Drake (rapper)

Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He first garnered recognition for his role as Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi The Next Generation. He later rose to prominence as a rapper, releasing several independent mixtapes before signing to Lil Waynes Young Money Entertainment in June 2009. Drakes EP, So Far Gone , spawned the singles Best I Ever Had, Successful, and Im Goin In, all peaking in the top ten of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario to parents Sandi Graham , an educator, and Dennis Graham, a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis. On his fathers side, he is related to American musicians Larry Graham and Teenie Hodges, who are his uncles. Drakes father is an AfricanAmerican from Memphis, Tennessee, and Drakes mother is a Canadian Jew. He attended a Jewish day school and had a Bar Mitzvah. His parents divorced when he was five years old, and he was raised by his mother in two Toronto neighbourhoods he lived on Weston Road in the citys workingclass west end, until the sixth grade, when he moved to the affluent Forest Hill. In his youth, he played minor hockey with the Weston Red Wings. Drake has commented on the move to Forest Hill and his mothers struggle, saying that She wanted the best for her family. She found us a half of a house we could live in. The other people had the top half, we had the bottom half. I lived in the basement, my mom lived

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