Aubrey “Drake” Graham

Drake offers worthwhile escapism for his peeps in “the 6”

Drake’s Jungle Tour is a solo love letter to the city, free of celebrity distraction Nick Krewen Music, Wed. June 3, 2015 Drake At the Air Canada Centre, Tuesday, June 2 Welcome to Drake’s jungle, baby. It’s a complex place, one where hanging vines, dry ice waterfalls and the occasional campfire serve as the visual backdrop for the Toronto-born rap superstar’s complex feelings, the inner sanctum of emotions that range…


The Drake Effect

Story by Nick Krewen | July 24, 2014 For SOCAN Words and Music.   “Started from the bottom, now the whole team here.” So says Drake in “Started From the Bottom,” and that’s exactly how his big-bang explosion on the worldwide hip-hop scene has affected the fortunes of his whole team – more than 60 Canadian, Toronto-based songwriters, beat-makers, producers and other collaborators. Drake has almost single-handedly created an entire…


Drake, Jay Z and Kiss Are In The Game

Artists are assisting athletes and helping sports franchises build their brands and succeed beyond the scoreboard NICK KREWEN MAY 15, 2017 – 2:36 AM GRAMMY.com After the Boston Red Sox clinched the World Series at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918 this past October, all eyes in Major League Baseball seemingly switched to the issue of free agency, and particularly, Robinson Cano. Cano, the New York Yankees’ starting…


Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2: review

2 of 2 provides slightly more nutrition than Timberlake’s first 20/20 Experience By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Tue Oct 01 2013 Turns out that hindsight is 40/40. After musically resurfacing back in the spring with the tepid first volume of The 20/20 Experience, a faux soul album laden with much more fat than meat in its mediocre 90 minutes, the tandem of golden voice Justin Timberlake and producer Tim…


Drake’s Nothing Was The Same shows his skills still sharp: review

Constant microscope of self-evaluation makes Drake’s latest a fascinating listen Nothing Was the Same is self-indulgent as they come but shows Drake is still at the top of the hip-hop heap, says reviewer Nick Krewen.     By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Tue Sep 24 2013 It may be good to be king, but Drake’s crown has been tarnished by some hard-learned life lessons among the way. The fame,…