Looks like Drake and Abel are finally back at it! During his performance at the Governors Ball in NYC, Drizzy let us in on some possible OVOXO collaborations coming down the pike.
From the Billboard article:
Throughout his performance, Drake teased the crowd with hints of an “OVO in New York,” referencing his annual festival, which traditionally brings out a slew of special guests. Unfortunately, there were none to be seen, save for one hint of a further collaboration with The Weeknd. “We might have some new shit coming,” said Drake during “Crew Love.”
OVOXO, your girlfriend at their next show…
It’s that time of year again, my friends! The third annual OVO Festival is coming back to Toronto on August 5. Special guests include Drake, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, and more surprises than you could possibly prepare for.
Tickets go on pre-sale this Wednesday, June 6 at 10:00 AM EDT and on sale to the general public this Saturday, June 9 at 10:00 AM EDT. All transactions will be going through Live Nation, so be sure to check your pre-sale eligibility and the concrete times as the day approaches.
Much more info will be pouring in about the festival in the coming weeks, but NOW is the time to get those tickets! Can’t wait to see everyone there!
In a recent interview with MTV News, Drizzy Drake spoke on his affiliation with Abel and the importance of their chemistry as artists from T-dot.
As far as on paper, it’s all being worked out, but that’s not really what counts anyway. What counts to me is the fact that the affiliation is so known, and that’s all I really care about… I want to continue being involved in his career and vice versa and keep making music together, because you take songs like Crew Love and The Zone, that’s what people wait all night to hear… If you want to talk about evolution — a quick evolution — that’s definitely somebody who, everywhere I go, they love him. They’re that loud every single night when I say The Weeknd’s name and when he came out at the show in the Bay, it was crazy. We’re definitely a family… It’s a definitely a Toronto thing. That’s not changing at all.
1 ♥ T.O.
Earlier this evening, the 2012 Stylus Awards took place in Toronto. The Weeknd won THREE awards tonight: Mixtape of the Year for House of Balloons, Canadian R&B Single of the Year for High For This, and Fan Choice Artist Of The Year (thanks for voting, btw!).
@lamarXO and @HyghlyXO from the XO art collective were also nominated tonight for Video Of The Year for directing Drizzy’s Headlines video. Additionally, Abel’s go-to producer @ILLANGELO was nominated for Canadian Producer of the Year for his work on Crew Love.
We’ve got a few more award shows right down the road. Prepare for takeoff, crew.
The XO Crew just dropped this amazing video of Drake bringing out The Weeknd at the Sleep Train Pavilion stop in Concord, CA on the Club Paradise tour to perform Crew Love and The Zone together. This isn’t just any live YouTube video — seriously, check it out.
Is it just me, or is he starting to remind anyone else of Otto from Rocket Power…?
After The Weeknd brought him out at a show in Hollywood Cemetary, Drizzy Drake returned the favor at the first Club Paradise tour stop down the road in Concord, CA. Drake talked to MTV News before the show about the third annual OVO Fest, scheduled for August 5th, and you can certainly bet that there will be a huge Toronto-themed “surprise” on stage!
As focused as he is on the task at hand, however, the Toronto rapper can’t help but look forward to his upcoming third his annual OVO Fest. Last July, Drake brought Stevie Wonder, Weezy, Rick Ross and Nas to perform at yearly hometown concert in Toronto; the year before that he welcomed Jay-Z and Eminem. He isn’t ready to announce the 2012 lineup just yet, but the “Headlines” MC promises a well-rounded mix of musical guests.
“The lineup this year is kinda a mash-up of everybody,” Drake said, hinting that some of his Club Paradise collaborators will be in attendance, as well as the Weeknd. “That’s the most important show of the year to me, OVO Fest, so I’m hoping that we really make it special this year.
“The premise of OVO Fest is you never know who you gonna see,” he teased.
Information on tickets will be coming soon — we’ll let you know as soon as details are announced.
Source: MTV News