News / 07.07.23

Drake says Childish Gambino’s This Is America is “overrated and over-awarded”

Drake slated the track by Donald Glover at the opening night of his and 21 Savage’s co-headline tour

News / 01.07.22

Denzel Curry criticises Drake and Kanye: “You’ve got all these resources, and y’all made subpar albums”

The Florida rapper previously commented on Drake and Kanye’s recent work, tweeting, “Donda and CLB could’ve been better”

Kanye Kendrick Drake
News / 13.05.22

Kendrick Lamar says he was “confused” when Drake and Kanye made up

K-Dot name drops both Kanye and Drake on the track Father Time, which appears on the new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

News / 19.11.21

Travis Scott, Drake and Apple named in new $2 billion Astroworld lawsuit

It follows a $750 million lawsuit filed on Tuesday (16 November) on behalf of 125 attendees

Top Boy
News / 26.02.20

Top Boy confirms new season

Filming begins in spring

Top Boy, Dave
News / 12.09.19

Top Boy soundtrack to feature Drake, Dave, Little Simz and more

The crime drama series returns for season three after a six-year hiatus

Dave Top Boy
News / 28.08.19

Netflix release official Top Boy trailer for upcoming season

The clip follows up from Drake’s premiere of the teaser trailer back in April

News / 23.08.19

Netflix confirm September release for third season of Top Boy

East-London based drama Top Boy will return to screens this autumn, Netflix confirms

News / 17.04.19

AS Roma bans players from taking photos with Drake

The Italian team warns its members to stay away from Drizzy

Drake, Wireless Festival 2018 © Jordan Hughes
News / 15.04.19

Drake addresses Wiley’s “culture vulture” comments

Drizzy responds to the criticism he’s received for his involvement with UK artists

Drake Twins

5 Instagram accounts you need to follow right now

Featuring Drake’s twin, nihilist memes and an archive of VHS commercials

Brian Eno
News / 03.04.19

Brian Eno to score Drake’s Top Boy revival

Season 3 will land exclusively on Netflix this autumn

Top Boy, Dave
News / 02.04.19

Drake premieres Top Boy trailer at London O2 Arena show

The teaser trailer features Dave and Little Simz

The Top 20 Guest Verses of 2018

Tara Joshi rounds up 20 standout guest spots from the last 12 months, featuring Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z and 070 Shake

The Summer Bangers that Came to Define an Era

Few things are as evocative of the sound of the summer’s past. But what makes a summer banger, well, bang?

Drake, Wireless Festival 2018

Despite the line-up chaos, Wireless still stands as the UK’s most essential rap festival

Though the London festival experienced a string of cancellations, its adrenaline levels remained at a high

News / 03.07.18

Here’s how to get a refund on Spotify for excessive Drake promotion

A number of Premium users didn’t take too kindly to Drizzy being the face of every Spotify playlist

Atlanta Drake episode
News / 29.06.18

Drake samples Atlanta’s Drake-themed episode on Scorpion

Drake’s fifth studio album, Scorpion, is out today (29 June). One of the tracks, In…

Who will Drake send for on Scorpion? An investigation

Crack Magazine’s speculative and semi-informed breakdown of whose got it coming this Scorpion Season

Why Sade’s silent legacy is more relevant than ever

A study into how the British-Nigerian soul singer propelled herself into stardom by turning away from fame

News / 18.03.18

Drake remixes N.E.R.D.’s Rihanna-featuring single Lemon

Drizzy adds a verse to the lead single from the group’s album No_One Ever Really Dies

News / 20.01.18

Drake surprise-drops new songs God’s Plan and Diplomatic Immunity

The tracks have been released under the title ‘Scary Hours’

News / 20.11.17

Jay Z says Meek Mill’s sentence is an example of racial profiling

In an opinion piece for The New York Times, he makes a stand for the Roc Nation artist

In Photos: Views from OVO Fest 2017

Peep Crack’s photo diary from Drake’s eighth annual OVO Fest


Dave’s Got a Plan

South London rapper Dave has proven himself as one of the country’s most compelling new voices. Duncan Harrison profiles a gifted artist on the rise.

