-us-girls, #reyez-jessie, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #rmr-1996, #rosinkranz-claire, #savage-tiwa, #saweetie-1994, #stevens-sufjan, #strokes-the-music-group, #sullivan-jazmine, #swift-taylor, #tame-impala-music-group, #tesfaye-abel-weeknd, #two-thousand-twenty, #vedo-singer, #verdes-tai, #wallen-morgan, #wonder-stevie, #woods-jamila-1989

A Bittersweet Juice WRLD Team-Up, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by 24kGoldn, Beach Bunny, Kali Uchis and others.

#24kgoldn-2000, #all-time-low-music-group, #beach-bunny-music-group, #clemons-ant, #dababy-rapper, #douglas-dezron, #drake-rapper, #jazz, #juice-wrld-rapper, #kali-uchis-singer, #la-chica-sophie-fustec, #lewis-jenny, #lil-wayne, #lovato-demi, #musto-matthew-blackbear, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rollins-sonny, #rosalia-singer, #serengeti-rapper, #spears-britney, #tesfaye-abel-weeknd, #timberlake-justin, #yamato-nana, #younger-brandee-1983

Taylor Swift’s Heartbreak Dreamscape, and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by J. Cole, the Avalanches, Courtney Marie Andrews and others.

#andrews-courtney-marie, #anthony-deaton-chris, #atwood-ferguson-miguel, #avalanches-the-music-group, #drake-rapper, #headie-one-rapper, #j-cole, #jazz, #mahlasela-vusi, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #somi, #swift-taylor, #tijoux-ana, #williams-kamaal

You May Not Know These 15 Songs. But You’ve Heard Them.

Artists like Edwin Birdsong and Ballin’ Jack aren’t household names, but their music is instantly recognizable as the samples behind hit pop songs.

#barrow-geoff, #basement-jaxx, #beastie-boys-music-group, #beck, #birdsong-edwin-1941-2019, #daft-punk-music-group, #dike-matt-1961-2018, #dr-dre-1965, #drake-rapper, #future-rapper, #knowles-beyonce, #mos-def, #music, #portishead-music-group, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rza, #schifrin-lalo, #snoop-dogg, #west-kanye, #wu-tang-clan

‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ Review: Drake Was Isolated Way Before Quarantine

“Dark Lane Demo Tapes” is a collection of rough drafts about the struggles of success and hints at what his next album might sound like.

#dark-lane-demo-tapes-album, #drake-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop