Since I am a big fan of hip-hop music, Drake, also known as Champagne Papi, is one of my main idols. He is an obvious role model because of his successful career, his unique heritage, and because he is just a good person who shows his generosity.
Drake has a unique ethnic and religious background. His father is an African-American Catholic, and his mother is white, Canadian, and Jewish. While he considers himself to be a black man, according to the website Factinate, “Being Jewish is kind of a cool twist,” he said.
Drake’s parents divorced when he was five, and he was raised by his mother in Toronto, Canada. He attended Jewish day school, had a Bar Mitzvah, and celebrated the Jewish holidays with his mother.
“Being an outsider made me stronger,” Drake said during an interview.
His high school experience was not easy. It was a time of loneliness and feeling different. “Nobody understood what it was like to be black and Jewish,” he said. Drake later dropped out of school to pursue his acting career and only has a high school education.
Drake began his career as an actor in the show Degrassi and voicing a mammoth named Ethan in Ice Age: Continental Drift. Although he almost took a day job working at a restaurant, music ran in his family, so he followed that path.
This path was evidently the correct one to take considering that he later went on to become one of the world’s most popular recording artist.
He had 2016’s best-selling single with “One Dance,” and “Views” was the third best-selling album in the world. The single hits, “God’s Plan” and “In My Feelings,” were both very popular appearing at number 1 on the top 100 charts throughout 2018.
Drake’s music video for his popular song “God’s Plan,” shows him buying things for people in need, which portrays his caring and humanitarian side.
Drake is a very good role model for young people who are trying to make a difference. His well-earned popularity spreads far beyond his amazing music. He continues to impress people around the world.