Drake’s Dad Cosigns LaVar Ball: ‘He’s an Outspoken Guy’

Drake's pops is officially a Big Baller. According to TMZone of music's most famous fathers is a supporter to one of basketball's most famous fathers. Dennis Graham is the latest person to cosign LaVar Ball and the Big Baller Brand. 

 

“I love [LaVar Ball] because he's outspoken,” says Graham. “He's an outspoken guy and that's what you gotta be. You gotta speak your mind.” 

While the fair share of people don't seem to share the same sentiment for the Godfather of Big Ballers, Graham has no problem with the father's headline-grabbing antics. 

“People have been kissing butts for too long. He doesn't do that. He speaks his mind,” Graham told TMZ.

The father of the 6 God definitely isn't lying either. If there's one thing that Ball does, it's speak his mind. In just this past year alone, he has been involved in an feud of sorts with the President, called out the Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, and professed he could beat Michael Jordan in a game of 1-on-1. In fact, there isn't much that Ball won't say, which is what has made him such a polarizing figure in sports and put the entire Ball family at the forefront of sports conversations for the better part of the past year. 

While Ball has solidified his spot on the unofficial Top 10 list of celebrity fathers, Graham has also done his fair share to occupy a spot with his impeccable suit game and cameos in everything from Drake's music videos to ads for his Virginia Black whiskey (along with a fantastic slogan).

While his haters will remain abundant, a Dennis Graham cosign could do wonders for the LaVar and Big Baller Brand. Better yet, it might even plant the seed for a future Lonzo Ball/Drizzy collabo track or a BBB x Drake sneaker given the rapper's shaky situation with Jordan Brand. One can only hope.

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Drake Is Giving You the Opportunity to Invest in His Whiskey

Drake is a man of many passions: the city of Toronto, female comedians, his mother, strip clubs, and whiskey. In fact, he loves whiskey so much he made his own: Virginia Black. The drink has previously been confined to smoky clubs, the halls of liquors stores, or just plastered all over Drake’s Instagram. But Drake and his business partner Brent Hocking have announced today that they will be going public and accepting investments from those who wish to join them in their “vision to redefine whiskey.”

The offering will begin at the end of the first quarter of 2018, and those who wish to invest should register interest now. Shares are starting at $5 and the minimum investment is $100.

Virginia Black is the lovechild of Drake and Brent Hocking, an “acclaimed spirits producer and entrepreneur” who is “known for creating award-winning brands and bottle designs,” per a press release. Hocking describes Virginia Black as the “perfect combination of exceptionally good juice in exquisite packaging at an accessible price” and is “pleased” that millions of Americans will now have the opportunity to join the “Virginia Black family.”

 

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When it comes to taste, Virginia Black is a “rich, decadent, smooth” aged Bourbon whiskey with a “decadent profile,” which are also probably all the words Drake would use to describe himself. But it’s not just talk: the whiskey has been well-received by experts and has also won numerous awards, including being voted among the top 5 spirits in 2016 by Wally’s Wine and top 100 spirits of 2017 by Wine Enthusiast with a 91 point rating. In flavor profile ratings, it supposedly surpasses famous whiskey brands like Jack Daniel’s, Jim Bean, and Maker’s Mark.

Virginia Black leads us into exciting new territory where Main Street meets Wall Street, giving millions of fans worldwide the opportunity to be a part of Drake's success,” Mark Elenowitz, CEO of TriPoint, which will be the lead managing selling agent and book runner for the public offering.

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Drake’s Dad Finally Released His “Kinda Crazy” Music Video

When it comes to Drake and his father, it’s clear the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree.

This past Friday, Dennis Graham finally released the official music video for “Kinda Crazy,” his debut single that was released independently in late 2016. As you might recall, fans got their first taste of the visual nearly a year ago, when TMZ posted a 35-second clip that featured a dinner scene, a throne, a blonde, and a fog machine. The video could’ve easily starred Drake.

Shortly after “Kinda Crazy” dropped, Dennis went to social media expressing his disappointment with the single’s sales. He also called out his “so-called friends” for not showing their support.

“I will be deleting all my so called friends on Instagram who hasn’t purchased my 1.29 Kinda Crazy single how cheap can friends be have a nice life!!!!!!!” he wrote in the now-deleted Instagram post. “As of midnight tonight you will be a faded memory, you know who you are, and you can also see that all you a**holes that are making what you think are funny comments has been blocked.”

Dennis also canceled the initial music video premiere party, leading many people to wonder if the project would ever see the light of day. Now, nearly eight months after “Kinda Crazy” debuted, its highly anticipated video is here. You can check the Nikeisha Andersson directed visual below. 

If you can't get enough of Dennis and his incredible mustache, then you have to watch the new Virginia Black whiskey ads co-starring Drake. The commercials also used “Kinda Crazy” as the soundtrack, which might explain the recent video drop.

 

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