Hip-hop has always been aspirational, so it makes sense that fans would want to emulate the swagger and closeness certain collections of artists seem to have (along with their monetary success and worldwide fame, natch). Whether they’re hometown heroes who came up in the same neighborhood like Drake‘s OVO Crew, or were brought together by label execs hoping for stardom, forming and promoting a clique is just as important as releasing good music.
Drake brought his Would You Like a Tour? to Brooklyn on Monday night, performing at the Barclays Center as the spirit of Hov and Jason Kidd watched over him. Because it was a few days after his 27th birthday, and New York is the best place to celebrate any occasion, Drizzy threw himself a party during the show. And he was generous enough to invite 18,000 of his closest friends!
Aubrey Drake Graham turns 27 today, which means he’ll be celebrating before, after, and during his scheduled Would You Like A Tour? date in Toronto in the style that is so effortlessly his own.
Whether it’s courtside at the Knicks game, or atop a monstrous rock on an island he’s just discovered, Drizzy knows how to have a good time. Don’t let the music fool you! This guy actually enjoys smiling.