Drake To Graduate From High School This Summer

Drake plans to hit the books following his OVO Festival this year.

Drake has spent the last few years establishing his name in Hip Hop, but he's taking some time to finish what he started. This summer, Drizzy intends to graduate from high school following his OVO Festival, with plans to complete his last credit and receive his diploma.

“I’m actually spending my summer graduating high school,” he told Now Toronto. “That’s my main focus after OVO Fest. I only have one credit left, and I’m really excited about that.”

Before he hits the books, the Young Money rapper will throw his annual OVO Festival this Sunday (August 5th). He explained that he wanted to create something special for his hometown, which artists often pass over during tours.

“I just wanted to create a special night for the city. When I grew up, I always used to hear how we never get anything good coming through Toronto," he said. “We actually do get some great things in Toronto compared to many other places, but it’s true that sometimes you might not see your favourite hip-hop artist for a full year, or even two. Sometimes we do get skipped over here.”

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79 Comments

  • Anonymous

    "Lil B's school?" That little building he went to everyday for 4 years was a trap house.

  • Anonymous

    "2Chainz and Plies have college degrees" Their transcripts are under investigation.

  • Anonymous

    DRAKE NOT A HS GRADUATE JUST PLAYED ONE ON TV.

  • Sealittle

    Just mean muggin' in the picture. fuck this noise, this brother is 26 without his education. wake the fuck up. you went to highscool in toronto. grow the fuck up, drake.

  • iamhiphop

    As much as I hate Drake and his music, I have to give him respect for trying to get his education. If only other niggas can of doing the same thing.

  • Blight

    Yo everyone giving him respect should stop because he is 25...he should been graduated high school and college....does any person read bios on artist anymore...this makes him dumb!!!!

    • ETK

      yeah, and so does Lupe, J.Cole, Wayne I think and so on. but the point is a lot of emcees don't, you can count on your fingers how many of those niggas hit the books

    • Anonymous

      i have a college degree

    • Anonymous

      2Chainz and Plies have college degrees.

    • ETK

      okay, let me repeat this again. rappers in general DO NOT have a respectable education. Young Jeezy, DMX, Eminem, T.I. are just a parcel of rappers who've openly bragged about dropping out of school and becoming highly successful with cash bulging out their pockets. and these niggas are much older than Drake. Age doesn't fucking matter. relatively, in the universe he's in, it doesn't make Drake dumb. you're dumb for not knowing this.

  • JETLIFE116

    ..thought he graduated Degrassi? loll, nah thats coo doe

  • Anonymous

    People like to build their own story about my life. I dont know if it makes them feel better, or if it makes it okay for them to not like me, but the last thing I grew up as was rich. I had rich friends, but they werent giving me their money. Im just not the type of guy to go No, no, no, Im not rich. People can say whatever they want about me, though. If they really want to learn them, the facts are out there. But I guess its easier on their hearts if I didnt have to struggle, and makes it easier to not like me. It is what it is. HipHop DX never mentioned nothing about Drake thinking he's gone through the struggle! Goddam it! Drake is a cocksuckin' make believe toughie!

  • Anonymous

    ugh, drake is a faggot and so is everyone else who got love for him....

  • wishworks

    That's what's up but don't stop there do Collage too. You can still have a career in the industry in still get them degrees. Stay hungry

  • jr88

    drake, im not a fan but going back to school and finishing what you started is a great thing, congrats.....see hip hop dx bloggers, drake did it now you can too...now get out of your moms basement and go get your diploma you losers!!!!.lol

