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The Takeover: Drake Starts Off ‘Saturday Night Live’

drake-saturday-night-live-snl-host-recap.jpg?w=514Drake hosted Saturday Night Live and started the much anticipated show off with a bang. The Toronto rapper showed off his acting skills, doing skits that involved rap’s elite, including Jay Z and his Cash Money Boss Lil Wayne. As reported by rollingstone.com: 

“Drake proved last night that he hasn’t let those Degrassi acting skills grow rusty during his hosting stint on Saturday Night Live, channeling a range of characters from a dorky dad at a slumber party to a smitten high school student in detention, in addition to packing in Nothing Was the Same tracks as musical guest. The rapper started off on a strong foot, playing Alex Rodriguez in the Piers Morgan cold open, announcing his plans to sue everyone from Major League Baseball to steroids (“for being inside of me”) while attributing his incriminating text messages to autocorrect mishaps. The sketch also featured Bobby Moynihan as a barely-repentant Chris Christie and a hilarious turn by Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber addressing his recent egg-throwing debacle.”

Drake used his former acting skills to prove that he’s more than just a rapper–he’s a full-on entertainer with his acting skills. According to latimes.com:

“Drake was able to combine his hip-hop experience and acting background in several sketches, which helped serve as a salvo for the fresh point of view reflected in the writing room. In his monologue, he reflected on his background as a man of mixed race who is also Jewish, performing a “best of both worlds” rap at his bar mitzvah (Sample lyric: “Please don’t forget I’m Black, please don’t forget I’m Jewish/I play ball like LeBron and I know what a W-2 is.”) Drake also rapped in a video called “Resolution Revolution,” about our best New Year’s intentions gone wrong.”

Drake’s SNL performance was one of the most anticipated in a long time, and he definitely didn’t disappoint.
 

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