Drake's vulnerability keeps him grounded

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Red Bull’s Heavy on the Right Coast party – planned and executed by Anna Von Frances of Pink Mafia – was the place to be during Juno week-end.  The event was hosted by Canadian rap superstar Drake, who since won Junos for rap recording of the year and best new artist – incidentally, before even releasing a full-length album.

Drake, also known as Aubrey Drake Graham of Degrassi: The Next Generation fame, is signed to Young Money Entertainment, the rap label of Lil Wayne.  Drake has worked with the biggest names in hip-hop including Jay-Z, Kanye West and Eminem.  His upcoming album is projected to be released in June 2010 and is very highly anticipated.

Drake’s raps that “I did it over night, it couldn’t happen any quicker,” in regard to his rapid rise to fame.  His music contains a mixture of the bragadoccio often associated with rap music and a certain vulnerability, which he echoed when he told the press at the Junos that “"pretty much every single thing I've had to do is intimidating or nerve-racking.”

Photo - Mark Bennett | Drake walked the red carpet and posed for the cameras and many screaming fans.

Photo - Mark Bennett | Drake performed his latest single "Over" at the Junos ceremony.

 

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