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August 18 @ 7:00 PM PDT


At the age of 15, Drake, eager to begin his career as an actor, was introduced to a high school friend’s father, an acting agent.The agent found Drake a role on the Canadian teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Drake portrayed Jimmy Brooks,a basketball star who became physically disabled after he was shot by a classmate. Drake reportedly disliked this character arc because of its apparent tokenism (his was one of the only black characters in the series), and he also believed it could negatively influence his standing as a rapper. Longtime series writer James Hurst said that Drake threatened legal action to redo the storyline, before ultimately agreeing to it. Madeleine Robinson, the executive director of the Californian non-profit organization Wheelchair 4 Kids, praised the storyline and Drake’s performance, noting “he instilled confidence and representation” to disabled youth.



August 18
7:00 PM PDT
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