This Drake Cover is Performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Sep 25, 2015
References: music.cbc & caplex
It might be a slight exaggeration to say that the entire city of Toronto is rapper Drake's personal fan club -- but after seeing this Toronto Symphony Orchestra cover of 'Know Yourself,' it would be hard to completely disagree.

As part of the Polaris Prize awards gala, each nominee on the prize shortlist either performed live or was honored with a musical tribute. In honor of the beloved Canadian musician, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra performed this full orchestral cover of 'Know Yourself.' The track originally appeared on Drake's 2015 album 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late.' The moving Toronto Symphony Orchestra classical rendition paid tribute to the former Degrassi star as only his home city could.

Creative, genre-bending covers often make big waves on the Internet, and are used to great effect in everything from ad campaigns to movie soundtracks.