Drake once revealed his three favourite artists to work with
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Drake once revealed his three favourite artists to work with

Drake’s career has been one of extremes that doesn’t look like it will end anytime soon. The 37-year-old emcee and singer has been on a winning streak ever since the release of his debut album Thank Me Later in 2010. Five Grammy awards, 17 BET awards and a whopping 34 Billboard awards later, he is still one of the most revered artists in hip-hop. 

The Canadian (real name Aubrey Graham) has undeniably had an impact on hip-hop. For better or worse, his arrival in the culture most definitely shifted the sonics of the genre, and from his humble beginnings as Lil Wayne’s protégé, he has become one of the most successful rappers of his generation.

The rapper’s projects constantly evolve, and with each album, we see the Scorpion rhymer evolve. Nonetheless, many still despise Graham. Commentators such as Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks have been critical of his work for years, and most recently, Budden accused the artist of “rapping for children.”

Regardless of external opinions, Drake has continued to make music over the years and has collaborated with an unfathomable amount of artists hailing from all over the world.

In 2016, Drake collaborated with Nigerian afrobeat singer Wizkid to create ‘One Dance.‘ A track that was certified diamond by the RIAA and topped the charts in over ten countries, including the US and Canada.

In 2018, Drake began to work with UK artists such as Skepta, Giggs and Dave and has been a close collaborator of the Jamaican dancehall emcee Skillibeng. He has even collaborated with the South African DJ and record producer Black Coffee.

However, Graham has three favourite artists with whom he has worked. In a 2010 interview with Fuse, the ‘In My Feelings’ lyricist spoke about his top three, stating, “Me and Jay[Z] have the greatest relationship so every time we work, it’s always fun! No matter what we’re doing, music or shows or whatever.”

He continued, “In the studio, the greatest experience I had was with Alicia Keys. She made it so comfortable for me to be there. I was a little intimidated and overwhelmed [but] she just made me feel right at home we came up with a great song, which is ‘Unthinkable.'”

He concluded, “Wayne is my favourite person to work with as it’s oh! Lil Wayne is too good. We gotta give Wayne the love he’s just too god!” You can watch Drake’s 2010 interview in the video below.

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