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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Drake

1. His father is African-American (by way of Memphis, Tennessee) and his mother is Jewish-Canadian.
1. His father is African-American (by way of Memphis, Tennessee) and his mother is Jewish-Canadian.
attends Comedy with Aziz Ansari and a Drake Performance presented by Bing at The Bing Bar on January 21, 2012 in Park City, Utah.
2. He got the name "Drake" from his birth certificate--Aubrey Drake Graham.
2. He got the name "Drake" from his birth certificate--Aubrey Drake Graham.
attends Comedy with Aziz Ansari and a Drake Performance presented by Bing at The Bing Bar on January 21, 2012 in Park City, Utah.
3. Before Drake became the future of Lil Wayne's pool of artists, Wayne acted as a mentor to Drake.
3. Before Drake became the future of Lil Wayne's pool of artists, Wayne acted as a mentor to Drake.
attends Comedy with Aziz Ansari and a Drake Performance presented by Bing at The Bing Bar on January 21, 2012 in Park City, Utah.
4. Drake played wheelchair-bound teenager Jimmy Brooks in the television series: "Degrassi: The Next Generation."
4. Drake played wheelchair-bound teenager Jimmy Brooks in the television series: "Degrassi: The Next Generation."
attends Comedy with Aziz Ansari and a Drake Performance presented by Bing at The Bing Bar on January 21, 2012 in Park City, Utah.
5. Drake's father, Dennis Graham,  is a respected drummer who has played for Jerry Lee Lewis. s. Drake also has two musical uncles, Larry Graham, a past bassist for Prince and Sly and the Family Stone, and Teenie Hodges, a guitarist who has co-written hits for Al Green and played with Talking Heads.
5. Drake's father, Dennis Graham, is a respected drummer who has played for Jerry Lee Lewis. s. Drake also has two musical uncles, Larry Graham, a past bassist for Prince and Sly and the Family Stone, and Teenie Hodges, a guitarist who has co-written hits for Al Green and played with Talking Heads.
attends Comedy with Aziz Ansari and a Drake Performance presented by Bing at The Bing Bar on January 21, 2012 in Park City, Utah.
6. Drake is managed by the power house company Hip Hop Since 1978.
6. Drake is managed by the power house company Hip Hop Since 1978.
Recording artist Drake performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino January 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
7. Drake has 10 #1 singles on the Billboard Rap Chart, tying him with Diddy!
7. Drake has 10 #1 singles on the Billboard Rap Chart, tying him with Diddy!
<> in Times Square on December 31, 2011 in New York City.
8. Drake feels strongly about is the genocide taking place in Darfur.
8. Drake feels strongly about is the genocide taking place in Darfur.
<> in Times Square on December 31, 2011 in New York City.
9. He tweets potential tattoos.  "All my Tweets are things I'd tattoo on me if I was a tattoo type," he's told Rolling Stone.
9. He tweets potential tattoos. "All my Tweets are things I'd tattoo on me if I was a tattoo type," he's told Rolling Stone.
onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
10.  He went to see Lil Wayne three times while Weezy was locked up in New York's Riker's Island jail.
10. He went to see Lil Wayne three times while Weezy was locked up in New York's Riker's Island jail.
attends the launch of Google Music hosted by T-Mobile at Mr. Brainwash Studio on November 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
11. His celebrity crush is Kat Dennings, star of Two Broke Girls. His other crushes include Meagan Good and Eva Mendes.
11. His celebrity crush is Kat Dennings, star of Two Broke Girls. His other crushes include Meagan Good and Eva Mendes.
onstage during the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
12. Drake almost played a show with Hanson last year, but the crowd for the free performance at New York's South Street Seaport was so large that a riot broke out, and it had to be canceled.
12. Drake almost played a show with Hanson last year, but the crowd for the free performance at New York's South Street Seaport was so large that a riot broke out, and it had to be canceled.
onstage during the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
13. Drake writes all of his raps directly into his BlackBerry.
13. Drake writes all of his raps directly into his BlackBerry.
arrives at the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
14. Drake's "Best I Ever Had" video was directed by Kanye West.
14. Drake's "Best I Ever Had" video was directed by Kanye West.
attends the Songwriters Hall of Fame 42nd Annual Induction and Awards at The New York Marriott Marquis Hotel - Shubert Alley on June 16, 2011 in New York City.
15. He's planning on launching a clothing line called A&S
15. He's planning on launching a clothing line called A&S
16. His favorite music group is N.E.R.D.
16. His favorite music group is N.E.R.D.
MIAMI, FL - MAY 1: Rapper Drake and DJ Khaled sit court side in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 1, 2011 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2011 (Photo by Isaac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
17. His dream car is a Rolls Royce Phantoms.
17. His dream car is a Rolls Royce Phantoms.
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 27: Rapper Drake poses on the red carpet at the 2011 Juno Awards on March 27, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)
18. It's true. Drake HAS dated Rihanna.
18. It's true. Drake HAS dated Rihanna.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Singer Rihanna and Rapper Drake perform during half-time during the 2011 NBA All-Star Game on February 20, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
19. His favorite places are Los Angeles and Montreal.
19. His favorite places are Los Angeles and Montreal.
during the 2011 NBA All-Star game at Staples Center on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
20. His idols are are Pharell Williams and Denzel Washington.
20. His idols are are Pharell Williams and Denzel Washington.
ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 14: Rapper Drake attends the NBA All-Star Game, part of 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend at Cowboys Stadium on February 14, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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