Drake Special

LadyM 2022/04/24

 Drake (Aubrey Drake Graham) is Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and designer. He was born October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario

He came from a musical family and had a unique background. His father, Dennis Graham is African American, Catholic, and was a drummer for the rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis. An uncle Larry Graham was a bassist for Sly and the Family Stone as well as Prince. His mother is Caucasian, Canadian, and Jewish. 

In 2001, Drake was on the Canadian teen drama show Degrassi “The Next Generation”. Drake played the part of Jimmy Brooks (Wheelchair-bound Jimmy), a basketball star who becomes wheelchair-bound when he is shot by a classmate.
In 2006, while he was still appearing on Degrassi, Drake released his first mixtape “Room For Improvement” and sold 6,000 copies. In 2007, he released another mixtape “Comeback Season”. This included Drake's first hit single and music video "Replacement Girl”.

He has toured and recorded with rapper Lil Wayne. In 2009, Drake released his third mixtape “So Far Gone”. In 2010, Drake released his first full studio album “Thank Me Later”. It features contributions from Timbaland, Alicia keys, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Swizz Beatz, The Dream, Kanye West and more. It’s producers are Kanye West, Timbaland, and more.
He also acquired many featured artists for his songs. Songs include “Stay Schemin’” with Rick Ross and French Montana, “Amen” with Meek Mill, “No Guidance” with Chris Brown, “Going Bad” with Meek Mill, “Work” with Rihanna, “Aston Martin Music” with Rick Ross and Chrisette Michele, “Moment 4 Life” with Nicki Minaj, “Love All” with Jay-Z, and many more. He has been a featured artist for Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Big Sean, Jamie Foxx, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige,Trey Songz, Timbaland, Lil Wayne… Many, many more.

Drake has won 9 awards. In 2016: Grammy Awards (Best Rap/Sung Performance), (Best Rap Song), American Music Awards (Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop), (Favorite Song - Rap/Hip-Hop), (Favorite Song - Soul/R&B), (Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop), MTV Video Music Awards (Best Hip Hop Video).
In 2017: American Music Awards (Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop). In 2018: Grammy Awards (Best Rap Song). 

Drake says, "Being Jewish is kind of a cool twist…but nobody understood what it was like to be black and Jewish, being different from everyone else just made me a lot stronger."
He is an aggressive, hustle rapper but he can also sing. That is what really made his music career grow. Now, Drake's voice has spread throughout the whole world.



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