Drake asked on stage at the Apollo Theater on Saturday (January 21), “I’d like to take you on a little trip tonight. Is that okay?”
After two postponements last fall, the Toronto superstar took to the stage at the legendary Harlem venue on Saturday night, the first of two shows this weekend. In partnership with SiriusXM and his radio show Sound 42, the concert was originally scheduled to take place on Friday (November 11), but he moved to 12 to mourn Takeoff’s untimely death just over a week ago. Changed early in the month. The show was then postponed again due to production issues.
Twenty-five minutes after the scheduled 9:00 p.m., a white screen opened to see Drake sitting in a bedroom made to look like an old room in his mother’s basement. The other side was like the office of Records his label.
Drake then took fans and guests on his career journey. “I wrote a lot of songs here,” he said, sitting on the edge of his bed, and took the crowd back to his early days with songs like “Marvin’s Room,” “Say Something,” and “Practice.” Fifteen minutes later, there was a brief pause before the set turned into an office, representing the amount of time he played music on the record label, but was rejected. “Best I Ever Had”, “Over” , “Headlines”, and “I’m On One” were the soundtracks to that scene.
Drake has done a good job of combining his biggest hits with deep cuts. Here are eight of the best moments from Drake’s Night on the Apollo.
Fans and guests received complimentary OVO t-shirts made especially for the show. The shirt is white with his OVO Owl and Apollo his theater logos on the left chest and the original show his flyer printed across the back.
What’s a Drake show without a star-studded guest list? Celebrities like Elliott Wilson, Kevin Durant, Odell Beckham Jr, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Ice Spice and 2 Chainz attended Drake’s first show. bottom. A few times during the performance, the rapper also thanked his longtime friend and producer Noah “40” Shebib, who was in the crowd.
drake’s nod to him Degrassi days
when he held a concert take care In the cut of “Over My Dead Body,” Drake Degrassi He wears his character Jimmy Brooks basketball jersey with baggy jeans and white Air Force 1s. “That’s what this sequence is about. I’m trying to grind my idiot out and let people know that I’m not in a wheelchair in real life. [and] Canadians can make music, they can make anything,” he joked late at night after the record label scene.
it was a night of gratitude
About seven minutes into the set, Drake took his time with the audience. “I wanted to make this show about gratitude. Starr says he associates New York City with the feelings that make it, and revisited those appreciations by playing some of the biggest hits and deep cuts that spanned his catalog to date.
Drake, mama’s boy
We all know Drake is a mama’s boy at heart. bottom.
dip set and diamond bracelet
After the record label scene, stage design shifted to Harlem’s bodega, featuring Dipsett with Drake wearing Cam’ron’s original pink mink coat and headband combo. Harlem including Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zekey His group rapped “I Really Mean It,” “Dipset Anthem,” and Jones’ solo hit “We Fly High (Ballin’). ” was played. “I know I talk a lot about my influences and get a lot of love, but here in Harlem they dress differently, talk differently, walk It let me do my own rap,” said Drake. after they played. Jones then gifted Drake with a diamond he bracelet featuring gemstones resembling Dipset’s birds, prayer hands, the OVO logo, and OVO’s owl. When Apollo logo.
’21, can you do something for me?‘
Drake brought 21 Savage and lots of loss of her The first song we sang together. The duo started with “Rich Flex” and teamed up on “Privileged Rappers,” “Spin Bout U,” “Jimmy Cooks,” and “Knife Talk.” The Atlanta rapper told the crowd his friendship with Drake went beyond music, and said the Toronto native would check up on him often after meeting in 2015.
Drake hinted at a summer tour with 21
“Come see us this summer and we may be around,” Drake said before 21 left the stage.