If Drake failed to convince you that the Views From the Six are nothing short of stellar, then perhaps the newly announced lineup for Drake's "6ixth" Annual OVO Fest that takes place in Toronto on Aug. 2 and 3 will provide enough evidence that the self-proclaimed "6 God" recognizes greatness when he sees it. On Tuesday, Drake announced performances by J. Cole, Big Sean, YG and R&B singer Jeremih, and several others will be included on this year's OVO ticket. And as is tradition for the music festival, a group of surprise guests are also set to make appearances on the second day, and I have some ideas about which artists should be tapped to hit the stage in Drizzy's hometown.
In the past, Drake's OVO surprise guest list has included some of music's most popular performers past and present — Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Jay Z, Kanye West, Diddy, Lil Wayne Ma$e and TLC just to name a few — so obviously this year's show has some work to do to continue the success of its predecessors. Since Drake seems to be set on fully representing "the 6" (a reference to the city of Toronto, for those who aren't familiar with Drizzy's local lingo), here are 6 artists who should make an appearance at Drake's 2015 OVO Fest:
Judging by Missy's epic Super Bowl performance, she's definitely worthy of workin' it on the OVO stage.
Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff
Ocean should totally be included in the lineup to make up for missing the 2013 OVO Fest due to an injury. In fact, Ocean's beautiful cover of Aaliyah's "At Your Best" might make Drake more emotional than usual.
Hologram Performance of Drake's Choice
I happen to find hologram performances really creepy, but it looks like the trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Something tells me that if Drake could have his pick of late musicians to choose from, an Aaliyah hologram performance would definitely be in the plans.
Seeing as how the "i" rapper's making waves with his new album To Pimp a Butterfly, I have no doubt that if Lamar hit the OVO Fest stage, it would be one of the most electrifying shows ever.
Surely the OVO stage has enough room for someone who's won both an Oscar and a Grammy. It also helps that Drake has written songs for the actor/comedian/singer, plus the timing would be perfect for Foxx to perform some of his newly released music.Images: Getty Images (6)