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  • Watch: Drake’s ‘SNL’ bar mitzvah

    Drake invaded “Saturday Night Live” this week, serving as host and musical guest. Here’s what we learned: The guy can act, and watching him get bar mitzvahed never gets old. The rapper formerly known as Aubrey Graham didn’t waste any time tapping into the comedic potential of his interesting background. Taking the stage for his… More ▸

  • Is Drake dating Zoe Kravitz?

    Best new (possible) Jewish couple alert ever: Our favorite rapper Drake and musician/actress Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. Drake, who has been recently linked to Rihanna, was spotted dining with Kravitz over the weekend, and Kravitz has also made an appearance on his tour bus, Vibe reports. The photo of the… More ▸

  • Watch: Drake’s ‘Worst Behavior’ video

    If you have 10 minutes to spare, check out Drake’s short film/video “Worst Behavior.” It’s packed with shots of Memphis, f-bombs, and cameos from Drake’s dad Dennis Graham, Juicy J, Project Pat, and a very entertaining white guy dressed up like Drizzy’s OVO owl. Jewish highlight: “I imported mine/Bar mitzvah money like my last name… More ▸

  • Watch: Drake’s Toronto Raptors promo

    Drake isn’t just a 27-year-old megastar rapper with a thing for bar mitzvahs and fancy birthday cakes. He’s also the global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, a position created with the intention of bringing the franchise to the next level. If you’re skeptical, thinking maybe this is the kind of job that doesn’t require any… More ▸

  • Drake cancels Philadelphia concert

    Drake’s tour is off to a rocky start, much to the disappointment  of fans in Philadelphia. His show there Saturday night was postponed an hour after it was set to begin due to a mechanical problem, according to “Due to the elaborate nature of tonight’s show and an unexpected technical issue, Drake’s ‘Would You Like… More ▸

  • Drake’s new gig: Reinventing the Toronto Raptors

    The Toronto Raptors are gearing up for a makeover from none other than Drake, the city’s very own Jewish rap sensation. We know, you’re probably wondering if it’s even possible to infuse cool into a losing team with a tougher, redder Barney for a mascot. But according to the Toronto Star, the execs behind it… More ▸

  • Watch: Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ video

    Drake’s new album “Nothing Was the Same” was released yesterday, as was the video for the single “Hold On We’re Going Home.” While this short musical film does not feature the Jewish Canadian rapper undergoing a religious rite of passage, it does take place in the very Jewy locale of Miami, where a gun-toting Drake… More ▸

  • Stylist claims Drake owes him $70k

    Drake’s smooth look doesn’t come cheap—especially if you’re the one dressing him. According to papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the Canadian rapper owes former stylist Michael Raphael over $70,000 in fees and expenses, the New York Daily News reports. Last summer Drake hired Raphael, the owner of a high-end Manhattan boutique he frequented, to… More ▸

  • Jewish(ish) highlights from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

    After Macklemore and Ryan Lewis blew a shofar in a VMA promo video, we were hopeful last night’s event would be full of fantastic Jewish moments. Not so much, unfortunately, but here’s what we managed to scrape together. The awards ceremony took place in the Barclays Center, which is in Brooklyn, which is, last time we… More ▸

  • Drake gets invited to lots of Shabbat dinners

    Wow, Drake’s a busy guy. In addition to releasing a new song and organizing an impressive rap festival in Toronto, our favorite Canadian Jewish rapper is also currently on the cover of XXL’s 150th and 16th anniversary issue. In the accompanying Q&A he opened up about everything from his new album to the Amanda Bynes situation. Our favorite,… More ▸