Live updates comin’ in from Toronto as the expected star-studded OVO Fest affair is going off without a hitch… and going on with a bevy of guest stars.
Widely expected surprise/not so surprise guests Kanye West, Skepta, and Future all appeared. (UPDATE: Pharrell too. Didn’t expect that one!) The former sounds like he had his own concert within Drake’s concert, in fact. And to top it off, Drake roasted Meek Mill with a slideshow of MEMEs. (I led it off above with my favorite, and I’m sure there’s more.) The tweets/clips below, to be updated throughout the night. At posting time, Kanye’s set is still going on. Wow. (UPDATES on the top now as the fest closed with “Know Yourself” and apparently “Back To back” again.)
I was runnin through the 6…Drake is joined on stage by all his woes…and Will Smith.
King Louie’s got the 3rd edition of his Drilluminati series — God of Drill — and the Chicago MC tabs a set of intriguing features and producers for the 16 track affair. PARTYNEXTDOOR, Fetty Wap, Dreezy, Cardo, C-Sick, among them. Listen/DL to the surprise mixtape below.
PARTYNEXTDOOR finally provides his first ever interview as part of his new cover story with FADER.
He tackles a variety of subjects like how he got his name, submitting music for Justin Bieber, and the inevitable Weeknd comparisons he receives. Read it in full here.
People throw that [Weeknd comparison] over me because I came at a time where people assumed I was there to fill a void,” he says, alluding to The Weeknd’s departure from the OVO fold in 2012. “A lot of things that came out of Toronto were darker at the time. But me? I’m all about colors. I’ll flip samples where one’s a completely dark song and the next one is a complete sexual song. People think my whole thing is a dark thing, but I don’t.
Love the Ricky Rubio love. (I still believe in him!)
Oh, but that’s besides the point because in last night’s tour stop in the ‘Sota, PARTYNEXTDOOR premiered a never before heard track. Sounds, well, pretty good from the fan footage. Reserving a serious listen though until it’s dropped properly. For the PND mega-fans though…