The buzzy story out of Saturday night's Hollywood Forever set by the haunting, villainous R&B act the Weeknd was that Drake came by for an extended guest vocal slot. But Drake's more interesting turn on the mike came right afterward.
"I remember the first time I heard the Weeknd," he said in a quick soliloquy to a rapt sold-out audience (save for the one attendee who tried to throw a drink at him). "I was in Toronto, and it was raining. I heard two songs, 'What You Need' and 'The Party & the After Party,' and I thought, 'This is greatest thing to happen to music in a long time.' "
Drake is known for many moods -- self-regard and self-loathing among them. But he's not usually humble and spotlight-surrendering. That makes his praise for Abel Tesfaye's ensemble all the more interesting. Did we just watch a major new star get made this weekend?