Thursday, May 19, 2011
Drake Working With the Weeknd
Drake has been working with some pretty cool collaborators lately. We've learned that he's been working with Jamie xx on Take Care, the follow-up to his blockbuster 2010 debut Thank Me Later, and that he could appear on the next Florence and the Machine album. And as the Daily Swarm points out, last night Drake Tweeted that he's in the studio with a fellow Toronto-based musical entity, mysterious indie-R&B force the Weeknd.
Drake's esteem for the Weeknd is nothing new. Below, we've got a video (also via the Daily Swarm) of Drake onstage at a show back in March. In the clip, Drake heartily endorses the Weeknd, calls singer Abel Tesfaye "somebody I love with all my heart," and recommends that the entire crowd go home and download the Weeknd's BNM'ed mixtape House of Balloons if they aren't too drunk after the show. He then invites Tesfaye onstage, and the two spend a few seconds dancing lustily to "What You Need".