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Drake's Dad

My Son Is a Rap God Because ...

4/28/2012 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dennis Graham, father of DrakeDrake's dad says the hip-hop star was destined to be a mega talent even BEFORE he was born ... for one very specific reason.

TMZ caught up with Dennis Graham -- who was once a drummer for the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis -- outside Mastro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills last night, after he broke bread with his famous son.  

We also spoke to Drake himself ... who confirmed an upcoming project with his musical dad.

Ah, Jimmy Brooks would be proud.


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Sadly even though he is very close to his mom you rarely see shot other together even at events like the Grammy's. Why? She's middle class and Caucasian. You saw way more pics of them in Canada yrs ago, but it seems typical of the U.S. entertainment industry to avoid showing celebs of mixed heritage (especially black/ white whatever that means) with their 'white' parent. Same with Obama. He was very close to his grandmother but during and after the inauguration she and his mom were Harley mentioned or pics shown but his dad who left was constantly referred to. I hope Drake stands up for his mom's right to be seen and known even if his U.S. PR team think she is bad for his image (and for other reasons) because she has the wrong skin color.

886 days ago

the real diva    

he's no RAP GOD. he is just a canadian lucky to have made a rap record.. i'm sure he is still more well known for being on Degrassi THE NEXT GENERATION. then rapping.

886 days ago


So happy for the Degrassi reference hahahaha

886 days ago


How I love you for mentioning Jimmy! :)

886 days ago


What talent does it take to be a "rap god"? ANYBODY can rap. Drake is just more disgusting than some and doesn't look like a ghetto rat. But he is.

886 days ago


i don't listen to rap but, drake sucks. he really does.

886 days ago


Drake has what I call.... a "magoo mouth" .... ala Homer Simpson.

886 days ago


so wait, Drake's dad is Richard Pryor?

886 days ago

Mike stonemike    

Therea no e in Mastros, tmz. A veru common mistake for people that are out of touch......

886 days ago

Big Boss    

Nas is a rap god. Drake is just lucky.

886 days ago


Wow....Drake looks a lot like his dad, I didn't know his dad was a musician now I see where he got his musical talent from his dad and he seems like a nice guy. Good news TMZ

886 days ago


Drake sucks!!! He is monotone and all his songs sound the same, "rap god" soo funny. No one would even listen to him if he didn't collaborate with everyone in the industry (people with actual talent)

883 days ago

THE-KILLUMINATED-ONE he's been doing it for a quick second. Tupac, Biggie, Snoop, Has, Eminem. Drakes still a Freshman. He hasn't earned his stripes yet.

843 days ago


Lmao! Yall Really Hating On Drake? When Yall Become Famous Rappers .. Ya Can Say Whatever T'f Yall Want!

583 days ago
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