Mon 1 Aug 2011
(Drake, Stevie Wonder, Nas, Lil Wayne and more at OVO)
In just two years, Drake has made his OVOfest concert into a Toronto staple, an annual event that I can see expanding the same way Perry Ferrell blew up Lollapalooza. Especially if he takes advantage of his own diverse music tastes and blends rap acts with folks like the XX, Florence and the Machine etc. Last year, Jay-Z, Eminem and Young Jeezy came out for the show. This year, Drake opened the show with The Weeknd (only his 2nd major performance), and then Rick Ross. And then brought out J.Cole, Nas, and the legendary Stevie Wonder as guests during his own set. Mikey and Gabz collected observations and great photos during the actual concert, and there were lots of folks at the show like Erika/Billboard, Toronto native Iluvlola, Nigel D, YN, and more. But I also loved seeing the fan reactions….there were definitely some very enthusiastic ladies on hand….
UPDATE: Stevie Wonder is on Take Care.
“Stevie Wonder is a very close friend of mine. I’m honored to call him a friend, someone who embraced me very early in this music business,” he said. “This is an exclusive right here, because it’s MuchMusic, and we’re Canadian: Stevie Wonder is actually on ‘Take Care.’”
Watch video of The Weeknd, Rick Ross, Drake and more performing at OVOFest.. And see what the audience shared at OVOFest…. After the jump…
The Weeknd kicks the night off
Drake & J. Cole perform “In The Morning”
Drake has a freestyle session with Stevie Wonder
Lil’ Wayne comes out and joins Drake for “Miss Me”
Lil Wayne performing “6 Foot, 7 Foot”
Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross performing “I’m On One”
Related: Live Blog! OVO Fest: Drake, Rick Ross and The Weeknd Perform in Toronto The Weeknd Performs “House of Balloons” and More at His First Solo Concert in Toronto (Video) OVOFest 2010: Drake calls Eminem “the greatest of all time,” plus new Drake music Drake’s 2010 OVOFest feat. Jay-Z, Eminem, Young Jeezy and more (photos/video) Nicki Minaj’s Minidress, Drake’s Yellow Shoes, and More BET Awards Fashions (Update: #FreesAss Speaks) SXSW Mania! A Liveblog of the Good, the Bad, and the Wasted…