Decade of Drake



Drake rose to the top — now he's staying there with the help of new artists

"Drake listens to hip hop like a critic listens to hip hop.' — Jon Caramanica


How Drake built an empire that went far beyond his music

'I tell every artist that I manage in the beginning, we need to be thinking about growing your brand' — Cortez Bryant, Drake's former manager.

The uncanny parallels between Drake and Leonard Cohen

How Toronto's 6ix god mirrors Montreal's secular saint.

How Drake uses the internet to generate viral moments

'I forgot he was an actor' — Jae Richards

Meet all the artists inside Drake's musical sphere

A guide to everyone, from the star's closest producers to artists who have benefited from his mighty co-sign.

The art of becoming an icon: how Drake focused his vision

'There's a desire to push boundaries.' — Fleur Fortuné

From dancehall to New Orleans bounce: how Drake expanded his sound

'He's a chameleon that way.' — Jabbari Weekes

How Drake is inspiring the next wave of Toronto artists

'We're all making noise.' — Swagger Rite

Drake mysteriously delivers flowers in Toronto to tease More Life Growth Co.

Those are some fancy greenhouses in the rapper's recent Instagram post.

CBC Kids does Drake: a 'Hotline Bling' parody

Cottonball the Cat, Gary the Unicorn, Mr. Orlando the Moose and Makeup Monster are all in on it.

How Drake broke into the U.S. market

'I already knew he was gonna be the biggest star in the world. Hands down.' — Cortez Bryant

10 signature moves all Drake fans will know

From courtside antics to viral music video moments, Drake's career has been filled with memorable moves.

From 0 to 100: Watch this tiny sculpture of Drake come to life

Artist Juliana LePine makes a miniature version of Drake — but it is far, far more detailed than you could ever imagine.

Drake's Toronto: an interactive guide to the mogul's hometown

From his days on the Degrassi set to building the multi-faceted OVO brand, Drake's history is embedded in the streets of Toronto.

Remember when the Toronto Symphony covered Drake at the Polaris Prize gala?

It was 2015 and members of the TSO played an arrangement of 'Know Yourself.'

How Drake built his dream team

'[Drake and 40] took it to a higher level than we had ever done yet.' — Saukrates

The Oracle of LA charts Drake's rise from the bottom to the top

How Drake’s astrological chart predicted an icon in the making.

CBC Music presents Decade of Drake

Get ready for a big retrospective on one of Canada's most influential musicians of the 2010s.

Majid Jordan, Les Louanges, Jessie Reyez and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh tracks to revive your playlist right now.

'It sells records': Drake and his dad clash over absentee father claims in lyrics

The Toronto rapper fired back on social media after Dennis Graham's latest radio interview.

Toronto will host the 2021 Juno Awards

For its 50th anniversary, Canada's biggest night in music returns to the city where it all started.

Is Drake's new Beatles tattoo an ode or insult to the British rockers?

The Toronto rapper shattered 2 of the band's Billboard records last year.

Meet the new faces of Canadian hip hop

In a post-Drake era, these 10 artists are redefining how the genre looks and sounds.

Haviah Mighty, Robbie Robertson, Drake and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

These albums didn't win the Polaris Music Prize — but we think they could've

Which albums did you root for?