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  • Drake is not dead: Don’t believe everything you read on the internet

    November 23, 2015 | 11:52 am

    There are a couple things you can count on occurring at least once every couple weeks on social media. One, some kind of hoax will go viral on Facebook whether it’s a scam for free airline tickets or Bill Gates passing out money if you “share this post.” The other is news of a...

  • Two shot dead in Toronto after Drake music festival party

    August 4, 2015 | 10:27 am

    Two people died and three others were hospitalized early Tuesday morning in Toronto in shootings that started at a party affiliated with rapper Drake's annual music festival, Toronto police said.

    Police said on Twitter a man and a woman were killed at around 3:30 a.m. local time...

  • Drake named his new Toronto club after his Jewish grandparents

    May 13, 2015 | 10:26 am

    Jewish artist Drake already has a reputation for being hip hop’s most sensitive rapper.

    But that hasn’t stopped him from scoring some more points in the books of bubbes and zaydes across the country.

    The Canadian-born Grammy winner announced on Instagram last week that his new...

  • Drake did not seem to enjoy kissing Madonna

    April 13, 2015 | 11:40 am

    Madonna’s performance with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 VMAs was a huge pop culture moment. And when she made out with Spears – and the camera quickly cut, hilariously, to a shocked Justin Timberlake – it was even bigger.

    Then the tender age of 44, Madonna’s...

  • Drake and Madonna share kiss at Coachella

    By Ryan Torok

    April 13, 2015 | 9:54 am

    Last night, April 12, Madonna showed up as a surprise guest during Drake's Coachella Valley Music and Arts performance, which closed out the annual, three-day Indio, CA music festival, and she planted a kiss on the Jewish rapper while performing her 2005 song, "Hung Up," Rolling...

  • Drake to headline Coachella

    By Ryan Torok

    January 6, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Coachella, one of the summer's largest and most prolific music festivals, confirmed Drake as a headliner of this year's installment.

    The Jewish rapper performs on April 12 and April 19.

    Every year, music fans anxiously await the announcement of which bands and artists will...

  • Nicki Minaj’s new video filled with Nazi imagery

    November 10, 2014 | 10:55 am

    Nicki Minaj's new music video for the song "Only" (Lyric) ft. Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown is filled with stylized Nazi-esque imagery.

    According to Abraham H. Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, "Nicki Minaj’s new video disturbingly evokes Third...

  • The ultimate bar or bat mitzvah playlist

    By Ryan Torok

    May 14, 2014 | 2:09 pm

    Tired of listening to Kool & the Gang at b’nai mitzvah parties? Here is a playlist of 13 songs that will bring the shy boys and boy-crazy girls to the dance floor, while following in the talmudic tradition of adding a little commentary to the big day.

    “When I Grow Up (To Be a...

  • Drake samples Lauryn Hill, name-drops Jennifer Lawrence, Johnny Manziel in ‘Draft Day’

    April 2, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    Listen up people! Literally — our favorite Jewish Canadian rap star has a new song out, and you can hear it right here.

    It’s called “Draft Day,” and it features some familiar beats from Lauryn Hill’s “Doo-Wop (That Thing),” plus includes mentions of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, and, surprisingly (in a very pleasant way) Jennifer Lawrence.

    Click here to listen

  • Watch: Drake’s ‘Worst Behavior’ video

    November 12, 2013 | 11:13 am

    If you have 10 minutes to spare, check out Drake’s short film/video “Worst Behavior.”

    It’s packed with shots of Memphis, f-bombs, and cameos from Drake’s dad Dennis Graham, Juicy J, Project Pat, and a very entertaining white guy dressed up like Drizzy’s OVO owl.

    Jewish highlight: “I imported mine/Bar mitzvah money like my last name Mordecai/F***you bitch I’m Mordecai/My mom probably hear that and be mortified.”

    Yeah, that’s definitely possible.

  • Drake cancels Philadelphia concert

    October 21, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Drake’s tour is off to a rocky start, much to the disappointment  of fans in Philadelphia. His show there Saturday night was postponed an hour after it was set to begin due to a mechanical problem, according to Philly.com.

    “Due to the elaborate nature of tonight’s show and...

  • Can Drake reinvent the Toronto Raptors à la Jay-Z?

    October 1, 2013 | 10:32 am

    The Toronto Raptors are gearing up for a makeover from none other than Drake, the city’s very own Jewish rap sensation.

    We know, you’re probably wondering if it’s even possible to infuse cool into a losing team with a tougher, redder Barney for a mascot. But according to the...

  • Watch: Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ video

    September 25, 2013 | 11:04 am

    Drake’s new album “Nothing Was the Same” was released yesterday, as was the video for the single “Hold On We’re Going Home.”

