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Far From Over

The Music and Life of Drake, The Unofficial Story

by (author) Dalton Higgins

Publisher
ECW Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2012
Category
Rap & Hip Hop
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770410015
    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
    List Price
    $16.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770902541
    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
    List Price
    $12.95

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Spotlighting one of today’s most talked about and successful musicians, this unauthorized biography showcases the Grammy-winning talent of hip-hop artist Aubrey Graham, aka Drake.

The account reveals the entertainer as a triple threat: a rapper, a singer, and an actor whose journey to fame has been nothing short of atypical. From his debut going double platinum and selling millions of copies in the United States alone to topping the Billboard 200 charts and spawning numerous hits, this chronicle reviews Drake’s numerous achievements, including the record-breaking digital popularity of his sophomore release. The celebrity’s acting career also gets its due, notably his nine seasons starring in Degrassi: The Next Generation, one of the most consistently watched drama series for teens in North America.

In Far from Over, award-winning writer and hip hop expert Dalton Higgins examines the life of Aubrey Drake Graham. Conducting a journey through the life of a 25-year-old wonder, the book travels from Drake’s childhood in Toronto to his emergence as an unlikely global pop culture hero — breaking all of the music industry and societal clichés in the process — illustrating what makes this modern-day Renaissance man tick.

I do think this should be Far from Over, with from lc, because it’s a preposition. But I won’t die on this hill!

 

About the author

Dalton Higgins is an author, publicist, National Magazine Award–winning journalist and festival producer whose six books and 500+ concert presentations since 2002 have taken him to Denmark, Australia, France, Colombia, Spain, Curaçao, Germany, Cuba, England and many parts of the United States. His biography of rapper Drake, Far From Over, is carried in Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and his Hip Hop World book is carried in Harvard University’s hip hop archive. His latest book, Rap N’ Roll, is a collection of non-fiction essays that delve into a world where race, technology, music and counterculture collide. Higgins has written essays and educational lesson plans for numerous academic textbooks focused on technology, pop culture and hip hop, including iSkills: From Txt To Talk and Rhymes to Re-Education, and he just wrote a chapter for a forthcoming anthology about indigeneity and blackness in hip hop culture.

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