Drake To Be Honored In Canada

Drake is still relatively still in the early stages of his music career, but that’s not stopping Canada from honoring the actor-turned-rapper with this year’s Allan Slaight award.

According to AllHipHop:

The rapper will be presented with the award, which is given to a young person in the country who makes a difference in the fields of sports, innovation, music, literature, film, visual or performing arts in philanthropy.

Drake will be given a $10,000 honorarium, which the rapper said would be presented to Dixon Hall, a community-based service that creates opportunities for people in low income neighborhoods around Toronto.

“I am a proud Canadian, and I am grateful to Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Slaight Foundation for this award,” Drake Told in a press release today (August 16th).

Drake will receive the $10,000 donation during Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards, which will air on Canadian TV networks Global and Slice.

Not bad for a kid with only one album under his belt.

Drake’s sophomore album, Take Care, is due out on October 24th.

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