CONTEST: Win a Copy of FADER Issue 63 Signed by Drake and Jonathan Mannion

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Last summer, it was crystal clear to us that Drake was on the fast track to megastardom, so giving him his first ever magazine cover was an easy decision. For FADER #63, our September 2009 issue, we traveled with Drake to Toronto, kicked it with his mom and bubbe, and discussed his meteoric rise to fame and fortune. You can read the whole article and see photos from the shoot here, or you can download a PDF of the entire issue hereOR you can enter this contest to win a hard copy of the issue, personally autographed by both Drake and famed rap photographer Jonathan Mannion, who shot the cover and the story. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment about why you are the biggest Drake fan in the universe, and who you think he should collaborate with next. Be sure to leave your real email address so we can get in touch if you win. Good luck! CONTEST IS CLOSED. Thanks to everyone for entering!

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  1. George says:

    Well first of all, Drake has been working hard on his music career, i used to watch him back in degrassi, and he was a very good actor as well as a rapper/singer. I would love to win something that he has his name on it because ive never been able to get a chance to go to one his concerts, and he never comes out here in Lake Charles, LA. i just wanted to say that if i do win this i would be very honor and i respect Drake’s music ans what he has done.

  2. I am no doubt the biggest drake fan, not only because i keep up with everything he is doing at all times, but i did before he was famous and it doesn’t matter that he is famous now. To me what he says is inspiration and relate to it, i would do anything for just one moment with him. If i never meet him my life will be incomplete, so i am trying and i AM his biggest fan.

  3. Sharon says:

    Look i dont Need to write alot just to tell you how Great your Music is<3 You alreayd know!
    Mmm Let me make this short… Well your music is the best and it calles out to alot of people and how people can relate to you!! your the Fucking Best<3
    -Sharon<3

  4. erika volynsky says:

    i am possibly the biggest drake fan in the world. that is not an exaggeration. i followed him through out the entire away from home tour and i saw two of his shows. one of which was at bamboozle i stood from 12 p.m until 9 p.m until he came out on stage to get a good look at him. he singled me out during one of his songs and i broke out hysterically crying. i would do anything to meet him in person and recieve this magazine. i love him so much and i love his music. i follow him like a stalker and i force all my friends to follow him too. i love each and every song that drake has ever made or rapped in but the two that stand out especially to me are fear and 9 am in dallas. these two touch me and make me feel like i am closer to him. i dream of being with drake and seeing him and the fact that he is jewish makes it all the better. he is an amazing rapper and for a fact he has boosted the sales of all rappers’ albums that he did a collaboration with. DRAKE IS A MUSICAL GOD and deserves nothing but the best. i really appreciate the impact that he has made on the rap game and i am head over heals for him. i love you so much drake<3

  5. erika volynsky says:

    i am possibly the biggest drake fan in the world. that is not an exaggeration. i followed him through out the entire away from home tour and i saw two of his shows. one of which was at bamboozle i stood from 12 p.m until 9 p.m until he came out on stage to get a good look at him. he singled me out during one of his songs and i broke out hysterically crying. i would do anything to meet him in person and recieve this magazine. i love him so much and i love his music. i follow him like a stalker and i force all my friends to follow him too. i love each and every song that drake has ever made or rapped in but the two that stand out especially to me are fear and 9 am in dallas. these two touch me and make me feel like i am closer to him. i dream of being with drake and seeing him and the fact that he is jewish makes it all the better. he is an amazing rapper and for a fact he has boosted the sales of all rappers’ albums that he did a collaboration with. DRAKE IS A MUSICAL GOD and deserves nothing but the best. when i saw him at bamboozle he seemed so heart warming and deffinetley sexy. that is what i love about him, he is not fake like some other rappers. he seemed to be so sincere and nice and he really connected with the audience. And music wise, I think he is pure GENIUSS! Him and Wayne tear up any and every song that they pair up on. also i really love the songs that he collaborates on with trey songz. i really appreciate the impact that he has made on the rap game and i am head over heals for him. also i loved drake from the start on degrassi. jimmy brooks is the cutest character that was on the show. drake playing that role made the show 100 times better than what it would have been. drake is an amazing person and a great inspiration. he makes me more determined that although you may not get what u ant at first you can make it. when he was 17 he was not so lucky with music but look at where he is today. i am absolutley INFATUATED WITH DRAKE. looking at his pictures make me smile and want to cry because im not with him. drake is my widest desire. drae has permantley changed the rap game as we know it and in a very good way. he is AMAZING WITH OUT A DOUBT and probably the best raper out there. he has begun to leave a legacy and i know he will never die out. recieving this oppurtunity would be a dream come true. thank you very much for this oppurtunity to express my love for drake. i love you so much drake<3 ;) <3

  6. stephanie maldonado says:

