- NAME: Drake
- OCCUPATION: Television Actor, Rapper
- BIRTH DATE: October 24, 1986 (Age: 27)
- Did You Know?: All of Drake's raps are typed out in his Blackberry before he records them in the studio.
- Did You Know?: Drake comes from a musical family, with a father—Dennis Graham—who was a drummer for Jerry Lee Lewis and an uncle who played bass for Prince.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Toronto, Canada
- Full Name: Aubrey Drake Graham
- AKA: Aubrey Graham
- AKA: Drake
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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TV and rap star Drake is best known in Canada for playing wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation, and for hit songs like "Best I Ever Had" and "Take Care."
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Drake came to fame playing wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks in seven seasons of, "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Drake began circulating mixtapes of his raps, and signed a record deal. His songs include "Best I Ever Had," and "Take Care."
Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records at the age of 9. After success as part of the duo B.G. and group Hot Boys, he released his debut solo album in 1999 and often appears on songs by other artists.
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Nicki Minaj's family moved to Queens, where she attended La Guardia High School. She was introduced to rapper Lil Wayne, who signed her to Young Money Entertainment and launched her career.
A modern renaissance man, Jamie Foxx is one of the most spectacularly versatile performers in show business today. He began on "In Living Color," and would go on to win an Oscar for playing Ray Charles in "Ray."
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Professional basketball player Tony Parker, a male model and two women—all hurt in the brawl—are among those who have filed suit against the performers. In addition, Drake and Brown began legal proceedings against each other in court in early 2013 over who is responsible for starting the grisly clash.
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Drake settled another legal matter out of court. He reached an agreement with former girlfriend Ericka Lee over her contributions to the song "Marvin's Room." Lee had sued Drake in 2012 seeking credit for co-writing the track.
Personal obstacles never seem to sidetrack Drake for long. He released a new single, "Started from the Bottom," in early 2013. The song, from his critically-acclaimed 2013 album Nothing was the Same, reflects his personal struggle for fame and success. "I just wanted to make it known that I did work really hard to get here and it wasn't just a fluke and it wasn't easy by any means," he explained to MTV News.
As his rap career moves forward, Drake hopes that his unconventional rise to hip-hop fame will continue to prove an asset, not a hindrance. "This whole thing is unusual at this point," he says, "so we're just rolling with the fairytale vibe."
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