After concluding his seven-night run at the O2 Arena in London, the OVO boss returns to the U.K. airwaves as co-host of BBC Radio’s 1Xtra Rap Show. Tiffany Calver, who helms the weekly hip-hop series, teased the special episode on the 1Xtra Breakfast Show.
“We’ll talk about tour, we’ll play some games, we’ll play some music—it’s going to be a vibe,” Calver said.
Drake is currently overseas for the Assassination Vacation Tour alongside Tory Lanez. Calver is DJing the European trek, which is scheduled to wrap up on April 26 in Amsterdam.
“There’s nobody else on the planet you’d probably want to tour with,” said about her experience. “Me and Nick Grimshaw were talking about it the other day, it’s like all these fancy candles and pinot grigio. It’s like touring with your nan. It’s great.”
You can stream 1Xtra’s Rap Show, co-hosted by Drake, on BBC Radio’s website.
During Saturday’s broadcast, Drake told Calver he has plans to release new music this year. The rapper is said to be working on the follow-up to his 2018 album, Scorpion, which may include contributions from J. Cole. The Toronto rapper teased the collaboration after he invited Cole on the O2 stage earlier this week.
“I can’t wait to make some new music with you,” Drake told Cole in front of the crowd. “I know we been working. I can’t wait to let these people hear it.”
"I can't wait to make some new music with you, I know we been working…"
New Drake x Cole. Soon come 🙌🏽 [via IG/kldwave] pic.twitter.com/E7oCS7Ac0C
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) April 11, 2019
Drake also addressed the theories that he intentionally changed his accent since entering the game. He confirmed the speculation, stating, “I felt this pressure to be American, sound American” at the start of his career. Now that he’s put Toronto on the map, Drake said he’s more comfortable speaking in his natural accent.
He also addressed those who have called him a “culture vulture” because he’s shown support for up-and-coming artists overseas.
“‘Oh that’s some culture vulture..’, I don’t know what that means,” he said. “I’ll never understand how supporting somebody’s song or giving someone a song isn’t admirable. I had to get that off my chest.”