Since the release of his debut single Best I Ever Had which peaked at no.2 in the US charts there was no doubting that the 24 year old Canadian native born Aubrey Drake Graham would become the hottest property in hip hop and that his debut album would be the most feverishly anticipated long player in years. Drake has already enjoyed Top 10 chart success in the UK as a key member of the Young Money collective whose single Bedrock was a huge hit in the UK just recently. You will also have heard Drake’s distinctive flow on big singles from the likes of Jay-Z Eminem Alicia Keys Kanye West Lil Wayne and Mary J Blige to name a few. His mixtape So Far Gone was released last year to keep his enormous fan-base happy while he readied Thank Me Later. Growing up in Toronto and Memphis Drake first entered the world of entertainment as a teenager when he starred for 8 years on the hit teen show Degrassi: The Next Generation. Born into a musical family his father drummed with Jerry Lee Lewis and his uncle is the legendary bass player Larry Graham. He released his first mixtape Room For Improvement in 2006 and his second Comeback Season followed a year later but it was the release early last year of So Far Gone widely considered one of the best albums of 2009 even though it was only a mixtape at that stage that really catapulted Drake to the forefront of the US music scene. In addition to working on Thank Me Later 2009 also saw him recovering from a painful knee injury for which he had to undergo surgery. He made his mainstream debut performance at this year’s Grammy Awards performing alongside hip hop heavyweights Lil Wayne and Eminem for their hit single Forever. Drake was proudly introduced by Wayne to the hip hop world showing a sign of things to come.
Drake – Thank Me Later [Explicit]
February 10, 2012 By