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10 Must Know Facts About Drake

Being one of the hottest rappers in the game right now, Drake could do anything including sing. Nothing Was The Same dropped earlier this week to great reviews. While technically a new comer in the rap game, he’s risen to a status envied by many people who’s been prominent in the game before. If you claim to be a huge fan of Drake, then you should everything about Drake. If not, here are ten must know facts about Canadian rapper, Drake.

• Drake was born Aubrey Drake Graham in October of 1986

• His father was from Memphis, Tennessee and played drums for Jerry Lee Lewis.

• Drake dropped out of high school but managed to graduate in 2012 at the age of 26

• At 15, he met an agent, the father of a friend, who helped land him a role on Degrassi: The Next Generation. He played basketball star Jimmy Brooks.

• His first mixtape, Room For Improvement, was self-released in 2006.

• A year later, he released Comeback Season, which spawned the single Replacement Girl featuring Trey Songs.

• His father once told him “’There’s no rapper out there that sings and raps and does both things well… and in order to be successful you’re gonna need something other than just what everyone else is doing.”

• Went to rehab to learn to walk after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his knee back in September of 2009

• Drake was set to play a character in Gear of War 3 but was met with scheduling conflicts.

• His first role wasn’t in Degrassi but in Blue Murder, a Canadian crime drama.

Jonathan Silva is a graduate and current student at Full Sail University going for his Master's Degree in Journalism. When he isn't writing for film blogs like Get The Big Picture or listening to music, he's either watching movies or playing video games. His love for all things entertainment shine through in his writing.