Far From Over: The Music and Life of Drake, The Unofficial Story - ECW Press

Far From Over: The Music and Life of Drake, The Unofficial Story

Higgins, Dalton

  • Spotlighting one of today’s most talked about and successful musicians, this unauthorized biography showcases the Grammy-winning talent of hip-hop artist Aubrey Graham, aka Drake.

    The account reveals the entertainer as a triple threat: a rapper, a singer, and an actor whose journey to fame has been nothing short of atypical. From his debut going double platinum and selling millions of copies in the United States alone to topping the Billboard 200 charts and spawning numerous hits, this chronicle reviews Drake’s numerous achievements, including the record-breaking digital popularity of his sophomore release. The celebrity’s acting career also gets its due, notably his nine seasons starring in Degrassi: The Next Generation, one of the most consistently watched drama series for teens in North America.

    In Far from Over, award-winning writer and hip hop expert Dalton Higgins examines the life of Aubrey Drake Graham. Conducting a journey through the life of a 25-year-old wonder, the book travels from Drake’s childhood in Toronto to his emergence as an unlikely global pop culture hero — breaking all of the music industry and societal clichés in the process — illustrating what makes this modern-day Renaissance man tick.

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  • A National Magazine Award-winning journalist, Dalton Higgins is Canada’s foremost expert on hip hop culture. Two of his four pop culture books, Hip Hop and Hip Hop World, are used in classrooms across North America. His interviews, features, and reviews have appeared in most major American rap publications. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

  • Published: October 2012

    ISBN: 9781770410015

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.

    Pages: 248