Aubrey Drake Graham has solidified his position in Hip Hop after the massive success of his debut album Thank Me Later and mixtape turned EP “So Far Gone.” His music continues to showcase his rap talents and singing ability. He is consistent in his craft and evolving as an artist.
With a highly anticipated album on the way, Take Care, you can bet on Drake to deliver a solid collection of songs equipped with high production value and creative lyrics.The project has already spawned three hit songs including: “Motto” ft. Lil Wayne, “Proud Of You” ft. Nicki Minaj and “On Her Own” ft. Lil Wayne.
Here’s 10 Facts about Drizzy you may not have known!
Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, is a black man and was a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis (American rock and roll ,country music singer-songwriter and pianist).
Drake’s mother is a Jewish Canadian.
Drake attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he began acting but did not graduate.
Drake was supposed to play a role in the popular video game Gears of War 3 but didn’t because of scheduling conflicts.
Drake released his first mixtape in 2006. Room For Improvement was made available via his Myspace page. His second mixtape Comeback Season, spawned the single “Replacement Girl” featuring Trey Songz.
Rap-A-Lot founder, J. Prince’s son, Jas Prince introduced Lil Wayne to Drake’s music. From there Wayne invited Drake to Houston to tour with him!
Drake is only the second artist to have his first two top ten hits in the same week. Both “Best I Ever Had”, and “Every Girl” by Young Money Entertainment entered the top ten charts at positions 3 and 10.
“Find Your Love” was released as the second single from Thank me Later on May 5, 2010 and has become the most successful single from the album. It has peaked at number 5 on the Hot 100 chart.
Drake has also written for other artists in the industry such as Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx and more. Lil Wayne also claims that he and Drake have both written for Dr. Dre’s Detox album.
Due to Drake’s first week sales, he had sold the most records for any hip hop artist in one week in 2010.