Drake invests $100 million in revitalizing the theme park

Drake has revived an art-themed carnival that had been dormant for 35 years thanks to cutting a nearly $100 million donation check.

According to New York TimesLuna Luna – named after Luna Park in New York’s Coney Island – debuted in Hamburg, Germany in 1987 with carnival rides designed by acclaimed artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dalí and Keith Haring.

Financial problems soon plagued the carnival created by Austrian artist André Heller, and the various installations have been in storage for more than three decades.

Heller said he wanted to “build a big bridge between the so-called avant-garde — the artists who were sometimes a little snobbish and out of touch with the masses — and the so-called normal people” with the carnival.

Drake’s involvement came when the idea was presented to his creative venture company, DreamCrew, and the rest is history.

“When I first heard about Luna Luna, I was blown away,” Drake shared Times. “It’s such a unique and special way to experience art. This is a great idea and opportunity centered around what we love most: bringing people together.”

Heller has relinquished all control of Luna Luna as Drizzy’s DreamCrew has taken over operations. They have transported the carnival equipment and the restoration is now all systems in Los Angeles.

An official tour is planned for fall 2023, if all goes according to plan, and Luna Luna will then be taken overseas in 2024 with a mix of original artwork alongside newly commissioned structures.

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“It feels miraculous that the works of art from Luna Luna will once again see the light of day, and I am honored that a new generation around the world will experience the wonder of Luna Luna for many years to come,” added Heller.

On the music side, Drake and 21 Savage nabbed the Billboard 200’s top spot with Her loss as the joint project totaled 411,000 equivalent units sold in its opening week. Drake and 21’s joint LP reportedly produced one of the biggest streaming weeks ever, generating around 500 million streams.

The album marked Drake’s second time this year topping the Billboard 200, following his seventh studio album, Honestly, never mindwhich arrived in June.

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