Dennis Graham, the father of rapper and actor Drake, is a Memphis-based jazz, blues, and soul musician who used to play the drums for Jerry Lee Lewis. Drake , who first came to prominence thanks to the teen soap opera "Degrassi: The Next Generation," is one of the top-selling artists in the US. Much of that success is the result of years of working hard, of course, but the fact that his father and uncle were musicians definitely helped shape his music career. Dennis Graham , Drake's father, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to a talented family filled with musicians. Dennis' uncle, for instance, was none other than Willie Mitchell, a producer who worked for Al Green. A post shared by champagnepapi champagnepapi on Feb 22, at am PST. As Heavy reported, Dennis taught himself to play several instruments when he was only a child, including the guitar, piano, and drums.
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In Drake's own words, his dad is "wavy", so we think it's time you get to know Dennis Graham. Picture: Instagram. First of all, you probably recognise him, Dennis makes a lot of appearances on Drake's Instagram. Whether it be amazing old photos like this Or just chilling with Drake and Big Sean. In fact, all Drake's friends are friends with his dad too. Like Miguel. And Lil' Wyane.
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Aubrey Drake Graham  born October 24, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. He initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the s; intent on pursuing a career in music, he left the series in after releasing his debut mixtape Room for Improvement. He achieved back-to-back widespread critical successes with his next two albums Take Care and Nothing Was the Same In , Drake was announced as the new "global ambassador" for the Toronto Raptors , thereby joining the executive committee of the NBA franchise. In the same year, Drake announced his development with American entrepreneur Brent Hocking of the bourbon whiskey Virginia Black ; it eventually broke sale records in Canada. Among the world's best-selling music artists , with over million records sold, Drake is ranked as the world's highest-certified digital singles artist by the RIAA. Drake also holds several Billboard chart records; he has the most top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot , the most charted songs of any artists in the history of the Billboard Hot , the most simultaneously charted Hot songs in a single week 27 , the most time on the Hot weeks , and the most Hot debuts in a week Drake's parents divorced when he was five years old. After the divorce, he and his mother remained in Toronto, while his father returned to Memphis, where he was incarcerated for a number of years on drug-related charges.
During the interview, Cannon told Graham that his father was not always present while he was growing up. Cannon said that he and his father are "super cool" now, and asked Graham if he could relate. Graham told Cannon that he had a "deep conversation" with Drake about this. And we really got into a deep conversation about that. I said, 'Drake, why are you saying all this stuff about me, man?