Drake took care of a lot of frost-bitten fans at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, hitting Park City, Utah, for a special performance.
Hundreds packed several floors of the cozy Bing Bar, a.k.a. the Claim Jumper Hotel, waiting for the “I’m on One” hitmaker to roll through Saturday. A blizzard delayed the star, but he showed eventually, rocking one his trademark printed sweaters.
Funnyman Aziz Ansari served as his opening act, assuaging the crowd with some material about his fears of marriage and growing up (he’s on the verge of 30), but the crowd demanded Drake — and they got about 45 minutes worth.
Feeding shots to eager fans, the rapper belted tracks from his album “Take Care,” including the song “Crew Love” for the first time live. Celeb admirers included Quincy Jones, Ryan Kwanten, “The Bachelor” Ben Flajnik, Will Forte, Aubrey Plaza and Aaron Paul.
Common showed off his skills as an MC, going off the top of the dome once again during his visit to Atlanta’s V-103. The Chicago lyricist freestyled over his 2000 single “The Light” as Ryan Cameron held up words for him to rhyme. He even addressed his beef with Drake. “You can ask why, people want me to keep dissing Canada Dry,” he said, referring to the Canadian MC. But unless Drake responds, Common says he’s done beefing.
LA Leakers managed to capture some footage last night from Waka Flocka Flame and Drake‘s “Round Of Applause” video shoot. If you missed the official remix, then you can listen and download it here!
Earlier this week, acclaimed producer Rico Love shared a number of details with regards to Brandy‘s upcoming collaboration with ‘Angel of Mine‘ belle Monica set to feature on their respective albums.
Now, Ms. Norwood has revealed details that will give her supporters even more of a reason to purchase her LP.
For, in a recent interview with TrueExclusives.Com, she has confirmed that a collaboration with Drake may just be in the pipeline.
Her comments below…
Check out a video of Drake shopping on Fulton Street in Brooklyn yesterday.
Birdman is known for his diehard loyalty to the Cash Money/Young Money family and Drake is no exception. During a visit to Power 106′s ‘Big Boy’s Neighborhood,’ the YMCMB boss was asked about the Drake/Common beef and his feelings about it:
“Drake the homie so we ride or die. Ain’t no second questions about that. We never been a brand of making money off of [diss records]. That’s not what we ’bout. So however the young homie deal with it, we behind it, we supporting him 100 percent with our life…Drake the little homie. That’s blood, that’s family, and ain’t no siding with that. It’s Drake or nothing.’
Well, there you go. He also has no plans to get in on the action. Watch the video for his full response:
Drake was M.I.A. in the original video for Mary J. Blige’s My Life II single “Mr. Wrong,” but he shows up to support the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul in this newly released version. Drizzy opens the Rico Love and Jim Jonsin-produced song, standing against a brick wall awash in blue lights. The rest of the visuals remain mostly unchanged, with Mary giving a nod to the past with her throwback looks.