Drake Receives Key To The City Of Memphis

On Monday, Drake was honored with a key to the city of Memphis by the City Council for his mention of it in his music over the years.

Though Drake is from Toronto, he has ties to the city through his dad Dennis Graham, who hails from Memphis. Councilwoman Jana Swearengen-Washington shared photos and videos from the event on social media.

It’s an honor to celebrate Drake’s support of Memphis and Memphians in the heart of my district! We appreciate his music and his generous spirit! We truly soar in District 4!,” she wrote in one post, which included a video of her presenting the rapper with the award.

 

In another post, she shared photos smiling with the “Jaded” rapper and captioned the post, “It’s a pleasure to honor Drake, such a sweet, talented, gentle soul, especially in the heart of District 4!”

Drake has paid homage to the city in various songs including “Nonstop,” “Jumpman” and “Underground Kings.”

Drake was originally scheduled to perform in Memphis on Thursday night — though the show was recently rescheduled to Aug. 6.

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