Of today's A-list rap stars, Drake has sided up next to up-and-coming talent unlike anyone else, hopping on songs from acts like Migos, Makonnen and Fetty Wap before they became household names. On "4PM in Calabasas," he even mentions this affinity, rapping, "When they told me take an R&B nigga on the road and I told 'em no and drew for Kendrick and Rocky."

With an extended stay at New York's Madison Square Garden this past weekend, Drake added to that history of co-signs by tapping local up-and-comer A Boogie to open for his Summer Sixteen tour. Watch clips below as Boogie performs such viral hits as "Friend Zone" off his increasingly popular Artist: The Mixtape. Later on, the Bronx rapper posted the above photo to Instagram showing him and Drizzy posted up afterward. When XXL spoke to A Boogie back in June, he said that his goal was "to be an artist. I just don’t want to be a rapper. I want to be up there.” Considering Drake just rapped "Rap is something I do on the side" on 2 Chainz' "Big Amounts," perhaps he is an apt mentor.

While Drake has enlisted Kanye West, Rihanna and more as special guests for the Summer Sixteen tour, he himself was a special guest at the recent Mad Decent Block Party in New York City. The 6 God performed “Jumpman,” “Back to Back,” and “For Free,” during Boi-1da's set, with the crowd going justifiably nuts in videos posted online.

For clips and reactions to A Boogie's surprise set, check below.

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