MOMENTS | Mash-up: You Won’t Be Able to Stop Watching Drake’s Bizarre But Mesmerizing Music Video For “Energy”

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About a week ago, because the internet reveals all, Drake had a glorious casting call for a Rob Ford body, chubby siblings for an “awkward Drake family portrait,” and models. We knew we would be in for a treat, but the “Energy,” video, inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Black Or White,” is even better than we could have imagined. Okay, to be fair, we imagined that Drake was maybe going to play Rob Ford and a fashion model in the same video. The actual video involves some striking footage of Drake’s face transforming into and impersonating little kids, Oprah, Rob Ford, Benjamin Franklin, Obama, Justin Bieber, and more. It’s a fun and tongue-in-cheek way of poking fun at the way media handles celebrity disasters.

July 13, 2015 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Listen to the New Majid Jordan x Drake Single “My Love”

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Majid Jordan, the Toronto-based synth R&B duo featured in Drake’s 2013 single and multi-cover spawning “Hold On We’re Going Home,” had been pretty quiet in the year after blowing up on Drake’s biggest pop hit yet. Yesterday, Majid Jordan shared a 20-minute mix via OVO’s SoundCloud, and today, they’ve released a new single with Drake. “My Love” is part balled and part minimal dance music, and it’s the first time Majid Jordan and Drake have appeared together since “Hold On We’re Going Home.” We’re hoping this is a sign of more tracks to come, but until then, there are plenty of their silky, experimental tunes to get you ready for those late summer nights.

July 10, 2015 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Best Of: ‘Heathers’ Turned 26 Years Old, New Future Islands Songs, Drake’s “WOE” = “Working On Excellence,” Amy Winehouse Documentary, 8-Bit Animation x Actual Footage ‘Dope’ Trailer

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Start your week out right with BAMIN’s (Build And Make It Now) run down of this week’s best moments in user-generated content, remixes, mash-ups, collaborations, and trends.

1. Celebrate the 26th anniversary of ‘Heathers’ by reliving the movie’s best quotes via these GIFs.

April 04, 2015 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Acronym: Drake’s “WOE” Actually Stands For “Working On Excellence”

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We may joke about Drake’s emotional tunes and the jar of tears they induce, but as it turns out, the hook from “Know Yourself“—running through the 6 with my woes—may not be the picture of teenage angst we thought it was. “Woe” also doubles as an acronym for “working on excellence.” In an interview with Noisey, Drake explains, “Woe is my crew. It stands for “working on excellence.” It’s just my whole brand and my whole movement and my way of life for everyone. I want everyone to work on excellence. So, all my friends are my Woes and I feel anybody working on excellence in life is a Woe in life as well.” Damn Drake, that’s pretty poetic.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: If You’re Reading This, Drake Has Already Curated Sotheby’s Art Show

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Drake has been recruited to curate a special art show at the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department in New York. As Page Six reports, the show will “explore the dialogue between music and art” and feature works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker and Kehinde Wiley, amongst others. Drake will pair with the gallery’s modern/modernist art, and each work will have a listening station powered via Beats by Dre headphones (sure, why the hell not). The show opens April 12th, and though Drake made the headline, Nick Cave, Rashid Johnson, Wangechi Mutu and David Hammons will also be contributing to the show.

March 23, 2015 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Best of: BAMIN’s Best Record of the Year Covers, Sam Smith “Stay With Me” Duet & Parody, Drake’s Mixtape x LP, Sergei Polunin x David LaChapelle x Hozier “Take Me To Church,” Future Islands x Collage

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1. Since the Grammy’s doesn’t have a category for best covers, we put together a list of Best Record of the Year Covers, featuring artists who have used user-generated sites like YouTube to launch their careers.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Drake Releases Surprise Mixtape x LP If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

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Get your jar of tears from Drake songs ready because Drake just surprised us by posting a link to a 17-song mixtape titled If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. The mixtape includes songs like “6 God” and “Used To,” the rapper’s collaboration with Lil Wayne, as well as rumored artwork from his tentatively titled upcoming LP Views From the 6. The appearance of the Lil Wayne collaborative tracks and the artwork makes us speculate that perhaps If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is perhaps a hybrid of his announced LP and a mixtape. Whatever the case may be, the 17 tracks on the mixtape/LP hybrid is a fantastic example of Drake’s latest technical risks and shifts in musical artistry.

February 13, 2015 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Lykke Li Performs A Live Cover Of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” x #FBF Arctic Monkeys, Blood Orange Holy Ghost! Covers


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Back in September 2013, Drake’s his single “Hold On, We’re Going Home” spawned multiple covers and remixes by a myriad of artists that range from indie bands to other RB legends. It’s been over a year since the track blew up the charts, but Lykke Li has started to cover Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” at her live shows as she tours across Europe. Li recently performed the cover at London’s Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, telling the audience, “I’m going to sing this song to you that I love called ‘Just Hold On, We’re Going Home’”.

MOMENTS | Link up: The-Dream “Black”, Pradasphere, Lupita Nyong’o Presenting At The CFDA, Young Thug “The Blanguage” Video, 8-Bit Watercolors

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1. The-Dream released “Black”, a song that delivers an emphatically anti-racism and anti-classism message. Watch their lyric video, and get all the right feels from images and clips of the civil rights movement, human rights movement, gay rights movement, Pussy Riot, Occupy Wall Street and more.