Drake made AskMen.com’s Top 49 Influential Men of 2010 list. Drake is featured on the list at number 28 on the list. Drake is along side other familiar artist such as Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Eminem, Kanye West, Justin Bieber and more.
In the midst of a nine-year acting stint on the high school drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, aspiring rapper Drake released a pair of mixtapes that resulted in “Replacement Girl” getting airtime on BET. That was 2007; this is now, and following two simultaneous top 10 hits (“Every Girl” and “Best I Ever Had”), Drake has taken the ever-fickle hip-hop world by storm with the release of his debut album, Thank Me Later, which sold a hip-hop record of almost 450,000 copies in the first seven days.
As a 2010 Grammy Awards performer and a recent partner in rap crime with industry bigwigs like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Eminem, Drake is rapping in the big leagues and embracing the title of this year’s most successful hip-hop underdog. Now, to go along with his new Light Dreams and Nightmares tour, and the production of his next album, Drake is entrenching himself in our collective cultural consciousness further with a video game role in the third edition of the best-selling Gears of War series. For all of his success, we’ll thank him… later. For now, let’s enjoy his music.