Last weekend, Drake held the second annual OVO Fest in Toronto where he brought out J. Cole and hip-hop legend Nas on stage to perform. Drizzy and Cole performed the female-fan favorite “In the Morning,” replacing J. Cole’s last verse with Drake’s harmonizing vocals. Afterwards, Drake told the audience, “I’ma tell you something, if you ain’t know, it’s our time me and this guy right here… Everytime we get on stage together, I feel like we’re giving people an opportunity to look at two future legends.” Both artists have a huge buzz building for their upcoming releases – Drake’s sophomore album Take Care, scheduled to be released on Oct. 24, and J. Cole’s debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story, scheduled to be released on Sept. 27.
As a surprise to the audience, and seemingly J. Cole, Nas then hit the stage to perform his classic hits “Made You Look” and “If I Ruled the World.” Nas is also getting ready to release an album soon titled ‘Life is Good’, with the Salaam Remi-produced lead single “Nasty” that hit the internet in early June. No release date has been announced yet for the album. In addition to J. Cole and Nas, other guest performers included Rick Ross, Lil’ Wayne, the Weeknd and the legendary Stevie Wonder.