Since the early 2000’s Drake has been on the rise – from his days on Degrassi to his current chart-topping status, it seems we’ll always be interested. He’s amassed quite the fortune since those Degrassi days and we’ve got the scoop on it all, including the answer to your most burning questions: “Where does Drake live?”
How old is Drake?
Drake was born on October 24, 1986, making him 31 years of age at the time of this article.
What is the ethnicity of Drake?
Aubrey Drake Graham (or Drake as we know him) was born on October 24, 1986, to parents Dennis and Sandi Graham. Dennis is African-American and originates from Memphis, TN, whilst his mother Sandi is white, Jewish and Canadian.
Although he often visited his dad in Memphis, Drake was actually raised mostly by his mom after his parents split when he was 5 years old. Being raised by a Jewish mother, Drake had a Bar Mitzvah and attended a Jewish school in Toronto.
Speaking about his ethnicity, Drake said “At the end of the day, I consider myself a black man because I’m more immersed in black culture than any other. Being Jewish is kind of a cool twist. It makes me unique.”
Is Drake of Dominican descent?
No, Drake has no trace of Dominican descent as far as we know, however, he has been known to experiment with the culture every now and then making fans question whether Dominican was in his blood.
It all began back in 2011 when Drake rapped in fellow rapper Nicki Minaj’s song ‘Moment 4 Life’ when Drake rapped ‘I’m the Dominican/Big Papi Ortiz’, an ode to the Dominican basketball star David Ortiz.
Then in 2016, his ‘Hotline Bling’ video was released which features Dominican model Damaris Lopez, as well as a Latin dance breakdown mid-song. He has also waved around the Dominican flag around in his ‘Started from the Bottom’ music video. The star has triggered the hashtag #DominicanDrake worldwide.
Where does Drake live now?
Drake is in the midst of building a mega-mansion located in his hometown of Toronto. The property resides in Bridle Path, one of the city’s most well-to-do neighborhoods and reportedly cost the star $6.7 million. And that was for the existing home, not the building costs.
The 35,000 square foot home is exactly unique to Drake’s bespoke requirements, as it is being built from the scratch. The beautiful property includes a spa, screening theatre, massage room, gym, basketball court, basement pool and a hot tub on the roof.
There will be a 35-meter-wide cul-de-sac, 2,000 square foot garage to fit 10 cars, a room just for all his awards, a nearly NBA-sized basketball court, and a massive master suite.
When asked what he’ll do if the neighbors complain about his huge home and the potential noise that comes along with Drake living next door, he says he’ll buy their damn house! And he’s not joking. He’s already done it in Hidden Hills after neighbors complained about his pool parties.
However, his full-time home is in Hidden Hills, CA. Yep. Like, all the Kardashians are his neighbors!
Drake’s House in Hidden Hills is a whopping 12,500 square feet and is proudly named “The Yolo Estate.” He dropped $7.7 million on the rustic-but-decked-out estate in 2012.
The resort-style pool has become the hub of epic parties. The parties often have HUNDRED of people in attendance. I mean, who lets that many people – strangers! – come to their house. #Yikes
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Many people mistake that Drake also has houses in Roswell, Georgia, South Plainfield, New Jersey, and Landrum, South Carolina. Why? Roswell is home to Drake House Closet which provides services to families coming out of homelessness. New Jersey is home to Drake House Museum which is actually a house that dates back to 1746 and is the headquarters of the Historical Society of Plainfield. And Drake House in South Carolina? A small country restaurant serving true Southern-style food including country ham and grits, fried chicken and Kansas City steak.
How did Drake become famous?
Drake rose to fame not once, but twice…as you do. His first break in the industry was as an actor at just 15 years old. He was cast to join the class of Degrassi: The Next Generation. As a young boy, Drake had always wanted to be an actor and his role in Degrassi allowed his dream to prosper. Drake played his Degrassi character, Jimmy, for a solid 7 years!
During his time as Jimmy, Drake won many awards for his role including a Young Artist Award for best ensemble in a TV series. At the age of 22, Drake aged out of the show and embarked on what would become a rap empire.
When did Drake start rapping?
Whilst taking part in Degrassi, Drake knew he wanted a career in music and slowly attempted to cross over into the world of rap. After being cast out of Degrassi at age 22, Drake spent some timing writing music and trying to make ends meet without a steady income. What happened next proved his hard work was worth it…
Drake received a call from Lil Wayne to join his Carter III tour. After touring, recording songs and signing with Lil Wayne’s label Young Money Entertainment, Drake rose to fame as a respected rapper. In 2009, he released his third album named ‘So Far Gone’ which featured hit singles including ‘Best I Ever Had’ and ‘Successful’. ‘Best I Ever Had’ made it to #2, ‘Successful’ went GOLD and even made it to Rolling Stone’s list of 25 best songs of 2009.
Since then, Drake’s music career has gone from hot to sizzling with several songs stealing the #1 spot including ‘Work’, ‘One Dance’ and ‘What’s My Name’. His fourth album ‘Views’ was released in 2016 and spent 13 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Charts.
His title track ‘Hotline Bling’ went on to win a Grammy Award for best rap song and best rap/sung performance.
In May 2017, Drake took home an amazing THIRTEEN awards at the Billboard Music Awards. His wins include Artist of the Year, Top Billboard 100 Album, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Rap Album, Top Rap Tour, and Top Hot 100 Artist.
Is Drake considered a rapper?
Yes! Did you see all the RAP awards he’s won that we listed above? Like him or not, he’s been recognized many times over as a rapper.
In fact, Drake is known as a singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, actor AND entrepreneur. A man of many talents! And a wholeee lotta money.
Drake is a car-lover and has the vehicle of many folks’ dreams….a $2 million dollar Bugatti Veyron. The supercar has a top speed of 253 mph.
But that’s not it. Drake cars include:
- Bugatti Veyron
- Bentley Continental GTC V8
- Brabus 850 6.0
- Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
- Rolls Royce Phantom
- McLaren 675LT
- Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
I mean why not, right?
Is Drake the rapper living in the United States or Canada?
Both! When you’re Drake why would you just stick to one country? As mentioned, he is currently building a mansion in Toronto but his home base (at least for now) is in Hidden Hills, CA – a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles.
Who is rapper Drake dating?
Drake has been known to spark speculation about dating some of the most famous gals in Hollywood – including Nicki Minaj, Rhianna, Jennifer Lopez, Tyra Banks, Hailey Baldwin, Amber Rose, Rita Ora and Serena Williams.
Rumors have been flying around that the rapper is dating model Bella Hadid. Drake held a party for the model’s 21st party which was documented via Bella’s Instagram account. The event was a star-studded gathering of guests including Bella’s sister Gigi Hadid, Martin Garrix and Travis Scott. Bella and Drake are yet to confirm or deny the rumors.
Drake Net Worth
How much is Drake net worth? Thanks to his 7 years on TV, repeated #1 hits, sold out tours and endorsement deals, Drake has amassed an impressive $60 million net worth.
So, there you have it. This dude has already had a long, diverse career and he’s only just getting started. Got more Drake questions? Ask away in the comments!