Sunday, August 2, 2009

Angels and Demons

This bottle of Opus One is low but my spirits are high my friends. I am about 2 hours away from Toronto, CA where I will be spending the next chunk of time recovering from a surgery that I now must have. I embarked on this tour with a torn ACL, MCL, and LCL and due to the events that happened the other night lord only knows what other damage I have done. On the bright side I will begin the reflecting and soul searching that its going to take to make this album and my outfit on the night I fell was crack. I will forever push myself beyond the limits despite advice and recommendations given because even with this new found success I am still the kid who wanted this more than anything in the world. Its funny when I read comments from previous fans who have lost interest because of the radio play and exposure I have. I just want to assure anyone reading that nothing has changed on my end. I refuse to get comfortable, I refuse to fall in line and follow anyone elses formulas. I still work as if So Far Gone had never dropped and I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to gain entry to this game.

“Missing someone gets easier everyday. Because, even though it is one day further from the last time you saw each other, it is one day closer to the next time you will”

See you soon.

Drizzy

187 comments:

J.Ryan said...

And this is why I am a life long fan.

ReturnOFreason said...

real talk

kam. said...

beautifully said.

Jordan said...

It's good to see you're getting past what people said, you have my full support and one of the reasons I'm writing my own lyrics. I hope you stick to your words and I'm not one to say you wont, I just hope you do. I'd hate to see any difference that is influenced by other artists that you don't agree with. Good luck, I hope you recover soon.

brittanymonet said...

wonderfully written. love the quote at the end.

mcsquared01 said...

Drizzy, you the real deal man, hope you rise above this injury and come back even better than ever. and i know what you mean bout the whole people writing you off cuz of your radio play and all that. I was riding to ur shit before that and still am, from room for improvement to so far gone. So fuck tha haters, forreal. Keep ya head up man.
Much Love.

Paige said...

Always on your side, love you Drake. Can't wait to see you when you come back better than ever with Thank Me Later.

prophet said...

Drizzy Drake
No more ACL, MCL, PCL
8 Months Rehab
8 Months Vicodin
Everything is not bad.

AEO said...

thats my nigga Drizzy Drake...always lookin on tha positive side and stayin on his grind!!...thats why he's tha best out right now and has been for a while now...get well soon brah!!...deuce~

tha one and only... ~**AEO**~

JadeREAL said...

It's great to see that your still grounded & motivated to do better, continue to exceed peoples expecatations. I support you to the fullest and im anticipating evrything you have in store. =)

Jainette said...

I was there on Friday and the energy was amazing. It gave me goosebumps when you hit the stage, seeing people from my city give you love like that was something I'll never forget. You are truly the future and the best is yet to come. Just know your real fans will support you through thick and thin.

leah said...

Feel better Drake I love you.

njnetsvc360 said...

hey man i was at the concert and was in shock with what i saw with the applause you got and the way u did ur thing for sucessful. no mater what these haters say stick to ursseld keep it reall and keep doing your thing its what makes you the artist and person you are and no one can change it and thats what i respect
-Dj Avi

drizzys#1 said...

I remember stumbling across Room for Improvement years ago and wondering to myself, what is the kid from Degrassi doing. But I didn't let that stop me from downloading and taking a listen. Granted that mixtape was properly titled and I didn't become a die hard fan as I am now, but I saw lots of potential in a kid my age who could write better than most. And when Comeback Season dropped I was oh so excited and I got everyone I knew on Drake. And the radio play assures me that dreams can come true with a little bit of elbow grease. I think you're doing the right thing by not letting success of radio play and getting the recognition from critics like you deserve make you lose sight of the struggle. And you may have lost a few fans by "going mainstream" but you've gained so much more with all your success. Just don't kill yourself trying to be great lol. Much love!

Ryan said...

drake man. if you actually read this, i was so bummed when that happened friday night. i thought it was just a stunt cus i knew you had a torn acl and thought you were just playing around so you wouldn't hurt it anymore. i didnt know you actually reinjured yourself. i was so disappointed cus you're the only reason why i went to wayne's concert. at first i thought you weren't going on, but when you came out i was hype as shit. when you fell and performed all of one verse and a hook of successful and barely a hook of best i ever had i was bummed. despite not watching you perform much i hope you get better and keep at your album. don't take my disappointment the wrong way i'm just a big fan. best of luck to you and your career and i hope to see you on tour when you release your long awaited album.

RockaNok said...

Drake get well bruh... my thoughts don't change on what you doin for music(which is great music)... wish u a speedy recover back to 100%.

MaLLY said...

good look man....

foxxy said...

get well soon.

Tami said...

Ahhh say it again Drizzy! We all wish u a speedy recovery and hope to see on the stage very, very soon! Te deseo lo mejor y cuidate!

Tami la Panameña

don985 said...

Dude, how about you focus on heeling yourself first. Your over doin yourself, If you really love your fans like you say you do. Then worry about yourself so you can do more shows for your fans in the future. You still my nigga Drake, but listen to your doctor this time. If there are true fans like they say they are, they are going to always be here.

dreamer. said...

Drake, you gained radio exposure and it had a lot of people saying you were over rated. You released "The Winner" and it took you back to the Drake I remembered two years ago when my brother was playing your songs and all I knew is that you played a character on Degrassi. Drake, you'll be fine. You're better than most of these wack rappers coming out with nothing to say. Continue to say slick metaphors and have songs with meaning. You make Lil' Wayne sound horrible. The first time I listened to Successful, I felt like cutting out Lil' Wayne's part. Continue to stay humble and say what's real, Drake. I pray for you and I hope that you'll find out how strong you really are in this next stage of your life.

J.G. <3 said...

Glad Your Doing Well && Still Focused<3

Your In My Prayers

Tami said...

Ahhh say it again Drizzy! We all wish u a speedy recovery and hope to see on the stage very, very soon! Te deseo lo mejor y cuidate!

Tami la Panameña

DDotOmen.com said...

so you not coming to D.C. this month anymore?

