Drake Brings Out Jay-Z, Jeezy, Eminem, Rick Ross at OVO
Drake continued to reap the fruits of a successful, star-studded debut over the weekend when he performed at the OVO Festival in his hometown of Toronto. The crooning rapper continued to own the summer throughout his headlining set, bringing out none other than Jay-Z, Eminem, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Bun B, Fabolous and Francis and the Lights as guests.
The OVO Festival stands for October’s Very Own–Drake’s nickname and an integral part of his brand. Think of the concert as his personal Roots Picnic. The prevalence of high-level guests just goes to show that the once-freshman rapper has graduated to absolute super-stardom. Such a turnout proves the ‘Thank Me Later’ creator’s power to really draw the biggest names in the business to perform at his side.
The highlight for many appeared to be Drake’s performance of ‘Unforgettable.’ After paying tribute to the fallen R&B star Aaliyah, the rapper ripped through his first verse as Jeezy crept around the stage with his energetic rolling chorus.
For the Jay-Z performance, Drizzy let Hov’s intro to ‘P.S.A.’ play out before Jay himself hit the stage to rip through his verse on ‘Run This Town.’ Of course, the night couldn’t end without summer’s other biggest star performing. Rick Ross zeroed-in on ‘B.M.F. (Blowing Money Fast)’ in a rollicking performance that demonstrated his boss appeal even translates to Canada.
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