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Review: Drake phenomenal at Madison Square Garden in New York Special

New York - On August 6, global music star Drake headlined Madison Square Garden in New York City, for an excellent turnout, as part of his "Summer Sixteen" Tour.

Toronto artists dominate Billboard’s Hip-Hop and R&B chart

Toronto - 2015 is poised to go down as the year that Toronto artists not only topped popular urban music charts, it will be known as the year Toronto became a legitimate force on the international hip hop and R&B scene.

Police seek 2 men after Drake OVO music fest after-party killings

A man and a woman were shot dead and three others wounded at a party following Canadian rapper Drake's OVO music festival, Toronto police said. It is not clear if Drake was at the party when the shooting occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.

Op-Ed: What you need to know about Hubble's 25th anniversary

That young whippersnapper the Hubble Space Telescope has now made a quarter of a century. Just when you’d think it’d be settling down and having kids, or at least dating more, it’s still rampaging around the skies looking for dazzling things.

Devour Food Film Festival program launch Monday night in Toronto Special

Toronto - When you think of film festival's Wolfville, Nova Scotia isn't the first place that comes to mind but that is changing with the 4th annual Devour! The Food Film Fest.

Review: Drake wins over NYC crowd on the 'Drake Vs. Lil Wayne' Tour Special

Forest Hills - At every tour stop, Drake and Lil Wayne battle it out, on-stage, on the 'Drake Vs. Lil Wayne Tour.' On August 19, before the Queens, NY audience, Drake proved his dominance, as he was crowned the champion and was triumphant over his boss, Lil Wayne.

Drake announces next album; refutes labeling Rihanna 'the devil'

When Drake took the stage at OVO Fest, controversy immediately emerged, as soon as fiery red images flashed behind him, along with images of Rihanna with the numbers '6-6-6.'

Drake brings out J. Cole, Usher, Lauryn Hill for OVO Fest

Toronto - It isn't a secret that Drake always keeps the OVO Fest audience on its toes, typically with surprise guests. This year's fest wasn't an exception to the rule, as Drake brought out the likes of J. Cole, Usher, and G-Unit for the fest's second day.

Hoodie Allen reveals new Drake and Sam Smith cover

Last night, Hoodie Allen announced on Twitter that if you guessed the two songs he mashed up, you'd get free Hoodie tickets for the rest of your life. The cover ended up being a mash-up of Drake's "Best I Ever Had" and Sam Smith's "Stay With Me."

Hip-hop etymology: Mapping the largest vocabularies of rappers

New York - An NYC-based designer and coder formulated a list of 85 rappers to study the extent of each rapper's vocabulary through their lyrics. His findings were released in an online interactive mapping format.

Drake goes undercover to see what people think of him

Los Angeles - Drake recently went undercover for Jimmy Kimmel to find out what people think of him – and the results are funny, despite a pretty obvious disguise.

Canadian rapper SonReal releases new album, scores 2014 Juno nod

Canadian rapper SonReal released his latest free album "One Long Day" via The Source Magazine. He is about to embark on his third nationwide tour in Canada.

Brit Awards 2014 nominations announced

London - Every year the Brit Awards honour the best in both established and breakthrough music in the UK. This year's nominations were recently revealed by BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show DJ Nick Grimshaw at a ceremony in London.

Toronto Raptors honor Drake with 'Drake Night'

Toronto - The Toronto Raptors honored Drake Saturday night (January 11) with "Drake Night" as they took on the Brooklyn Nets. Fans were treated to Drake's music, t-shirts, free Jordans, and more.

Review: Drake delights hometown crowd in Toronto Special

Toronto - On October 25 at the Air Canada Centre, Torontonians got to see something unique and rare: a returning hometown hero at the top of his game. Welcome back, Drake.

Rapper Drake disses Chris Brown and brings up Rihanna

It seems that rapper Drake and Chris Brown have not mended fences, because on Friday, Drake, 26, dissed Brown, 23, on East Village Radio's Keep It Thoro show.

Chris Brown ends beef with Frank Ocean

R&B artist Chris Brown recently stated that he respects both Drake and Frank Ocean, artists he has had notorious fights with in the past. He even went so far as to compliment both artists' music.

