August 30, 2013


Despite Rocky Past, Drake's Father Sings on 'Nothing Was the Same'

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Although Drake and his dad—who left his mother when the YMCMB rapper was just five—don't have the warmest father-son relationship, Drizzy revealed he's helping fulfill his father's life-long dream of being a famous singer by putting Dennis Graham on his upcoming album Nothing Was the Same.

Speaking to XXL, Aubrey Graham talked about the unexpected guest singer on his third LP. "I have my dad on a bonus record on the album called 'Heat Of The Moment,'" Drake said, presumably not referring to a cover of the 1982 classic rock hit from Asia. "I'm living my dad's dream. My dad wanted to be a famous singer."

Drake revealed his success has helped his father rekindle his dormant love for music. "He's rediscovered his passion for music and for being a musician," Drake said of his dad, who is a drummer in Memphis. "All he wants to do is go to Beale Street in Memphis and play music."

But despite calling his father a "star" and saying, "I love him very much," Drake isn't forgetting the nights he spent looking out the window waiting for his father to come home.

"As far as being a father goes, I look forward to being a better father for the children that I have," the Canadian rapper simply stated.