Drake to help curate music for ESPN’s Monday Night Football games

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Drake has a brand-new seasonal gig with sports giant ESPN.  Fresh off the success of his new album, Certified Lover Boy, the rapper will now work closely with the sports network throughout the NFL season.

Variety reports that Drizzy will help curate the playlist fans will hear during certain Monday Night Football games, selecting music that “encapsulates both the energy and mood” of the stadium.  He will chose music from his catalogue as well as songs from artists he admires or that have influenced his craft.

Drake’s picks will play during promo spots, pre-game shows and live telecasts, with his first batch slated to fire this week.

ESPN’s vice president of sports marketing, Emeka Ofodile, said in a statement, “Now we are here…the kickoff of the football season. And who better to curate music for Monday Night Football than Drake, who sits firmly at the intersection of music and sports…The music curator role has been a big hit with our fans with Diplo and DJ Khaled in previous years….and this season, we will be living inside the moment with Drake as our NFL on ESPN soundtrack.”

Drake is a major sports fan and is the official ambassador of his hometown NBA team, the Toronto Raptors.

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