Drake had a triumphant 2010, debuting at No. 1 with his first album Thank Me Later, and nabbing four Grammy noms, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album nods.
At a sold-out holiday show in San Jose last week, put on by local radio station Wild 94.9 FM, the Toronto native took some time to thank those who made it all possible: his fans.
SPIN photog Misha Valdimirskiy tailed Drake at the show, shooting photos as the rapper signed autographs for children from the Make-A-Wish foundation and performed a hits-laden set to 19,000 screaming concertgoers.
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »