Drake’s Father Hints At Collaboration With His Son

2012 NBA All-Star Game

By Sean Lynch

Drake teased us back in August, when the OVO star revealed that he and his father had collaborated on a song. The track, which is said to be titled, “Heat Of The Moment” was unfortunately omitted from Drake’s third studio album, Nothing Was The Same. While the fate of that collaboration is unknown, Drake did preview the cut recently during his “Would You Like A Tour?” run and his father’s voice did appear on the critically acclaimed project, as a sample on “Jodeci Freestyle,” which features J. Cole.

This week TMZ caught up with Dennis Graham, who revealed that the two came together on a track recently. When asked whether he ever feels the need to offer musical guidance for his son, Graham simply responded, “I have. We just did a song together.” It is not known whether he was referring to “Heat Of The Moment” or a brand new cut.

Dennis Graham’s musical roots date back to a stint as Jerry Lee Lewis’ drummer. In his 2013 XXL cover story, Drake opened up about their musical bond. “It’s a real relationship. Not to be ironic, we go through the motions of a father-son relationship,” explained Drizzy. “Right now, he happens to be extremely stable and content, and I take care of what I can for him. All he wants to do is go to Beale Street in Memphis and play music. He’s rediscovered his passion for music and for being a musician.”

Nothing Was The Same achieved Platinum status this week, surpassing the million mark after moving roughly 685,000 units in it’s first week. That is remarkable by current standards, especially considering that it took Drake just six weeks to accomplish this feat, half the time it took Jay-Z to do the same with Magna Carta Holy Grail.