Drake Does Double Duty On SNL
January 20, 2014

With his acting background on Degrassi: The Next Generation, it shouldn't have come as a surprise that Drake (aka Aubrey Graham) was more than a capable host on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The rapper/actor served as host and musical guest, working in a number of celebrity impressions (Jay Z, Alex Rodriguez, Katt Williams) as well as playing a dorky dad and an overly-enthusiastic host for a Disney World show. Drake also rapped alongside cast members Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah in a song titled "Resolution Revolution," with brand new cast member Sasheer Zamata singing the hook. Drake played Jay Z, as well as Lil Wayne, in a skit about other rappers who were previously sitcom stars.

For his two musical performances throughout the night, Drake mashed up his hit "Started From The Bottom" into "Trophies," and later played a stripped-down "Hold On, We're Going Home," which morphed into "From Time," featuring a cameo from singer Jhene Aiko.

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