Drake Named GQ‘s Man of the Year

By Hillary Crosley, with additional reporting by Sway Calloway

Recently, we declared that Swizz Beatz was having the best year ever, but we may have to reassign that title to Drake.

Toronto’s golden boy joins Alicia Keys’ beau in the pages of GQ magazine, except he’s earned more than a fashion spread. Instead, Drizzy’s garnered one of the publication’s most coveted honors, Man of the Year.

Actors Jeff Bridges and James Franco, comedian and ‘The Colbert Report’ host Stephen Colbert and Woman of the Year Scarlet Johansson accompany Drake in the six Man of the Year slots for 2010. Each selection bares a subtitle, describing their achievements for the year and Drake’s been named “Breakout of the Year.”

We here at RapFix would have to agree.

In the year where he released his debut major label album, Thank Me Later, Drake has managed to live in our radios and on our video channels. In 2009, Drake also made GQ‘s Man of the Year list, alongside MCs Kid Cudi and Wale as the “Gangsta Killers of the Year.” We’re not quite sure what that means either but … congratulations!

Recently, Drake spoke to MTV News about the rumors that he and Justin Timberlake may work together on his forthcoming album.

“There’s just people that you meet along the way that are great individuals,” Drake said. “Just really open for conversations and jokes, and Justin is one of those guys. We built a rapport because I wasn’t walking in trying to be an overly cool rapper, and he wasn’t like, ‘I’m JT the heartthrob.’ It was two guys, and we were talking. We started kicking jokes, and that was it. Every time I see him, it’s a bunch of laughs.”

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