    While this short musical film does not feature the Jewish Canadian rapper undergoing a religious rite of passage, it does take place in the very Jewy locale of Miami, where a gun-toting Drake rescues his kidnapped girlfriend. Not exactly shul, but we’ll take it.

  • Stylist claims Drake owes him $70k

    August 27, 2013 | 10:37 am

    Drake’s smooth look doesn’t come cheap — especially if you’re the one dressing him.

    According to papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the Canadian rapper owes former stylist Michael Raphael over $70,000 in fees and expenses, the New York Daily News reports.

    Last summer...

  • Listen: Drake’s new song, “Hold On We’re Going Home”

    August 7, 2013 | 9:22 am

    His new album doesn’t come out until Sept. 17, but Drake has released another teaser in the form of a new track. It’s called “Hold On We’re Going Home,” and it has a more mellow, disco-ish feel than his usual raps.

    It’s a big week for Drake, who also brought some major stars over to Toronto for the 4th annual OVO (October’s Very Own) Festival. The show included performances by Miguel, Lil Wayne and, best of all, Kanye West.

  • Drake wins first Grammy

    February 11, 2013 | 10:52 am

    The Jewish Canadian singer Drake won a Grammy Award, his first, for Rap Album of the Year.

    Also, the indie pop band fun. won Song of the Year with "We Are Young" and Best New Artist at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. Its lead singer, Jack Antonoff, is...

  • Drake’s re-bar mitzvah isn’t going over well with everyone

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 12, 2012 | 7:41 pm

    Maybe it’s the explicit language or maybe it’s sense that Temple Israel in Miami pimped itself out, but Drake’s re-bar mitzvah music video isn’t going over well with everyone. JTA reports:

    At first, Temple Israel’s president, Ben Kuehne, said that the video—lyrics aside—is “an...

  • Drake’s profanity-laced ‘re-bar mitzvah’ video filmed in Miami shul stirs controversy [VIDEO]

    April 12, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Thanks to hip-hop superstar Drake’s latest music video, there are now far more eyes focusing on Temple Israel’s bimah than there are even during the High Holidays.

    And even though the song’s lyrics are decidedly more profane than sacred, the Reform synagogue’s president said...

  • Drake gets re-bar mitzvah’d

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 10, 2012 | 9:44 pm

    Details of the latest Drake video, seen above (explicit version), from Bloggish:

    Drake released his newest music video this week, titled “HYFR” (Hell Yeah F***ing Right). It features a lot of swearing, dancing women in minimal clothing and fellow rapper Lil’ Wayne.


  • Drake’s bar mitzvah [VIDEO]

    April 10, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    Drake released his newest music video this week, titled “HYFR” (Hell Yeah F***ing Right). It features a lot of swearing, dancing women in minimal clothing and fellow rapper Lil’ Wayne.

    What makes this video different from all other music videos?

    Well, for one thing, the entire...

  • Is Drake my Dream Man?

    By Ilana Angel

    February 20, 2012 | 11:21 am

    My son get’s his hair cut at a barbershop that specializes in African American hair.  He has full, thick, curly hair, and cutting it is an art form. He had his hair cut by the same woman for 14 years and then decided he wanted something new, so he selected this shop on his own. ...

  • Woman publishes a slightly creepy ‘How to Look Like Drake’ video

    January 17, 2012 | 6:26 pm

    Who doesn’t wanna be Drake? I mean, he has everything: the money, the talent, the looks. Yep, everyone wants to be Drake, and now thanks to a new video, anyone can actually look like him, even Asian women!

    Tamang Phan, an amateur make-up artist who is famous for making online...

  • Google Music Launch Party | Guest Star Appearance: Drake

    By Nicole Behnam

    November 17, 2011 | 4:29 am

    Google and T-Mobile teamed up Wednesday night for the official Google Music release party at the Mr. Brainwash studio in Los Angeles. 

    Busta Rhymes opened for Google, teasing the audience with old-school beats before he announced his official signing with Cash Money Records and his...

  • My Top 5 Inspiring Moments from the Grammys

    By Misha Henckel

    February 14, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    5. Aretha Franklin responding to the tribute she received from Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Florence Welch and Yolanda Adams. She looked good, like she is not going down but is beating the illness. Go Aretha!

    4. The Underdogs Triumph. Esperanza Spalding wins...

  • Top 10 Jews of Year - 2010

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 23, 2010 | 4:45 pm

    Our Annual (well, from now on) Top Jew of the Year list features Jews who embody the best in Jewish values.  And you don’t have to be Jewish to win: see our “Honorary Jew of the Year.”

    1) Jon Stewart

    For his intellect, his sense of humor, his willingness to speak truth to power,...