Sean Yates said...

keep at it, ur first ones gotta be a classic ;-)

peep my blog

www.askwhyguys.blogspot.com

4flyguyz said...

yo drake, get well soon man, you got a life long fan in me as well.dont worry about what bloogers say cause they always have somthing negative to say about everything. i think thank me later is going to make history.

The Heap said...

(Shakes head) Scorpios. When will they learn? Like Ne-Yo said, they are hard workers who don't listen to their bodies when it says "enough is enough." I know he's working hard for his fans and himself...but if he doesn't rest his leg he'll be reliving the BET Award performance every night he performs.

As for fans turning their head because of over exposure (shrugs) it happens. Radio, internet, etc. can make and break an artist. The good thing is that it doesn't take much to get people back in your favor. One hot track and they're right back supporting you and buying your music. Die hard fans gonna stay loyal regardless. They'll never get tired of hearing your songs or seeing your face. But...I'm sure he already knows all that.

@Drake - take this as a sign from God to rest. Fuck the fans, fuck the music, fuck everything and let your body heal. We (your real fans) aren't going any where so take your time. We'd rather see you healthy than anything. Hope you get better soon.

4flyguyz said...

oh and that quote at the end? deep good shit man.

The G-h said...

drake...
you gonna be good my dude.ACL, MCL, LCL..... that sucks but time heals... dont worry bout anyone thinking you are comfortable, cause if you were u wouldnt have went out that night and performed...

keep ya head up

ghost

bf3ars said...

this is y yur the best. we love yu drizzy. take ya tym

C No Love Jones said...

My heart goes out to you, I know taking that fall put you in a lot of pain.I know that with Fame comes pain and with hard work comes Longevity. I know you will receive the latter. You still want it you will get it and you will always have my support. You've been there for me through some things and no matter what i will be with you the best way I can. If there is anything you need let me know. To listen a pilliow ill try my best.

Joycelynn said...

I cant abandon Drake. His story is amazing on how he enbarked on his journey. Drizzy is the realist and he speaks from his experiences. His humbleness is whats gonna take him to the top of hip-hop. You go boy

Joycelynn

Authentic Chic said...

DRIZZY U MUST GET WELL. . ! ! YEAH MAN. . GET BETTER SOON TAKE AS MUCH TIME AS U NEED I BEEN HERE SINCE B4 ROOM 4 IMPROVEMENT MEANING THEM DEGRASSI DAYS && IM STILL HERE && DNT PLAN ON GOIN NOWHERE BELIEVE THAT. . ! ! IMMA PUT IT LIKE THIS WHEN U HAVE A SETBACK DNT STEP BACK JUST PREPARE 4 AN ULTIMATE COMEBACK LOVE YA DUDE. . ! !

The Baron Boys said...

my nigga always got the most perfect shit to say post-embarrassment lol.. Rocky start for Drake, but everything will fall into place (no pun intended)

zz5leepyheadzz said...

I was at last night's show & your presence was greatly missed by many of us who were there just to see you. Drake I wish you the best & speedy recovery. Your music is the only thing at this point that's keeping me sane through my recent storms. I hope it does the same for you. We've waited all these years for you to make it I'm sure we can wait much longer for you to get healthy. Wish you the best of luck with everything.

Lexy.2014 said...

Take your time on recovering we all love you and support you all the way. Just a few mins. ago I was on youtube and I searched "Drake" to listen to some music and the first video that came out said "Drake falling in concert". I just thaught to myself 'Omg is this true?!' and so i watched and right afterwards I came to check your page out and saw this. Well just wanted you to know that we love you. Alright take care.

be. • TheLegendsLeague • said...

It's been a minute homey. Hope my words of support get to you. Get rest dude.

Nicki said...

I know we haven't talked in a long while but I'm here for you and am only an hour a way with no type of schedule so if you need anything don't hesitate to ask...I'll be there. :)

C.ADERETI said...

STAY STRONG & POSITIVE;
true fans love you and always will.
nicely said.
and you knw we be waiting for you to recover.
LOVE YOU DRIIZZY!

It's me, JazzAAE!! said...

Spoken like a true scorpio. Some people are just the way they are which is selfish. Not everyone was taught to share or at least play well with others. What a shame.....

missry921 said...

Get well soon, Drizzy. I'll be looking forward to seeing you hit the stage again, soon.

Darick said...

dnt even wrry bout yo leg, god gon come through 4 u, u gon be iight, but imma always be a drizzy fan, no matter wut, frum wut i hear, u a real nigga, keep it 100 all da time nd u gon b iight, but jus kno u in ma prayers, (nd in everybody elses)

lemme jus tell u da thing i like about u(no homo)
wenever i read or watch one of yo interviews, i notice dat u r a complex thinker, u think bout shit on a higher level den everybody else, i respect dat, dats a rare gift, so cherish dat

stay strong
keep god in ur life
and remember ma name,Darick L. Hoyd II becuz ima b in da young money family one day, (god tld me so)

Darick L. Hoyd II aka "DJ"

twitter.com/dlh120

Darick said...

dnt even wrry bout yo leg, god gon come through 4 u, u gon be iight, but imma always be a drizzy fan, no matter wut, frum wut i hear, u a real nigga, keep it 100 all da time nd u gon b iight, but jus kno u in ma prayers, (nd in everybody elses)

lemme jus tell u da thing i like about u(no homo)
wenever i read or watch one of yo interviews, i notice dat u r a complex thinker, u think bout shit on a higher level den everybody else, i respect dat, dats a rare gift, so cherish dat

stay strong
keep god in ur life
and remember ma name,Darick L. Hoyd II becuz ima b in da young money family one day, (god tld me so)

Darick L. Hoyd II aka "DJ"

twitter.com/dlh120

LecysLibra said...

This is why you have my full respect as an artist and as a person. I might not know you personally, but every word I hear from you and feel is like if I do. Amazing!

Ricky The Kidd said...