    PLAIN AND SIMPLE, I’VE BEEN LISTENING TO HIM SINCE HIS FIRST MIXTAPE AND NOBODY EVEN KNEW WHO HE WAS. IT USE TO GET ME SO PISSED WHEN BEST I EVER HAD CAME OUT AND ALL MY FROENDS WERE ON HIS BEEF!! I’M SO OBSESSED WITH HIM THAT MY TWITTER NAME IS DRAKEFANODEE. ON MY BBM STATUS, TWITTER AND FACEBOOK STATUS ALL I WRITE IS HOW MUCH I LOVE DRAKE OR LYRICS OF HIS MANY MANY SONGS, DEPENDING ON MY MOOD. WHEN IM IN A SHITTY MOOD, ALL I HAVE TO DO IS BUMP HIS MUSIC AND I FEEL BETTER. ALL I DO IS TALK ABOUT HIM AND I EVEN GOT MY 2 YR OLD SON SAYING “DRAKE”,LOL, MY BDAY IS IN OCTOBER AND I WANNA DO A DRAKE THEMED BDAY, TRUE STORY!!!! OH YEAH AND THE BIGGEST REASON WHY I SHOULD BE CONCIDERED HIS BIGGEST FAN, MY MAN LEFT ME CUZ ALL I DID WAS TALK ABOUT HIM SOOOO MUCH HE COULDNT DEAL WITH IT!!!LMAOOO UMMM AS FAR AS A COLLABO WITH SOMEONE, IT DOESNT MATTER WHO HE LINKS UP WITH IT’LL COME OUT FIRE BUT I THINK HIM AND TREY SONGZ WORKD SOO WELL TOGETHER THAT THEY SHOULD DO LIKE A “BEST OF BOTH WORLDS” TOUR LIKE JAY-Z DID WITH R.KELLY

  7. Well “AUBREY DRAKE GRAHAM” or just “DRAKE” is and will be the best rapper of all time, when i first listened to his music i was inspired by the lyrics, i first herd drake when i was only eight years old and now im twelve, his first song i listen to was “Replacement girl” with trey songz. Well now ive listened to every song you ever sanged ! Like litterly i listened to them, I have my ipod full of your music, my ipod is mostly your music. No one can get on your level now drake, and if i win this, this would make my WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE ! but thanks for your music, and thanks to your mother for giving birth to you. (D)ominates (R)ap (A)nd (K)ills (E)verything !

  8. Gao says:

    I STARTED LOVING DRAKE FROM HIS TV THING WHERE HIS WAS IN A WHEEL CHAIR. THEN I NEVER REALLY KNEW THAT HIS CAN RAP & SING. I HAVE A LOT OF DRAKES SONGS AND REMIXES & HUNDREDS OF HIS PICTURES INCLUDING SOME FROM HIS SPRITE ARDVERT. YERSTERDAY I BOUGHT A RED AND BLACK CHECK JACKET THAT HE ALSO HAS BUT ONLY HIS HAS AN AMERICAN FLAG ON IT. I CANT WAIT UNTILL JUNE 15TH COZ ME & MY FREIND HAVE BEEN ON THE COUNTDOWN AND ONLY 2 DAYS ARE LEFT FOR THANK ME LATER TO HIT THE SHELFS. IM GONNA GET THE ALBUM A LITTLE LATER BECAUSE IAM IN BOTSWANA IN AFRICA. I LOVE THE ARRGH SOUND HE MAKES IN HIS MIXTAPES AND MY FACEBOOK PROFILE HAS A LOT OF HIS PICTURES ON IT AND ROGERS IS MY LAST NAME ON FB. I THINK DRAKE SHOULD COL WITH BEYONCE.

  9. Malika says:

    I feel that I am the biggest Drake fan in the Universe because I appreciate him as an artist and a person. First as a person because he came into the rap game with “strikes” against him. He is has an acting background, is educated, well spoken, respectful to women, in touch with his emotions, talented, honest and is not afraid to be himself. I love this because I feel like when he does interviews, when he speaks to fans, he comes across as really heartfelt and genuine. I really respect Drake for being himself because he is showing young people that it is ok to be true to yourself and remain successful. And these things come across in his music also. From the moment that I heard Room for Improvement back in 2006, I was hooked by the sincerity. One of Drake’s strengths is that he knows how to express and evoke emotion to the listener through his music. Even if you haven’t experienced what he is talking about, you feel him. As an artist, Drake is really talented. He represents a new lane for hip hop. it breaks my heart when I hear people bash him for not being “hip hop enough” or “street enough” because that is not what hip hop is about. Hip hop is about expression, lifestyle, culture– and I think Drake represents that. Drake has performed in my city 3 times and sadly I have managed to miss him each time, but in the future I hope to catch one of his performances.
    I would love to see Drake collaborate with Estelle. i think she and Drake would equally dominate a track because they are both outstanding and creative.

