(AllHipHop News) After the enormous success that YMCMB recording artist Drake had on the first run of his “Club Paradise Tour” last year, the Toronto native wasted no time putting together a second U.S. leg that recently kicked off in Concord, California.
Drake is now giving undiscovered and up-and-coming artists the opportunity of a lifetime, as they can now compete to open for him on 20 “Club Paradise Tour” dates if they win a currently running contest.
The nine-time Grammy Award-nominated rapper and singer has partnered up with RHHN and OurStage for the contest that will have its winner chosen in the next week and performing on 20-dates beginning on May 17.
Contest entries may be submitted until May 11 at OurStage and will later be judged and voted on by fans through May 15, at which point Drake, RHHN and OurStage will select a winner to appear on the tour.
The first “Club Paradise Tour,” which took place during early 2012 featured opening acts like Chase N. Cashe, A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar. This time around, Drake has assembled even more MC’s with J. Cole, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana, and Waka Flocka all joining him on the road.
In addition, MTV caught up with Drake at his tour opener last week in Concord, California, where he briefly spoke on the potential lineup for this year’s highly-anticipated OVO Festival in Toronto. Past festivals have seen artists like Stevie Wonder, Nas and Rick Ross grace the stage.
“The lineup this year is kinda a mash-up of everybody,” Drake said. “That’s the most important show of the year to me, OVO Fest, so I’m hoping that we really make it special this year. The premise of OVO Fest is you never know who you gonna see.”
For contest rules and regulations, visit OurStage.