  • DJ KHALED

    im eatING A HAM SAMMICH! ITS DA BEEEEST! KHALED

  • THE TRUTH

    THIS IS THE BEST PART OF THE ARTICLE HERE WHICH WOULD ENLIGHTEN THE DRAKE HATERS ON THIS WEBSITE WHERE HE TALKS ABOUT THE MYTH THAT HE GREW UP RICH. MOST THE HATERS HATE ON DRAKE BECUASE HE GREW UP WITH SILVER SPOON. HE DIDNT: Its not until I ask him why he doesnt challenge more often the widely repeated myth about his rich upbringing in Forest Hill that I hear frustration in his voice. People like to build their own story about my life. I dont know if it makes them feel better, or if it makes it okay for them to not like me, but the last thing I grew up as was rich. I had rich friends, but they werent giving me their money. Im just not the type of guy to go No, no, no, Im not rich. People can say whatever they want about me, though. If they really want to learn them, the facts are out there. But I guess its easier on their hearts if I didnt have to struggle, and makes it easier to not like me. It is what it is.

  • JuiceboxKlD

    I could've sworn i saw him get his high school diploma at Degrassi. WTF?

  • Anonymous

    He's actually one of the more well spoken rappers. I'm sure he could write much greater lyrics than that what he offers usually.

  • Anonymous

    "but I don't think homie was an academic" Considering how Nas often talks in slang and doesn't always use proper English, that's a strong possibility.

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  • Lil B

    "Drake and Snoop go back to high school" aww shittt!

  • Anonymous

    WTH im going back to finish high school man, cause drake lyk still in high school, i guess im still sooo young......

  • Anonymous

    What a dumb ass. This isn't news.

  • sdfggsdf

    I wonder if Nas still plans to get his high school diploma. I hope Drake gets his though

  • Anonymous

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  • SMARTEST THING HE'S DONE IN HIS WHOLE CAREER

    It's good to see all the wack niggas taking Lil Wayne's example and bowing out of hip hop, whether its temporary or permanent

  • Doubl Negative

    Simply having a certificate indicating that you've achieved a certain level of education is redundant and doesn't help our race. Gaining knowledge through reading is more beneficial, even if you do it out of class and especially if you find reading therapeutic. Nas obviously is well read, and he's not ashamed to let his listeners be aware of that fact, but I don't think homie was an academic, studios pupil. Better that than have some social-engineered programme that condescendly tells students from economicly-deprived neighbourhoods they can achieve their goals if they try hard enough. Dr. King's quixotic dream of Blacks and whites going to the same schools hasn't benefited anyone other than loathsome white-liberals who feel exonerated from their bigoted feelings about Blacks 'cause little Jonny has a token Black friend. These type of people are more sickening to me than Tea Party-ers, cause they're duplicitous and are unaware of their own fear/resentment/aversion/ for our people.

    • Anonymous

      "A school dropout never like the shit from day one" _ Nas on Represent That's my all time favorite but not everybody is going to get signed at 17 and still be recording 19 years later earning decent money. I understand your point too but I wouldn't want my lawyer or my Doctor telling me that shit I'm sure you wouldn't either. A paper on the wall does not make one any smarter but it does put more odds in your favor. Shit even Rozay went to Albany State as much as I hate his music subject matter I respect that.

    • to the Anonymous that mentioned Nas...

      What does your comment about Nas has to do with this discussion? You're the only one that bring up Nas in a conversation that has nothing to do with him. It's obvious you're a Nas stalker.

    • Yo

      Don't agree what eveerything he said but he makes a point. They say you need this paper or that certificate to get into college then to get a good job then to live well off, He found away to break stereotypes and be one of the best at what at something he loves to do without being an ignorant person. The diploma is just a piece of paper hanging on the wall now he's not gonna be any smarter for gaining one credit, but if that will make him feel as if he achieved more then congratulations. And the whole Martin King dream helped nothing but liberals and such does sound a bit ridiculous tho.

    • Anonymous

      Your screenname says a lot about you.You are clearly missing the point here. Considering that not everyone is going to be a artist, what are you going to put on your resume? I dont have a degree but I read a lot of book?

    • Anonymous

      Nas is a contradictory piece of shit that doesn't know what to believe, he's the farest you can be from well read.

