Drake High School Graduation Speech

A few days back, Drake celebrated his graduation from high school. Before his rap career took off, Drizzy dropped out of high school. After months of focusing on the books, Drake has received his diploma. A video of his accompanying graduation speech from Jarvis C.I. in Toronto has now found its way to the digital sphere. Quite an inspiring tone is employed by Aubrey Graham here. Read a sample of of his address to the graduating class below:

“It's not about the popular kids, it's not about the kids that don't feel as popular, because all that changes in life. And I promise you, I'm 26 years old, it changes. What this is about today, for all of you, is about the art of following through. ...
"I reached a point in my life where I realized that there aren’t material things that can give me the excitement that I’m looking for. There’s a void, there's a gap in my life that I need to fill and I needed to sit and think long and hard what that was. And it was the fact that I had left a gaping hole in my story of following through. So for five months, we talked back and forth on emails, we worked, we wrote papers, I studied for an exam, we figured out how I didn't close my chapter of following through.
"Sometimes it’s about going there, not getting there. Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination. And sometimes when you get there, you’ll look back and you’ll realize that you wish you could go there again because all of the experiences you went through are the reason that you are who you are today.”

By: Petar Kujundzic / News / October 27, 2012 / 4064 Views
  • Mj_Hovito

    Sorry but Drake could never inspire me.

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  • sike



    It's just High School cot damn..

  • Faded

    dude let the man follow through! lol

  • http://tamoorc.com/ Tamoor Chaudhry

    I've never heard of a high school graduation in October...

  • McFly

    follow through to wear? Toronto Community College?

  • http://twitter.com/matthewstasoff Matthew Stasoff

    It's most likely his commencement speech. And they happen in the fall once everyone is home for Thanksgiving.

  • http://tamoorc.com/ Tamoor Chaudhry

    I see must be a Canadian thing.

  • Garrett Broadnax

    I'm just waiting for him to say:
    "You're the f***ing best."

  • AnonCritic

    Greendale, bitch!

  • BeingCharlie

    Good message, Positive spirit - just know that you don't have to graduate (high) school to make big things happen in life

  • Jabjal

    And all I can say is... I'm so, I'm so, I'm so, I'm so, I'm so proud of you

  • mr. suede

    O.V.O.... He paid for that shit to happen

  • Garrett is a Loser

    you're a loser

  • d

    jesus christ, how corny is this guy?? It's high school. There were retarded kids in my school that got a diploma. If this dude ever graduated college his fucking head would explode

  • MrDontGiveAF_ck

    You don't know how to spell "where" .... Looks like you'll be taking classes at Community College too...

  • Qwerty

    YOGO- You Only Graduate Once

  • gucci mane Jr

    this nigga still rich idk why he cared about fucking high school i bet he had to struggle not to mention the cars the money the clothes and the bad ass dime bitches he fucks and leaves