Hip hop heavyweights came out for the 2nd annual “OVO (October’s Very Own) Festival” in Toronto, headlined by Drake. Artists that performed included Rick Ross, Nas, The Weeknd, Nas, Lil Wayne and J.Cole. Stevie Wonder also hit the stage with Drake; the two recently collaborated for his sophomore effort Take Care.
In a post-interview with MuchMusic, Drake spoke about the legendary singer:
“I’m honored to call him a friend, someone who embraced me very early in this music business. Stevie Wonder is actually on Take Care…He helped me out with a lot of the music, just came and sat with me, listened to my music, told me where I could add a couple things to make it more sonically appealing, and not only that but we actually are writing together, which is an incredible experience.”
Stevie’s been writing hits for 40+ years…this is a good look to say the least. I’m excited to hear what they’ve created.
Take a peek at all of the performances at OVO Fest courtesy of Exclusive Access:
Fans across the country are anticipating Drake’s new album Take Care. The Young Money protegé impresses with his new track “Headlines”. Drizzy reinforces the notion that he has it like that,
Listen to you expressin all them feelings
Soap opera rappers all these niggas sound like All My Children
And that’s how you thinking is about to come and make a killing
I guess it really is just me, myself, and all my millions
Take a listen to the track.
Drake has been spoiling his fans with viral tracks for the past couple weeks. In a few weeks, we’ll finally get to hear official tracks from his upcoming sophomore album Take Care. In a sit down with FADER TV, Drake talks about his new music and why he continues to draw inspiration from his own life:
“I got the singles dropping in like a week, a week and a half, two weeks…It’s gonna be a blast.”
“I’m excited for people to hear the evolution of the music,” he said. “I know what it’s like to drive around Toronto and think about life, so I just make music for those kids.”
“I only really know how to do one thing. I don’t know how to make generic songs about the struggle or things that aren’t about me. I just make songs about my life ’cause if you want me to be honest with you, that’s the best way I know how, the things that I’ve experienced and the things I’ve lived.”
Drake’s writing formula seems like a winning one. I’ve loved every song he’s released. What say you??
“Me and Drake got something coming—crazy, Drake called me and was like, ‘Man, I like the Juice mixtape. I like the ‘Zan With That Lean’ too. He named four songs off the mixtape that he really liked.”
“He said he’s coming to Atlanta and gon’ kick it with me,” Soulja Boy continued. “We gonna go in the studio for a whole week. He’s working on his new album too, so you already know what time it is.”
I take this news with a grain of salt because we all know how Soulja Boy gets down with the lies.