Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur, Aubrey Drake Graham, known mononymously as Drake has celebrated his son, Adonis, on his fourth birthday.
The 34-year-old shared pictures and videos of himself and his son in both his Instagram post and Instagram Stories on Monday.
Adonis was born on October 11, 2017 to French painter and former model, Sophie Brussaux.
Brussaux’s pregnancy was the subject of several rumours after featuring in a TMZ article in early 2017. After the nature of the pair’s relationship was discussed in Pusha T’s “The Story of Adidon”, Drake confirmed his fatherhood on the album Scorpion in 2018, citing a desire for his child’s privacy.
Born on October 24, 1986, Drake would be turning 35-year-old on October 24, 2021.
The rapper gained recognition by starring in the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–2007), Drake released his debut mixtape Room for Improvement in 2006.
He subsequently pursued a career in music and released the mixtapes Comeback Season (2007) and So Far Gone (2009) before signing with Young Money Entertainment.
While Drake’s earlier music primarily spanned hip hop and R&B, his music has delved into pop and trap in recent[when?] years. Additionally, his music has drawn influence from regional scenes, including Jamaican dancehall and UK drill.
Drake is known for his egotistical lyrics, technical ability, and integration of personal backstory when dealing with relationships with women. His vocal abilities have been lauded for an audible contrast between typical hip-hop beats and melody, with sometimes abrasive rapping coupled with softer accents, delivered on technical lyricism.
His songs often include audible changes in lyrical pronunciation in parallel with his upbringing in Toronto, and connections with Caribbean and Middle Eastern countries which include such phrases as “ting”, “touching road”, “talkin’ boasy” and “gwanin’ wassy”.
Most of Drake’s songs contain R&B and Canadian hip hop elements, and he combines rapping with singing. He credits his father with the introduction of singing into his rap mixtapes, which have become a staple in his musical repertoire.
The rapper’s incorporation of melody into technically complex lyrics was supported by Lil Wayne, and has subsequently been a critically acclaimed component to Drake’s singles and albums.