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Drake paid tribute to Kanye West while co-headlining Sprite’s NBA All-Star Weekend concert with Nas, February 13 at New York’s Irving Plaza. He performed two faithful covers of West’s new songs, “Only One” and “FourFiveSeconds,” his collaboration with Rihanna and Paul McCartney, before he brought the Yeezus rapper out to perform Cruel Summer‘s  “I Don’t Like (Remix).” And by doing so, Drake managed to flaunt his singing voice, now stronger than ever before, and his stance in hip-hop at the same damn time — building up even more anticipation for his upcoming fourth album Views from the 6.

“Kanye West is like a mentor to me, man. He’s one of the greatest artists, period, in life,” Drake said.

The past year in hip-hop was dominated by singles rather than albums, and by newcomers over veteran artists. (The Grammy-nominated “Tuesday” by ILoveMakonnen, the latest signee to Drake’s OVO label, is a perfect example of this phenomenon.) If the past few days are any indication, though, then the opposite may be true for 2015: On February 12, West premiered the opening track off his new album, “Wolves” featuring Sia and Vic Mensa, during his New York Fashion Week show. The next day, and without warning, Drake released the 17-track mixtape If You’re Reading This You’re Too Late.

Below, via Rap Radar’s Elliott Wilson, watch Drake cover “Only One” and “FourFiveSeconds,” then bring out West for “I Don’t Like (Remix).”

“Only One” (Drake cover)

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“Only One” (Drake cover cont.)

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“FourFiveSeconds” (Drake cover)

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“I Don’t Like (Remix)” (Kanye West)

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