Monday 27 June 2011, 11:43 | By

Drake hits out at Universal for blocking links

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While some artists get all hot and bothered when tracks from their new albums appear online before official release, rapper Drake is pissed his label is going around the internet ordering leaked tracks be taken down. Though this is mainly because it’s him leaking the tracks via his own blog.

The rap man hit out at Universal Music, owners of Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint, to which he is signed, after they ordered the removal of two new Drake tracks from the artist’s own blog and various other websites. Both tracks presumably come from the rapper’s new album, ‘Take Care’, which isn’t due for release until October.

Drake tweeted late last week: “Universal needs to stop taking my fucking songs down. I am doing this for the people not for your label”. Universal didn’t respond by tweeting “Drake should read his record contract re leaking tracks online”, though I bet at least one exec there thought it.

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