February 15, 2016


Watch Drake Rap Over Shaq's Beat During NBA All-Star Weekend

Drake played a major part in last weekend's NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto, in which the rapper coached team Canada during the Celebrity All-Star Game on Friday night. Over the weekend of events, the image of Drake's gleaming face seemed to be hovering above his hometown: He was gifted the key to the city of Toronto by mayor John Tory, played ping-pong with NBA legend Reggie Miller and even teamed up with Shaquille O'Neal for a pithy version of his song "Back to Back," featured in the video above. 

The flow is relatively short, and there's some confusion as to who's actually spitting the bars at first, but isn't it adorable to see all 7-feet-plus of Shaq beatbox like a wide-eyed teenager? Drizzy handles the beat with some of that understated charisma we're all so used to, and the rest of the NBA On TNT crew gets understandably hyped. 

Moving forward, Drake's looking to accomplish more than drop rhymes with the accompaniment of basketball royalty: His new album Views from the 6 comes out in April, and the rapper is pulling some glitzy marketing stunts to promote the album throughout Toronto.