Each rapper took the stage separately to deliver their own long-list of hits as Drake took fans through his career, performing cuts off all four of his albums and Future kept things just as hype with songs off Dirty Sprite 2 and his most recent album, EVOL. The two later joined forces to bring their What A Time to Be Alive collaborations to the stage including "Big Rings," "Jumpman," "Diamonds Dancing, "Digital Dash," and more. The whole night also felt like an OVO Sound affair with Roy Wood$ and dvsn both warming up the crowd as the night’s openers.
During his opening track "Summer Sixteen," Drake took a moment to take a shot at Canadian rival Tory Lanez, changing the lyrics to "All you boys doing fake controllas wanna be me a little?" in reference to Lanez' recent remix of "Controlla."
Before sending everyone home, Drake took a minute to shine a light on the recent tragedies America has been facing. "Every day you wake up— this is not some cliché shit—every day you wake up is a blessing, you could make a change in your life or someone else's so please, touch these streets and love each other. Stop the bullshitt. That goes for everybody. I want to see all these faces at the same concert, I don't want to lose nobody in this building because I'm going to go work on a new album and come back to Austin, Texas."
It sounds like Drake is already cooking up his follow-up to Views, but we won’t even have to wait that long to hear new Drake because Zaytoven confirmed he will be featured on Future’s forthcoming Beast Mode 16. Check out what’s happening on the Summer Sixteen Tour in the videos below look out for them to hit your city, including two shows at the seventh annual OVO Fest in Toronto later this month before the whole thing wraps up in October.
DEK: Drake and Future performed all their hits, shouted out Rihanna, and dragged Tory Lanez during their epic kick off of the Summer Sixteen Tour Wednesday night in Austin, Texas.