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What’s In The Tapedeck: May Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: May Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Top 25 Hip-Hop/R&B Projects of 2015

Top 25 Hip-Hop/R&B Projects of 2015

Happy Holidays from UPC. One year ago, we predicted 2015 would be a major year for the music world. But I don’t think any of us expected the sheer amount of quality albums and mixtapes that came to fruition. Drake and Kanye West failed to deliver their studio albums, but even that didn’t matter. Future...
Drake - Hotline Bling (Video)

Drake – Hotline Bling (Video)

Last night, Drake delivered us a visual for arguably one of this summer’s biggest hits, “Hotline Bling.” The song was released late July on OVOSound Radio and is on the verge of clinching the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top 100. Check out the Director X-shot video above via Apple Music as we all get ready for Views From The 6 to drop sometime...
What’s In The Tapedeck: October Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: October Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Review: Future & Drake - What A Time To Be Alive

Review: Future & Drake – What A Time To Be Alive

Review written by Mike D. (@YourBestManMike). September 20th, Drake and Future released their recently rumored collaboration, What A Time To Be Alive (WATTBA), via Apple Music and OVO Sound Radio. The project is a surprising delight for fans and the cherry on top for what has been a fantastic year for both artists. Drake and Future exhibit good chemistry...
Future & Drake - What A Time To Be Alive (Album)

Future & Drake – What A Time To Be Alive (Album)

Future and Drake deliver a new collaboration album, What A Time To Be Alive. Drake premiered the project on Sunday evening through OVO Sound Radio on Apple Music. You can now purchase the 11-track album via iTunes. How does this body of work stack up next to If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and...
Future - Where Ya At ft. Drake (Video)

Future – Where Ya At ft. Drake (Video)

Future and Drake are undeniably two of the hottest — if not THE hottest — rappers in the game today. They linked up for the track “Where Ya At” on Hendrix’s album Dirty Sprite 2. Now, the ATL x Toronto connect pair up for the visual, directed by Sam Lecca. Check out the video above,...
Majid Jordan - My Love ft. Drake

Majid Jordan – My Love ft. Drake

Majid Jordan links with fellow OVO artist Drake for “My Love.” You’ll remember that these two linked up previously for “Hold On We’re Going Home,” a single from Drizzy’s latest album Nothing Was The Same. “My Love” is equally dope — especially the part during which Champagne Papi croons, “You got your trophies I know how...
Drake - Energy (Video)

Drake – Energy (Video)

A new video for Drake‘s song “Energy” off his mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late has been released. Drake’s face travels through multiple personalities including Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, O.J. Simpson, Barack Obama, and his hometown hero, Rob Ford. It’s the absurd and goofy Drake (that suits him best) at his finest. The video is...
Drake - Can I ft. Beyoncé (Snippet)

Drake – Can I ft. Beyoncé (Snippet)

Drake featuring Beyoncé is one collaboration I will always be hyped to see. The only rapper that goes better with Beyoncé than Drake is Jay-Z. A new snippet recently surfaced from their song together, “Can I,” to be released as a single from Drake’s next album, Views From The Six. Drake has undeniably been killing it this year....
Fetty Wap - My Way (Remix) ft. Drake

Fetty Wap – My Way (Remix) ft. Drake

Fetty Wap links with Drizzy Drake for the remix to “My Way,” the New Jersey rapper/singer’s latest single. Drake has been known to help catapult lesser known artists’ careers by hopping on their songs — we’re looking at you, Migos and Makonnen — so Fetty should be completely outta here pretty soon. “Trap Queen” has been a...
OVO x Mitchell & Ness x Toronto Raptors Spring/Summer 2015

OVO x Mitchell & Ness x Toronto Raptors Spring/Summer 2015

Although we’re in the midst of March Madness, Drake reminds us that the NBA has some fire of its own to provide us. This weekend, we were treated to a brand new collection from Drake’s October’s Very Own in partnership with the popular sports clothing company, Mitchell & Ness and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. The collection is stocked...