Drake

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What’s his deal?
Even more so than most pop stars, Drake is a sort of prism: what people see when they look at him depends entirely on the angle they’re looking from. So before getting into that, here are the facts: Aubrey Drake Graham was born in 1986 to a black American man and a white Jewish Canadian woman in Toronto, Canada. Almost exactly twenty years later, he released his first mixtape, Room for Improvement, via MySpace. Five years after that, he is one of the most popular rappers/singers in modern pop, immediately identifiable by his signature “unh” before a verse.

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