Who is Drake?
• Aubrey Drake Graham was born
on October 24, 1986
• He recently turned 24 last month.
• He is a recording artist and actor
• 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
Who Discovered Drake?
• In June 2009 Graham signed a
recording contract with Lil
Wayne’s Young Money
• 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
• 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
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*
• 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*
• 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
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.
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.
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 (: