Learning to Appreciate Drake’s Houston Appreciation Weekend

This past weekend was Drake’s “Houston Appreciation Weekend,” or HAW. At this point, you are probably aware of just how often Drake seems to be a fan of a new team. Quite recently when Kentucky made the men’s NCAA basketball final, he was seen wearing a Kentucky jersey. This sort… [Read More]

Which Drake Song Should Johnny Football Walk Out To?

The no fun league is having a little fun at this years draft. They are allowing the draftees to pick their own walk-up song when their name is called by Emperor Goodell. This new twist comes at the perfect time, as Drake’s draft day is an homage to star Texas… [Read More]

6 Songs We’d Love to Hear on Loop After Nelly’s “Hot in Herre”

Bay Area radio station 105.7 has been playing Nelly’s 2002 song “Hot in Herre” nonstop since 3 PM on Friday. And because we ask the important questions here at Thelma, we wanted to know which songs we wouldn’t mind listening to for hours on end. 1) Hot in Herre –… [Read More]

The 19 Most Drake Moments From the “Hold On We’re Going Home” Video

Drake is a rapper but he is also an actor. He is also an adjective. He released the video for “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and I picked out the most “Drake” moments. Watch the full video below. 1) I’m having a great time with my friends, but this is… [Read More]

Review: ‘Nothing Was the Same’ and For Good Reason

The story begins with distortion. A rewinding vocal sample sets a different tone than Drake’s usual piano intro, turning backward through two year’s worth of laughable outfits and relative silence right up to the fading vocals of Take Care outro track, “The Ride.” The stark sample leads right into a coarse-grained instrumental,… [Read More]

Drake’s Balancing Act

Over the last two years I’ve developed quite a relationship with Drake’s 2011 sophomore album, Take Care. At its best, Take Care is a thoughtful, inward-looking account of fame and youthful indulgence.  At its worst, its the prototype for the next decade of Hip-Hop, combining classic R&B tropes, with radio-ready… [Read More]