Drake (:
Alyssa Ibarra
Block 2
November 3,2010
Who is Drake?
• Aubrey Drake Graham was born
on October 24, 1986
• He recently turned 24 last month.
Happy Birthday(:
• He...
Who Discovered Drake?
• In June 2009 Graham signed a
recording contract with Lil
Wayne’s Young Money
Entertainment.
• In N...
Degrassi.
• I remember watching a show
named Degrassi The Next
Generation and seeing a guy I
thought was oh so cute. His n...
Thank Me Later.
Thank Me Later is Drakes first album. This album has
a lot of Hits here are the songs you can find on
this...
Early Life.
• Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Dennis Graha...
Photos of Drake(:
So Far Gone.
• On February 13, 2009, Graham released his third official
mix tape, So Far Gone, for free download on his bl...
First mix tape
• In February 2006, Graham released his first mix tape Room for
Improvement. It was made available via his ...
Thank You (:
• Thank you for viewing
my PowerPoint I really
hope you guys enjoy it.
As you can tell drake is
my favorite h...
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  1. 1. Drake (: Alyssa Ibarra Block 2 November 3,2010
  2. 2. Who is Drake? • Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986 • He recently turned 24 last month. Happy Birthday(: • He is a recording artist and actor as well. • He originally became known for playing character Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. • Drake was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3. Who Discovered Drake? • In June 2009 Graham signed a recording contract with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment. • In November 2009, Lil Wayne released a statement announcing that Drake's first studio album, Thank Me Later, had been completed. The album was released on June 15, 2010 and debuted at number one on the Billboard.
  4. 4. Degrassi. • I remember watching a show named Degrassi The Next Generation and seeing a guy I thought was oh so cute. His name was Jimmy Brooks and he played a guy who unfortunately got shot. Little did I know he was going to become some big rapper. In the show he did rap a couple of times so I know the kid had some potential, and I was right now he is doing it big in the rapping game.
  5. 5. Thank Me Later. Thank Me Later is Drakes first album. This album has a lot of Hits here are the songs you can find on this amazing album. The songs with the stars are my personal favorites. (: • Fireworks (feat. Alicia Keys)* • The Resistance* • Over • Show Me A Good Time* • Up All Night (feat. Nicki Minaj)* • Fancy (feat. T.I. & Swizz Beatz)* • Shut It Down* • Unforgettable (feat. Young Jeezy)* • Light Up (feat. Jay-Z)* • Miss Me (feat. Lil Wayne)* • Find Your Love • Thank Me Now*
  6. 6. Early Life. • Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Dennis Graham, a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis, and Sandi Graham, an educator. Two of his uncles, Larry Graham and Teenie Hodges, are also musicians. Graham's father is an African American from Memphis, Tennessee, while Graham's mother is a white Jewish Canadian. 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 Toronto's wealthy Forest Hill neighborhood. Graham attended high school at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he began acting, but did not graduate. He spent most summers with his father in Memphis
  7. 7. Photos of Drake(:
  8. 8. So Far Gone. • On February 13, 2009, Graham released his third official mix tape, So Far Gone, for free download on his blog site which included Graham's mentor Lil Wayne, Bun B, Omarion, Lloyd and his friend, Trey Songz. It received over 2,000 downloads in the first 2 hours of release. It was extremely successful in the underground and eventually made its way to radio. Due to the success of the mix tape's two singles, "Best I Ever Had" and "Successful", it was released as an EP featuring only five songs from the mix tape and one new song. MTV named it "The Hottest Mix tape of 2009 (So Far)”. Since So Far Gone, Graham worked with DJ Khaled, Young Money, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Young Jeezy, Mary J. Blige, Timbaland, Birdman, Trey Songz, and Jamie Foxx. Drake has also written for Jazz Cartier, Bishop Brigante, Alicia Keys, and Dr. Dre. • He achieved success before signing to a major record label, according to his management Hip Hop Since 1978. In June 2009, it was revealed that an unauthorized album entitled The Girls Love Drake and credited to Graham was up for sale on iTunes. A lawsuit was planned against the label.
  9. 9. First mix tape • In February 2006, Graham released his first mix tape Room for Improvement. It was made available via his website and official MySpace page. In 2007, he released another mix tape, Comeback Season, spawning a single and a music video for "Replacement Girl" featuring Trey Songz. Also in 2007, Graham became the first unsigned Canadian rapper to have his music video featured on BET when his first single, "Replacement Girl" was featured as the "New Joint of the Day" on April 30, 2007.It also contained a freestyle over a song with Lil Wayne, a remix of "Man of the Year" originally by Brisco and Flo Rida. In 2008, Lil Wayne was given some of Drake's music from Rap-A-Lot founder, J. Prince's son, Jas Prince, and he immediately called Graham to invite him to fly to Houston and tour with him. Graham and Wayne recorded a couple of songs during this time, including "Ransom", the original version of "I Want This Forever", and the remix to Drake's song, "Brand New". Though now part of Lil Wayne's crew, Young Money, Drake was not signed.
  10. 10. Thank You (: • Thank you for viewing my PowerPoint I really hope you guys enjoy it. As you can tell drake is my favorite hopefully after you view my PowerPoint you will enjoy his music to (:

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