Drake album taken off Internet shelves

According to HipHopDx.com, there apparently was a Drake album that was released  under Canadian Money Entertainment that wasn’t Drake’s official “new new.” The smoke is in the air over the bootleg and Drake is taking actions:

An unauthorized project compiled of Drake songs recently hit the internet for retail, entitled The Girls Love Drake. However, according to Billboard the rappers’ manager says they had nothing to do with it.

Released on May 28 from Canadian Money Entertainment, the bootleg album was available through iTunes, Amazon, and Rhapsody for purchase. With that said, Al Branch explained it was done without their permission.

“This is a straight bootleg, a scandal. We are behind promoting records at radio, but haven’t sold it.” Adding Branch, “iTunes’ position is that they are a store and they stock everything. They have a waiver and as long as people sign it and are responsible for the product they submit, then they go for it.”                                                                                                                                                                                    
Drakes’ management subsequently sent out cease-and-desist letters to each of the online retailers, and all have complied in a timely manner. Now,

Drakes’ people are looking to file a lawsuit claim.

Peter Greenwood, founder of Canadian Money Entertainment, said his initial intentions were not to profit but to promote an artist from Toronto. “The Girls Love Drake was just a combination of new and old songs that we had been promoting on the underground scene for the last six months and so we wanted to get more exposure for it on the net.”

Continuing, Greenwood said, “Breaking him in the states along with other Toronto artists has always been our goal. Drake is our hometown hero.”                                                                                                                                                                                        
In related news, Drake has plans to release an official version of “Best I Ever Had” on iTunes in the very near future.

courtesy of HipHopDx.com

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