When Aubrey Drake Graham was a kid, he loved "chillin", "maxin & relaxin" and aspired to be "a great breakdancer & singer." Little did he know that he would grow up to become one of the most loved (and hated on) pop icons in the game. Before Drake signed with Lil Wayne'sYoung Money label, sold millions of albums and headlined shows around the world, he was known for playing 'Jimmy Brooks' on the television series 'Degrassi.' Before THAT he was your average Jewish Canadian kid growing up in Toronto's wealthy 'Forest Hill' neighborhood who enjoyed ice cream, boy scouts and pool parties. Accompanied by quotes from Drizzy himself, the following photos are humorous, cute and awkward at times, but they all pay homage to one person in particular -- 'The Old Drake'
“A young king, pay me in gold.”
“Send the haters all my love. X and O.”
“I don’t really give a f-ck, and my excuse is that I’m young. And I’m only getting older so somebody shoulda told ya I’m on one.”
The Last Boy Scout
“All I care about is money and the city that I’m from.”
Pool Party Life
“Don’t need a towel, we could dry off in the covers.”
They're Hatin', I'm Skatin'
“Baby you winter time cold. The night is still young, drink that dinner wine slow.”
“Just smile and smell good.”
“Never drop the ball, f-ck are y’all thinking?"
The Man On Campus
"She say they miss the old Drake, girl don't tempt me"
Hair Bear Stare
“If amazing was a young girl I would be in jail because I’m f-ckin’ amazing.”
Before Young Money
“Whole crew’s in here ’cause I don’t really know who I’ma lose this year.”