Using the "OVO" moniker, Drake has his own clothing line and his own channel on Beats 1.
He is also currently acting as the global ambassador for NBA franchise, the Toronto Raptors.
Through his father, bass guitarist Larry Graham and songwriter Teenie Hodges are his paternal uncles.
Drake's parents divorced when he was five years old.
After the divorce, he and his mother remained in Toronto, while his father chose to return to Memphis in order to find a way to supplement himself financially.
Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s.
Intent on pursuing a career as a rapper, he departed the series in 2007 following the release of his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement. Billboard 200 and was soon certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).