Local residents will celebrate 'Drake Day' annually on June 10
June 10 has been officially declared ‘Drake Day’ in Houston, Texas after the rapper, and local resident, Drake.
Though originally from Toronto in Canada, Drake now lives in Houston. Yesterday (June 12) he posted a picture on Instagram of a proclamation from local mayor Annise D Parker that decrees that the 10th day in June will now forever honour the rapper behind hits including ‘Started From The Bottom’ and ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’.
Parker’s proclamation explains how, “In 2008, Lil Wayne invited Drake to fly to Houston and tour with him, and as a result, Drake has been a City Of Houston Ambassador, paying homage to Houston through his lyrics. He frequently mentions Houston in his songs, such as when he coined the term ‘Houstatlantavegas’, and has also been known to show kindness to the citizens of Houston.”
The official document goes on to state that the holiday is one that “commends and appreciates Drake for dedicating his time to Houston through his passion and enthusiasm for music and our city”.
Meanwhile, Drake recently teased the release of his next LP in new song ‘0 To 100’. The song sees Drake saying that the follow up to 2013’s ‘Nothing Was The Same’ will get a spring 2015 release. “We already got Spring 2015 popping… not to mention me dropping,” he raps on the track.
Drake returns to the UK in July when he will a headline this year’s Wireless festival, which this year takes place in both London and Birmingham for the first time. He joins fellow headliners Kanye West and Bruno Mars on a bill which also includes OutKast, Pharrell Williams and Tinie Tempah.