GET BETTER DRIZZY AND KILL THE GAME... YA KNOW!

John Delia said...

all theses jockers need to hop off. you were badass back when the presentation was out and now you started to slack. is the fire still in you like before or is the spotlight taken it away. remember to rap for the people who knew about you before sofargone, the ones who were telling people who drake was. Bring That Drake Back. ..

ben said...

i love you man no homo. I will always be a fan, you got my full support. LETS GO NIGGA, WERE GOING STRAIGHT TO THE TOP, YOUR THE ONLY RAPPER IM RIDING WITH,

THANK HIM LATER


FUCK THE HATERS

Dammit Joey said...

Man that ACL and MCL can get pretty bad. Get better man. You still the realist.

raydigital said...

Hey, Aubrey,
I heard about your accident, Just Hailing you up, and hope you come through out of this STRONG. You've come a long way and nothing should stop you from Obtaining you goals. Like my father said,
"Success is not measured by how much you have, or what you become. But by how fast you can rise after a fall."
Stay Strong and get well soon.
Real

ikeepmycool said...

My third attempt to see Drizzy perform has been foiled! Its all gravy though, I'm gonna witness greatness eventually. Get Well.

Jai. said...
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Jai. said...

Aubrey Graham Cracker,

Yeah, Im not gonna lie, I am one of those fans you are talking about.

My sister and I were talking about it and we cant put our finger on why we lost our "passion" with you.

You are consistently bringing heat but something is just different. It may be because Ive been a fan since "Room for Improvement"(or maybe even before then, Im talking 2004)and this new "Drake-a-mania" is annoying but who knows...

I WENT FROM FEELING LIKE THIS:
http://tinyurl.com/kmlue2

TO FEELING LIKE THIS ABOUT YOU:
http://tinyurl.com/nkxe7d

Im still buying "Thank Me Later" the day it comes out though, Im not getting let this "hiccup" eff up my 5 year history with you musically.

As I said...
DONT CHANGE, JUST CHANGE THE GAME.

And feel better!

theclearanceaisle.blogspot.com

Jai. said...

Aubrey Graham Cracker,

Yeah, Im not gonna lie, I am one of those fans you are talking about.

My sister and I were talking about it and we cant put our finger on why we lost our "passion" with you.

You are consistently bringing heat but something is just different. It may be because Ive been a fan since "Room for Improvement"(or maybe even before then, Im talking 2004)and this new "Drake-a-mania" is annoying but who knows...

I WENT FROM FEELING LIKE THIS:
http://tinyurl.com/kmlue2

TO FEELING LIKE THIS ABOUT YOU:
http://tinyurl.com/nkxe7d

Im still buying "Thank Me Later" the day it comes out though, Im not getting let this "hiccup" eff up my 5 year history with you musically.

As I said...
DONT CHANGE, JUST CHANGE THE GAME.

And feel better!

theclearanceaisle.blogspot.com

Kevon said...

Get well soon.

Brianna said...

Get better Drizzy, I am so glad that you are still the humble, hungry, young man that caugh my interest some years ago. You are in my prayers, I LOVE YOU!!!


-Bri:)

Mastertomo said...

Drizzy,
What happened the other night was terrible and it absolutely killed me to see that happen, but after reading that letter, I have so much faith in you that you will come back better than ever. I vowed that the next time you come back to the Philly area I will be in the front row and now I will do whatever it takes to make that happen. Every time I hear you rap I feel this energy that I feel only you possess because you are speaking the truth and you kill it every single time. Cant wait for the album and for you to come back to Philly and absolutely kill it!

thebullfrog24 said...

lol all my friendsforever try to judge you on "best i ever had" and say u just the ladies man. . and then they tell me their favorite rapper and 9 times outta 10 those rappers can't step to u lyrically.

As long as you bring it musically, i'm stickin around...still haven't been let down yet

Fresh Moss said...

This is why you inspire me to become a better artist. The game is funny like that, you drop something hot and their on you but the slightest thing you do wrong or if something happens they try to ruin you? Drizzy do ya thing bra, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger! From one artist to another...

dlh120 said...

dnt even wrry bout yo leg, god gon come through 4 u, u gon be iight, but imma always be a drizzy fan, no matter wut, frum wut i hear, u a real nigga, keep it 100 all da time nd u gon b iight, but jus kno u in ma prayers, (nd in everybody elses)

lemme jus tell u da thing i like about u(no homo)
wenever i read or watch one of yo interviews, i notice dat u r a complex thinker, u think bout shit on a higher level den everybody else, i respect dat, dats a rare gift, so cherish dat

stay strong
keep god in ur life
and remember ma name,Darick L. Hoyd II becuz ima b in da young money family one day, (god tld me so)

Darick L. Hoyd II aka "DJ"

C A K E W A L K said...

Love you Drizzy......get well soon this will only make you stronger!!

kaysheezy! said...

dope.

A.C. Moore said...

Your words are amazing, i'll always be a fan. I think it's up to you and you alone to decide whats right for you. I think it's awesome that you are keeping your spirits up and good luck through everything. I see a great future for you, just keep on going dude.

Nicholas said...

take it easy man. work hard and keep pumpin out the music we love to hear. Much love and respect.

janette <3 said...

i wonder if u really read all these comments all ur fans leave u drake. but if u do i jst wanna let u noe dat i will alwys b behind u 100% no matter wat anybdy says bout u. ur on da road 2 doing things we dnt thnk hip hop/rap cud so anymore. ur music is amazing. i get goosebumps everytime i hear it. i love how ur keeping on ur grind & do wat feels rite 2 u. i also did buy my ticket 4 da concert (honda center aug. 14th.(eventho i saw u wen u came 2 san bernardino,ca which i must say i almst passed out at cus u were so amazing.!)& im super bummed ur not guna b there but like a true fan dat i am i jst want u 2 recover & b healthy & come back strong & blow all da hater out da fckn water.! im such a big fan & i send u all my love & all of my best wishes. i hope 2 c u at da concert.!!! <3

theanswer said...

