News: Drake Crowns Trey Songz, Says He's "The Greatest R&B Singer Of Our Generation" [Video]

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009 2:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Drake surprised fans last night (August 31) when he appeared on stage at Trey Songz' New York City concert and crowned him the "greatest" R&B singer of his generation.

Showing up at Songz's MySpace Music concert Monday night, the rap newcomer displayed his admiration for his "Successful" sidekick.

"New York City," Drizzy told the crown from a hidden place in the venue. "I gotta take the time to do this, to introduce you to the greatest R&B singer of our generation. Trey, Songz, baby!" (Miss Info)

R.Kelly recently spoke on his stance against Songz, who dissed the singer on "Death of Kells" earlier this summer.

"When you're a king...I don't get into the challenges anymore," Kells told a panel of journalists. "What is an elephant gonna do when an ant or a fly lands on them? Those guys got some growing up to do. That's something I would have answered 20 years ago." (SOHH On The Scene)

Despite being a newcomer himself, Drake previously gave props to Soulja Boy Tell Em for his marketing skills.

"Soulja Boy is the smartest artist of our generation, I think period and I think out of anybody," he said in an interview earlier this year. "Whoever it is, whether it's him or his team or the people around him, whoever has the thoughts to do the things he does, is genius and I'm so happy for him." (YouTube)

Both Drizzy and Songz's "Successful" music video landed online Monday morning.

The long-awaited debut of Drake and Trey Songz's "Successful" music video finally landed online Monday (August 31) morning becoming one of Drizzy's latest small screen features to date. While displaying a similarity to "Best I Ever" due to the darkness, the video offered fans a a more serious look not only filming the video at night but offering serious lyrical content and comparisons as both artists see alternative paths they could have taken. The setting shows Songz singing in an isolated room as Drake appears to be on a balcony spilling his thoughts of becoming, as the song suggests, "successful" through the ups and downs. Towards the middle of the video, both artists link up exiting a hotel lobby while Drake takes a quick glance at a doorman who, briefly, becomes him, suggesting a lower position in which he could have become. They both take off in a vehicle driving through empty streets as Drake takes the passenger seat and appears to reflect on his life. Songz also looks outside of the driver's side noticing men bouncing a basketball and sees it could be him. ("Successful")

Check out Drake and Trey Songz' below:

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