The ‘Ovolution’ of Drake

Drake Feature

October 24, 1986: Aubrey Drake Graham was born to teacher Sandi Graham and musician Dennis Graham.


At the age of five, Graham’s parents divorced and he was raised by his mother in Toronto. On occasion he would spend summers with his father in Memphis. As a child he attended Jewish Day School, played minor hockey with the Weston Red Wings, and also had his Bar Mitzvah. Upon entering the sixth grade, Drake and his mother moved to the more affluent neighborhood of Forest Hill. However, the rapper said the move was a struggle for his mother:

“She wanted the best for her family. She found us a half of a house we could live in. The other people had the top half, we had the bottom half. I lived in the basement, my mom lived on the first floor. It was not big, it was not luxurious. It was what we could afford.”

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