Drake releases two new songs to celebrate Toronto win
The Toronto Raptors garnered the attention and admiration of an entire country on the way to the first championship in franchise history. But the team was getting plenty of attention from a pp culture standpoint, as well.
Musical artist Aubrey Graham–better known as Drake–does not have an ownership stake in the Raptors, but he has been a longtime ambassador of the team and a courtside fixture at Raptors home games.
He stirred up a bit of a buzz when he gave Raptors head coach Nick Nurse a massage during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks, and he trolled Warriors guard Stephen Curry by wearing a Dell Curry (Steph’s father) Raptors jersey during Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Drake was also talking trash to Draymond Green after Toronto’s Game 1 victory, and had another run-in with friend Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson after the Warriors leveled the series in Game 2.
He was the subject of numerous interviews in “Jurassic Park,” and now he is celebrating in the best way that he knows. On Saturday, Drake dropped a pair of new tracks to commemorate the Raptors’ historic achievement.
The two songs–“Omerta” and “Money in the Grave”–are featured in a cover art with the picture of the Larry O’Brien trophy.
Drake has long been the subject of Twitter memes and has even established a “Drake curse” for the sports teams that he has supported in the past. From repping Paris Saint-Germain to trolls finding a picture from last year of the rapper with boxer Anthony Joshua (who lost his heavyweight title in a colossal upset to Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr.), the crews that Drake runs with tend to take their share of losses.
But not the Toronto Raptors, the 2019 NBA champions.