Best the ESPYs Ever Had: Drake's Finest Moments as Entertainer

A look at the rapper's many talents before he hosts the 2014 ESPYs

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Ladies and gentlemen, your host for the 2014 ESPYs PHOTO BY IAN GAVAN/GETTY IMAGES
Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

When Drake was announced as the host of ESPN's 2014 ESPY Awards, some people were skeptical. (The naysayers included a handful of pedestrians polled for a Jimmy Kimmel Live! bit featuring Drizzy himself.) But by now, the 27-year-old rapper's multi-threat status shouldn't be called into question. To prove that Aubrey Graham is a man of many talents — and to coincide with the 2014 ESPYs, which air live tonight at 9 p.m. EST — we've rounded up evidence that the "Trophies" MC is not in need of any Sound Advice. He already has the makings of a great emcee.

Exhibit A: Drake's isn't as self-serious as his soapy songs may suggest. The Nothing Was the Same star declared himself "the saddest boy in all of Canada" for a video promoting his January appearance on Saturday Night Live.

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And when he actually took the SNL stage, he delivered a solid opening monologue...

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...before showing off his skills as an impressionist. Behold "Lil Wayne as Steve Urkel," something you didn't know you wanted till you saw it:

Drake also understands the value of looking good. The guy brings a lint roller with him to basketball games.

But he's also not afraid to don a disguise for the sake of laughs.

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Like any good host, Drake is skilled at charades...

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And, like any good actor, he's got range. He's comfortable working on the small screen, as seen by his regular role on Degrassi: The Next Generation...

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But he also fits perfectly on the poster of a big blockbuster film.

Another plus: Drizzy can make anything sound sexy — even the side effects of Zoloft.

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He's an entertainer through-and-through. Just look at him dance in his pre-pubescent days:

And watch him host the 2014 ESPYs tonight (July 16), live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, at 9 p.m. EST on ESPN.

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