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Like last year‘s show, Drake brought out a multitude of special guests during his headlining set last night at the Molson Amiptheater in Toronto, including Usher, Lauryn Hill,Trey Songz, YG, DJ Khaled, PartyNextDoor, and even our girl Tinashe, who came out to get “2 On” with Drizzy.
Before each act, Drake supplied glowing praise for each of his superstar guests. “I want to bring people to you that changed all of our lives and shaped my career,” he hyped before introducing 50 Cent. “This is probably going to be one of the best moments in OVO Fest history,” he gushed before Usher arrived to the stage to croon “Climax.” As an added bonus, Drake even hopped back out for a quick dance battle with the Confessions king!
Watch some of the highlights from OVO Fest after the jump, including the Drizzy-Ursher dance-off. More »
:: Nile Rodgers revealed that Daft Punk is working on new music. “Just as I finished up a new Chic song, Daft Punk sent me something AMAZING!” he said. Here’s to hoping Daft Punk had another collaboration in mind. [Facebook]
:: Justin Bieber partied with Kanye West and the Kardashians at Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci‘s birthday. “Who’s your daddy?” he actually wrote to caption a snapshot of him posing with Kris Jenner. [Instagram]
:: Chris Brown‘s August 4 appearance at Drake‘s OVO Fest may be canceled. “I should regret some things but I think the lessons learned will shape me into a real man,” Brown said, following reports suggesting that he may have trouble entering Canada due to his criminal background. [Rap-Up]
:: Blood Orange‘s Dev Hynes says that he was jumped by three security guards at Lollapalooza shortly after performing – and giving a speech about police brutality. The festival is investigating the incident. [Pitchfork]
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:: French electronic-music legends Daft Punk announced that they will be releasing a documentary on BBC France in 2015, where they might finally reveal — you guessed it — their actual faces! [Oh No They Didn’t]
:: Kanye West emerges victorious in his lawsuit against bitcoin alternative, Coinye, who used Ye’s name and image as their logo. [NBC News]
:: Glee star Lea Michele will feature as a special guest on the upcoming final season of hit FX show Sons of Anarchy. [Billboard]
:: DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith expressed serious remorse when recalling his and girlfriend Sky Ferriera‘s 2013 arrest for drug possession, stating “She literally didn’t do anything wrong.” [Stereogum]
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“Since, thank god we’ve been so successful, [we'll just be] going back and forth with our hits and getting the crowd to go crazy, then just finally hit the stage together,” Weezy revealed to MTV News. “It’s a battle type thing.”
But don’t worry, folks — it’s all in good fun. Catch the trailer up top, and get ready for the throw-down of the summer! More »
:: Ben Langmaid seems to be holding a grudge against former La Roux bandmate Elly Jackson. In true 2014 fashion, he shaded the redhead by favoriting and retweeting negative comments about her. Very mature. [NME]
:: You’re not alone if your opinion of country star Tim McGraw plummeted after he slapped a female fan for tugging at his jeans at a recent concert. He has tried to explain the situation away by calling it a “pure instinctive reaction”. That doesn’t quite cut it. [TMZ]
:: Taylor Swift has dated the vast majority of men in Hollywood but Zach Braff is not one of them. He clarified the situation in an interview, calling her a “sweet girl”. Expect a passive-aggressive song response from the country queen. [Just Jared]
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Drake hosted the awards show just days after he and Brown were snapped in the studio, having hip-hop fans wonder if their 2012 beef was resolved once and for all. Back then the two were fighting over Rihanna, not a film title as in the skit, and the resulting brawl sounded a lot uglier than the twerk-o-gram that Griffin sends to Drake. (The Views From the 6 rapper grimaces nonetheless.) Watch Brown make his surprise, chuckle-worthy appearance at the 2014 ESPYs up top. After the jump, watch Drake’s opening monologue, where he celebrates LeBron James‘ return to Cleveland as Skylar Grey did. More »
“Real music doesn’t always win Grammys, but that’s okay,” Drake sang, as a photo of the “Thrift Shop” rapper flashed on the screen. Later, he introduced another song by saying, “This next song has literally nothing to do with you at all,” before he revealed that it was called “Side Pieces” and actual R&B heartthrob Brian McKnight entered the stage to encourage such, erm, side pieces to wave their drinks.
“A lot of these guys are dying for this song to end,” Drake actually sang during “Side Pieces,” while wearing linen pants as if at a beach getaway. McKnight wore a mesh top, joining Drake in that same symbolic paradise – and his actual return to the public eye makes for bizarre viewing. Watch Drake perform “Honorable Mention” up top, then check out “Side Pieces” below. More »
Drake first announced a follow-up to 2013′s Nothing Was The Same in his song “0 To 100 / The Catch-Up.” Based on his verse, his new album will arrive among a slew of releases from his Warner Bros. label imprint OVO Sound. Toronto producer-singer PARTYNEXTDOOR just premiered his new single “Recognize,” featuring Drake and off the sequel to his 2013 self-titled debut, out July 29. Production duo Majid Jordan, featured on Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home,” will drop their A Place Like This EP a week prior. Drake’s verse also promises new music from signees P. Reign (perhaps his third mixtape, Dear America) and OB O’Brien (who appears hawking mixtapes to Juicy J in the “Worst Behavior” video), though release dates have yet to be announced. More »
Naturally, then, Drake guests in PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Recognize,” a new song that announces his sequel to last year’s music, simply titled PARTYNEXTDOOR 2 (out July 29). To be honest, though, “Recognize” doesn’t re-introduce the producer-singer as a singular artist, as much as it portrays OVO Sound as a state of being. “You got n—-s, and I got b—-s,” PARTYNEXTDOOR warbles from a distance. The whole affair unfolds to what feels like a sick fog, what sounds like Future meets former Drake affiliate The Weeknd. Plus, he goes on to lift the percussive flow of Soulja Boy‘s “We Made It” – as Drake did in his own “We Made It” remix from last year. All of this happens before Drake even enters the song.
Based on his new mixtape’s tracklist, though, PARTYNEXTDOOR will have other opportunities to distinguish himself from his label boss. Not only is Drake the only guest, but “Recognize” appears to be the only song with a featured artist. Hear “Recognize” and see the PARTYNEXTDOOR 2 tracklist below. More »