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The truth about Drake’s so-called ‘rough life’

By Ione Friess

Almost everyone has heard of the rapper Drake. I heard about him almost two years ago, and I didn’t really care too much for him or his music.

That was, until I saw who he was. Turns out, I’d known him all along, only I knew him as a familiar face from my sister’s favorite TV show, “Degrassi.”

After learning who Drake really was, I started listening to a few of his songs more carefully.  The lyrics from his songs really irritated me because he sings about things that aren’t true.

Drake’s real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, and he took his stage name from his middle name.

He claims to have started from the very bottom, but before his parents’ divorce, life wasn’t that rough.  After the divorce, his mother worked hard to make sure he kept a stable life.

Perhaps that can be considered a tough time in his life, but still he lived in Canada. Life’s roughness was based solely on his perceptions of his own shortcomings, instead of a dangerous lifestyle.

Graham’s acting took off in his early teens, and he had been doing well ever since with his successful role in “Degrassi.” He speaks perfect and clear Canadian English, and yet he performs and raps as if he grew up on the jagged streets of America.

The only songs with any truth to them are the ones about love and relationships. The rest are bull. I don’t believe in the “you sing what sells” method of success.

I believe that someone who sings about events that aren’t true is worthless. It’s dishonesty and dishonesty is lying.

Drake is ultimately lying about his identity through his songs. By lying about who he says he is, Drake is fake.

It’s Aubrey that’s the reality, and the reality is what he should purely stick to.

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One Response to “The truth about Drake’s so-called ‘rough life’”

  1. Tim D (Doc vintage) on March 21st, 2014 2:33 am

    i write lyrics myself and i can’t say i preach about a “dangerous lifestyle” but if i stuck solely to my lifestyle within my lyrics i wouldn’t have much to write about. i understand people can relate to a simple life but theres not really any harm in rapping about something people tune in to hear i.e. drugs, women, hard exterior, soft interior
    i dont disagree with what your saying by any means, its true, drakes a liar. no disrespect but what rapper today does rap about exactly what their life consists of. kendrick lamar was “real” but he was subject to change as is with anyone else. i dont expect you to see it my way but this is how i see it and i believe i speak for a majority of the populace when i say that. Jay-z started as a fanboy of nash jones and was original in his early discography but he was a victim of hip hops tendency to be refined. kanye west, wale, juicy j, meek mill, machine gun kelly, lil wayne etc. these are all rappers that are relished and were listed within the top 10 rappers of 2013 and i havent heard them spit real material for quite a while. i dont wanna sound biased or like any other asshole that combats peoples opinions for fun but i guess hip hop just isn’t what it used to be. as matter of fact i can’t say it changed its just modern artists are mock ups of the pasts great MCs. as i retire i want to thank you for taking your time to write your column as it was insightful and revealing to aubrey grahams less than spectacular lifestyle and thank you for listening.