You will agree that no single list of the greatest musical artists right now would be complete without mentioning Aubrey Drake Graham, an artist better known as Drake. Since 2010, Drake’s songs have consistently been among the top hits. And just of recent, Drake’s latest album More Life broke Billboard’s records for the most hits among soloists and the most simultaneously charted songs in a week. That’s not all.
While many other top musical acts like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran started out from teenage years, Drake was an exception. In 2001, at age 15, young Drake acted Jimmy Brooks in the Canadian teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. According to Drake, he had to take the role to assist his sick and poor mom. He left the show in 2007 to pursue his musical career after appearing in a total of 145 episodes.
After releasing a couple of mixtape between 2006 and 2009, Drake secured a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment on June 29, 2009. And since then, Drake has gone on to become arguably the most successful rapper in the world, winning a total of three Grammy Awards from 27 nominations and two MTV Video Music Awards. Not only this, he was awarded by Complex magazine the Best Rapper Alive – Every Year Since 1979 accolade in 2011, 2012, and 2015. So, what makes Drake stand out as a fans’ favorite? Well, the answer is not far-fetched. It is partly his brilliant and captivating quotes. Here are the greatest Drake quotes we all love:
“I know they say the first love is the sweetest, but that first cut is the deepest”
We all often talk about how sweet our first love is, Drake reminds us of how deep first heartbreaks can equally be. In fact, many adults haven’t fully come to normal terms ever since their first heartbreak. And except you haven’t suffered a heartbroken before, you would have to applaud Drake on the veracity of this quote.
“Accept yourself. You don’t have to prove sh*t to no one except yourself”
This is another awesome! In this quote, Drake talks about the need for every one of us to accept ourselves the way we are. Accepting ourselves helps to protect us from possible identity crisis and self-esteem issues that may spring up at times. And according to Alyson Harris, “The moment you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely walk away.” You are only obliged to prove yourself to yourself and no other person.
“The good ones go when you wait too long”
He is absolutely right! In this quote, Drake talks about the dangers of waiting too long i.e. procrastinating. And like Edward Young said, "Procrastination is the thief of time." You probably would lose a lot of stunning opportunities if you are the type that loves to wait for long before you act. No matter the situation, you have to conquer that whatever fear you have and make the best use of such situation. Remember that opportunity is golden!
“A goal is just a dream with a deadline”
Most of the time, it is not as though people do not love to set a goal. Rather, it is the fear of not achieving the goal that sways them from believing in such goals. In this quote, Drake reminds fans about how a goal is just a dream with a deadline. In other words, you can only achieve your goals if you act now and make every second count.
"Everyone talks and everybody listens. But somehow the truth just always comes up missing"
Here, Drake talks about how easy it is for people to talk and listen but tough to speak the truth. The fact is that anyone can wake up someday and say anything about you. In fact, anyone has the right to believe your story. However, the most important thing is that what anyone says or believe about you is not necessarily the truth.
“I’m trying to do better than good enough”
The difference between a great man and an ordinary man lies between being "better than good enough" and "being good enough." Being good is a term for ordinary individuals. If you aspire to stand out, you must always strive to be better than “good enough.”
“Life can always change, you have to adjust”
The reality is that there is nothing like “a perfect life” anywhere in the world. Life is a dynamic phenomenon. And to get the best out of it, you always have to be ready to adjust to whatever condition you find yourself in.
“Know we were going through some shit, name a couple that isn’t”
Irrespective of what you face in your marriage/relationship, always have it at the back of your mind that yours isn’t the worst. Every marriage faces a moment of tribulations. With love, understanding, and resilience, you will survive each ordeal that challenges your marriage.