What to Do Tonight: Drake

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Arriving in style
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Fans of the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation — and not too many others — can vouch for Drake’s acting abilities, but the rest of the world has gotten a taste of his microphone skills over the past year. Lost in all the hype about whether Drake is the future of rap, music, or Western civilization is that the 23-year-old Canadian can wrap his sinuous voice around a beat from just about any producer you care to name and just kill it softly (“Shut It Down,” his duet with The-Dream) or rip into it like a doberman savaging a steak (hit singles “Forever” and “Over”). So far, Drake’s great subject is his hyper-awareness of the expectations he’s been saddled with. His debut album, due next month, is tellingly titled Thank Me Later. Drake, with Francis and the Lights, plays House of Blues at 9 p.m. Tickets: $47.50 advance, $50 day of show.
—Ray Cummings

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