Articles Tagged: drake

Reggaeton 2k18 Mix 3.0

November 14th, 2018 | By

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Uh oh! Guess who’s back!! Took some time off but he’s back to bring you quality mixes!

Dj Cruze

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Drake set to headline the 5th Annual Governors Ball Music Festival

January 8th, 2015 | By

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Just announced, Drake is set to join chart-topping artists such as Lana Del Rey, Kiesza, and Deadmau5 this summer for an outdoor music festival, the Governor’s Ball.

Governor's Ball Music Festival Lineup

June 5th through 7th, the Governor’s Ball will be held at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. Tickets for the event will be available starting tomorrow, Friday, January 9th at 12 noon EST and will be available for purchase here.

For updates, connect with The Governor’s Ball Music Festival on Facebook.

For more information on the Governor’s Ball, visit: http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/

DJ Cruze 2K15 Music Mix

January 7th, 2015 | By

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Although it’s now 2015, these chart toppers are still going strong, according to DJ Cruze:

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ICYMI: Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne EXTENDED Summer Jam Set

August 7th, 2014 | By

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Nicki calls Drake “The People’s Champ,” and Lil’ Wayne “The King.”  Watch their entire performance from Hot 97’s Summer Jam below:

 

Young Money ‘Rise Of An Empire’ Album (Spotify)

March 12th, 2014 | By

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“Rise Of An Empire” now streaming on Spotify or e-version via iTunes.

DJ Cruze Mix: Breaking Old Records, Sampling

August 7th, 2013 | By

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For this week’s mix, DJ Cruze expanded on last night’s post Analyzing Drake to show examples of other songs that have been sampled and placed to a new, fresh beat or version; for example, B.I.G.’s Juicy, sampled from Mtume’s Juicy Fruit.



Do the new artist’s renditions pay homage to the past or had you no idea that these were remakes?

We’d love to hear your thoughts; comment below!

DJ Cruze Analyzes: Drake

August 7th, 2013 | By

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It’s safe to say that Drake is pretty much well-known across the music industry; this Canadian Rapper, Producer, Songwriter, Recording Artist and Actor has crossed genres and seen pretty much collaborating with all of the latest and greatest artists as of late; first making headway with his association with Lil’ Wayne and YMCMB.  DJ Cruze lends an overall critique of this artist, saying that “although he is a talented artist, he lacks creativity.”

 

 

Let’s analyze this statement…

 

 

Drake’s newest release is “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” which was just released this week.  In this song, Drake introduces us to a “good girl” that he’d love to take home with him, and as Billboard quoted, “For All the Right Reasons.”  We see straight R&B from the recording artist, and also feel him channeling the late great Marvin Gaye.

 

 

Based on the instruments and rhythm, most listeners can tell a Drake song when they hear one.  In this release, DJ Cruze knew way before the vocals chimed in, better yet, as soon as the beat dropped.  His first thought that came to mind, he says, was “this is a replica of Take Care” featuring him and Rihanna.
Upon further research, DJ Cruze heard samples with beats identical to those used in Take Care.  Overall, he says, “The Song is Good, but there’s no ‘wow’ factor.”

 

 

DJ Cruze simply wasn’t impressed, for three reasons:

 

  1. His voice is very monotone


  2. With all of Drake’s fame and money, he is able to hire a coach to help him sound much better than he’s coming across in this single


  3. This new release sounds identical to Find Your Love, a previous record released by Drake


If you know anything about DJ Cruze, you know he isn’t going to sleep until he comes to his final conclusion. With that being said, DJ Cruze dissected all three songs: Find Your Love, Take Care and Hold On, We’re Going Home.

 

 

Overall, DJ Cruze says, “Even though Hip Hop and R&B intertwine very loosely, I think drake should take a couple steps back and go back to the drawing board. Instead of putting out recycled stuff like 50 cent was doing.”