Aubrey Drake Graham was born on the 24th of October, 1986. He is popularly known as Drake. He is a rapper who has managed to carve a niche for himself in a rap industry that has predominantly been dominated by black people but he wasn’t always the rapper we have come to know him as. As a kid he was bent on become an actor and he would eventually get a chance to fulfill this dream when he was given a role in a teen drama series known as Degrassi: The Next Generation. he was tasked with playing the character of Jimmy Brooks a physically disabled basketball star.
Drake soon released his very first (debut) mixtape titled Room for Improvement in 2006. He featured Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz on the mixtape and he also worked with Frank Dukes (producer) though he only sold about 6,000 copies. He followed it up with another mixtape in 2007, this time he titled it Comeback Girl. It was the beginning something great for him as he released it under his own record label: October’s Very Own. Not bad right? Replacement Girl (video) one of the song on Comeback Girl that featured Trey Songz featured on BET and with that he became the first ever unsigned Canadian to have his song featured on BET. Following this achievement Drake would get a chance to work with Lil Wayne and would eventually go on tour with the rapper. While on tour, Lil Wayne and our Canadian rap prodigy would record some songs together some of which include “Ransom”, “I want This Forever”. Things were starting to looking up for Drake.
In 2009, His fortunes would however change for the better in 2009 when Lil Wayne signed him up to his record label: Young Money Entertainment. Drake would drop his third mixtape titled So Far Gone. The mixtape featured the likes of Lil Wayne, Lloyd, Bun B and Trey Songz, Omarion. Two tracks on the mixtape really drew lots of attention: Successful and Best I Ever Had as Successful Featuring Trey Songz made the number two spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Not resting on his laurels, Drake remade his mixtape into an EP and featured only four songs from the original. His EP won him Rap Recording of the Year at the 2010 Juno awards.
Fast forward to March 2010, Drake released one of his hottest track, a debut single “Over” the song made it to number 14 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 but Drake wasn’t done yet as he dropped “Find Your Love” a lovely laid back rap song with an infused of soft Jamaican groove. The song would found its way to the number 5 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. From then on our cute faced Canadian rapper has not looked back as he has gone from strength to strength, dropping hit after hit. He uses his experiences to drop lovely songs time and after time and if you have doubts go listen to “God’s Plan” and “In My feelings”.