Published Nov 15, 2011Drake is only 25 years old, but the Canuck rap sensation has already led one hell of an interesting life. Having found success in the worlds of acting (as Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation) and music, the man also known as Aubrey Graham is now being explored with a new biographical comic book. Entitled Fame: Drake, it's due out in January through Bluewater Comics.
The comic was illustrated by Mike Johnson (with a cover by Joe Phillips) and written by Marc Shapiro. The author's slightly dubious previous titles include Fame: Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber: The Fever! and Infamous: Lindsay Lohan.
In a press release, Shapiro noted that he finds Drake to be "refreshingly real and down to earth."
He explained, "What makes Drake such a distinctive creative personality is that he's not just one thing. His music encompasses hip-hop, rap, old style rhythm and blues, soul and pop. And he's somebody whose music is commercial enough that you can actually hear his music on the radio if you search long enough."
He further added, "You could die of old age waiting to find somebody who has as much soul... as Drake."
So clearly this biography isn't going to be a scathing critique.
But, hey, the comic only costs $3.99, so it's not like you've got that much to lose by checking this one out. If you're interested, pre-order a copy through Amazon.
Drake's sophomore LP Take Care dropped today (November 15) via Young Money/Cash Money/Universal.