News / 24.07.17

Drake samples Peverelist’s Roll With The Punches in new track

The Canadian rapper previewed the track during a late night run

Designer Patso Dimitrov reimagines contemporary albums with old-school artworks

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Kehlani and more get the retro vinyl treatment

London artist Jasmin Sehra blends hip-hop with Bollywood

Bex Shorunke meets the London-based visual artist reimagining hip-hop albums and artists as Bollywood movie posters

News / 28.03.17

Listen: Sampha’s cover of Drake’s Controlla in Radio 1’s Live Lounge

The singer performed a different take on the club hit

Drake and his peers bloom on the informal, colourful More Life

‘More Life’ sees Drake fully settle into his role as curator-in-chief, half rap superstar, half globetrotting pop A&R.

News / 21.03.17

Drake got a photo with his mum and Sade last night

Celebrations were in order last night at the final night of Drake’s mammoth run of…

News / 20.03.17

Drake samples himself on More Life

Of all the samples on More Life, perhaps it’s most impressive that Drake managed to…

News / 19.03.17

Here’s the Moodymann set Drake sampled on More Life

Rubbing shoulders with Young Thug, Kanye West, Jorja Smith, Giggs and Skepta, Moodymann’s unmistakable tones…

Drake More Life Artwork Album Cover
News / 18.03.17

Drake’s More Life is here, with features from Giggs, Black Coffee, Sampha and more

Stop what you’re doing

News / 12.03.17

Watch: Drake announces More Life release date

It’s nearly here.

News / 06.03.17

DJ Khaled confirms he’ll be collaborating with Drake on Grateful

The American producer has posted a series of Instagram videos revealing ‘top secret’ information

News / 22.02.17

Brits 2017: Drake and Beyoncé win Best International Artist categories

“Brits, wagwan?” As the 2017 Brit Awards ceremony at London’s O2 Arena enters its final…

News / 05.02.17

Drake teases OVO Fest London at O2 Arena show

Drake played the fifth of eight dates at London’s O2 Arena tonight (5 February) and…

kehlani album review

Kehlani – SweetSexySavage

Read the Crack review of Kehlani’s debut full-length SweetSexySavage.

News / 23.01.17

Gloria Steinem quoted Drake in her Women’s March speech

Speaking to crowds in Washington over the weekend as part of the global Women’s March…

The Year in Collaborations

Contributors and collaborators from Blackstar, The Life of Pablo, Konnichiwa and more reflect on their part in the year’s biggest releases

Albums Of The Year 2016

The 100 best albums of the last 12 months, according to Crack Magazine

In Photos: Sampha + Kelsey Lu at The Marble Factory

Perry Gibson captures both artists at a sold out Bristol show

News / 10.10.16

Drake to bring his Boy Meets World tour to the UK and Europe

Drizzy is hitting up London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow before heading out to…

News / 26.09.16

Watch Drake’s short film Please Forgive Me now

The rapper dropped the 30-minute, action-packed film via Apple Music last night Drake’s highly-anticipated, Views…

News / 15.08.16

Drake teases new project Please Forgive Me on Instagram

The rapper says his latest project will feature music from his recent album Views You…

News / 03.08.16

Skepta finally got an OVO tattoo in Toronto

Earlier this year Drake got a Boy Better Know tattoo and now Skepta has returned…

News / 22.07.16

Stream Gucci Mane’s new album Everybody Looking now

Drake, Kanye West and Young Thug all have guest spots on Gucci’s first post-prison album…

News / 18.07.16

Drake shares handwritten note to mum apologising for overspending

“Thanks for temporarily funding my music and wardrobe.” Drake’s nice-guy bit is nothing new, it…

Generation Unruly

The effervescent soundclash champion arrives in London for the first time and speaks to Rob McCallum about dancehall’s new dawn

News / 15.06.16

Listen to YG’s new album, Still Brazy, now

The new album features Lil Wayne, Drake, Kamaiyah and more YG has just shared his…

DJ Khaled:
Track By Track

Take a look back over Khaled’s rise with us as we try to figure out the key to his success

News / 19.05.16

You Can Now Buy Tiny Drake Figurines

For a mere 25 quid you can now buy a tiny 3D printed Drake doll…

News / 06.05.16

A comprehensive Drake content library is now available online

From his Degrassi beginnings all the way to the recent drop of Views, the catalogue…

Drake – Views

The concept of Views is to represent the changing seasons in Toronto. Drake is a master of…

