Drake Gives Emerging Artists a Chance to Open on Upcoming Tour

(AllHipHop News) Just a few years back, Drake received a phone call that would change his life forever.

The phone call was from Lil' Wayne, who had been tipped off by J. Prince Jr., that Drake was the next big thing in the rap game.

Wayne would eventually fly Drake out to Houston to showcase his skills for a once in a lifetime opportunity, to sign with the now infamous and highly touted Young Money Records (YMCMB).

Now looking back and understanding the importance of getting a helping hand from artists that have already found their way, Drake is offering his help to an unknown emerging artist.

Drake is presenting an up-and-coming MC with the chance to be the opening act on his "Club Paradise" tour.

The winning MC will travel in a private, branded tour bus throughout the 27-city tour that features J. Cole, Meek Mill and Waka Flocka.

Drake is offering the opportunity as part of a contest in association with OurStage.com and Real Hip Hop Network.

OurStage.com started accepting entries on Monday (April 16).

Songs can be submitted through April 30 at 12:00 pm EDT, while fan voting commences on April 30 at 12:00 pm EDT and closes on May 2 at 12:00 pm EDT.

The winning act will be selected from the top 100 artists in the competition, pending the approval of Drake, Real Hip Hop Network and OurStage.

The tour begins May 7 in Concord, CA and will make its final stop on June 17 in Mansfield, MA.