    • YouSerious?

      People like you, who offer all criticism and few suggestions or solutions, are sad. Also, to say Dr. King's dream has only benefitted "white liberals" is flat out insulting to a great man. If a man in a comfortable position wants to take some time to get an education, that's his personal goal. I hate Drake's music, but there's literally nothing wrong with him getting a diploma.

    • 2nd that

      What race is that exactly? You mean the human race. The unfortunate thing is that for every Drake there are thousands who pursued the dream and didn't make it and a certificate of education is not a bad thing to fall back on.

    • brian

      you're an idiot

  • So Icy Boi!

    mad respect. dis nigga is smart now. I will graduate too. soon... swag ma new album INFINITE SWAG UNIVERSE coming 8/28. album of a year.. swag

  • Anonymous

    mad respect. dis nigga is smart now. I will graduate too. soon... swag ma new album INFINITE SWAG UNIVERSE coming 8/28. album of a year. swag

  • Anonymous

    Damn, that deserves respect.

  • Anonymous

    you can be bottle throwing pussy like drake and long as your one of the best our that all the kids care about haha. i would listen to something old before i played this weenie

  • Anonymous

    this nigga don't have a GED ? he sound smart.

  • Anonymous

    he should of kept this stoy to himslf hell

  • @CJonno90

    I thought he was going to rejoin Degrassi for a minute there lol

  • Kwaii

    Well, I may not like your music like that Drake...but I respect that you're finishing School.

  • Anonymous

    he better have to do that 40 hours community service like all other students are required to do in ontario to graduate

  • Miles

    anyone that hates on him for this dumb. Many rappers drop out and never go back

  • Anonymous

    lol so what ?? good for him...nigga is still a millionaire, i dont see why people would or even could hate on the fact he's doing something he wants to do for himself...it is what it is though i guess, niggas gonna hate and especially on hiphopdx lol

    • Anonymous

      He's not a black man. Half nigger, half jew, he's a monstrosity. ^^^^ your more fucked up then him half red neck and half nigger. yes I said nigger because you ignorant.

  • Tuk

    Can't hate on a black man trying to get his education. Hope this isn't for publicity though.

  • first comment

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! he aint graduate yet!!!!!! FAIL!!!!!!!

    • @4th Anonymous

      You gotta love the hypocrisy in your comment. You're running around the internet, calling Nas fans "groupies" and calling people who don't like Rick Ross "haters," yet you think those words are overused? HA! The double standards never fail to disappoint.

    • ^

      Bashing Nas on ever article. You're obviously obsessed with Nas.

    • Anonymous

      I'm not a groupie, I'm just stating facts. Dude said Drake failed, if you consider the level he's at, what does that make the guy who straight shitted on him? Do you know what's really overused? People calling everybody a "groupie" and a "hater". Well, glad that others are finally catching up, you might be the biggest hypocrite I've ever come across on the interet, no wonder that you're such a Nas fan. You learned well from your idol.

    • Anonymous

      ^but calling him a fail for not finishing high school makes him a worse person? why are you only calling out the groupie but not the blatant hater? hypocrite.

    • ^

      That's a usual groupie response. "He's got more money than you." It's so overused, its not even cool anymore. It doesn't make him a better person.

    • Anonymous

      What a fucking idiot. He made millions with less chances than you. You just dissed yourself.

    • ETK

      fail? dude, you're on a hip-hop website. almost every fuckin' name you click on hasn't finished high school or hasn't gotten past that. you're a dumb coon

    • Anonymous

      Drake's a drop out and a millionaire, you probably graduated and don't even have a job FAIL!!!

  • Blax

    Should take Wayne with him lol. But more seriously it's great that a rapper is actually thinking about education even though they don't technically need it.

    • dslkagjfkdjhg

      Actually Wayne went to UH and then University of Phoenix. Im not sure if he got his psychology degree though.

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