A Brief Anthology
of Drake’s Reign as Lord of the Memes

Drake’s road to the throne has been paved by pixels of disposable yet indelible content. Read our timeline of his meme milestones

News / 25.04.16

Drake shares Views From The 6 artwork

The rapper’s new album is set to drop on 29 April Drake has now revealed…

News / 05.04.16

Download two new Drake songs now

Pop Style features Kanye West and Jay-Z while One Dance samples a UK Funky classic…

News / 31.03.16

Rihanna drops NSFW video for Kiss It Better

The ANTI singer has added some black-and-white visuals to the hotly anticipated Work follow-up While Rihanna’s last…

Bryson Tiller

Serving as his final show of a three day residency at KOKO – each of…

News / 22.03.16

Listen to Murlo’s remix of Rihanna’s Work

The London producer has worked his magic on Rihanna and Drake’s Work Following a slew…

News / 14.03.16

Hudson Mohawke threatens to leak zip of unreleased Kanye and Drake songs

The producer says he hasn’t been paid for his work Former Crack cover star and…

News / 07.03.16

Björk and Drake reportedly feature on new version of Kanye’s Wolves

The song, that has previously featured Vic Mensa, Sia and Frank Ocean, might have yet another…

6 New Videos You Need To See

Here are some big visuals from the past seven days including Drake’s exceptional trackies and Rosamund Pike being thrown against a wall by a metal orb

News / 25.02.16

Drake signs to grime label and collective Boy Better Know

After a surprise performance in London with Skepta and Section Boyz, the rapper announced the…

News / 22.02.16

Rihanna’s Work video just dropped

The ANTI star has revealed the video(s) for her collab with Drake – and there’s double…

News / 22.02.16

Drake performs at NYC Bat Mitzvah

Watch snippets of Drake performing Hotline Bling, My Way, Back to Back and Summer Sixteen at…

News / 28.01.16

Rihanna drops Anti

Tidal accidentally shared the album last night After Tidal, the streaming service partly owned by…

News / 27.01.16

Rihanna releases Drake collaboration, Work

Queen Rihanna has finally blessed us with some new material After a long, long wait, Rihanna…

News / 09.12.15

Craig David says Drake’s up for recording a mixtape with him

“When I saw Drake in this restaurant, we walked up to each other, and there…

News / 01.12.15

Spotify reveal most streamed artists

Drake’s music has been streamed 1.8 billion times in 2015 to over 46 million listeners…

News / 12.11.15

Dry Drake’s tears with new iPhone app

Drizzy Tears is a new app that lets you wipe away Drake’s salty weepings So…

News / 21.10.15

Drake’s Hotline Bling dance becomes meme

Remember #BeyonceAlwaysOnBeat? This is #DrakeAlwaysOnBeat. Oh Internet, what are you like?

News / 15.10.15

Drake’s got a BBK tattoo now

Yes, Drizzy has finally made the eternal commitment to Skepta and JME’s set Inked, permanently,…

News / 07.10.15

Drake offered to fund third series of Top Boy

The rapper was addicted to the now-defunct East London series Channel 4 cult watch Top Boy‘s…

Internet Songs Of The Week

The most important musical creations we found online this week

News / 27.07.15

Drake replies to Meek Mill criticism on new diss track

“I’m honoured that you think this is staged” Drake has released a diss track in response…

News / 22.07.15

Meek Mill claims Drake doesn’t write his own raps

Meek Mill took to Twitter to call out Drizzy saying “Stop comparing drake to me…

News / 13.07.15

Drake and Skepta team up for Ojuelegba remix

Following a headline set at Wireless festival and a number of visits to Wimbledon, Drake’s…

News / 07.07.15

Miguel elaborates on his Frank Ocean comments

“I want to clear the air” Yesterday, news spread that Miguel had shared his opinion…

Wireless Festival

Entering the festival there are 6 God shirts everywhere. People shouting ‘Woes’ round every corner….

News / 30.06.15

Stream Meek Mill’s new album now

Dreams Worth More Than Money  is streaming on Spotify right now. After a slew of…

News / 20.04.15

Nicki Minaj makes guest appearance during Drake’s Coachella set, doesn’t do anything

The singer literally did nothing In a mysterious turn of events, Nicki Minaj was presented…

News / 10.04.15

There’s a Drake-dedicated search engine

Good news for those of you who always wanted to know something about the 6 God but were…