Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian born actor and recording artist.
On the acting side, rapper Drake is best known for playing Jimmy Brooks, the physically disabled basketball player on the hit show, Degrassi. As a rapper, he is known as Drake.
Drake released his first mixtape, Room for Improvement, in 2006. As mixtapes usually are, it was made available via Drake’s website and MySpace page.
It proved to be extremely successful prompting Drake to release his second Mixtape in 2007 called Comeback Season. Again, Drake garnered critical acclaim, to the point where heavy-weight like Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and Jay-Z were all vying for a chance to meet the up-n-comer. Drake ended up partnering with Lil Wayne, rapping to the remix of the already popular song “Man of the Year”.
2008 saw the release of Heartbreak Drake, which lead Drake to release his current mixtape in 2009, So Far Gone which features, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Trey Songs, and Mr. West. Drake has also written for all the top producers such as Dr. Dre and Mr. Cartier.
What is the most appealing about Drake’s success story is that he was able to do all of this without the help of a record label. Now, every label under the sun if vying to sign him for U.S. distribution, including Island Def Jam, Atlantic, Warner/Chappell and Bad Boy Records. He is currently signed to ATF in Canada.
A former school bus driver in New York state plead guilty to 37 counts of reckless endangerment and has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for being drunk behind the wheel during a chaotic ride captured on the vehicle’s surveillance video.
” Tiger Woods’ wife boasted to friends at the French ski resort of Chamonix, where she’s vacationing, that the superstar golfer gave her $300-million for Christmas.”
“The British tabloid News of the World reported yesterday that, when her friends asked her what Woods gave her, Elin Nordegren said: “$300-million, thank you very much!”
The fortune is reportedly a settlement to which Woods agreed to make his life “easier”.
Nordegren has piled on the punishment by refusing to allow Woods to see his children on Christmas Day, forcing him and his mother to post their Christmas presents.
The newspaper reported that, since the news of his affairs with up to 18 women broke in November, Woods has distanced himself from his closest aides, refused to speak about business and plans to quit golf until 2012.
Nordegren is hell-bent on divorce.
“She’s 100% determined to split with Tiger. When she boasted of the ‘$300-million Christmas gift’… and then laughed… it was clear to everyone around her that she’s more focused than ever about moving on with her life,” the paper quoted a source as saying. “Tiger has agreed to settle for an easy life.”
Harry Smith spoke with basketball analyst Kenny Smith about an incident where Washington Wizards player Gilbert Arenas pointed a gun at a teammate in the locker room.