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Thank Me Later Fan Love @drakkardnoir

The line up at HMV 333 Yonge St is out this world. That’s because the first 500 fans to buy THANK ME LATER will receive a special pass to meet Drake! Tons of fans have already bought Thank Me Later at the store, online, and even just received their album in the mail. Want to show some Thank Me Later love to Drake. Tweet a photo of you rockin’ a Thank Me Later album @DrizzyDrake_ORG. This post is going to be updated periodically. How big can this post get =) Continue reading

Drake’s PAPER Cover Story

It may sound cliché, but Drake remembers October 31, 2009, like it was yesterday.

That was the night Drake knew his transformation from Aubrey Drake Graham — star of teen soap opera Degrassi: The Next Generation — to famous rapper had begun. That was the night Jay-Z performed in his hometown.

“Jay-Z coming to Toronto meant every single person was going to be there, which meant the majority of the people in my life were there,” the 23-year-old rapper recalls. “And there was a big rumor around the city: Is Drake close enough to Jay where he would bring me out? And people were like, ‘No, it would never happen.’”

Well, it did happen. Not only did Jay-Z bring Drake out to perform on stage with him, he let a still-fringe artist perform one of his own songs, “Successful,” in its entirety. “I’ll never forget that. I must have looked in the eyes of 40 people I know in the first 20 rows,” Drake says, sounding still somewhat shocked. “There were ex-girlfriends, guys who hated me, people who loved me, my mother — and it was just like, ‘This is it.’” Like most other testaments to Drake’s success, there’s a video on the Internet to prove the moment actually happened.

Look for this article in PAPER’s Summer 2010 music issue on newsstands June 21 or read the rest here.

Drake – 9AM In Dallas (Mastered)

Drake - 9am In Dallas

DOWNLOAD | Drake – 9AM In Dallas (Mastered)

“9AM In Dallas” is one of the two bonus tracks featured on Thank Me Later. Be sure to purchase your copy on Tuesday.

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Drake Is “Almost Famous”!

“At just twenty-three, Canadian rapper Drake is already leagues ahead of those who’ve come before.”

Lil Wayne 2.0 seems like he was designed in a laboratory, so perfectly is he suited to be pop culture’s next superstar. He was born into music, writes and raps like his mentor, dresses up instead of down, and vaguely resembles a young Obama.

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