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Friday, February 11, 2011

Is Drake really Jewish?

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Why: Joel from 2Pz posted this thing from NYMag:
Drake Is a Really Awesome Jew, Says Drake

TMZ has a video up in which Drake gamely banters with one of their cameramen, who asks, "Who do you think's a better Jew, you or Harvey Levin?" Drake's response: "I don't know. I'm one of the best Jews ever to do it." Any protests there, 3,000 years of beautiful tradition?
I have no idea who this person is, but he looks like this:
which doesn't really mean anything, but his answer kind of sounds like, well, what the hell is he talking about.

: Yes! And from Memphis, kind of!
Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario. He is the son of Dennis Graham, a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis, and Sandi Graham, an educator. Graham's father is an African American from Memphis, Tennessee, and Graham's mother is a white Jewish Canadian. He attended a Jewish day school and had a Bar Mitzvah. His parents divorced when he was five years old, and he was raised by his mother in Toronto's wealthy Forest Hill neighbourhood. He spent most summers with his father in Memphis. Graham stated that his parents' divorce greatly affected him as a person, saying, “I had to become a man very quickly and be the backbone for a woman who I love with all my heart, my mother.
How about it! Also, read about Jerry Lee Lewis's 6 crazy marriages when you get a chance.

Source: Wikipedia

The More You Know: In case you don't know who this half-Jewish half-Memphian is either, here is his song "Best I Ever Had," which got to #2 on the regular US charts in 2009 and was nominated for 2 Grammys. I'm not familiar:

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