Drake Upset with Universal for Taking Unreleased Songs Off of Internet

Posted June 26, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in News

Young Money rap star angry at his record label for putting the breaks on free streaming material

Rap star Drake, who recently demonstrated his love for his fans by posting two new songs on his Blogspot-supported website, is infuriated at his record label Universal for removing his songs off of his blog and on other sites.

“Universal needs to stop taking my f–king songs down” the Young Money artist tweeted. “I am doing this for the people not for your label.”

The two songs “Marvin’s Room” and “Trust Issues” are designed in the style of material highlighting his best-selling debut/EP So Far Gone. Drake is still riding high on his Grammy nomination for New Artist of the Year and is still trying to quell any rumors of  being kicked out of Lil Wayne‘s Young Money music label. According to sources confimed at Hip Hop Wired, the two split had a heated argument concert in University, Pa. involving unpaid royalities and contract restructring, but MTV News reported that the Lil Wayne protege is still connected to the Young Money machine. Drake killed all the rumors by telling a crowd at a sold-out venue in D.C., “This n—a looked me in my eyes and he asked me, ‘Did you drop out of Young Money?’ And I looked him right back in his eyes and I said, ‘Boy, are you out your mother—-ing mind?!’ Man, I want this sh– forever,” he said, before launching right into his it single “Forever.”

Drake has promised fans that a new single, possibly from his forthcoming album, wil be released in July. His second full-length album is scheduled to hit stores on October 24.

According to Billboard.biz, no press release has been released from Universal on the story concerning Drake and the label.

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J Matthew Cobb

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