FromThe6ToTheUK: @NafeSmallz & @878Smokey bring out @Drake, @Skepta and more at @XOYO_London! -
Last Thursday XOYO in London was blessed with one of the most memorable nights in the history of the UK Rap scene, and not just because Drake made an appearance.
Upcoming rapper, Nafe Smallz who has built a sick catalogue of work and a very strong name for himself linked up with Smoke Dawg, a Canadian rapper fresh out of Toronto who is moving forward very powerfully with his art. This link up was a must as Smoke Dawg secured his first headline show in the UK, and it has become common knowledge that these pair have been in the studio together working on some heat, alongside Thugger Thugger. Rumours have been flying around of some collaborative work from Young Thug, Smoke Dawg and Nafe. We'll just have to wait and see.
Over the course of the night we saw some special guests come and shut down the event, Chip and Black The Ripper to perform the remix of the wavey track 'Smokin'. Section Boyz made an appearance and we also saw Skepta come through and perform 'Overseas' with Smoke Dawg. And the one that got everyone hyped, Drake. During his tour we have seen him show a lot of love to UK artists and brought out some of his favourite UK artists over the course of the tour. There were rumours flying around that Skepta and Drake were in the capital together, and they were hitting up XOYO. The rumours were correct. The 6 God came out and performed 'Energy' and the crowd was sent into up roar.
A historic night. The bridges between the UK and nations across the globe are being built with real strength. To have Nafe Smallz and Smoke Dawg on the same bill is special in itself, but to have so many great artists coming to show love, and perform it really shows the power of music and the connections it can create.
Check out the footage from the sell out show below.