By: Stephanie M. Vella
Drake’s music is largely influenced by his desire to have a committed relationship, his career, and paying respect to the rappers he honors. Drake is recent to the rap industry, and doesn’t have a typical background you would expect. Drake started his career by playing a role of, “Jimmy Brook,” on the show Degrassi. He is a rapper, singer, and actor. He continues to be a success in rap.
To begin with, Drake was born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was raised in Toronto as a wealthy child. His mother is Jewish and his Father is Black. Drake’s real name is Aubrey Drake Graham. Graham became famous from a classmate’s father who was an agent in the industry and got Graham on to Degrassi show in 2001 and worked as an actor till 2009 when the show ended the staff. He signed a label to Cash Money and Universal Motown Records. Drake began his music career in 2006 and sold about 6,000 mix tapes. In 2008 Drake received an unexpected call from Lil Wayne asking him to go to Houston, Texas to join him in his tour that night which Lil Wayne is his mentor as well. He has been writing songs since he was ten years old. (AceShowbiz.com, p.1-2)
Drake wrote a song called, “Fear.” In this song he is honoring Hov who has influence him. Fear was released in 2009 in the album, “So Far Gone.” The Record label for this album is Young Money, Cash Money, and Universal Motown. Drake states, “That song is very reflective of where I’m at now.” Also, he took awhile to finish writing this song because it was the opportunity to say a lot of things on his mind.
In the song “Fear,” this is explaining a lot of things on Drake’s mind. In this line of the lyrics, “But I probably will when Hov. And if my tears hold value, then I would drop one for every single thing he showed us,” this line is saying he honors Hov and if he dies he will cry it will hurt him. “I’m tired of being subtle,” this line of...
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