Drake’s dad is an anomaly in the hip-hop industry. More times than not, it’s the moms that are found entertaining, hints Momma Dee and Mama Jones. However, Drizzy’s pops, real name Dennis Graham may someday also need his own show as it’s obvious the man who birthed one of hip-hop’s most elite MCs is just bubbling over with personality.
If you take a look at his Instagram page, the celebrity encounters are of the dozens and allude to one thing, Drake’s dad is definitely out on the scene. From The Weeknd aka his “homie Abel” to Post Malone; Drake’s father’s rolodex includes a bunch of A-Listers. Drake is a huge fan of his dad’s swag too. The rapper even tatted Dennis’ mugshot on his arm back in January of 2014 and frequently posts him on Instagram.
With his son one of the top rappers in the game, on the cusp of releasing his fourth album, Views From the 6, Dennis told XXL he knew the stardom would happen all along. “He wrote on paper all the time, ever since he was a young man. Putting his thoughts down on paper,” said Graham senior in a 2013 interview. “I think he still has that notebook he used to use to write in. I knew he was going to be a star from the time he was a kid at 5 years old. I told him, “You’re are going to be a star,” and sure enough.”
Check out Drake’s dad’s lit Instagram photos above.