The long-standing feud between the hip-hop royals is finally over.
We are now one day away from Kanye West and Drake sharing the stage for one of hip-hop’s most anticipated shows in recent memory. The concert — conjured up to bring awareness to the imprisoned Larry Hoover’s cause — will take place on Dec. 9 at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.
Some fans considered the ticket prices to be a bit steep, so to combat this and allow everyone to join the fun, Ye and Drizzy made the concert more accessible to watch. The Free Larry Hoover show will be live-streamed for free by Amazon through Twitch.
The concert will also hit the big screen and streamed in IMAX theaters across the country. Tickets and locations for the screening can be found in the link provided by IMAX below.
Kanye is no stranger to live-streaming his shows, as he collaborated with Apple Music for his Donda listening parties during his summer rollout. Now, Ye and Drake will have all eyes on them as they look to set Los Angeles, hip-hop and, essentially, the world ablaze with their joint performance Thursday night.
Tickets for Ye, Drake’s benefit for Larry Hoover on sale now
Since 2009, Kanye West and Drake have been at odds for a plethora of reasons.
The estranged hip-hop joint monarchy added another chapter to their feud this summer when both their albums released less than a week apart. Donda and Certified Lover Boy were both chart-topping successes, yet, remnants of Drake and Ye’s long-standing beef continued to sizzle over the summer — seemingly picking up where it left off.
From Drake’s cryptic disses on “Sicko Mode” about Kim Kardashian, Pusha and Ye revealing Drake’s son Adonis, Drake’s diss to Ye on Trippie Redd’s “Betrayal” to Kanye’s “Life Of The Party” being leaked on OVO Sound Radio, their feud was as ugly as could be lasting over the course of a decade with no inkling towards reconciliation.
However, in the months that followed their 2021 releases, Yeezy and Drizzy did the unthinkable; settling their differences once and for all with the help of famed music executive J. Prince and Larry Hoover.
On. Nov. 16, Ye took a trip to Canada with J. Prince to meet with Drake at his Toronto house, as the three posed on the doorsteps for a picture to notify the world they had reunited.
The duo enjoyed a private Dave Chappelle show inside the 6 God’s mansion, and Drake uploaded a video where he and Kanye were partying to his song “Knife Talk (feat. 21 Savage & Project Pat)” from Certified Lover Boy.
J. Prince also announced that Kanye and Drake will potentially be performing a show together on Dec. 9 in honor of Larry Hoover. The concert is set to place in the LA Coliseum as tickets for the event are set to go on sale Monday (Nov. 22).
JUST ANNOUNCED: Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert with Ye and Special Guest Drake 12.9.2021— LA Memorial Coliseum (@lacoliseum) November 20, 2021
Tickets On Sale Monday, November 22nd at 10am PST pic.twitter.com/zowohxtvcl
Hoover was the entire reason this reconciliation occurred, as J. Prince appeared in Kanye’s video from Nov. 8, where he asked Drake to end the beef and perform a show with him to show support for the movement to free Larry Hoover from prison.
Hoover’s imprisonment has always been a focal point for Kanye, as he was the reason Ye initially went to the White House for a meeting with Donald Trump. Kanye asked the then-President to enact a pardon for Hoover, who has been imprisoned for nearly 50 years due to his gang-related crimes with the Gangster Disciples in Chicago in the 1970s.
Kanye’s efforts ramped up when he added an interlude to his “Jesus Lord” song with Jay Electronica on Donda, where Hoover Jr. thanked Ye for advocating for his father’s release.
Hoover Jr. was seen with Drake and J. Prince a few days after Kanye’s video, which led people to believe he could make up with Kanye.
It appears that our suspicions were correct, and now we could be seeing Ye and Drake share the stage in Los Angeles in about three weeks (Dec. 9), as they would perform songs from their respective summer albums.