05.05.2010 K-Os/Drake at the College of the Holy Cross



College’s Spring Concerts are always interesting. One college recently had Wale and New Found Glory. So the fact that Holy Cross did not try to spruce up the line up of Drake and K-Os with some one like Sum 41 really says a lot about the college’s forward thinking. Plus, Drake is one of the most popular rappers in the game right now.
Perhaps that is why I felt so bad for K-Os. K-Os is a great entertainer in his own right. Like Drake, he raps and sings but K-Os mixes in more rock influences than many of his peers. Because of this, I think the Holy Cross crowd was not quite sure what to make of him. Besides the time when he donned a guitar and played a cover of Rihanna‘s “Umbrella”. K-Os closed out his set with his blogosphere hit “I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman” but even that track barely got a whimper out of the crowd that was hungry for some Drake.
Drake came out and immediately commanded the crowd’s attention. Opening up with his verse from “Forever”, the crowd was popping. During his set Drake went through all his hits and guest verses. The set included his verse from “Money to Blow”, “Bedrock”, and “Every Girl”. He, also, performed “Houstatlantavegas” and “Successful”. He gave the crowd a taste of his forth-coming album, Thank Me Later. He performed a track called “Fireworks” which will feature Alicia Keys on the album.
My biggest problem with Drake’s performance is the same probably I have with his mixtapes. He likes to slow it down for the ladies a little too much. Drake invited a young lady on the stage and proceeded to kiss he on the neck, nibble on her ear, etc. While I’m sure this was a thrill for the girl and Drake, the crowd was kind of dumbfounded that they had to watch this. Luckily, Drake followed this show of misogyny with his biggest hit “Best I Ever Had”. He closed out the show with his latest single “Over”, fitting right?

MP3: K-OS “I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman”
MP3: Drake “Forever (Nero Remix)”

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