Watch Drake Do It All on 'Saturday Night Live'

The 'Nothing Was the Same' rapper performed and hosted, and did it all with ease

Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

Drake has always been more than a rapper, but rival MCs have that much more ground to make up after the Nothing Was the Same mastermind's Saturday Night Live stint this weekend. When the former Degrassi: The Next Generation star was a musical guest on SNL in 2011, his skit cameos all but overshadowed his official performances, and here, he proved to be a true triple threat. As a rapper and singer, the man born Aubrey Graham found a sweet spot between rote album impersonations and over-the-top theatrics, nailing a pair of song combos ("Started From the Bottom" into non-album track "Trophies," plus "Hold On, We're Going Home" into a Jhené Aiko-enlivened "From Time") in sparsely staged, piano-centric settings that made it seem possible the musical guest was actually producer Noah "40" Shebib — so much for your obligatory "Drake featuring Drake" jokes. Canada's saddest boy didn't hold back in his hosting duties, either, whether spoofing Alex Rodriguez, rapping about Lenny Kravitz in a reminiscence about his own bar mitzvah, or giving his impressions of hip-hop royalty. Try to imagine Flava Flav as The Wonder Years' original voice-over artist instead of that guy from Home Alone. Oh, Drizzy also apologized for "#YOLO." Between that and the galang-galanging musical "Resolution Revolution" skit, has someone been listening to M.I.A.? Bring it to Morning Miami , Pusha T. Or the Indiana Jones ride at Disney World. Check out the highlights below.

 

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