Houston Recognizes June 10 as “Drake Day”

The “Draft Day” rapper will be honored by H-Town.

June 13, 2014

Houston, one of Drizzy’s 50 adopted hometowns, has declared June 10 as “Drake Day.” Mayor Annise D. Parker made the news official at a ceremony Friday, thanking the “Draft Day” rapper for his “passion and enthusiasm for music and our city.” Drake is currently in H-Town for “Houston Appreciation Weekend,” a four-day celebration curated by October’s Very Own. After appearing at a Houston Astros game Thursday, Drake will play the Warehouse Live venue Friday before hosting a series of after-parties.

Drizzy’s love affair with Houston dates back to his 2008 mixtape So Far Gone, which featured the song “Houstatlantavegas,” a DJ Screw sample on “November 18th,” a Bun B collaboration on “Uptown” and shoutouts to local legends UGK, Big Moe and Lil Keke. On his most recent LP Nothing Was The Same, Drake continued to honor Houston hip-hop on his syrupy downtempo “Connect” with an interpolation of DJ DMD’s “25 Lighters.”

How does one celebrate “Drake Day?” It probably looks something like this.

Houston Recognizes June 10 as “Drake Day”