Drake has an estimated net worth of $180 million as of June 2022, making him one of the wealthiest rappers in the world. He is now tied to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment label.
Rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor Aubrey “Drake” Graham hails from Toronto, where he was raised. Degrassi: The Next Generation made him famous, and he went on to pursue a career in rap from there. adolescent years Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Toronto, Canada, on October 24, 1986.
Dennis, Drake’s father, was a drummer who performed with artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis. Sandi, Drake’s mother, worked as an English teacher and a flower shop owner. Bar Mitzvah celebrations were held for Drake, who attended a Jewish day school.
Aubrey was just five years old when Sandi and Dennis split. His father traveled to Memphis, where he was arrested and imprisoned for a long period of time on narcotics charges.
Every summer, Aubrey would travel to Memphis to see his father, who lived with his mother in Toronto (when his father was not incarcerated).
Despite Dennis’ furious denial and assertion that the claims were inflated to sell records, Drake later described Dennis as being missing from his youth, which Dennis has vigorously rejected.
As a child, Drake and his mother resided in the lower level of a two-story townhouse in Forest Hill, a wealthy suburb. At street level was his mother; at basement level was Drake. Despite the fact that they were not wealthy, they had a hard time making ends meet.
Drake discovered a love for performing and singing while attending Forest Hill Collegiate Institute. Later, he was bullied for being bi-racial and religious at Vaughan Road Academy. He took a break from school for a while, but returned in 2012 and graduated.
Taking a cue from the likes of Jay-Z, who found fame as an independent artist before signing with a record label, Aubrey began putting out mixtapes in 2006 under the alias “Drake.”
His debut mixtape, “Room for Improvement,” was released in February 2005 via his website and MySpace page. Direct sales totaled over 6,000 copies. The following year, he released his second mixtape, “Comeback Season.” October’s Very Own is the name of his new record company, which released the mixtape (aka OVO Records).
As a result of the release of this mixtape, the song “Replacement Girl” became an underground smash. For the first time, an unsigned Canadian rapper’s music video was shown on BET. A spliced sample of “Man of the Year” by Brisco, Flo Rida, and Lil Wayne was used in one version of the song.
Rap-A-Lot Records founder and Houston-based producer Jas Prince heard the song and sent it to Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne called Drake and invited him to join his Tha Carter III tour in Houston. “Brand New” and “Forever” were two songs that Drake and Wayne created and recorded on their tour.
- “Everybody has an addiction, mine happens to be a success.” – Drake
2. “I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.” – Drake
3. “When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” – Drake
4. “Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That, and trailing off your interaction after the breakup.” – Drake
5. “Haters will broadcast your failures, but whisper your success.” – Drake
6. “Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.” – Drake
7. “Strength isn’t always shown in what you can hold on to, sometimes it’s shown in what you can let go of.” – Drake
8. “Life can always change, you have to adjust.” – Drake
9. “Before you give up, think of the reason you held on so long.” – Drake