News: Drake Ups The Ante W/ Special OVO Announcement: "It's Gonna Be A Doozy"
Friday, Jul 26, 2013 3:45PM
Young Money's Drake is making sure his upcoming OVO Fest is one to remember by announcing Maybach Music Group's Wale will be hitting the stage with him next month.
Drizzy broke the news to his 11.5 million Twitter followers early Friday (July 26).
"@Wale August 5th on stage at OVO Fest before me. It's gonna be a doozy.," he tweeted July 26. (Drake's Twitter)
Along with the performance hype, Drizzy has teamed up with New Era for a line of Toronto Blue Jays hats to promote the concert.
While we await the arrival of Drake's new album Nothing Was the Same, which drops on September 17, the rapper has been ramping up hype in myriad ways. Leading up to his OVO Fest and North American tour, he's teamed up with the Toronto Blue Jays and New Era for a new hat collaboration. The hats, which are pictured above, are part of New Era's 5950 series and include the Blue Jays logo along with a stitched, commemorative OVO patch on the side. They'll be available in black or royal blue. (Exclaim)
Diehard fans will have limited opportunities to get their hands on the caps.
Here's the catch, however: you'll only be able to pick up the hats if you attend OVO Fest at Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre on August 4 and 5. Outside of that, they'll be available at one Blue Jays game to be announced. If you miss out on those opportunities, you'll have to snag one on eBay, and we're pretty sure they won't stay at the $75 retail price. (Exclaim)
Drizzy recruited a slew of hip-hop heavyweights like Nicki Minaj, French Montana, Meek Mill and more for last year's OVO Fest.
Drake headlined his third annual OVO Festival in his hometown of Toronto on Sunday night (August 5) with guests like Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg as his reggae alter-ego Snoop Lion, French Montana, Meek Mill and singer The Weeknd all sharing the stage with him. And as promised, Drake unleashed his featured guest appearance on Aaliyah's posthumous single, "Enough Said," debuting it as part of his huge concert last night. It has previously been reported that Drizzy would be executive-producing the late and loved singer's posthumous album and "Enough Said" seems to be the first listen off the project. (XXL Mag)