Yo aubrey dont worry bot the acl leg thing thats y God gave you two.Keep spittin bot real stuff and dont let society dictate yo next move yo.Dont let people judge you, next thing you kno ,you gon be sayin Hi Haters,Im back off Hiatis haha..,,The wholle Chitown gon copp yo album and thats mos defitnely.....Im Thankin You Now

kellyxoxo said...

real fans stay fans:)

Nelle said...

beautifully said...drake please just let your body heal like everyone else said your real fans such as myself will always b there...u need rest and u dont need 2 over extend yourself...i didnt doubt u a yr ago and i dont doubt u now u r da future and i kno u will continue 2 make great music...music from the heart! LOVE U DRIZZY and get well soon!

TiyanaBrown said...

Wow man, I can't believe this happened to you! I was just going to see you this Friday (August 8th) at the concert. But now I don't know if I even want to go! I am so upset/frustrated at the same time, like I'm about to cry. I am seriously asking the Lord "Why?". Was it not meant for me to see you? I mean, I am like your biggest fan(yeah, I know that you hear that all the time), ever since Degrassi. And this was going to be the first concert I've ever been to but now it's all ruined. My uncle surprised me with the tickets with seats right near the stage and he's flying down from NY to come with me. But please don't get me wrong, I'm not mad at you or blaming you because it's not your fault what-so-ever. And I'm trying not to sound selfish because I know you're probably taking this harder than I am right now. But overall health is more important right now and you do need to rest. I do appreciate you taking your time to keep your fans updated. I mean, I probably will still go to the concert but it's definitely isn't going to be the way I've imagined it and dreamt about it for the past couple of months. You are the realest, most down-to-earth artist/actor/person I've known. You've inspired me to break into the music industry as a singer. Now please allow your body to rest and heal, you have proven enough that you're dedicated to your fans. And when you are fully recovered, I know that you will come back twice as hard and will have enough songs to pass out to record labels as goodie bags. lol I just personally wanted to let you know that I am your biggest, realest, and truest fan ever and I am always here for you and I support/am behind you one hundred percent. You will always have me here. Please keep me/us fans updated with all the news about you. I'm following you on twitter and I'm your friend on myspace and it would be an honor and I would really love/appreciate it if you can do the same(along with 40 and olivier): twitter.com/TiyanaBrown and myspace.com/nycbrooklynbabe. And sorry about the ranting/venting, I had to simply let my feelings out and tell you how I feel.

Love
Tiyana Brown

=]

Kev said...

Yo drake, stay up man you got a whole lot ahead of you. just remember where you came from and yull get far...

A.B. Solutely said...
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A.B. Solutely said...

I Know The Feeling Of A Torn ACL,MCL,Plus A PCL For Me... Playing Football... Anyway I Found Out You Wasn't Going To Be At The Concert In Virginia Beach So I Didn't Go... When People Say They Don't Listen To Your Music Anymore More On Have It Or Pause Because Of The Mainstream Exposure... It's Krazi I've Been Listenin To Your Music For About 3 Or 4 Years Now... And Watch The Progression... Never Conformed Or Anything... Staying With The Same Game Plan Since You Came Up With The Album Title "Thank Me Later" Years Ago If I'm Not Mistaking... Just Seeing How Far Your Music Career Has Grown From "Room For Improvement" To "Comeback Season" To "So Far Gone"... I Actually Miss 3 Classes Downloading/Listenin "SFG" When It Came Out In Feburary... Everything Happens For A Reason Don't Wanna Sound Cliche Right Now... But It's Tru... You Got A Whole Fan Base That Wants You To Do Good And You Got Family,O.V.O, And Friends... Just Stay Positive! God And Faith Will Guide You... Stay Tru Drizzy Stay Tru... - - - > A.B. Solutely

Meykia_Smith said...

i think the reason why i respect your music is because even with your transition from doing your underground music to having radio exposure you have consistency in your music, and thats something i feel that rap is loosing. know that you got a fan for life here :D

Raul Machuca In Real Life said...

Drake
Thanks Man
You inspire me bro

Raul Machuca In Real Life said...

Drake,
Thank You
You inspire me bro.

Richard said...

drake sry to hear bout da injury heal up right dis time bruh just a few words of wisdom as a fan i been followin ur career and beside the whole injury so far so good i just want to let u kno don't fall into the status quo of what it is to be a rapper now a days which is talkin bout females in a grimey way being overly flashly keep it real like what u been doin alreadii ur fans truly appreciate it
P.S waitin on Thank me Later alreadii kno its gonna be crack

~Richie Rich

P0EtiC_MiNdtRiCkZ said...

drizzy.
its a shame i wont be ale to see you in v.a my dude i waas really lookin forward to it kid. but i guess shit happens for a reason. next time son, just dont hop around lol. you my nigga still. i been a fan since you could walk in deggrassi.
word.
RONNIE "N1k3" D.
ayo your new name is WHEELCHAIR DRIZZY lmao

Maria said...

Thats right got to stay positive. Keep doin ya thing. Hope you feel better soon. <3 Riialicious

AshleyJoy said...

OK, well Im a fan that will never leave you dispite how successful you become. But on the real, if you need to heal, then heal. Physicall success is just as important as financial success, or fame, or whatever. Sometimes you have to take a break. Trust me, I know. I had to be on bed rest for 2 weeks with Shingles. It killed me! 2 weeks without work/play was horrible. But 2 weeks later, Im stronger than ever. And Im glad I took the time off. So rest for a minute. Music isn't going anywhere. And you're creative enough to catch up to whatever changes might come while your on break. We'll all still love you.

EGibbs2012 said...

First off, I wanna say I believe that everything happens for a reason, and that as a fan, I felt that in order for 'Thank Me Later' to top 'So Far Gone' you needed the time and the focus... and being on the road seemed like it would have eventaully gotten in the way of both.

