Drake’s 60-year-old father, Dennis Graham, has decided to venture into the music industry with an upcoming R&B album.
Graham has released a music video teaser for his debut single, Kinda Crazy.
The track features female vocalist Tanya Lee, who trades lead vocals with Graham throughout the song. The video shows Graham perched on a throne in a smoky room, wearing an OVO Owl chain.
Producer Jamie Iovine, son of Apple’s Jimmy Iovine, is behind the upcoming project.
Iovine and Graham met during BET Weekend at Epic Fest, with the producer wanting to meet Drake’s father, since his own father has worked so closely with Drake throughout his career.
“Dennis had always been sort of a legend around Los Angeles as one of the flyest, smoothest dudes in Hollywood, putting guys my age to shame on a nightly basis,” Iovine told Rolling Stone in an e-mail. “He told me about a project that he was working on that I might be interested in. A few weeks later, he sends me Kinda Crazy, and I thought, ‘People need to hear this!’ I had no idea what to expect but this guy has a lot of soul and passion for music, and you can see where Drake gets it from.”
The project is still in the works and the sound is the main focus for Iovine and Graham.
“Dennis doesn’t want to limit himself to a single genre,” Iovine explained. “Now that the word is out, people are hitting us up asking to be a part of this, and we are very excited about the potential this project now has.”
Iovine also said that Dennis is “the kind of guy that your date will leave you for and you won’t even be mad about it as much as you will respect his game.”
“We expect a lot of babies to be born 9 months after this song comes out,” Iovine promised.
Drake’s father is no stranger to the music industry, as he had played drums for Jerry Lee Lewis and performed R&B shows at Hollywood venues like The Sayers Club.
Graham’s album does not have a title or release date yet, and Kinda Crazy will be released as a single at a later date.
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