TV star and rapper, Drake is very popular for bagging the role when he was 7 years old of playing wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks on ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation,’ in Canada and for “Take Care,” “One Dance” and “Hotline Bling.”hit songs.
Aubrey Drake Graham commonly known as Drake was born on 24 October 1986, in Toronto, Canada. Drake grew up with musical background. His father named Dennis Graham who is an African American was professionally a drummer for the legendary rock ‘n’ roll star Jerry Lee Lewis and Larry Graham, his uncle played bass for Sly and the Family Stone. Drake told about his mother, Sandi Graham, is a white Canadian Jew, was also belong to a “very musical” family. his grandmother was babysat ‘Aretha Franklin’. Drake grew up in an eclectic and unique ethnic and religious background. telling about his personal identification, Drake says: “At the end of the day, I consider myself a black man because I’m more immersed in black culture than any other. Being Jewish is kind of a cool twist. It makes me unique.”
when he was five years old, Drake’s parents divorced. he had to move with his mother in Forest Hill, an affluent and predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Toronto. He joined Jewish day school.When he was 13 years old he was found with his mother the Jewish High Holy Days.Drake remember about his childhood, “My mom has always made Hanukkah fun,” Drake also says, “When I was younger, she gave cool gifts and she’d make latkes.” As his upbringing is Jewish, Drake says he felt very isolation at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute.He had also said that “nobody understood what it was like to be black and Jewish,” but more he said, “being different from everyone else just made me a lot stronger.”
Grammy is multi-Grammy-award-winning rapper and he had two opportunities of success, and he attempted both of them. First opportunity to became prominent is that when he was 7 years old and he played a wheelchair-bound character in the teen soap Degrassi: The Next Generation in the role of Jimmy Brooks. Second opportunity that gathered fame for him was signing a deal with Lil Wayne’s label Young Money Entertainment and he became one of the biggest rappers in all over the world. He became the main headline part whether these headlinesare about dating Rihanna or Jennifer Lopez, founding his own label, OVO Sound, or about fronting as the team’s global ambassador the NBA’s Toronto Raptors.It is not much surprising that Jay Z labeled him as the Kobe Bryant of hip hop.
Drake also had many controversies throughout his career but he did not care about these controversies and moved forward to make his career more shining. Some of Drake’s controversies are here:
- On 3 February 2012, at the moment of using without permission his ex-girlfriend’s vocal on the song, “Marvin’s Room”.
- On May 17, 2009 when he kissed Rihanna at Manhattan’s lucky strike lanes bowling alley.
- At the moment of debuting entire verse dedication to Rihanna from his debut album’s first song on 23 April 2010.
- On 12 December 2011, Drake had controversy at putting up a Billboard in his Toronto’s home town and it upset the city.
- On 13 April 2012, at the moment at a Jewish temple filming,” HYFER” video, staging fake bar mitzvah and upset the temple’s president.
Rapper Drakenet worth is estimated of $150 million and in the list of richest rappers in 2019 he was ranked No. 5 on Forbes.