How did Drake become the superstar of this decade?

q This is q's weekly music panel, dissecting the biggest new releases and the most interesting music news of the week. This week, the panel takes a look at Drake's global impact.
Drake at the the premiere of HBO's Euphoria. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Every Friday, the q This panel looks at the biggest stories in music news. Today, music journalist A. Harmony and podcast host and producer Kofi Carmichael, also known as Friday Ricky Dred, from the We Love Hip Hop Podcast joins guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to discuss Drake's massive career and global impact.  

This week, CBC Music launched a project called Decade of Drake. The documentary series takes a closer look at the rapper's massive global impact over the past decade. 

The panel discusses what it is about Drake that sets the rapper apart from other artists, the influence he's making in the music industry and if his Canadian identity has anything to do with his fame.

You can learn more about CBC Music's Decade of Drake project at www.cbc.ca/music and you can watch their in-depth documentary Drake's Plan on CBC Gem streaming now.

— Produced by Emma Godmere

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