15 Things You Didn’t Know about Drake

20 February 2017

We dance to his song. We know what it means when his hotline bling. But do we really know Drake?

Aubrey Drake Graham has been in the entertainment industry since more than fifteen years ago. But his fame skyrocketed only about a couple years ago.

Even though like most rappers do, he tells some of his real-life stories through his songs, there are so many things you probably still don’t know about him. Like, how did he get to this point? How much money is he making now? And what have he gone through in his life?

Born on October 24th, 1986, he is no exception to controversies. And we picked up some of the juiciest right here on this list. Romance, lawsuits, feuds, we have it all!

So, let’s learn a little more about Drake on these fifteen pages. Through each of them, you will get to know more of this rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer.

15. How did he start it all?

15 Things You Didn't Know about Drake | #15. How did he start it all?
15 Things You Didn’t Know about Drake | #15. How did he start it all? (Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage) | source: nanozine.org

Now Drake is a world renowned rapper, not many people know that he actually started it all as an actor. By the age of 15, he met a friend in his high school whose father happened to be an acting agent. He gave Drake a role on Degrassi: The Next Generation. It was a teen drama series aired in Canada.

He admitted that acting was never his passion. But at that time, he needed the money to feed his family. So, he portrayed Jimmy Brooks. He was a part of the main cast for about five seasons before returning sporadically as a guest appearance.

By that point, he decided to pursue his real passion, music. In 2006, he self-released a mixtape titled Room for Improvement. And he got around 6,000 copies of them sold.

Then a year later, another mixtape was released. This one was titled Comeback Season. And this one caught the attention of Lil Wayne. He invited Drake to join his tour, Tha Carter III. From there, the rest is history.

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