Drake wasn’t kidding when he said he was going give his hometown fans a show to remember. Drizzy is on like the opposite of off and Toronto's own rap royalty kick-started the night with "9AM in Dallas Freestyle," before a transition into "Up All Night," and the crowd at Molson Amphitheatre lost their minds. If the Grammy nominations and million-selling debut album wasn't clear, the unbilled guest appearances, which came near the end of Drake’s 90-minute set — considered farfetched rumours — cemented the Toronto native as a reigning member of the genre’s elite. It’s been a quick ascent for the emcee who made his first Amphitheatre performance on Lil Wayne’s tour last August. This show, his Canadian tour finale, was an emotional outing for the 23-year-old entertainer whose primary residence remains Toronto. “I’m finally in the town that I was birthed in,” said Drake shortly after taking the stage, “...just show me a good time," which was the best fans ever had taking in the show over one of Toronto's best celebratory weekends; Caribana . Drake continued to surprise the crowd as Loso joined Drizzy for the "Throw it in the Bag" remix; and the Caribana effect was in full force, flags and plenty of Caribbean folks in the audience. Drake also pulled off a multi-guest spot with Rick Ross and Kardinal Offishall joining him on stage before slowing things down a bit for the moment with "A Night Off," going from bangers to ballads and back. The crowd erupted as Eminem joined "Drake Mania" http://http://citynews.video.citytv.com/video/97692627001/Drake-Mania/
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kicked the rapid fire flow, decked out in all black everything. He disappeared as quickly as he arrived and just when things couldn't climb another decibel, Drake took it up one more level by bringing out Brooklyn's finest. Jay-Z http://http://www.jay-z.com/index.php
for "Run this Town" and the crowd was so loud amid the excitement it felt like something epic was happening. Drake continually made mention of incarcerated mentor Lil Wayne, even slamming the New York Police Department in his defense. Drake has said he hopes to make this OVO Fest — the name is an acronym for October’s Very Own, for the October birthdays of himself and close pals — an annual event. It's only fitting that Drake closed the night with "Over," having lyrics so eerily prescient for the moment. He spoke to the crowd saying his goodbye: "I love this city with my entire life," and fans reciprocated cheering with thunder.