Aubrey Drake Graham Essay

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Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Ontario, Canada. He first became famous for playing a role in the teen TV series, Degrassi in 2001. This went on for 7 years and slowly transitioned into what he is most know for now, rapping. With almost 2 million albums sold, 14 BET awards, 2 Grammy’s and a recent contract with Nike’s Jordan Brand has Drizzy Drake on top of the Hip-Hop world. The song “Look What You’ve Done” from the album Take Care, released November of 2011, is more emotional and personal than most Hip-Hop track. Those vibes are given off from the soothing piano playing in the background and the way he raps about his past. Paul Lester, musical journalist, suggests Drake's style is labeled as soft in his article, "Why do you hate me so much?" Lester goes on to say, " Drake's sound is labeled as "soft" for his genuine, merciful lyrics and soulful melody to most hip hop listeners. Drake has even described himself as "the first person to successfully rap and sing." (The Guardian) In my eyes this is the thing that makes Drake different from others and what makes people drawn to his music “Look What You’ve Done” by Drake, there is an obvious explicit message that he has many different people to thank in his life. Yet most people who listen to the song will not immediately recognize the implicit message that Drake's parents divorced when he was five years old so his mom raised him and was there for him a lot more than his father was. They may also not realize how big of a role Drake's

Most listeners will probably find out that "Look What You've Done" is about different people in Drake's life. Throughout the song he talks about his ex girlfriends, mom, dad, and uncle. He mainly focuses on his mother and his uncle because they did the most for him. But what most of them will not find out is who all the people are he is talking about. In the first verse he describes the love hate relationship he had with his mom when he was younger. (And your back hurt, and your neck hurt, and you smoking heavy And I sit next to you, and I lecture you because those are deadly...... I see painkillers on the kitchen counter, I hate to see it all hurt so bad) Even though this is at the beginning of the song, Drake jumps right in with a sensitive subject. Drake’s mom has been dealing with a condition that Drake did not go into major detail about but In a semi-recent interview at the 2011 Grammy Awards. Drake describes how the piece of bone holding Sandi’s neck and her spine together was withering away. Because of the pain she was in she smoked cigarettes to help lower her stress and pain level but Drakes mom was the most important thing in his life, so he had to tell her to stop. During a surgery she received in 2010, Drake cancelled a European tour to be with her and comfort her. Also in the first verse he explains how he always didn't see eye to eye with his mother. This can relate to other teenage guys which are some of Drake's biggest fans. (we argue...

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