Drake recently got his high school degree, at age 26. He dropped out of high school, at 15 to pursue an acting career. While he succeeded, and became a star on “Degrassi“, Drake wanted to follow through on his high school degree. That’s what he said at his graduation speech this weekend:
I get it. It’s not necessarily about the books you read, or the science equations you solve. You may be taking a path, in your career, where you won’t apply those lessons. That’s okay….What’s most important is about following through. That’s one of the most important lessons taught to me.
Since its inception in 1996, Stones Throw Records has been the home for left-field and innovative music, especially in the realm of hip-hop. The likes of Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc, Madlib, Dam-Funk, J Dilla, and MF DOOM, to name a few, have released music through the label.
And to commemorate Stones Throw’s rich history, founder Peanut Butter Wolf has teamed with director Jeff Broadway to create the Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton documentary. You can watch a trailer on the film, which is looking great already, above and donate to the creation of the film at Kickstarter.
Lil Boosie is currently incarcerated, but he has released a new video dedicated to and starring his mother, Connie Hatch. “Mama Know Love” follows Hatch as she patiently waits for her son to return. The song was produced by Mike Will and it paints a vivid picture of how Boosie’s mother looked out for him. Watch it above.
Judgment Night has to down as one of the best soundtracks to a movie. It was perfect as metal artists team up with hip hop groups. One of the tracks in that album, that stands out, is Onyx with Biohazard. In addition to this track, Biohazard worked with Onyx in making a rock remix to “Slam”.
Onyx has raw energy. They go hard in their albums, at shows, and in their music videos. Watch the video above, and let me know if this makes you want to start a riot.