Young Money’s Drake is going to get the festivities started this weekend on the brink of his annual OVO Fest music festival by announcing a couple pop-up shop locations. #ovotakeover
Barring any changes, Drizzy will have OVO stores opening in two Toronto, Canada spots beginning Friday (August 1).
This Friday, two days before OVO Fest kicks off, Drake will open a pop-up store in Toronto. The announcement was made via Instagram last night. The OVO pop-up will be open from Aug. 1 to Aug. 9 at 899 Dundas St. W. If you’re in Toronto, or don’t mind the drive, head down. Otherwise, start hitting up your friends from the 6 for favors. (Complex)
Last summer, Drizzy revealed how much he appreciated rap star Kanye West coming out to show support at the OVO Fest.
“In rap, sometimes we don’t communicate enough,” Drake explained. “Me and Kanye, we hadn’t even talked before we got on stage together. We didn’t rehearse or anything like that. That was my first time seeing him, on stage. Hiw words, that was a moment I clicked out. I don’t know if this is real or not. I’m not sure if I’m still sleeping from the morning, like, I’m dreaming about how this is working out, probably the most important moment in my life today. At the end of the day, I do look up to ‘Ye, he’s a major influence if not the biggest influence in my career.” (Revolt)
During the concert, Ye applauded Drizzy for showing love to Toronto and also said his joint Jay Z Watch the Throne 2011 album was fueled by the 26-year-old.
“It’s been a lot of rappers that came in the game that wasn’t able to do something like this for their city,” Kanye said during the concert. “Me and Hov would have never made Watch the Throne if this n*gga wasn’t putting pressure on us like that.” (OVO Fest)
The concert also reunited Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy with Ma$e.
J. Cole and Miguel (the latter co-headlining a fall tour with Drake) swooned female fans with radio hits “Power Trip” and “Adorn” before the rapper-singer went into an acoustic cover of “I Get Lonely Too.” The moment lead into an appearance from TLC, who did a medley of “Fanmail,” “Waterfalls” (with Lil’ Mama), and “Scrubs.” After taking fans back to his early hits such as “Successful,” “Best I Ever Had,” “Forever,” and “Over,” it was time for a rare reunion as Diddy and Ma$e joined together on stage for the first time in years. The duo showed their chemistry of the 90s as they ran through No. 1 hits “Victory,” “Feel So Good,” “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems,” and “All About the Benjamins.” (Miss Info TV)