Could you imagine Drake being signed to Akon?
Well, according to
, it ALMOST happened! During an interview on Vlad TV, Akon revealed back in 2004/05, he had the chance to sign
, but passed on it. Akon said listening to Drake made him feel like he was listening to Eminem.
Akon was first introduced to Drake from a well known rapper in Canada, Kardinal Offishall. This was around the time right before “Best I Ever Had” went viral. Then Kardinal told Akon again that he should sign Drake but by this time, there was a
, and the lowest bid for Drizzy at the time was one million and Akon didn’t have it.
“Out of all the artists today, Drake to me, he is worth every single fu**in’ penny, every single penny–that motherfu**er’s genius. He’s revolutionary.”
Take a look:
In 2009, Drake signed with Young Money and had a distribution deal through Universal label -- Universal Republic,
reports. In 2010, he dropped his debut album
Thank Me Later
, which earned him a Grammy nomination and it saw chart success.
Drake's last album was his 2018
. His sixth studio album, Drake said it’ll be called
Certified Lover Boy
, is reportedly 90/100 percent finished, and could arrive very soon. We’ll keep you updated!