Singer Chris Brown tells crowd F--k Drake

It appears that Chris Brown and singer Drake have not made amends from their altercation at a NYC nightclub last year, because Brown recently told a crowd f--k Drake.

Drake's HYFR Star Co-stars With Bungalo's Young Slugs In 'Cool' Special

American Idol, The Voice, and X Factor present new talent to network viewers each year as we watch the creative process of the making of a star.

Rapper Drake to graduate high school this summer

Toronto - Jimmy Brooks graduated from Degrassi High School years ago, but the actor who played him, rapper, Drake, has still not graduated. That will all change soon.

Drake says he's the first person to rap and sing successfully

During an interview with the Jewish Chronicle, Hip-Hop and R&B artist Drake says he considers himself the first musician to successfully combine singing and rapping.

NBA guard Tony Parker reveals injury from Chris Brown/Drake brawl

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker was not only at the Soho night club in New York with singer Chris Brown and friends when a brawl broke out with friends of singer Drake, but his eye was hurt in the melee.

Drake joins fellow-Canadian Justin Bieber as a fighting man

It is the hockey player in them. Or maybe that 'true north strong and free' line from their country's national anthem. Whatever it is, it's something, as two Canadian pop stars - yes, pop stars, and young ones at that - are in the spotlight for fights.

Why Lil Wayne and Drake won't fork over money to a club

Young Money rappers Lil Wayne and Drake say "there is no way in hell" they're going to give $400,000 to a company that's suing them for allegedly missing a club appearance, TMZ reports.

Op-Ed: Canadian Music Fest takes over Toronto March 21 to 25 Special

Toronto - Canadian Music Fest is upon us in Toronto, and once again the city will be filled with musicians from far and wide between March 21 and 25. Here's a quick preview, with reviews to follow at the end of it all.

Justin Bieber: from Timberlake to Drake, Bieber back in studio

Fresh from his recording session in Miami with Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber is now in the studio in L.A. with Canadian cohort, the Toronto rapper Drake. The two are friends and a collaboration was expected.

Justin Bieber tweet mystery: in the studio with...Big Bro?

Most of us like a good mystery now and again and it seems the tween and teen fans of pop superstar Justin Bieber are no different. Two tweets by Bieber in the late afternoon of Feb. 8 provided fodder for a bit of one, though it was easily enough solved. launches website for Future of Media events

Toronto -'s popular speaker series called "Future of Media" now has an official home on the Web. is happy to announce a new site,, features relevant details on the growing event held in downtown Toronto.

Experts weigh-in on future of media, impact of mobile devices Special

Toronto - Twitter, Facebook and real-time apps have changed how news outlets cover today's stories. Next in line to revamp media are mobile platforms. Will the smartphone become the next-gen newspaper?

Digital Journal presents the 'Future of Media' recently held an intimate and interactive panel discussion on the future of media. Speakers from five media outlets gathered in Toronto to discuss citizen journalism, business models and changes in mainstream media.

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A screenshot of  Fake Drake  interviewing a pedestrian on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday  April 10  2...
A screenshot of "Fake Drake" interviewing a pedestrian on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Image taken on April 12, 2014.
Drake performs to an adoring crowd on his birthday Thursday night at ACC in Toronto.
Drake performs to an adoring crowd on his birthday Thursday night at ACC in Toronto.
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A drake wanders along a path, searching for his companions.
Drake and Lil Wayne perform at the Forest Hills Stadium on August 19  2014 as a part of the  Drake V...
Drake and Lil Wayne perform at the Forest Hills Stadium on August 19, 2014 as a part of the 'Drake Vs. Lil Wayne' Tour.
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Drake, Canadian rapper
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Justin Bieber when younger.  Even then he supported charities.
Justin Bieber when younger. Even then he supported charities.
The mobile circular stage allowed Drake to perform for all levels at the ACC
The mobile circular stage allowed Drake to perform for all levels at the ACC
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Bungalo/Universal recording artist, Young Slugs. live on the set of the music video shoot "Cool" with celebrity actress Stephanie Monique.
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The Guardian

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