Drake

Overview

Drake is one of hip-hop's newest superstars. By mixing rapping and singing, tough lyrics and more emotional songs, Drake has found success in a tough business. Today, Drake has had successes with his first two albums and many hits with other artists. You can hardly turn on the radio without hearing the Canadian-born rapper!

Drake tells the story of how Aubrey Graham became the megastar fans known today as Drake. Read about how Drake moved from acting in Canada to rapping with ...

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Overview

Drake is one of hip-hop's newest superstars. By mixing rapping and singing, tough lyrics and more emotional songs, Drake has found success in a tough business. Today, Drake has had successes with his first two albums and many hits with other artists. You can hardly turn on the radio without hearing the Canadian-born rapper!

Drake tells the story of how Aubrey Graham became the megastar fans known today as Drake. Read about how Drake moved from acting in Canada to rapping with Lil Wayne. Learn about what it takes to succeed in today's rap game and how Drake's hard work is finally paying off.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
Aubrey Drake Graham was born into a legacy of musical talent. His father was a drummer for Jerry Lee Lewis and his mother’s brother played bass for Sly and the Family Stone. But Drake began his show business career as an actor. He began acting in commercials, but soon caught a break when he auditioned and was hired to star in a Canadian television show about high school students. Drake had always had an interest in music, and despite several other successful acting jobs, eagerly pursued a musical career. He released a record over the internet without having sign on to a record label. His albums online were so successful that he caught the attention of several hip-hop record companies and was able to reach a wider audience by signing on with Young Money Entertainment. Drake’s success was quick and can appear easy, but he has also struggled with decisions regarding his future and Earl takes care to point out the difficulties Drake has faced with his fame. Full color photos, definitions of hip-hop lingo and a time line of Drake’s life accompany the text, which is part of the “Superstars of Hip-Hop” series. Reviewer: Danielle Williams; Ages 10 to 15.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422225165
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Series: Superstars of Hip-Hop Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Drake's Start 7

2 Aubrey Becomes Drake 15

3 A Rising Star 23

4 Drake Makes it Big 33

Time Line 42

Find out More 44

Discography 45

Index 46

About the Author 48

Picture Credits 48

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