Drake delivered one of Bamboozle’s hottest sets, running through his past hits and new tracks from his upcoming debut, Thank Me Later. Drake spent a little time showing his romantic side, but also devoted time to honoring his imprisoned pal Lil Wayne. Drake encouraged the Bamboozle crowd to “make enough noise to wake Lil Wayne up”, and drew approving roars. He also brought out rapper Birdman to help perform two of his hits, “4 My Town” and “Money To Blow”, both of which feature Weezy. Watch Drake own the Bamboozle stage in our exclusive gallery.
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Last year, Drake got his big break opening for Lil Wayne after returning from his own So Far Gone tour, where he rocked the mike at universities and small colleges across the country. This year, though, he’s the main act on “The Away From Home” trek. But he’s in no rush to move on to arenas and amphitheaters just yet — 2010’s most buzzed-out MC wants to revisit the cities and venues that helped make him 2009’s breakout star. “I loved the intimate experience,” he says about his previous tour. “I’m kind of scared of that day when I got to do like 15,000 people. I don’t know, there’s just no way for me to look them in the eyes and make them all feel important.”
To keep the ambiance going, Drake will incorporate a live band into his set. With hand-picked opening acts Francis and the Lights and K-Os, he’s hoping to recreate the vibe of his introductory shows.”It’s a musical experience, it’s about a mood,” he says. “Woman can come out and feel sexy. It’s gonna be good. Continue reading