  10. Sonya says:

    Drake is like no other rapper in the music bussiness, every song that he raps about is becoming from his heart.He not here for the famous.ive been watching him on Degrassi every single day, i just cant get enough of him.I even got most of his songs on my ipod, and i had made a folder with his pictures on it and all of songs that he have made…Drake is such i great rapper, his the first person on my list that i what to meet one day!…If drake didnt make his mixtapes and get famous, the music bussiness would not be as popular as it is..

    Drizzy Drake ILY<3
    number 1 fan

  11. Sarah says:

    As a fellow Canadian and even BIGGER fan of Drizzy before stardom! I was a fan of his acting and music career before all this hype occured and will continue to be his biggest Canadian fan no matter what :) I would love to see Drake and N.E.R.D. and/or Pharell Williams do a collabo. That would be one killer hit :)

  12. Mikian Scott says:

    Drakes a great lyricist;so in saying so drakes next collabo should be with ne-yo…
    I was drakes fan ever since degrassi;;and with his replacement girl single;he even gave us a little sample on degrassi when he performed a freestyle called tell me lies…he is a gifted person…anything he touches turns into a hit…like weezy said on money to blow”we gon be alright if we put drake on every hook”-which is pretty much the truth…I love drake…he doesnt pretend to be anyone but himself…ILOVEYOUDRAKE=];…as long as he is in the game its gonna be history in the making

  13. Sam says:

    I first started listening to drake about a year and a half ago and i fell in love with his beats he i like that he doesnt have to change his voice to much in his songs to make him sound better because he already sounds amazing…i like that he can rap but also throw a soft song or two in there to keep his music a variety…he can make his voice high and low which is amazing…he needs to put more of his mix tape music out there using songs such as “Juice” (awesome beat), his Paper Planes Free Style, Zone, One More Time, and Don’t you have a man. Obviously Drizzy is freaking amazing by himself but he needs to come together with other rappers and bands as well. I think an all star line up would be Drizzy, B.o.B., Wale, Kid Cudi, and Wiz Khalifa. Not to mention that he should do alot more songs with Young Money Entertainment. He should also do some up beat songs with the group Shwayze cause they would compliment his style very well. i think Drake is going to be around for a long time so move over Weezy theres a new kid in town and his name is DRIZZY DRAKKEEEEEEE!!!!

  14. cameron Hughes says:

    I’m the greatest drake fan because I’ve been following him since degrassi, I thought he was the cutest actor, I watched EVERYTHING that he’s been in. I’ve been to his concert! I have all his cd’s he’s the background of my phone, he’s tapped to my bed, and I have a shirt with him on it! I love Drake, he’s AMAZING. And I would love to have this signed copy of him.

    I think Draks should do a collaboration with Kid Cudi, because they would KILL it.

  15. Riah says:

    I’m a fan of Drake because I believe he raps about everything and doesn’t repeat his self. I like how I could quote his verses and people could relate to it. I even have Drake songs as a ringtone. I loooooooooove Drake :)

    I think Drake should do a collaboration with Lupe Fiasco :)

  16. Mercedes says:

    unfortunately drake’s not that popular yet her in germany, and u cant get none of these magazines. actually u cant get anything of him here… for a long time it wasnt even sure if his album gettin released here… but im glad it did!!!! i would love to win that magazine…

  17. chris amaker says:

    Im the biggest drake fan in the universe. I can honestly and truly say this, because ever since he first came out, and i heard room for improvement, Ive been THE BIGGEST FAN. Ive constantly been a promoter of his music, because i feel like he puts out music from the heart, and the soul. His music represents something new, something innovative, and something unique. I honestly believe he is what hip hop needs. and while there will always be the haters and the non-believers, NO MATTER WHAT, i will always be THE biggest drake fan in the universe and support him in everything he does. and Congratulations to him for making it big. *you deserve that shxt*

  18. Chelsea says:

    I am suuuuuch a huge fan of Drake because he is the only first obsession of mine. I cried when i couldn’t see him in concert in my hometown.. and i will again if he gets sold out again! :/
    I would loooooveeee! to win this!

    I love singing all of his songs because i know all the lyrics. His music is one of a kind. Just like he said in his Mtv special.. he said something about how much people must love knowing about his life cause that’s all he sings about haha :) His lyrics can make you feel happy, sad, excited, anything! he knows how to really get to you and his voice is beauuuutifull! aaah he is seriously the BEST ARTIST to ever get discoverd! and you know he’s big because he wasn’t even that famous when his Best I Ever Had song hit the billboards :)

    pleasseee! i would really love this magazine signed by drake

    :) yours truly.

  19. Kaelyn says:

    I love drake! He is so hot!

