Drake is one of the best known names in the music industry today, with many hits under his belt. Drizzy also has 27 Grammy award nominations, 14 simultaneous hits on the Billboard charts, and he is the go to in the rap world when it comes to hooks. Fans adore the Toronto rapper, peers respect him, and few except Meek Mill would turn down the opportunity to work with him. There are some things that you may not know about Drake though, even though much of his life and his thoughts may seem like an open book. 14 things you may not know about Drake include:
1. OVO Means Everything to Drizzy
Everybody knows how important OVO is to Drake, and that his squad is very important to the rapper. Ryan Silverstein, also known as “OVO Ryan” and the co-founder of OVO Sound, is more than just a friend and squad member, he is Drake’s cousin through his uncle Hal as well. Ryan plays a key role in the OVO empire.
2. Drake Comes from a Music Background
Most Drizzy fans know that Dennis Graham, Drake’s dad, is a musician from Memphis, Tennessee. Larry Graham, uncle to Drake and brother to Dennis, is also a musician as well and has played bass for several well known artists that include Prince. Drake also has other family members who are music royalty in Memphis as well, including uncle Mabon “Teenie” Hodges who played guitar for Al Green and who was instrumental in launching the careers of several respected artists in the music industry.