Drake Performs Old Favorites at Intimate Apollo Concert


| LAST UPDATE 01/29/2023

By Alanis Wallis
Drake Apollo Concert Show
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Drake has been at the top of the game for nearly two decades. He recently performed a two-night concert series at the famous Apollo Theater in New York. Here’s more about the special back-to-back concert special.

He started the opening set by saying, “I wanted to make this about gratitude.” There is a lot that the Canadian rapper has to be thankful for. He has four Grammy Awards, has sold over 150 million records worldwide, and has gone multi-platinum on many of his albums and singles. The rapper decided to take it back, and we mean all the way back, to the beginning when he was scribbling song lyrics in his mom’s basement. The set was an imagined version of his bedroom. The 36-year-old rapper wore a Degrassi jersey, making a homage to when he used to act in the teen drama as Jimmy. Another set featured a boardroom where an actor played a record executive, who seemed unfazed by what the rapper had to offer. It went back to when labels turned him down, but through everything, the fans were there for the Nothing Was the Same rapper.

Drake 21 Savage Apollo Theater
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This was the rapper’s first time playing at the iconic Apollo venue. There was a step and repeat for fans to take photos before the show started. Fans were also given goodies, from complimentary lanyards to t-shirts. The rapper kept thanking the fans for being there for him the entire night. He performed some of his top hits, including Best I Ever Had, Headlines, Started From The BottomControlla, and many more. It was an intimate affair, with the Apollo Theater only holding 1,500 people. His frequent collaborator, 21 Savage, also joined him on stage, among other guests. They rapped along to a few songs together, like Rich Flex and Jimmy Cooks. The 90-minute set was filled with old favorites, starting from where the rapper began and showing where he is now – a father, a Grammy winner, and much more.

SiriusXM and Sound 42 helped assemble the two-night concert series. We’re crossing our fingers that this means more music is coming from our favorite lover boy. Until then, stay tuned for more updates.  

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