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LIVE: DRAKE, FUTURE AND MIGUEL IN BROOKLYN
At no moment did Drake seem more adored than the 20-plus minute stretch in which he hovered over the audience in a lucite doughnut, complimenting individual audience members over the instrumental for “305 to My City.” “I’m not the type to stay in my own zone,” he said as he climbed the ramp, launching into the parade of praise he’s experimented with in earlier tours. Between call outs—”I see you in the jean shirt blowing kisses at me,” “Those are the nicest legs I’ve seen since I’ve been in New York”—he barely stopped to breathe. If there is a case for Drake’s flow, his unflappable presence, this is it. The night ended with “Started from the Bottom” and “All Me,” with nearly 20,000 people wailing:Cause myself just told myself: “You’re the motherfucking man, you don’t need no help.” You come to a Drake concert to love Drake, but also to “make some noise for yourself.”

LIVE: DRAKE, FUTURE AND MIGUEL IN BROOKLYN

At no moment did Drake seem more adored than the 20-plus minute stretch in which he hovered over the audience in a lucite doughnut, complimenting individual audience members over the instrumental for “305 to My City.” “I’m not the type to stay in my own zone,” he said as he climbed the ramp, launching into the parade of praise he’s experimented with in earlier tours. Between call outs—”I see you in the jean shirt blowing kisses at me,” “Those are the nicest legs I’ve seen since I’ve been in New York”—he barely stopped to breathe. If there is a case for Drake’s flow, his unflappable presence, this is it. The night ended with “Started from the Bottom” and “All Me,” with nearly 20,000 people wailing:Cause myself just told myself: “You’re the motherfucking man, you don’t need no help.” You come to a Drake concert to love Drake, but also to “make some noise for yourself.”

12 NEW VIDEOS YOU MIGHT’VE MISSED
Big Boi donning his best fur for a chilly tour of Atlanta, 2 Chainz’ backing dancers blatantly copying Twigs’ i-D cover hair, Miguel showing off the versatility of his voice at NPR’s office, Kanye’s snow monster mask and baby announcement, Beach House filming a cat in the studio and bonus cuts from Trina, Ester Dean, Travis Porter and more.

12 NEW VIDEOS YOU MIGHT’VE MISSED

Big Boi donning his best fur for a chilly tour of Atlanta, 2 Chainz’ backing dancers blatantly copying Twigs’ i-D cover hair, Miguel showing off the versatility of his voice at NPR’s office, Kanye’s snow monster mask and baby announcement, Beach House filming a cat in the studio and bonus cuts from Trina, Ester Dean, Travis Porter and more.

MIGUEL: SECOND WIND
WINTER BREAK LONG READS: REVISIT OUR 2012 COVER STORIES


"My life has always been like that. Are you Mexican or are you black? Are you Christian or are you no religion? I decided I was always going to be different. Because I already was different.”

MIGUEL: SECOND WIND

WINTER BREAK LONG READS: REVISIT OUR 2012 COVER STORIES

"My life has always been like that. Are you Mexican or are you black? Are you Christian or are you no religion? I decided I was always going to be different. Because I already was different.”

DOWNLOAD THE FADER #83 PODCAST
Miguel, “Do You”
Grande Marshall, “Lupin III”
Ducktails, “The Flower Lane”
Indians, “Cakelakers”
Holly Herndon, “Movement”
Disclosure f. Sam Smith, “Latch”
Emeralds, “Just to Feel Anything”
Tim Vocals, “NYC”

DOWNLOAD THE FADER #83 PODCAST

  1. Miguel, “Do You”
  2. Grande Marshall, “Lupin III”
  3. Ducktails, “The Flower Lane”
  4. Indians, “Cakelakers”
  5. Holly Herndon, “Movement”
  6. Disclosure f. Sam Smith, “Latch”
  7. Emeralds, “Just to Feel Anything”
  8. Tim Vocals, “NYC”
MIGUEL: SECOND WIND
My mother is a very eloquent woman, and my father is a teacher. Between the two, they raised me to speak a certain way. So the way I spoke, the way I dressed, all of that was like, ‘Wow, wait a second. This isn’t black… Oh, then he must be gay.’ Now, whether or not I’ve worn things that are questionable—oh my god—I look at pictures of shit I’ve worn, and you know what? I don’t really blame anyone. I get it. But I was learning. I was trying to hold on to some sense of individuality in the midst of being convinced that I had to appeal to a certain kind of crowd… I was exclusively marketed as an ‘urban artist’ and I mean that in the most generic way. But I have never been one to live within a stereotype. My lifestyle has always been alternative in comparison to what’s expected from an ethnic male from Los Angeles. With my first album, not only was I being misunderstood, I was misunderstood, and it was distracting people from the music. Now, I want to make sure that everything I do is the best, most rounded projection of who I really am. ~ Miguel

MIGUEL: SECOND WIND

My mother is a very eloquent woman, and my father is a teacher. Between the two, they raised me to speak a certain way. So the way I spoke, the way I dressed, all of that was like, ‘Wow, wait a second. This isn’t black… Oh, then he must be gay.’ Now, whether or not I’ve worn things that are questionable—oh my god—I look at pictures of shit I’ve worn, and you know what? I don’t really blame anyone. I get it. But I was learning. I was trying to hold on to some sense of individuality in the midst of being convinced that I had to appeal to a certain kind of crowd… I was exclusively marketed as an ‘urban artist’ and I mean that in the most generic way. But I have never been one to live within a stereotype. My lifestyle has always been alternative in comparison to what’s expected from an ethnic male from Los Angeles. With my first album, not only was I being misunderstood, I was misunderstood, and it was distracting people from the music. Now, I want to make sure that everything I do is the best, most rounded projection of who I really am. ~ Miguel

MIGUEL WORKING WITH BEYONCÉ
“…woah. creating for Virgo’s all weekend” (via a deleted instagram)

MIGUEL WORKING WITH BEYONCÉ

“…woah. creating for Virgo’s all weekend” (via a deleted instagram)