Well, you got it now..take advantage of it


If I could ask one favor of you, I ask that you and Phonte make a track together for the album. You 2 are my fav. MC's, and ik u got mad respect for dude.



Oh and one more thing, tell 40 hes a fucking beast.

WeN U fEeL dAt bEaT! said...

Best way to express words felt. I hope recovery go well. =)

krysalicious said...

Drake, I really hope that you are doing better and I will continue to pray for you. I must say though that I know you dont want to disappoint us [your fans] but you really need to take care of you! Because your true fans will always be around regardless of what happens. Me personally, I would rather see you on the stage than behind the stage. So, take care of yourself!!!

Megan said...

Drake.."I BEEN LISTENING TO UR SONGS WIN NOBODY ELSE PLAYED IT" I am huge fan..so hurry up and get better so U can save HIP HOP from this damn Ringtone rap..
I'm STILL SO FAR GONE..

RU?

Tasha said...

Hope all is well. I was looking forward to seeing you perform at the Nissan Pavillion on August 7th but I guess that is not going to happen. :( Have a quick and safe recovery!

JusListen8989 said...

Ayo Drizzy, alot ppl been complainin to me about tha radio stuff cuz they kno ima huge fan. Im like get off ma mans jock. Be happy he has 3 songs on tha radio wth no album. Thats what tha radio does, hey over play shyt and then ppl who dnt have an "ear for muzik" think that the only thing comming from that artist. I aint goin no where ma dude

New State of Mind said...

Im glad your not letting the negative press affect you. I've been a fan for 3 years now and I will continue to support u. Can't wait for the officialalbum to drop...until then mixtapes feed my thirst for good music. Keep the good music coming and please get well soon!. REST!!! Even GOD needed one day off.

ALL THINGS HIP HOP said...

Aye drizzy your a hell of an artist and we all hope you recover well. http://athiphop.blogspot.com supports you...keeping bringing that fire homie.

toira said...

team drake!

JL said...
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JL said...

true dat!
real talk!!

ZzSeAyzZ said...

Hang in there man...if you can get over this hurdle, then there's no stopping you (no pun intended)...

NuffSwagBBY; said...

Maaan Drake Drake Drake
you will always and forever be my inspiration to get back up and do what i gotta get done .
Thanks a lot & GET BETTER REALLY SOON you are in my prayers .

Reymi said...

A fan that left was never truly a fan at all!!!

Get better Drake , I hope in this time you will both rest and heal. Enjoy the time off with your family and perfecting the nearly flawless gift that you have of not only being and AMAZING rapper but an amazing singer and actor as well.
Take all the negative comments with you and use them, clearly you know what your doing since all I hear on the radio is you.... and not once have I turned you down ...Every single time I react the same .. I sigh and say " My husband " lmaoo .. Hope you smiling :)

Get well soon, looking forward to a grand return!

Love always, forever a fan
Reymi- NYC

daftdynolium said...

Hey. A group called Souls of Liberty mixed one of your songs and it's really good.

I think you should give it a listen!

It's really good. it would be even cooler if you were really on the track


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv_tWO3j8Lo

HEAVEN said...

YOU ARE TRUlY ONE Of THERE BEST THAT HAS DONE iT.... TO BE SO SUCCESSfUl fROM A MiXTAPE WAS UNHEARD Of..UNTil YOU... YOU HAVE A WAY WiTH WORDS AND iT REAllY SHOWS HOW TAlENTED AND iNTElliGENT YOU REAllY ARE...KEEP iT UP


AlMOST YOUR BiGGEST fAN... :>

princesslaya said...
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$uccessfu! said...

Exactly!! This is also why I am a life long fan! No worries your true, faithful, loyal fans will always love you and respect you for your artistry *MUAH*

princesslaya said...

You were smart enough to write something articulate as this post, but not smart enough to refrain from doing the chris brown on stage with a torn acl? i dont get it. you would stil be doing the rest of the tour right? everyones kinda pissed you cant make it to the rest of the tour dates. You couldve rapped that a bit more chilled or something up there. that was kinda selfish.. but get well, and make crack music..

Lovey said...

I will say I was really salty when I went to the concert in VA beach and you weren't there. As usually Wayne destroyed and Chris Brown came so it wasn’t a waste of time. That being said, you were the person I was trying to see. No one acknowledged what really went down with you until the very end. I’m so sorry about this trail that you're facing. Just know that your real fans will be your fans no matter what. You are a genuine dude, take care of you first. Your passion and drive have not gone unnoticed.

Kia B said...

Drake, I am so proud of you and I feel lucky to have seen your musical growth from Room for Improvement up until now. I really respect the fact that your drive, creativity and passion hasn't changed. It seems like a lot of artists go mainstream and water down their music in order to gain success. I don't see that with you. You have my support forever.

Take your time and heal so that when you come back you can tear it down and give it all that you wanted to this time around. Your true fans will be waiting <3

jayla605 said...

Drake I hope you rethink taking medical advice andlet the knee heal fully.You deserve this musical career and I would definitely like to have a chance to see you in concert. Just FYI I have a 6'8 best friend that should be playing in the NBA right now but the first time he busted the ACL he didnt listen to the dr either and winded up busting it up again. Which permanently put him out of his college B Ball career which knocked him out for the NBA as well. So take care of yourself You will always have fans such as I that will always suort you and your music

B-nease said...

Aight I understand how Drake is feeling right now but sometimes it's good to have a sense of humor about things. Like this video spoof of "Best I Ever Had"....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxlNcDkVtiI

but on a more serious note I saw this hot fan made video for "Lust For Life," ya'll should check it out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN1o5dCgB6I

Peace & LoVe

SoPastElle said...

...it's highly refreshing to see posts from Drake himself..

