Drake’s Dad Set To Release Song, Shows Support For Jussie Smollett, R. Kelly
Father of Canadian rapper, Drake, Dennis Graham has said he is going to release his song this week.
Dennis calls this a hobby, releasing his debut LP, which he titled “Kinda Crazy”. He linked up with Jamie Iovine, Jimmy Iovine’s son, to assist him with production.
In 2018, he made an appearance in a whiskey commercial for Virginia Black with Drake himself – and has been seen to also like the spotlight.
In a recent interview with Variety, Dennis talked about his new single “That On That,” as well as his thoughts on R. Kelly, whom he calls a “friend,” and Jussie Smollett, who he describes as “misunderstood.”
On the new single, he said, “I made it about 10 years ago. My brother and my cousin Tone Bling, we were just in my apartment. Tone came up with the track and I wrote the words to it.”
He added, “…I went back and listened to some of the stuff I had in the archives. I ran across it and said, “Woah, that sounds good, let’s drop it!” But we had to do a remake on it because my [vocals] weren’t clear. Tone didn’t have a verse on there at first, I put him on it this time. I wanted a rapper Tone has been rapping all his life. He’s a first cousin.”
For R. Kelly, he said, “he’s a good friend of mine. I wish him the best. I hate that it’s happening to him. There’s a reason why women come out after the fact. He has my support 100 percent.”
Also for Smollett, Dennis says Smollett has been misunderstood.
“Jussie has been misunderstood. As a matter of fact, they know that. That story that came out about Jussie in Chicago is not true about Jussie. Jussie is a friend of mine, also. They have totally reconstructed his story.”