  20. MSQuadee says:

    drake is awsum i watch the re runs of degrassi every day !!!!!!!!!!!! i swear my fav song of his is “MIss me” ft. Lil Wayne!!

  21. Nick Muñoz says:

    ima Drakefan when cause whenever some dude says shxtt bout him sucking , i stick up for him saying that hes the biggest in the game right now i watched most of the degrassi episodes of him to be honest that show went down since he left , but then better when his music got out. also i’m the biggest fan cause most of his music is on my phone , & his music is the most thing i bump to in my playlist , & cause i know basically every song of his lyrics also cause i know what he raps bout is real no phony shit like some other rappers and no matter if he sings or raps its beast thats why i’m the biggest fan

  22. Nick Muñoz says:

    ima Drake when cause whenever some dude says shxtt bout him sucking , i stick up for him saying that hes the biggest in the game right now i watched most of the degrassi episodes of him to be honest that show went down since he left , but then better when his music got out. also i’m the biggest fan cause most of his music is on my phone , & his music is the most thing i bump to in my playlist , & cause i know basically every song of his lyrics also cause i know what he raps bout is real no phony shit like some other rappers and no matter if he sings or raps its beast thats why i’m the biggest drake fan

  23. Nick Muñoz says:

    ima Drake when cause whenever some dude says shxtt bout him sucking , i stick up for him saying that hes the biggest in the game right now i watched most of the degrassi episodes of him to be honest that show went down since he left , but then better when his music got out. also i’m the biggest fan cause most of his music is on my phone , & his music is the most thing i bump to in my playlist , & cause i know basically every song of his lyrics also cause i know what he raps bout is real no phony shit like some other rappers and no matter if he sings or raps its beast thats why i’m the biggest fan

  24. I’m the biggest drake fan in the universe because I’m Canadian, I watched Aubrey Graham on Degrassi when I was 6 years old (Jimmy Brooks was and STILL IS my ALL TIME favorite character), I own his CD’S and my mom and I blast it in the car EVERYWHERE we go. I can rap to his jams and I’m a white girl.. so that should be a plus. When he came to Toronto for the OVO concert, I was unfortunately in Florida so I CRIED and CRIEDDDDD when I found out that I wouldn’t be able to attend. 80% of my iTunes is all of Drake’s mixtapes and official albums, as well as my iPod is FULL of Drizzy Drake. I love him with all my heart because he is TALENTED, HARD WORKING, GORGEOUS, ORIGINAL, BETTER THAN ANNNNY OTHER RAPPER OUT THERE.
    Thank You.

  25. Drake should also collaborate with Gyptian for some reggae feel

  26. Courtney says:

    I have loved aubrey since like forever i know that doesnt matter but im just saying it how it is. i think he is the greatest rapper to walk this earth..when you listen to him you can really tell he is enjoying what he is doing and i love the stuff he says in his raps. like the lline “i’m not on the fence about it, i ain’t mr feeny” LOVED it because i also love boy meets world! so he relates to a lot of other things then sex and drugs. i mean some of his raps have that stuff but he’s more mellow about it. and aafter watching the MTV special on him he is a very mellow man..no offense to lil’ wayne because i also love lil’ wayne but..aubrey isnt going to go get himself put into jail or something absurd like that! so i mean i really want to win..i love him so much i love his work..hes just as awesome person all around. i know that i most likely wont but you know whatev it was worth the shot right?

    and i think that aubrey should collaborate with rihanna..i think that would be sweet!

    and i just realized that i didnt once say drake in this..thats because im so used to just saying aubrey haha :)

  27. destiny yaco says:

    I honestly dont need to type a giant whole page on why im drakes biggest fan, because i just am, and i know that in my heart and thats all that matters. I started to like drake when i first saw him on degrassi i thought he was the most attractive guy id ever seen haaha, then about a year and a half ago i heard him in everygirl with lil wayne and from then on i loved him, i didnt care about what he said in his songs as long as he was singing it i didnt care. I dont give a crap about the fame, even if he wasnt famous and i saw him id still think he was hot. I love all his music i know most of his songs, on my limewire i have 113 drake songs and i know then all :D, i have a drake tshirt, and i look for posters everywhere but they just started selling them, Whenever im looking through a magazine and i see a picture of him i cut it out, or rip the page out, when i get my first tattoo its gonna be a drake so far gone tattoo. i love drake, and im defintiley his biggest fan, he was the only reason i watched degrassi, lol. AUBREY DRAKE GRAHAM <33

  28. nm says:

    Okay so anything i say about how much i love drake will sound creepy…so just trust me im his biggest fan. Why? cuz he goes off like Fireworks, he’s the f’rickin best, and he Does Right and Kills Everything. I know all the words to most of his songs and hes just AWESOME. I think he should collaborate some more with Trey Songs and the Dream, and even try Bruno Mars.