The year was 2006 (6ix – makes sense now!): I met a guy named Aubrey, who unbeknownst to me, was a pretty big deal; currently starring as “Jimmy Brooks” on Degrassi: The Next Generation. We hit it off instantly. While sharing his musical aspirations, and how he was a pretty talented rapper, I thought, “Here we go again”. See, working at Toronto’s ‘urban’ radio station often had me involved in these types of convos. I always enjoyed them, and always listened. But there was something different about Aubrey. This brief convo was soon followed by texts, and then, a chance to hear his music; wow. I was immediately a fan. I told everyone I knew about his songs, and how big he was going to be.
This conversation is around that time. Just a couple of kids, fresh & excited, doing what they love. Aubrey came into the studio, I popped on our mics, and hit “record”. This wasn’t planned, promoted, or ever fully aired. You’re the first to hear this entire convo. Drake’s quest to become the “6ix God” started long ago, and you can hear it in his voice. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did. Just goofing around, and being…us.