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Misconceptions About Drake's Upbringing

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do you still think Drake "Started From the Bottom?"

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Itís the same **** how I used to say everybody thinks I went to some private school and my family was rich. Maybe itís my fault. Maybe I havenít talked enough about it, but I didnít grow up happy. I wasnít in a happy home.

My mother was very sick. We were very poor, like broke. The only money I had coming in was off of Canadian TV, which isnít that much money when you break it down. A season of Canadian television is under a teacherís salary, Iíll tell you that much. Itís definitely not something to go ****ing get.

Every story has you growing up in this very affluent, all-Jewish neighborhood.

Hereís the thing, I grew up on Weston Road. Thatís near the west end of the city. Itís not the nicest area in the world. I grew up there. I moved to Forest Hill in the sixth grade. So I didnít grow up in Forest Hill. I grew up out there. My pictures are in the school, Iím sure. You can go check it out. I went to Weston Collegiate for summer school. I wasnít always in Forest Hill.

My mother happens to be a Jewish woman. She wanted the best for her family. She found us a half of a house we could live in. The other people had the top half, we had the bottom half. I lived in the basement, my mom lived on the first floor. It was not big, it was not luxurious. It was what we could afford.

I went to school with kids that were flying private jets. This guy distributes Rolex in Canada, and this person owns Turtle car wax, and this person owns Roots clothing, and I went to school with kids who were very fortunate. I never fit in. I was never accepted.

From there, I switched to a school called Vaughan Road, which again, is not by any means the easiest school to go to. Itís a tough school. I went to visit my dad in Memphis. Iíve been around a lot of **** in my life, and I just donít solicit those stories. Those are just my stories man.

My life is mine to remember. Right now, I feel like Iím telling you this to prove something to you, and that bothers the **** out of me. Why does it matter? Do I make music you enjoy? Fine. What does it matter where I came from?

Is it going to make you feel better to know that, ďOh man, I used to hang out with Yo Gotti and his manager in Memphis, before his manager got locked up, and I almost got shot in Memphis on New Years Eve, because we used to play around with guns and ****.Ē Does that make you feel better? Does that make me more official all of a sudden?
I donít know, thatís why I never do it. Whatís the point? Then itís the flip side like, ďSo what? You think because...Ē I donít know man. For me, when it comes to ever, ever trying to explain myself or defend myself, I just let the music speak for itself. Thatís all I want to be judged on anyway. My life is my life. Thatís all that should matter.

Of course, itís never going to be all that matters, because people in this generation especially, are obsessed with details of your life. I guess thatís what it is. I always feel guilty that if I start really telling people past-time stories about what I actually used to do, and the fact that I didnít have a father, because he was in jail two separate times.

He did a two-year bid and a three-year bid, I was there when he got taken down. We had just gotten back from Memphis. **** like that. I feel weird saying that ****, because why am I telling you this? It doesnít have anything to do with my album, my music, who I am as a man. Iím doing it so readers can be like, ďAw man, ****. That makes it a little better. Cool.Ē

Iíve seen a lot man. Iíve seen a lot of life, put it that way. Iíve been with the most blessed kids in the world. Iíve been with people whose life is right at the bottom of the barrel. I was on a TV show, I went to art school, I went to hood schools. Iíve lived. Iíve lived a full 24 years man.

Itís not until I ask him why he doesnít challenge more often the widely repeated myth about his rich upbringing in Forest Hill that I hear frustration in his voice.

ďPeople like to build their own story about my life. I donít know if it makes them feel better, or if it makes it okay for them to not like me, but the last thing I grew up as was rich.

ďI had rich friends, but they werenít giving me their money. Iím just not the type of guy to go ĎNo, no, no, Iím not rich.í People can say whatever they want about me, though. If they really want to learn them, the facts are out there. But I guess itís easier on their hearts if I didnít have to struggle, and makes it easier to not like me. It is what it is.Ē

When I remark that I also grew up poor in a rich neighbourhood, he tells me he likes that line and might steal it for a song.

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Antonio Clown

Very powerful
Antonio Clown

Needs to be in the music section so they can shut the **** up


started from the bottom, now we heaaaaa
PT. 💎
bob igers son

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full of power

Power level over 9000
Alex Archibald

wow amzng


powerful as fuk


too much power for one thread

Thank You - Q-Tip/Busta

I don't really like Drake much but you gotta have at least some respect for  him, dude is genuine.

No one man should have all that power

power itt

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