6 God: Toronto To Give Drake The Key To The City

Drake has been putting on for his city since his introduction into the rap game through songs and reaching back to help promote native artists. Now, the Toronto native will receive the keys to his hometown.

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According to Mayor John Tory, the “Summer Sixteen” rapper is more than deserving of this honor. “This is a man who could live anywhere, but calls Toronto home,” he said. “He wants us to be proud of him. And we are. I am.”

Mayor Tory later continued to praise Drizzy’s hometown pride by referencing his desire to cement Toronto’s musical presence in the industry. “He talked about wanting to contribute & for the city to see him as more than just a name — but a force of good,” he said. “He talked about his desire to build our music scene, to inspire youth and help address the social issues felt across Toronto.”

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Drake will head back up North for the NBA’s All-Star weekend (Feb. 12-14) festivities and will drop his Views From The 6 album in April. During an airing of his OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1, he said “it was that time, start setting that tone” for the album’s rollout.

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There’s no release date as of yet, but hopefully in the coming weeks Drake might bless your mp3’s with new tunes.

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