On Thursday night Dranke returned for a hometown arena show on his birthday. "It's my birthday," he said near the end, "but I wanna show y'all some love because y'all deserve it." It's about him, it's always about him, but it's about us, too, and that's precisely how Drake ascended from the bottom to be here.
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.