Sorry Music Journalists, Drake is Black.
Sorry Music Journalists, Drake is Black.
Drake, born Aubrey Graham in a city where almost one in ten people are black, is black. Toronto's greatest civic triumphalist since Jane Jacobs is black. And yet Drake's own identity - his nationality, his mixed race background that includes Jewish heritage and upbringing, the neighbourhood he once lived in, the schools he went to - is often taken to mean that his black experience is somehow inauthentic.

It feels ridiculous to have to say this: Drake is black.

Drake, born Aubrey Graham in a city where almost one in ten people are black, is black. Toronto’s greatest civic triumphalist since Jane Jacobs is black.

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