Beenie Man Misses OVO Fest Due To Zika Virus
The dancehall great known as Beenie Man has contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Due to the illness, he was forced to cancel his co-headlining performance at OVO Fest in Toronto tonight. Though it's thought that he's currently being treated, the Jamaican artist explained that part of the reason he missed the festival was because the Canadian government denied his Visa request due to his virus. He shared news of his condition and apologized to his fans for missing OVO Fest in a heartfelt Instagram post.
Drake Unveils Full OVO Fest Lineup
Now in its seventh year, OVO Fest has become one of the biggest events and tourist attractions that the Toronto summer has to offer. About a month before the 4-day extravaganza, Drake has unveiled the full OVO Fest lineup.
Here Are The Samples Drake Used On "VIEWS"
As Drake has progressed as an artist, he has learned to gather all of his far-reaching musical tastes and incorporate them into his stylistic repertoire. He's been accused of appropriating music from other genres, and regardless if there's any basis to such claims, his ability to blend elements of hip-hop, dancehall, R&B, and UK dance music into an cohesive album -- as he has done on VIEWS -- is undeniably impressive.