Celebrity Style: Drake
Being from Toronto myself, I haven’t seen as much hype about a Canadian hip-hop artist as there has been with Drake.
Having grown up in one of Toronto’s wealthier neighborhoods, Forest Hills, Drake initially became known for his role on the hit Canadian TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation.
His music career launched in 2006 when he released his first mixtape, Room for Improvement, on his website and MySpace.
In April 2007, the 22 year-old became the first unsigned Canadian rapper to have a music video featured on BET (for “Replacement Girl”, from his second mixtape titled Comeback Season).
It wasn’t until Lil Wayne noticed his talent that Drake’s career really took off full speed.
Lil Wayne and Drake
As the pair began to collaborate musically, Lil Wayne became known as the budding star’s mentor.
Fast forward a few years that included more mixtapes and collaborations with the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West and more, Drake is finally due for his official debut album.
The L.A. Times recently reported this about his deal with Young Money:
“Under the unusually lucrative agreement with Aspire/Young Money/Cash Money Records distributed through Universal, Drake is getting a $2 million advance. He retains the publishing rights to his songs and cedes only around 25% of his music sales revenues to the label as a ‘distribution fee’, his managers said“.
The album, titled Thank Me Later, is due for a late 2009 release.
As Drake’s success continues, his fashion style will surely adapt and advance.
Brands are already wanting him to represent their gear, and with more wealth he may begin splurging on things he may have not been able to afford in the Degrassi days.
Drake for LRG
Drake seems to have a pretty classic urban style, showing much love to hoodies, baggy jeans, Nike sneakers and fitted hats worn backwards.
He refrains from rocking a lot of “bling” at this point, although of course that may change by the sounds of his recent record deal!
Up to this point, would you say that Drake knows how to dress or do you think he needs to step up his style game?
Get his laid back look using pieces from DrJays.com and DJPremium.com: