Music
by Andy Moore on August 3, 2012

In an interview with Now Toronto, the only person to ever successfully combine rapping and singing revealed what he's been up to this summer. Plotting another attack on Chris Brown? Plowing Nicki Minaj? Try again.

“I’m actually spending my summer graduating high school,” admits the rapper on a too-rare visit back home. “That’s my main focus after OVO Fest. I only have one credit left, and I’m really excited about that.”

It’s a particularly Canadian answer from a performer who’s somehow managed to turn all the nice and boring bits of our identity into a wildly successful hip-hop brand. Rival rappers can’t even successfully diss him for being soft, because he’s never bothered pretending to be hard. And as exciting as this city can be, we still tend to fear that we seem provincial compared to places like New York or London.

I just had a vision. Drake struggling on a term paper needed to pass a philosophy class. The paper due the next day. A struggle to come up with a topic that will encapsulate the frailty of human life. “I've got it!” he finally yells. 

“YOLO!”