Hottest Rookie: Drake Performs at the Fox Theatre

Arguably the last two summers have belonged to the most talked about and successful MC in hip hop’s freshman class. Drake has captivated hip hop and tonight at 8 p.m. he brings his Light Dreams and Nightmares tour to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre for a show stopping performance sure to bring the house down. This is the hottest ticket in town and you won’t want to miss it! Be sure to “Thank Him Later” after the show…you’re welcome.

In the spring of 2009 there was a steady buzz building within the hip hop world. Everyone was gushing about a new MC out of Toronto and his stellar mixtape offering So Far Gone. To the music world he was a virtual unknown, but to teens and TV audiences he was the character Jimmy Brooks from the popular Canadian series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Little did fans know that within a year he would be crowned the best thing to happen to hip hop in years. So Far Gone achieved such critical acclaim and success for an underground mixtape that major labels and a “who’s who” of the industry were calling. Drake would eventually go on to sign a record deal with music partner and friend, Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint. After racking up a few Grammy nods and Top 10 hits, the public was anxious for his official freshman release and Thank Me Later was born.

With production and contributions from some of hip hop’s elite, including: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, Thank Me Later shot to the top of the charts and is currently at platinum status in less than six months. At tonight’s show at the Fox, expect many guest appearances from the album’s varying collaborators. With a smaller, more intimate setting instead of a big arena tour, fans get an up close and stripped down version of their favorite hits and more face time with Drake. Usually middle-of-the-week shows don’t perform quite as well as those held during the weekend, but the Light Dreams and Nightmares tour is defying that theory and far exceeding box-office expectations. This is a one night only show, so fans better catch it while it’s here. At press time a few tickets were still available.

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