<3 get well soon <3

c.i.p said...

ayo word drake;dis jus a test 4rm god 2 see where yo mind really at n how much determination you really have 2 this game.but i have good faith in yuh that yuh will overcome this lil trajedy(if das wat chu want 2 call it).i kno wat its like 2 try 2 prove yuh self n make a statement to let mufukas kno "yuh here and yuh not fina flop like coke" naw mean. but stay up man;imma always remain a fan(no groupie type shyt) -c.i.p

c.i.p said...

ayo word drake;dis jus a test 4rm god 2 see where yo mind really at n how much determination you really have 2 this game.but i have good faith in yuh that yuh will overcome this lil trajedy(if das wat chu want 2 call it).i kno wat its like 2 try 2 prove yuh self n make a statement to let mufukas kno "yuh here and yuh not fina flop like coke" naw mean. but stay up man;imma always remain a fan(no groupie type shyt) -c.i.p

Britt Britt said...

Drake's the coolest!

Britt

c.i.p said...

ayo word drake;dis jus a test 4rm god 2 see where yo mind really at n how much determination you really have 2 this game.but i have good faith in yuh that yuh will overcome this lil trajedy(if das wat chu want 2 call it).i kno wat its like 2 try 2 prove yuh self n make a statement to let mufukas kno "yuh here and yuh not fina flop like coke" naw mean. but stay up man;imma always remain a fan(no groupie type shyt) -c.i.p

shamara.moore said...

Drake,
I have been waiting to hear from you about your condition. I hope that you are truly doing well and that your surgery is successful. Your post was the "truth" and made me feel you even more. I loved the "Missing someone gets easier everyday. Because even though it is one day further from the last time you saw each other, it is one day closer to the next time you will." I was hoping to see you in Dallas on 8/23 but you are definitely worth waiting for and when you return I will be on the front row. I signed up for twitter this weekend just to send you a message, glad to see that you are in good spirits. May God continue to bless your journey.

Fiddle said...

DRAKE WTF....I USED TO COME ON THE BLOG EVERYDAY AND U ONLY HAD ABOUT 10 OR 11 COMMENTS A DAY.....LOL...BUT YOU SEEE THOSE 10 OR 11 PPL ARE THE REAL FANS. STAY UP DRIZZY

JUiCy BAybEE said...

FOREVER A LOyAL FAN=]

GET WELL SOON SWEETHEART

KatrinaME said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

sweet*17 said...

I love you Drake. And yes, the over played music was annoying to me because I heard these songs along time ago and only now do ppl want to act like your all that. When I always told them you were. And they really said "who's drake?". WOW
But I love you and hope your feeling well.

JLauren said...

i found your music a long time ago....and have been spreading the word and hooked on you since. people that i talk to hope that you dont sell out...i KNOW you wont. your musicality is strong....you are fresh to music and bring raw quality back. thank you for that. i was planning on going to the concert in my state (Arizona) solely to see you perform.....its too bad you wont make it, but i will be at the next one. one love ---- JLauren

Miz Nae said...

i am a new found drake fan..i didnt here of you until best i ever had came out...then i went and listened to every song u ever made and fell in love..then i relized you was jimmy on degrassi but that didnt change how i feel about you that made me love u even more...some ppl hating and talking shit but they dont understand that you are devoted to rapping and your fans and i say that because the doctors told you not to do this tour but you did it anyway...get well soon and rest dnt rush nothing becuase your true fans and friends will always be here..

love ya,
monae
ps. work on the album so i can buy it and be happy lol...

Fabian said...

That is some real Shit.
It is always best to Find who you are in order to make the music you want to make. As an artist fans are what keep you alive and I have always been a huge fan of yours. The fact that you keep it real and always stay connected to who you are will be what keeps you in the game for a very long time. Check out my music at myspace.com/btr650. Only 17, But my group is going places making that feel good music. Stay up and take care.

Monica said...

I LUV U DRAKE ND U R SO SWEET…I AINT KNO U HAD DAT SIDE….MAY GOD B WIT U THRU ALL OF DIZ.

Ressa babyy said...

I was there that night in Camden! I was so upset when you fell! I was looking forward to your performance all night! But I am happy to know that you are getting better. I can't wait for the album to drop. I have been waiting for it since early 2007 when I first heard your music. :] Keep doing your thing! So many haters. & yet so many ways to prove them wrong. xoxo

Ms. SycaMore said...

still the best babe.

Stories Untold said...

When it's all said and done, what’s your purpose? How do you plan to make your voice heard and get your point across? What is it that you want to say, and what makes what you have to say important? I wish you all the best in your recovery and I hope you do take this time to reflect on what type of artist you/want to be.

Michaela said...

I respect you as an artist. Passion for your craft and the spirit of life is what draws me to support you in your endeavors. Nevertheless, we want you around for decades not a just little while, so PLEASE take care of yourself. . .for the fans!

Michaela said...

P.S. Heal well & heal quickly! Muah!

ashkat said...

Aubrey baby, so sorry to hear about your accident, I'm praying for your speedy recovery. I was so looking forward to seeing you Saturday though! All that matters is that you get well and you really need to stop worrying about those who don't matter!!! Energy and persistence conquer all things, this is just another hurdle for you to cross babe.

"I can sum up everything i've learned about life in 3 words: it goes on. . ." remember that.

- ashkat

Camtien♥ said...

god bless. <3

remedy said...

Obviously your health is more important than your career. But the toronto show is tommorow, and i feel so ripped off.

*sigh*

remedy said...

p.s you should post more often :)

Val said...

DRIZZY DROPPIN REAL TALK!

leah said...

Hey Drake I just wanted to say im praying for you and that I will always and FOREVER be a fan I will continue to keep you in my prayers And I hope you get well soon. =)

moriahluvschoco said...

I heard what happen today about your knee...and im sorry about it and hope you feal better and recovery goes as planned. Love,
The fan that still loves you and your music no matter what the haters and the media say about you(and best I ever had is that shit compared to all these low budget videos you see on 106 and park with the videos looking like they video taped their family reiuion)!!!!!!!!!!

myishisthebomb said...

Sit it DOWN! Praying for you.True Story! You're a BOSS!

Ryan Slepin said...

