Drake Leaves Governors Ball Concert-Goers Satisfied
The rapper blazed through much of his catalog during a headlining set at the June 5 gathering.
Drake had the Governors Ball festival in the palm of his hands.
On June 5, day one of the three-day gathering -- the east coast's answer to Coachella -- many wondered whether the rapper would shine during his headlining set, memories of his lukewarm California performances still fresh in peoples' minds. Fortunately for fans who trekked out to New York's Randall's Island, Drake has something to prove. And did he ever.
Drake took the stage with "Legend," the opening to his latest mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, launching into a 90-minute set that blazed through much of his catalog, including the tracks "Over," "Started From the Bottom," "Worst Behavior" and "0 to 100 / The Catch Up").
Throughout his performance, Drake teased the crowd with hints of an "OVO in New York," referencing his annual festival, which traditionally brings out a slew of special guests. Unfortunately, there were none to be seen, save for one hint of a further collaboration with The Weeknd. "We might have some new shit coming," said Drake during "Crew Love."
Drake made sure his set offered something for everyone, running through guest verses on songs and remixes he's been featured on, including Big Sean's "Blessed," Makonnen's "Tuesday" and Fetty Wap's "My Way." "Blessed" received the loudest reaction of the three -- not surprising considering how how the audience reacted to Big Sean songs played by the DJ before Drake's top-billed bow, in particular "IDFWU."
Before closing out the night potential singles "Know Yourself," "Energy" and "10 Bandz," off of If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Drake gave his devotees what they came for (his words) and switched from spitting to singing with "Jungle," "Take Care," "Hold On We're Going Home."
"You know me: I have to sing [about] the candles and showers shit," he cracked. Indeed, here's one artist who knows himself and the 2015 Governors Ball crowd, which left feeling satisfied.