With renowned artists Drake and Future co-headlining, the Summer ‘16 Tour hardly seems like the venue for emerging artists. However, this tour provides a prime opportunity for openers Roy Wood$ and dvsn to garner the type of following that could accelerate their careers to the next level.
The tour comes at a pivotal moment in both of these OVO Sound musicians’ careers. Wood$ has a come a long way since Drake debuted “Drama”, a track from Wood$ EP, Exis, during the OVO Sound radio show about a year ago. With over 100k followers and the July 1st release of his debut album, Walking at Dawn, Wood$ is inching towards the spotlight. This tour provides him with the opportunity to gain even more name and face recognition.
While half of the dvsn duo has produced grammy nominated records and Billboard Hot 10 hits from “Trufflebutter” to “Hotline Bling”, the R&B artists have maintained an enigmatic air. Nineteen85, the acclaimed producer behind many of Drake’s hits, and vocalist Daniel Daley premiered their soothing, sensuous vibe on OVO Sound Radio without revealing their identities. After much speculation, they finally took credit for their well received songs “With Me” and “Too Deep,” which made their way onto dvsn’s first studio album Sept 5th. With discography dating back to only late 2015, dvsn’s quick acclaim and successful headlining tour in June shows that they are truly on the up and coming. Their feature on Views’ “Faithful” and their spot on the Summer ‘16 tour will only further lift the duo’s mysterious mask and better position them for takeoff.
Written by: Shayla Harris