By Jill Krajewski
There’s no question Drake has made Canada infinitely cooler with his smooth rhymes and slick fashion sense. Turns out, he always had that swagger.
He had a baby fro
Aubrey Drake Graham was born in 1986 in Toronto. His family is just as musical as he is: his dad played drums and both uncles rocked the guitar.
Smiles for miles
Drake has been working the camera with his trademark grin since he was around two. He even used a picture from this sesh on the cover of his Born Successful mixtape in 2009.
Drake grew up playing right wing for the Weston Red Wings. “I’m a big Leafs fan and Toronto’s a great hockey city,” he told ESPN in 2010.
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Jennifer Lawrence becomes a real life hero and Drake and Chris Brown are offered $1 million each to fight each other.
HIT: Jennifer Lawrence aids a girl who passed out on her lawn
Jennifer Lawrence became someone’s real life hero when she and her neighbours helped a girl who collapsed outside of her home. Look! Humanity in Hollywood does exist outside of over the top fundraisers! I suggest she be inducted into the hero-status celebrity club, which also consists of Johnny Depp and David Beckham.
MISS: Jessie J got stuck in the washroom at a Watch the Throne show
The singer’s fun night out turned into an embarrassing life moment when she and friend got stuck inside a washroom at Jay Z and Kanye’s show in London. Jessie J and a friend went to go touch up their make up, but her friend mistakenly locked the door even though it looked broken. They were there for about 15 minutes when security knocked the door down to rescue the two. Then they returned to their seats and all their unknowing friends were all like: “why the hell were you in the washroom so long? Locked door? Sure…”
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With all the drama surrounding Chris Brown and Drake, I suppose it’s healthy that the rapper Drizzy is back to work, focusing on the music. He posted a clip on his blog October’s Very Own smoking a hookah and previewing his new track.
He blows out multiple rings like it’s no big deal, while listening to the verses: “You see bad bitches and fall in love/ I be talkin’ arithmetic in the club.” The chill track is unnamed so far, we’re excited to hear it.
What’s harder than making your first million? Making your first BILLION…. and then probably trillion and so on. But Drake got a wise tidbit of information and a lesson in humility from mega-billionaire T. Boone Pickens in what is now being called the greatest historical exchange that EVER happened on Twitter.
Drake was tweeting all like “oh my life is so hard and making the first million is the hardest.” And then the oil tycoon came in and shut the rapper down hard with something like “you come whine to me after you make your first billion.”
There are a couple interesting things about this exchange and by far, the most exciting is that T. Boone Pickens follows lil old Canadian rapper Drake on Twitter. Also, he’s apparently like that wise grandpa that’s always there with his epic one liners that you’ll never match.
Drake responded with a humbled down: “@boonepickens just stunted on me heavy.” He certainly did Drake. Now you go think about what you just tweeted.
It’s not surprising that Drake can do a spot-on impersonation of Lil Wayne considering that he’s spent a lot of time with the rapper and that he played Jimmy on Degrassi. Somehow though, the interviewer Tim Westwood is completely mesmerized by Drizzy’s audition for Lil Wayne’s Lifetime movie.
Drake mastered Lil Wayne’s raspy voice and his ability to go from happy to serious in a short span of time. It’s okay though, because the two are good friends so it’s all in good humour.
Watch it below:
Toronto’s own rapper sensation Drake is headlining his first American solo tour, reports canada.com.
“The Away From Home Tour,” which runs from April 6 through May 8, will hit 25 cities. It follows Drake’s participation in the “Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival,” which Lil Wayne headlined.
Drake’s tour will feature performances from synth pop New York band Francis & The Lights as well as Canadian rapper K-OS. It will hit a number of large cities as well as over 15 colleges and universities as part of the “Campus Concious Tour.”