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DRAKE – a Multi Talented Music Artist & Actor

By James Griffith Subscribe to RSS | January 17th 2012 | Views:

Drake born Aubrey Drake Graham is a multi award winning multi platinum recording artist and actor. He first found fame as an actor in the television programme “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. But it is as a recording artist with a flair for fusing Hip hop and R&B music that Drake is really beginning to make his mark. Drake songs and classic Drake music videos such as “Best I Ever Had” and “Forever” featuring Hip hop superstars Eminem, Kanye West and Lil Wayne have been played in constant rotation on MTV and its associated networks making Drakes music videos some of the most popular of 2009-2010.

Drake’s hit song "Best I Ever Had" is labelled by Billboard as the hottest rap record of the year. The video was directed by rap superstar Kanye West and was shot in Brooklyn New York.

After releasing a mix tape entitled “So Far Gone” which featured tracks such as “Best I ever Had”, it secured 2,000 downloads in two hours of being made available. Drake was the subject of a fierce bidding war amongst most of the big record labels who were all desperate to secure his services. Eventually after much deliberation he signed with Cash Money Records home to fellow Hip hop artists Lil Wayne, Birdman etc. Nominations and success soon followed as Drake music video for “Best I Ever Had” was nominated for “Best New Video for a New Artist” by MTV. Watch out for Drake’s hit song "Forever", for which the video was directed by superstar music video director Hype Williams was shot in Miami Florida and features all the aforementioned rap superstars Eminem, Lil Wayne and Kanye West. Lebron James almost makes a guest appearance at the beginning.

The first official album entitled “Thank Me Later” with some of the best Drake songs, was released in 2010. It included the already popular hits “Best I Ever Had” and “Forever” plus more amazing smash hit Drake music videos. The first single is entitled “Over”. You can also hear more Drake music and view more videos by checking out his collaborations with Hip hop artist Birdman on the tracks “Money To Blow” and “4 My Town”. Also his two collaborations with Trey Songz “Replacement Girl” and “Successful” had excellent Drake music videos too. Drake’s hit song "Replacement Girl" featuring Trey Songz has a video directed by Sterling who made Drake the first unsigned Canadian artist to ever have a video featured on BET.

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James Griffith - About Author:
James Griffith is a freelance writer from London specialising in writing hiphop r&b music and UK Grime music articles. Over the years he has developed an extensive knowledge of urban music and urban music artists and is considered one of the leading authorities on this subject. With a passion for Hip hop and R&B music since childhood, James Griffith brings great knowledge and a great understanding of this exciting music genre and his articles are both informative and entertaining too.

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