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Drake Strikes Gold!

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Rihanna's rumored boyfriend, Drake, just scored big with a record deal with Young Money and Universal Republic.

Drake's debut album, Thank Me Later, is slated for a late 2009 release and features collaborations with Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z.

Drake will be supporting Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy this summer on their Young Money Presents: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival tour.

All the labels were trying to sign him and he ended up going with Wayne's label for a cool $3 mill.


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52 comments to “Drake Strikes Gold!”

  1. 1

    DANG. I used to watch him on Degrassi

  2. 2


  3. 3

    He can't rap worth a crap, either.
    Spinner is better than Jimmy (;

  4. 4

    Spell check..perez!

  5. 5

    eww he is so ugly rihanna has a bad taste in mens 1 chris brown and then this fugly dude come on rihanna you can do so much better.
    well thinking again rihanna isnt that hot so never mind

  6. 6

    He's a poser….LOL!! Was his name Aubry too girly?

    Jimmy from Degrassi.

  7. 7

    Oomygod! dis guy is cute:o)

  8. 8

    I lovee Drake to bad I cant go to his concert :(
    Only if it was on another day in my city

  9. 9

    I can't believe I would watch him on Degrassi,
    and now he's a rapper?
    canadians aren't rappers.

  10. 10

    Craig from Degrassi should've gotten famous.

  11. 11

    it's hard to take him seriously as a rapper.. he was on degrassi for christ sake

  12. 12

    heyy im pretty sure thats Aubrey Graham. he played jimmy on degrassi =] why are people calling him Drake now?? thats a retarded stage name. he rapped on degrassi once when he did that song with Ashley. he's pretty good.

  13. missB says – reply to this


    the dude from degrassi? he now is referred to as "dranke"? is he good???? weird

  14. 14

    hey jimmy , wheres the chair?

  15. 15

    its has big smelly lips

  16. 16

    I used to think this guy was soo hot when he was on "Degrassi". But now he is just plain repulsive, another crude ass rapper who has fucked around with that whore RiRi.

  17. 17

    gee, drake dranke A LOT

  18. 18

    just what the world needs, another fucking rapper.

  19. 19

    a lil overated in hip hop, but cute, i'd do him..

  20. lyom says – reply to this


    Drake is his middle name. And he's a good rapper, even though I will always think of him as Jimmy…

  21. 21

    HE IS SEXY…have you listened to his songs, such as "congratulations", "hustonatlantavegas", "best i ever had" or "every girl"? Check him out before you start talking shit…he is definitely worth the 3 mil i saw him perform and its good!!!

  22. 22

    Drake is his middle name haters!
    He is actually a really good rhymer and his beats are sick!
    He is definetly representing the future of hip-hop and get this - he is so popular from a mix tape! I love his songs - Succesful, Best I ever had, and every girl! Can't wait for his album, its gonna be so hot!

  23. 23


  24. 24

    i hope he fails hardcore. but of course the girls will just eat it up. but from one who knows him…he's shit.

  25. 25

    Get your brows done. Jesus.

  26. - - - says – reply to this


    he can't rap ? he is one of the smartest lyricist in hip hop riqht now .
    & his middle name is drake dumbasses .

  27. 27

    He has the complexion of a boiled polish sausage. gross. Plus he's ugly.

  28. 28

    maybe he had to get herpes to get a deal so he went for rihanna.

  29. 29

    I'm happy for Drake. I've been a huge fan of Degrassi beginnning with the Joey and Caitlain days. What I'm nerved that he's received his goal with the help of RiRi. Yes he may be talented but no one paid attention prior to this. He showed his skills during his time at Degrassi. MERCI!

  30. 30

    Hahaha! Yay Degrassi!!! So freakin cool! NOT!!! Im the best the mother frickin best BEST U NEVER HAD

  31. 31

    I think he's fuggs and he played a character on degrassi that had down syndrome…

  32. 32

    i love drake/aubrey graham!! degrassi is my favorite show. he is a great actor and rapper!

  33. 33

    He is amazing one of my favorite rappers but he goes down alot in my book for even touching that ugly whore rihanna besides that he is amazing.

  34. 34

    Degrassi turd!

  35. 35

    i love Drake :)
    he is so talented and SO FINE! that bitch rihanna doesn't deserve him…

  36. 36

    did "all the labels" try to sign him only after they saw all the publicity he was getting from hanging around rihanna?

  37. 37

    wooooh way to clique-jump, Jimmy!

  38. Remin says – reply to this


    wheelchair jimmy 4lyfeeee

  39. 39

    this is in reply to
    Aetcheight's reply

    Canadians cant be rappers ? Are you fucking stupid? Just because Someone lives in Canada does not they cannot rap! Honestly YOU ARE A FUCKING IDDIOT — IGNORANT PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE THE REASON THE WORLDS A WORST PLACE!!!!

  40. 40

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE DRAKE and my baby blowing up like i new he would he said he was coming into the game around 2006 and now he really doing it he the fucking the best lol love u !

  41. 41

    wonder what his background is? Dominican? whatever it is, I'd let him inside me…the collabs sound great…Kanye is talentless as a performer, but has good beats, so as long he stays behind the glass it could be good

  42. 42

    …aubrey graham?

  43. 43

    aubrey graham is the sexiest and most talented man in the world! I am sooo happy this bright talented canadian man has done this well! He plays Jimmy on degrassi!

  44. 44

    Jake Epstein better get famous after this.
    He's so much hotter. :P

  45. 45

    Haha its Jimmy from Degrassi… does he get street cred for the Sh*t!? bahaha!!

  46. 46

    everytime i hear his song all I think is Jimmy from Degrassi, I can't believe people are taking him seriously

  47. 47

    For someone who just got out of an exteremly public break up, shouln't she think of dateing outside the entertainment field for her next bf?

  48. 48

    yay!!! for him hes a breathe of fresh air. Im so sick of hearing about jay z his old ass really need to give it up

  49. 49


  50. 50

    Uhm I can't take this guy seriously as a rapper.
    He was on Degrassi.What a joke.

  51. 51

    hes so fugly.
    rihanna is so much hotter.

  52. 52

    Drake is really using his acting skills to make people believe that he's really a down rapper. Well all I can say is that Cash Money is going to be the one that cashes in on this deal.