The Flyer Vault claims that Drake once performed as the cheap opening act for an Ice Cube concert.
An old document from a Toronto club from 2006, where Drizzy was paid $100 as a supporting act, was released by the archived Instagram account.
The event was held at Kool Haus in August of that year, and the 6 God opened the show for Cube with a 30-minute set.
“On August 19, 2006, Ice Cube headlined the Kool Haus with supporting act Drake in what was likely his first ever concert,” the IG post read. “The Boy got paid a handsome sum of $100 and performed cuts from his debut mixtape Room for Improvement which was released earlier that year. Classic history! Courtesy of @jb_smoooth
Drake shared the post to his IG Story on Tuesday (October 18) and captioned it: “This is for anybody getting 100 a show right now… keep going.”
According to Touring Data, the 23-city European leg of Drake’s 2019 The Assassination Vacation Tour brought in a staggering $33,851,546. Prior to that, his 54-show 2018 Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour brought in $103,060,112 in revenue.
Three-figure profits are absolutely So Far Gone for Champagne Papi. Ice Cube (real name O’Shea Jackson) earlier said things that led people to think he was talking about Drake’s success in hip-hop.
According to Cube, most musicians have a maximum of three years to be popular.
“He had a good run,” he spoke on the Sana G Morning Show in 2018. “You’ve only got a three-year run in the rap game, baby. You’ve only got three years at the tip-top of the rap game before you have to find your place in this thing. That’s just the pattern. Everybody, Wayne when he was hot, three years on top and you were looking for somebody else.”