Posted in TV | hiphop | music on January 19, 2014

Drake as Lil Wayne as Steve Urkel
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The first Saturday Night Live episode of 2014 aired last night (1/18) with Drake as the host and musical guest. He acted in most of the sketches, including "Hip Hop Classics Before They Were Stars" where he impersonated Lil Wayne as Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" and Jay Z on "Mr. Wizard." That same sketch also had Kenan Thompson playing Rick Ross as the red Teletubby. Drake also did a sketch re-enacting his Bar Mitzvah and "Resolution Revolution" where he rapped about (and then broke) new year's resolutions to stop drinking and smoking, and then did Cosplay dressed as a wizard for the "no more Cosplay" resolution. He was in a few other sketches too, including impersonations of A-Rod and Katt Williams, all of which can be watched in the full episode video below.

For Drake's musical performance, he did "Started From the Bottom" into "Trophies" and a stripped down version of "Hold On We're Going Home" into "From Time," the latter of which featured an appearance by Jhene Aiko who also sings on the album version of the song and sang with him at his recent Barclays Center show. Videos of those performances are below too.

In addition to all the Drake stuff, the episode also marked the debut of new cast member Sasheer Zamata, SNL's first African American female cast member since 2007, when Maya Rudolph left the show. It was also the first episode that SNL's two new female African American writers, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones, contributed to.

Videos below...

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SNL - 1/18/14 Full Episode

Drake - "Started From the Bottom" / "Trophies"

Drake - "Hold On We're Going Home" / "From Time" feat. Jhene Aiko

Drake's Bar Mitzvah

"Resolution Revolution"

"Hip Hop Classics Before They Were Stars"

"Piers Morgan Cold Open" (w/ Drake as A-Rod)

"Nancy Grace" (w/ Drake as Katt Williams)

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Comments (24)

Drake? Really? As in Drake's Cakes?

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 12:34 PM

Was never a fan of Drake, but after watching last nights SNL Im a convert. Not so much a fan of his music but this guy has talent!
All around entertainer!

Duet with Jhene was great!

Posted by spikenyc | January 19, 2014 1:10 PM

His music is total garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 1:26 PM

Is he one of these guys like the fresh prince who is worthless as a musician but will end up making 200 billion dollars in hollywood?

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 1:49 PM

I really care about this.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 1:51 PM

"Is he one of these guys like the fresh prince who is worthless as a musician but will end up making 200 billion dollars in hollywood?"

No. But he is Jewish so expect him to invest wisely.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 2:11 PM

yea, i agree in musician but will end up making 200 billion dollars in hollywood...thanks for sharing

Posted by casamassagem | January 19, 2014 2:30 PM

SNL could be entertaining if it was 30 minutes instead of a bloated 90.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 2:34 PM

12:34, personally I prefer Hostess.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 3:01 PM

He seems like a likable enough guy. His music sucks, though. I don't get why all the critics lick his asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 3:03 PM

Another bad episode. Not sure why BV covers this crap. It is really not news, music or otherwise.

Admit Drake has more acting talent than most of the musicians who act as host but he started out as an actor.

Also must admit that the Indiana Jones/Rahad sketch was really fucking hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 4:08 PM

it wasn't the worst snl ever, but it was not very good. on the plus side, there were more colored people than usual on the show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 5:06 PM

fresh prince wasnt worthless, summertime is a great jam to play during summer, and the theme to fresh prince tv show is classic

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 7:25 PM

BV covering Drake and SNL. How terribly indie . . . or is it hipster irony and I just don't understand???

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 7:44 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 10:00 PM

He seems like a likable enough guy. His music sucks, though. I don't get why all the critics lick his asshole.

Posted by harga mesin pemotong rumput | January 19, 2014 11:00 PM

FRANTIC RHYTHM SECTION (huff huff puff)

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 12:17 AM

YOLOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 2:04 AM

The sad thing is.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 2:27 AM

He's a really good actor. He's been pretending to be a rapper/musician for a few years now, and has people convinced that he's really good at it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 7:07 AM

744, you just don't understand (you're probably a parent)

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 11:35 AM

This record is so great

Posted by Sisco | February 26, 2014 6:39 AM

I actively avoid them, when I see them in costume and shouting on the street, but (in theory, anyway) they also must have members who are not crazy. From what I've read, the movement has many "churches" and some are more extreme than others. The worst of them are Black Supremacist anti-Semites, and they get the most attention.

Posted by Jessix | November 2, 2014 11:55 AM

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