Elle Magazine’s Drake Story

Elle Magazine’s Drake Story


Rap’s newly anointed cool kid, who’s already got hip-hop’s most notorious names on speed dial and some Grammy cred, finally debuts his first album

In the summer of 2008, Lil Wayne, at the height of his dreadlocked, coughsyrup- guzzling Weezy-ness, invited Aubrey Drake Graham—part-time rapper and sweet-faced regular on Canada’s teen soap Degrassi: The Next Generation— to meet him in Houston.

“I waited for about three hours,” says Drake, who trimmed his name (and his ’fro) post-Degrassi. “Finally, someone was like, ‘Okay, Lil Wayne is ready.’ I walked onto his bus and he was getting these massive angel wings tattooed on his sides. It must have been painful, but he wasn’t showing it… Music-Books/Drake-on-Thank-Me-Later" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"[Read The Rest Here]