Drake man after reading this its like u said evrything i was hopin for. i mean i didnt kno who u were till so far gone came out but i knew u were affiliated with wayne so i gave ur mixtape a try. to this day i listen to it front to back, along with rrom for improvement and comeback season. its crazy how nobody knew ur name, i would go around school tellin everybody go check out drake hes amazing and i got u alota fans down here in south florida. now best i ever had got radio play and everybody loves u. im just glad i was a fan before the fame. cant wait to see how ur career grows from here. ur one of the very few artists who i will actually go out to the store and buy anything u put out.

THANK ME LATER

Bri.Smliez said...

This just shows how much you want to perform and how hard you are willing to go to get to the top. looking foward to seeing you back on stage wishing you the best of luck Drake hope you get better.

Adrian.R said...

You are a sweet heart and everyone who listens to your voice will see that you are what rap has been missing i don't even know you but you effected me in such away that i feel inspire by you. i love your song think good thoughts and thrill is gone you speak with ambition and intelligents you are a witty and articulate young man. people have told me that there are certain things that i can't obtain but you make me belive that dreams can come true my ambition is to make a medical discovering and to witness a miracle to. feel better sweetie

soda said...

I am a watcher at the moment not yet a full fledged fan. We shall see the the future brings. Keep doing you.

Peace!

Carmel Kisses said...

Get better soon Drizzy

4Toes815 said...
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4Toes815 said...

Get Well Soon! I'll catch you in the very near future in Atlanta when you are headlining the show.

Naneazy the Young Chief said...

Don't worry Drizzy, I got shot in my right leg and I had to get surgery. It was tough. I'm just starting to learn how to properly walk again. You'll be good bro. I believe in you and I'll be right there on stage with you some day 'cause I'm trying to find entry too. I'm working on my own project that will kill the game!

FraNcis James said...

respect .. get well soon mane!

KeeBe said...

GET BETTER DRIZZY!

Dolapo May's Vantrilli said...

Drizzy,
keep doing your thing man,
Everything happens for a reason you know,
and the good thing is your positive about this so ,
just use this as time to reflect,


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Joy said...

I tore my ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL, and meniscus and fractured my tibia and fibula in the same leg as a result of an automobile accident. I can definitely relate to the pain and frustration you might feel Drake. Stay positive as i try to do the same...

Joy..

babychanellatl said...

Its ok drizzy, youre human, everyone goes thru these things, get some rest dont worry about whats going on. Your fans will be waiting on you when you get better, and it just makes it that much better, get some rest while you can lol...keep us posted

Christian said...

LMAO! Mr. Graham I’m glad to see you’re on point and paying attention to the details. I’m sorry you’re not well. Please take this message and the previous “Sandman” comment with grace. No malice intended. Be careful of going so far left that you fall offstage. No pun. Believe I’m a fan of your music. I drive to it all the time. I just don’t believe even you can carve but so much of a new path in a down trodden industry choosing the path you did. Were’nt you wearing that same damn shirt when you re-injured yourself? If you pay attention to signs and detail so well(like I do), then start to humble yourself a little more(you’re only human) and adjust quicker. Loyalty only works when your team is truly loyal to you and not the money. Is you with me? Holla!

Chanel said...

Get well soon sweetie... You're in my prayers:)

ATF562 said...

DRIZZY HOPE YOU RECOVER SOON, KEEP DOING YOUR SHIT AND THANK YOU FOR BEING REAL.

eeeekitsashley said...

still in our prayers drake
get better man, missed you at jones beach.

jennjenn9585 said...

Drake,
I am one of ur BIGGEST fans and ALWAYS will be!! I was truly saddened to hear about your fall on Fri night. I was at Jones Beach waiting to see whether or not u would come out. There were lots of rumors in the crowd that u werent coming on. I didnt want to believe it, til Wayne said it. I was Soooooooo MAD!! But at the end of the day, I am just HAPPY and RELIEVED that u are GOOD!! The ONLY reason I went to the concert was to see u. It didnt happen this yr, But Ill DEF catch u next time ur on tour. I <3 u, Keep ya head up and get well soon!! Ur TRUE FANS will wait forever... -JENNJENN9585

d_duncan08 said...

Hopefully all is well, love. No worries we'll be right here waiting for your smooth recovery. You've had my full support ever since Degrassi and you will continue to have it in your future endeavors.
Don't do anything too serious where Jimmy's situation could actually be brought to life (i.e. you being wheelchair bound). That would not be good at all. But still, despite all thats going on, you continue to impress me. Stay humble and don't let this biz ruin you. Take it easy. Relax. Hopefully i'll c you soon.


Much Love,
Ms_D'Blaze of NJ

Jasmine said...

Drake you are an amazing artist and I know you won't let this stop you and thats why I admire you holla at me sometime baby

Love ya Jasmine

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

It breaks my heart know Drake wont be playing his hometown concert. However, it's not over, not by a long shot. You just have to accept that its God will and he has something better planed for you.
Your in my prayers.

ashley said...

Toronto loves you! I bailed on the show tonight after I heard that you would not be playing ... yah I know its bad, but I missed your May show and just wanted to go to watch you in action. Hope you enjoy your time at home and rest up. Little secret - I'm a mixed jew too ... being mixed gives you extra cool points.

Booger Snots said...

Laughter is the best medicine. I suggest you get re-acquainted with some old schools film you enjoyed back in the day. I think "Friday" would be a good choice. Some vintage Chris Tucker. Be strong bro.

Donte` said...

DRIZZY... I dont know how to say this without soundin homo... but man... your music is my world. its the fuckin best. lol

Paola said...

I hope you recuperate soon enough. And dont listen to any negativity. You're gonna be successful because unlike the rest of some of these new rappers, you actually rap about real things that people can relate to. Keep your head up and keep doing your thing because you have fans that really have your back 100% no matter what. :)

Richard said...

Vote Drake for best new artist

vma's 09

www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2009/best-new-artist/

Biteme said...

with great talent comes great responsibility.

