Ovo Fest

The Night Drake's Success Made OVO Fest Obsolete

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

When Drake strutted into the ACC arena on August 1, dressed all in black with an OVO shirt and a beard, he wasn't just the biggest star onstage or even the biggest rapper in hip hop. Drake can legitimately claim to be the biggest star in music and so he invited the only others operating at his level this year.

Karrueche Takes Toronto, And The 6 Doesn't Mind One Bit

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 08.03.2015 | Canada Style

We have a little crush on Karrueche Tran, we admit it. And we're definitely not the only ones.

OVO Fest: Drake, We Made It. Now What?

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Music
Joshua Ostroff

This year proved a great capper for the first stage of OVO, with Drake using the opportunity to create a "this is your life" type set list -- dude even wheeled his mom out on stage! -- but going forward Drizzy needs to make it less about him and more about the festival.

Drake Pays Rapper $100,000 For 'Borrowing' Lyrics

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Music

Drake is $100,000 lighter in his wallet after settling with rapper 4-Tay over "borrowing" lyrics. TMZ reports Drake's record label paid 4-Tay $100,...

Ontario Liberals Under Fire For Doling Taxpayer Dollars To Drake

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Music

TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals must stop doling out taxpayer dollars to giant corporations and celebrities like Drake while cutting funding to...

Drake's OVO Fest Gets $300,000 From Taxpayers, Twitter Gets Angry

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Music

Although it might seem like he doesn't need the money to stage it, multi-millionaire rapper Drake's upcoming OVO Fest will receive a $300,000 grant fr...

OVO Fest: Drake Brings Out The Stars, Turns Himself Into the Sun

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Music
Joshua Ostroff

Over the course of a few hours at OVO Fest, Drake slowly brought out one of the greatest line-ups in hip-hop history. Kanye West. Lil Wayne. Diddy and Ma$e. J Cole. A$AP Rocky. Big Sean. Wale. French Montana. Miguel and The Weeknd. Oh, and TLC's first reunion appearance. Drake knows you don't have to be the brightest star to become a sun, you just have to get the rest of the stars to revolve around you.