Aubrey Drake Graham a.k.a Drake
was raised only by his mother in Toronto, Canada since he was just five because his parents
got divorced. Sometimes, he spent summers with his father in Memphis. He had started writing songs since he was ten years old. However, he began his career in showbiz industry as a small screen actor.
Drake, who was born on October 24, 1986, got his first role as a junior high schooler named Jimmy Brooks on Canadian teen drama TV series "Degrassi: The Next Generation". As years went by, he got more roles in such TV series as "Soul Food", "Conviction", "Best Friend's Date", "The Borders", "Sophie
" and "Being Erica".
Gaining popularity as small screen actor, Drake couldn't resist trying his hands at music industry. In February 2006, he released his first indie mixtape titled "Room for Improvement". The next year, he returned with another independent mixtape "Comeback Season
". One of its single "Replacement Girl" peaked at number 21 on Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.
Drake developed close relationship with Lil Wayne
and became his protege after making a collaboration with the rap mogul on a remix of song "Man of the Year". Under the assistance of the Young Money's founder, he worked on an indie mixtape "So Far Gone
" and dropped the effort in February 2009. In the set, he joined forces with his mentor, Trey...