Monday, August 2, 2010


Molson Amphitheatre was where the action was at last night in Toronto on festive Caribana Weekend, where 23 year-old Canadian Hip-Hop darling Drake held his first-ever OVO (October's Very Own) Festival. The festival, which he hopes to hold annually, was named to commemorate his own birthday and those birthdays of his close friends born that month.

But get this - it wasn't just all about Drake last night. Coming out of nowhere were the same rapper-mogul who has guided his career, Jay-Z and eleven-time Grammy winning rapper Eminem joining Drake on stage during his set. Eminem rapped a verse on Drake's track Forever, before Jay-Z proceeded into his number one hit Run This Town. It is said that Beyoncé was also present, although she was mostly Backstage supporting her mogul husband.  She of course is no slouch herself, only recently being listed as number two on Forbes' Celebrity 100 list. Other rappers to make appearances during the set included Fabolous, Young Jeezy, Bun B, Kardinal Offishall and Rick Ross. I'm no Hip-Hop fan, but even I recognize that's a huge deal and exceptional value for the price of admission. Historic.

Watch a fan-uploaded YouTube clip below of the landmark moment:

1 comment:

  1. History was made in hip-hop. And made in Toronto. Thanks to Drizzy repping his city.