Brittmy
Houston, TX

JaceyStarr said...

Awww....that was "brand new"
Your REALNESS has granted you longevity in your chosen 'game'

And a grand ride....because you can continue to remain true to your vision!


HHmmm....how can you tell someone who's goin hard to take it easy???
Rest assured that all your energy has created its OWN lane. NOTHING can stop that kinda drive.....and that's what you're proving to the world right now.

thanx for allowing the world a glance at a spirit like yours....now its time to beast this album!

Abdur Raheem said...

dude drake can you just come out on crutches or something tomorrow in va, i didnt pay good money to see fucking soulja boy -aj

Ms. Lady said...

I usually dont do too much rap and this is the first time I have ever written to an artist but I have to tell you, I am a fan. I first got my hand on your mix CD for a road trip I was taking and that was the only thing I listened to for the entire 15 hours. I am sorry to hear about your injury and I hope you have a speedy recovery. I have been in the Navy for the last 7 years and that quote at the end of your post really hit home. Another reason why I am a fan. My roommate is from V.I. and she is such a Wayne fan and you. She has been wanting to tell him this for months now but she doesent want to be that lame fan to say it but she is really concerned about him and drugs. ( I know right, LOL.) She would kill me if I didnt ask you to pass the message to him but you probably wont even read this. I have now passed the message so she will feel better because when she talks about him you would think they are brother and sister, she is so concerned. Well in closing of my first fan message, I will continue to support you as an artist but you have to take care of yourself now so you can be around to continue to accomplish your dream.

Later,

Navy Lady

K3 K3 BOO said...

As a true fan of your acting and music I'm wishing you the best in your recovery and i hope you keep gaining fans, support, and success.

LaCandice said...

Wishing you all the best. ;)

Billy Blanco said...

yo dude your gonna be on the new fader cover? WOW. Congrats man. Now i know you've come up!

Kitty said...

Drake--hope you have a speedy recovery; love your music. I believe you are very talented-God Bless

However, please explain this title? What are you saying with a title such as "Angels and Demons?" Folks please chime in--if you understand the relation between the title and the post.

Brittney =P said...

You're amazing, smart, deep, and real, and this is why we love you.

Y.Rick said...

Drake take care off yourself my nigga real fans understand.pardon my language but ive never left a comment but this one is long over due. u got something alot of artist dont have now a days which is a story to tell a real story not thee ol trap star pimp gangsta shit everyone is on. its lyrics and wordplay i stumbled across room for improvement a few years back then came comeback season then so far gone and now thank me later...Keep doin ur thing my nigga u make us 86 babies look good but... let that leg heal though i look forward to hittin the stage with u in a couple years real shit Y.Rick remember the name ...im out

Mariah said...

real talk there... this is why im one of ur life long fans!

tdotcarter said...

mann i really needed that quote at the end i just lost someone real close to me and that made me feel alil better.

B. KNOX said...

no doubt drizzy. u tha man tho. keep doin yo thang n rockin it in the meantime. aug 29, tinley park. i pray for a suprise apperance. ud still run the stage in a wheel chair ya dig.

Many said...

Drake you said it yourself it was was good when the shit was going no where. I been down since room 4 improvement, I'm happy to have seen you grown and become the hottest thing in the streets. Some niggas just mad cuz they hoes in love you. But it all good over here, get well Drizzy.

KelsMae said...

ahh, your amazing.

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Brittanye Barbie said...

For those reasons, that is why i look up to you so much. i hope to someday be sucessful and happy with whatever i did in the past to get me there. even if your young and just entered the game in my eyes your already a legend, or legend in the making. you inspire me to take lifes highs and lows one step at a time. Thank you for rapping personally it means alot to me.

-Brittanye marie

Maiyya said...

Beautifully said..I recently watched you on saw you on a interview with this British lady :) your hillarious

taisha bethea said...

my nigga.

taisha bethea said...

my nigga.

hangy100 said...

reading through your posts i had to stop and say WOW you seem so down to earth which is awesome..wish you nothing but the best with your music and you say thank me later but i gotta thank you now cause from the moment i heard of you i got your songs on replay!
Hopefully will get to see you perform sometime soon!

Anonymous said...

I love your soul your so interesting and the way you express yourself keep on doing what your doing theres always going to be fans, i love you and im always buying your magazines and downloading your songs, im a big supporter :]

Gisel Bello said...

I love the fact that you are so determined and well spoken. Keep doing what you do, because no matter how much fame you gaib, I will always be by your side. Love everything you do! :)

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Shalethia said...

This why I love u and your music, because you speak what you know and from your heart, and despite the ppl who said they'd always be fans or have your back that have vanished, you still push on. I think I speak for everyone when I say that we are very proud of you, and to keep up the good work! I've been a fan of urs since Degrassi, so you'll always get madd love and respect from me : ). Hope to see you in concert and/or meet you one day, but until then Keep your head up and keep pushing!

xoxo
Leitha

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Hannah Irving said...

I'm not going to lie I haven't been a life long fan as living in the UK it's harder to find people like you, but once I did, I was blown away, Take Care is my most played album and I can't say that I dislike one song on that album. Going to your concert was one of the best experiences I've ever had, and even though I wasn't near the front you still shouted me out and it was fantastic and I cannot wait to see you again. I can tell that this next album is going to be so amazing, I cannot literally wait for your next tour or even your next gig in the UK. Please never ever stop what you are doing, and please never ever change who you are, because you're someone I look up to as a role model, you're the most hardworking and dedicated artist I've heard of, and that is alot considering all the other artist's out there, that missing qupte makes me think of the next time I'm going to see you. I hope I meet you one day just so I can tell you all of this in person. Take care Aubrey. x

ElChan Strickland said...

Thanx for all the hot music tht I listen to you are an amazing artist n your work ethic n hustle is something I strive for...I honestly pray tht you heal up kewl n make a swift recovery the game will never be the same bcuz of you n thts real Shid ya boy Chadd 2426 STL kewlguy

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