Drake features dad on his new album
Drake's new album, "Nothing Was the Same," is now a family affair.
According to The Guardian, a bonus track, called "Heat of the Moment," will feature the rapper's own father, Dennis Graham, who reportedly always wanted to be a singer. There's no telling how significant his role will be in the project, but still, it's a notable development considering Drizzy's notoriously rocky relationship with Graham. In 2011, he told Complex that his father did jail time twice, once for two years and another time for three.
"I'm living my dad's dream," Drake explained to XXL magazine in a recent interview. "All he wants to do is go to Beale Street in Memphis and play music. He's rediscovered his passion for music and for being a musician. Like any other family, there have been dark times ... At the end of the day, my dad knows I love him and that he's a great friend of mine, but as far as being a father goes, I look forward to being a better father for the children that I have."
Drake isn't the only hip hop artist who has taken this route, either. The Guardian noted that Nas' father, the famous jazz musician Olu Dara, appeared on his son's single "Bridging the Gap." The collaboration blew up, reaching number 18 on the U.K. charts.
Do you think Drizzy and his dad's single will be as successful?