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Drake's Father Talks Kendrick Lamar's Control Verse, Drake/Al Green Collab + More (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Dennis Graham fathered Drake, told him he would not be as successful as him and watched his son prove him wrong. In a recent interview with XXL, the star of Drake’s “Worst Behaviour” video speaks on raising Drake in Memphis, Kendrick Lamar’s disparaging remarks towards his son and more.

Drake father explains that due to Memphis’ historically bustling music scene and his own immersion in the scene during Drake’s formative years, the Toronto MC has been embraced and mingled with some past and present stars. He even goes on to hint at a possible collaboration between Drake and a certain soul legend:

It’s a music city; a lot of people came out of Memphis. Drake used to hang out with Yo Gotti when he turned 18. I used to bring him to Memphis and he’d go out with Yo Gotti and they’d hang together. Juicy J, I know all of them, Drake knows them. Even Al Green wants to do a collaboration with him. I don’t know what’s going to happen between Drake and Al Green. B.B. King, everybody loves him.

When the conversation turned to his son’s newest frenemy Kendrick Lamar, he made sure to address the elephant in the room:

Kendrick? Okay, I like him. I don’t know what stuff he was talking about. I don’t know what that was. Everybody wants to say they’re the best rapper in the world, I guess everybody should think that about themselves.

Mr. Graham failed to update fans on the collaboration with Drake, “Heart of the Moment” which Drake told MTV was going to be a bonus track on Nothing Was The Same.

Check out the full interview here.

  • Charismatic eNegro Jef Vinson

    Drake’s dad was George Jefferson?

    • TALK_BOSS

      Beat me to it lol

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        me too

  • JLlama

    Drake is cool and his pops is cool but that Sunroof was the “WORST”

  • Sean Power

    who care !! what his dad things

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  • Immortal

    As a father, let alone a black one, how could you put air to your mouth and tell your son that he won’t be better than you? As much as we preach about the raising of black men today and the many failures that have come from the neglect from “sperm donators” of these future leaders, shakers and movers, I cannot fathom how he could say that. I’m sure he’s not saying ish now that his son has gotten his a$$ set on easy street. This is an epic fail and why some of the fathers that do try to be a productive part of their childs life get bad raps no matter what.

  • What did K.Dot say about Drake? I’ve heard of subliminals that “COULD” be indirectly directed towards him but I nothing blatant.

  • @Real_SirJamie

    At least his father is still in his life. Most of you have/had women for role models. That’s why you’re so emotional now and can’t help but be so contentious, gaudy, and upset even when it’s behind a keyboard.

    • Immortal

      Ok, but what kind of “man” tells his son that he’s not going to be as good as he was? Is that a real father or father figure you’d want for your seed? I’m no fan of Drake but I can’t stand it as much as black men struggle to have your own ol man put you down at a young age. Some will say that it was to make him better and it did. Positive reinforcement does the same thing and the father and son can enjoy building that bond together. I’m not upset or emo, but taken aback at what I perceive as a building block not given, like you having great knowledge and not passing it on. I want the cycle to stop.

  • DJ7

    o_O…story seems a bit fabricated to me….pops sound like a piece of work too…not in a good way either

  • ranfan

    Lol only thing changed about drake was the hair. Looks the same

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