After the divorce, he and his mother remained in Toronto, while his father returned to Memphis, where he suffered incarceration for a number of years on drug-related charges.
In his youth, he played minor hockey with the Weston Red Wings. The other people had the top half, we had the bottom half. I lived in the basement, my mom lived on the first floor. It was not big, it was not luxurious. It was what we could afford. Due to the economic status associated with the neighbourhood, Drake described the school as "not by any means the easiest school to go to.
The Next Generation At 15, eager to begin as an actor, a high school friend introduced Drake to his father, who was an acting agent. Drake portrayed Jimmy Brooks a basketball star who became physically disabled after he was shot by a classmate.
When asked about his early acting career, Drake replied, "My mother was very sick. We were very poor, like broke. The only money I had coming in was off of Canadian TV". Overall, Drake appeared in a total of episodes. When asked about the mixtape, Drake described the project as "pretty straightforward, radio friendly, [and] Drake new video find your love much content to it.
InDrake released his third mixtape, So Far Gone. It received over 2, downloads in the first 2 hours of release, finding mainstream commercial success due to the singles " Best I Ever Had " and " Successful ", both gaining Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America RIAAwith the former also peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot However, during a performance of "Best I Ever Had" in Camden, New JerseyDrake fell on stage, and tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Thank Me Later Main article: Bartlett condemned the portrayal of the island in the video, saying, "care has to be taken by all, including our creative artists, in [showcasing] images of our destination and people.
He was scheduled to play the part of Jace Stratton, but scheduling conflicts with his upcoming Away from Home Tour  prevented Drake from accepting the role. It would soon become a regular event during the summer, with the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto playing host to the festival on its annual cycle.
Drake also had an eco-friendly college tour to support the album, beginning with Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
Take Care Main article: Take Care album Beginning his second effort in fall Drake announced his intentions to allow for Noah "40" Shebib to handle most of the production and record a more cohesive sound than on Thank Me Later, which featured disparate production duties by Shebib and others.
It was met with positive critical and commercial response, reaching number thirteen on the Hotas well as becoming his tenth single to reach the summit of the Billboard Hot Rap Songsmaking Drake the artist with the most number-one singles on the chart, with Continental Drift as Ethan.
Nothing Was the Same and commercial mixtapes Main articles: His versatility, acting ability and comedic timing were all praised by critics, describing it as what "kept him afloat during the tough and murky SNL waters".
Despite debate on whether it is an album  or a mixtape,  its commercial stance quantifies it as his fourth retail project with Cash Money Recordsa scheme that was rumored to allow Drake to leave the label. Views and More Life Main articles: Views album and More Life Drake announced in January that his fourth studio album would be launched during the spring, releasing the promotional single " Summer Sixteen " later that month.
The album was originally titled Views from the 6, but would later be shortened to Views. This move divided many contemporary music critics, describing his self-comparison as "goodly brash" or "conventionally disrespectful.
Views was previewed in Londonbefore its premiere on Beats 1 a day later.The director said the idea of "Find Your Love" was to serve as a follow-up to "Over," which he felt helped to clear the slate of everything pre- .
The shooting death of XXXTentacion has many people wondering, who murdered XXXTentacion? Now, a conspiracy theory has popped up alleging that Drake had the rapper killed. NEW YORK — Celebrities abound as Drake strolls through the streets of New Orleans in his “In My Feelings” video.
The social media challenge associated with the song is featured in the video. CHICAGO -- Sofia Sanchez had two birthday wishes: one, to get a new heart; two, to meet Drake.
The year-old is diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and is in need of a heart transplant. Drake's pursuit of a woman has deadly consequences in the video for his new single, "Find Your Love," which premiered at midnight on his October's Very Own blog and MTV.
Music video by Drake performing Find Your Love. (C) Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records.