Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986.

He found fame at a young age as one of the stars of the hit Canadian teen drama Degrassi. After his tenure playing Jimmy Brooks, he would transition from the screen to the booth, pursuing a full-time career as a musician.

Drake released a few mixtapes that were received well by fans and blogs, but it was the mixtape "So Far Gone" in February 2009 that would change his life and the course of music forever.

Since then, he would continue to shatter Billboard records, helping establish a sound that has since become the standard in Hip-Hop and has even transcended the genre itself. The keys to Drake's success are his talent, relentless work ethic, and his versatility as an artist.

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Rick Ross Raps Circles Around Drake on "Gold Roses"

Ross's deep voice melodically weaves into the beat, while Drake sounds like he's rapping over the beat instead of with it.

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After collaborating last month on "Money in the Grave," Drake and Rick Ross are at it again.

This time, Rick Ross reigns supreme. Ross raps the house down with 33 straight bars, starting off by slowly reflecting, "I was nominated, never won a Grammy / But I understand, they'll never understand me / Lot of lives lost, but I never panicked / Lot of lines crossed, I never did a Xanny." Ross's deep voice melodically weaves into the beat, while Drake sounds like he's rapping over the beat instead of with it.

That's not to say Drake doesn't hold his own. The chart-topper took his feature as a second victory lap on behalf of the Toronto Raptors. In his verse, the Toronto native trolls the new Brooklyn Nets player, Kevin Durant, spitting, "All smiles, Kevin Durant trials/Had to blow it on the court, I must of blew a milli' / I'm walkin' on all charges, that's my new Achilles."

Drizzy also throws some delicious shade towards his current foe Kanye West: "Mentally I'm already on next year, that's some 20/20 clear vision, you sayin' let you finish, I ain't tryna hear it. I'm all for spiritual liftin', but I don't fly Spirit." Fans speculate the line to be in reference to West's 2009 VMA fiasco with Taylor Swift.

"Gold Roses" is the first single off Rick Ross' upcoming album, Port of Miami II, which will serve as the sequel to his 2006 debut album. The album is expected to drop August 2nd.

Listen below:

Rick Ross - Gold Roses (Audio) ft.

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