Akon Explains Why He Turned Down The Chance To Sign Drake

Well talk a missed opportunity. In a recent interview with VLadTV, the rapper details that he didn’t sign Drake to a recording contract because he sounded too much like Eminem.

“And at the time, believe it or not, Drake sounded more like Eminem. With that demo that I heard? He was sounding more like Em. But I think that was around the time when…That’s every artist developing,” he continued. “You can see the difference between that demo and ‘Best I Ever Had.’ It was completely different.”

I’m not sure sounding like Eminem is a bad thing but Drake did just fine for his career so far.