Due to the economic status associated with the neighbourhood, Drake described the school as "not by any means the easiest school to go to.
When asked about the mixtape, Drake described the project as "pretty straightforward, radio friendly, [and] not much content to it." The mixtape was released for sale only, and confirmed to have sold over 6,000 copies.
In 2007, he released his second mixtape, Comeback Season.
I lived in the basement, my mom lived on the first floor. It was what we could afford." He attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he demonstrated an affinity for the arts, first acting while an active student at the school.
He later attended Vaughan Road Academy in the city's multicultural Oakwood–Vaughan neighbourhood.
They were followed by two mixtapes, with the trap-influenced If You're Reading This It's Too Late, and a collaboration with Future for What a Time to Be Alive, in 2015. Its single "One Dance" topped the chart in several countries, including the U.
S., the UK and Canada, where it became his first number-one single as the lead artist.Released from his recently founded October's Very Own label, it spawned the single "Replacement Girl", featuring Trey Songz.The song made Drake become the first ever unsigned Canadian rapper to have his music video featured on BET, with "Replacement Girl" being featured on the channel's "New Joint of the Day" segment on April 30, 2007.Drake acts as a producer, producing under the pseudonym of Champagne Papi.Using the "OVO" moniker, Drake has his own clothing line and his own channel on Beats 1 Radio.He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in June 2009. His next two releases were 2011's Take Care and 2013's Nothing Was the Same, with certifications of quadruple and triple platinum respectively in the U.